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The Who Launch “Join Together @ Home” YouTube Series With Shea Stadium ’82 Show

As part of YouTube’s #StayHome campaign, the Who will launch a six-week celebration of their live performances called Join Together @ Home. The British rock band, in particular its classic lineup featuring singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John…

Modern Drummer
Aug 7, 2020

On The Beat with Mince Fratelli of the Fratellis: Playing for the Overall Sound and Hearing the Drums

Hello MD, I’m Mince of the Fratellis. Our band met in Glasgow in 2004 after I stuck an advert in a window and we’ve now celebrated the tenth anniversary of our debut album, Costello Music. We are excited to be…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2017

California Music Fest Combines John Bonham, Randy Rhoads, and Keith Moon/John Entwistle Tributes

Scheduled to coincide with the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants convention—the NAMM Show—the California Music Fest will present tribute concerts to Led Zeppelin drummer John “Bonzo” Bonham, Ozzie Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads, and the Who’s great rhythm section, drummer…

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Jan 16, 2015

The Ox and the Loon Special Event Honoring the Who’s John Entwistle and Keith Moon This April 24

Tichy/Sutton Productions will present “The Ox and the Loon: A Night of Rhythmic Lunacy” in honor of John Entwistle and Keith Moon of the Who on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. After…

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Apr 17, 2014

VIDEO - Peter Criss Modern Drummer Web Exclusive

      Peter Criscuola, a founding member of Kiss, AKA Peter “Catman” Criss and one of rock’s influential drumming legends, will be respectfully acknowledged April 2014, when he and bandmates Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Ace Frehley are inducted…

Modern Drummer
Feb 19, 2014

"12-12-12" Secures Distribution to Over One Billion People Worldwide

Thirty-Four U.S. Networks And Television Feeds to North & South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, Radio Broadcast And Online Streaming Will Make Concert Available Globally The World's Largest Online Video Content Providers To Stream Live All-Star Concert Lineup Includes:…

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Dec 5, 2012

Stephen Perkins Performs “Who Are You??? at Guitar Center Clinic (Video)

Check out this video of Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins conducting a Guitar Center Session. In the clip Stephen performs The Who’s “Who Are You,” paying homage to the late, great Keith Moon. And be sure to check out the latest…

Modern Drummer
May 18, 2012

The Who on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967

  Watch the entire performance of The Who on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour from September 16, 1967 in this amazing YouTube video gem. Pre-show, Keith Moon loaded one of his two bass drums with explosives. During the climax of “My Generation,” Moon kicked…

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Apr 5, 2012

Kenney Jones: British Drumming Royalty

by Adam Budofsky Among the most dynamic of all the groups who came out of England in the mid-’60s was the Small Faces, featuring singer/guitarist Steve Marriott, bassist Ronnie Lane, keyboardist Ian McLagan, and drummer Kenney Jones. After a number…

Modern Drummer
Aug 18, 2011

Keith Moon: The One And Only

Few players have come close to the level of unpredictability and invention that Keith Moon exhibited between 1964 and 1978, when he manned the drumset behind the grandest, loudest band of rock’s golden age, the Who. Moon’s drumming was an…

Modern Drummer
Jun 21, 2011

The Who's Zak Starkey: Channeling Keith-And More

by Ken Micallef “I am not a rock ’n’ roll star,” insists Zak Starkey. “I’m not famous, I suppose. But I am a very successful musician.” Deadpan, funny, and self-deprecating, as this quote shows, Zak Starkey is famous by both…

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Nov 16, 2006