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MD Podcast Episode 216: Tool’s Danny Carey, Modern Vs. Vintage Drums, Dynamicx Snares, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the December 2019 issue and discuss cover artist Danny Carey of legendary modern rock band Tool. The education segment focuses on the differences between modern drums and vintage drums. Up for review…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2019

VIDEO LESSON! Progressive Drumming Essentials, Part 2: Demystifying Polyrhythms

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the August 2015 issue, which can be purchased at: Rock Perspectives Progressive Drumming Essentials Part 2: Demystifying Polyrhythms by Aaron Edgar Polyrhythms, which are two contrasting subdivisions played…

Modern Drummer
Jun 30, 2015

VIDEO: A Tribute to Tonight Show Drummer Ed Shaughnessy

  Remembering Ed In this video drummers Joe Vitale (The Eagles), Peter Criss (KISS), Danny Carey (TOOL), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Jojo Mayer (Nerve), and Bobby Rondinelli (Blue Öyster Cult) remember Tonight Show drummer and bebop legend Ed Shaughnessy who…

Modern Drummer
Dec 6, 2013

Gil Sharone

  by Michael Dawson Even at this early stage in his career, energetic twenty-nine-year-old drummer Gil Sharone has a lot to talk about. After all, his respectable résumé already includes stints with funk/ska/metal masters Fishbone, 2 Tone ska creator Dave…

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2008

Danny Carey

Those of you familiar with the cerebral drumming of Danny Carey in the heavy prog-rock group Tool are about to experience a darker side of his musical personality - as a member of Pigmy Love Circus. Formed on the mean…

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2005