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Yamaha Drums Celebrates Fiftieth Anniversary with All-Star Drummer Lineup

(l. to r.) Larnell Lewis, Dave Weckl, Tommy Aldridge Yamaha Drums assembled nearly two-dozen world-renowned drummers on September 30 for live music, a celebration of the company’s innovation and success over the last fifty years, and an exploration of the…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2017

On the Beat With James Michael McLester: Help, Hope, Live: A New Lease on Life

Hi everyone! Modern Drummer first featured me in a blog in 2010, and my last one was in 2014 (see link below). Since then, here is a bit of what’s been going on. My original project Supernova Remnant released our…

Modern Drummer
Oct 6, 2016

Video Demo! Falling Rocks: A Primer on One of Drumming’s Most Powerful Fills

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2015 issue, which is available here. Basics Falling Rocks A Primer on One of Drumming’s Most Powerful Fills by Rich Redmond The term “falling rocks” refers to…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2015

Brian Downey: Style, Power, And Swing With Thin Lizzy

Music fans outside of Ireland by and large know Thin Lizzy and the band’s drummer, Brian Downey, from their 1977 hit, “The Boys Are Back In Town.” The song features one of the greatest guitar riffs and some of the…

Modern Drummer
Mar 9, 2011

Paiste Cymbals: Inside Paiste

(March 2010 Issue) Paiste has more than a thousand artists who endorse the company’s products, ranging from industry icons to up-and-coming players. Here, a cool dozen give props to their cymbal maker of choice. Ndugu Chancler (George Duke, Santana, Patrice…

Modern Drummer
Jan 20, 2010