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Episode 135: Primus's Tim Alexander, How to Compose a Drum Solo, Doc Sweeney Ash Drumset, and More

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss April 2018 featured artist Tim Alexander of alt-rock greats Primus. The education segment focuses on different approaches for composing interesting and meaningful drum solos. Up for review is a stunning Blue Tiger solid-ash…

Modern Drummer
Mar 23, 2018

Video Demo: Vater New Nude Sticks, Player’s Design Models, and Sound-Enhancing Accessories

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2015 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Vater New Nude Sticks, Player’s Design Models, and Sound-Enhancing Accessories Unobtrusive dampeners, clever percussion attachments, and thoughtful drumstick additions…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2015

Stephen Perkins and Tim Alexander Perform at Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum-Off

Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum-Off Finals took place this past January 17, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Gregg Bissonette hosted the event, which included five finalists facing off in a drum solo showcase. Shariq Tucker, from the Bronx, New…

Modern Drummer
Apr 7, 2015

Tim Alexander to Rejoin Primus

Primus is set to welcome the legendary drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander back into the band following the departure of Jay Lane. Bassist/singer Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and Alexander plant to head into the studio this November to begin work…

Modern Drummer
Sep 26, 2013

Tim Alexander Performs at the Musical Instrument Museum

On Sunday, August 12, famed rock drummer Tim Alexander stopped by the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona to give a rare performance. Alexander’s kit (shown here) is on loan and is featured in the museum’s new drumset exhibit. Alexander, who is known for his…

Modern Drummer
Aug 16, 2012

Tim Alexander - Back To Primus

After leaving Primus in 1996, Tim (don't call him "Herb") Alexander has reunited with bassist Les Claypool and guitarist Larry LaLonde to resurrect one of the most popular and cutting-edge rock acts of the '90s. The bizarre, quirky, funk-laced material…

Modern Drummer
Sep 24, 2005

Tim Alexander

When Tim Alexander left Primus in 1996, he was ready to move from the wacky, experimental frenzy of rhythms that had made the band a household name to a more structured rock format. He started his band Laundry to be…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004