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Video Tour: Building a Teaching Business with Jeff Salem

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the April 2016 issue, which is available here. Teacher's Forum Building a Teaching Business From Breaking Ground to Finding Students   I’ve owned and operated my own teaching school,…

Modern Drummer
Feb 26, 2016

Video Tour! Gearing Up with Wilco's Glenn Kotche

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2015 issue, which is available here. Gearing Up On Stage and Up Close Glenn Kotche by Miguel Monroy Glenn Kotche has one of the most distinctive setups…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2015

Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition U.S. Tour

Steve Smith and Vital Information, Photo by Andrew Lepley Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition are beginning a U.S. tour supporting the group’s Viewpoint album, which comes out next Tuesday, May 26. The band features, of course, Steve Smith…

Modern Drummer
May 22, 2015

News: Drummer Han Bennink and Holland’s ICP Orchestra Celebrate Recent CD, East of the Sun, With US Tour

World-renowned Amsterdam-based Instant Composers Pool (ICP) Orchestra and famed experimental drummer Han Bennink are celebrating the release of their recent CD, East of the Sun, with a thirteen-date US tour starting May 2, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. Information about the…

Modern Drummer
Apr 6, 2015

Drummer Blog: Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul Talks Band Chemistry and Upcoming Tours

Hello! 2014 was the beginning of a new era for Hellyeah. After relieving two members of the band, Tom, Chad, and myself pulled together to make the best record of our career, Blood For Blood. We really believe we created…

Modern Drummer
Feb 2, 2015

Drummer Blog: Dre “Energy??? Boyd Checks in From Cirque du Soleil

Hi, Modern Drummer readers! This is Andre “Dre Energy” Boyd. I’ve been on tour with Cirque du Soleil and playing cities like Zurich, Florence, Rome, Paris, Lisbon, Tenerife, and many more. I’m starting my fifth year with Cirque. It’s really…

Modern Drummer
Jan 30, 2015

Drummer Blog: Tera Melos’ John Clardy on Touring Drummer Tips, Part 2

Hello again, fellow MD fans! In my last entry to this page, I wrote about some of the less obvious things I’ve found to be useful (and easy to carry) on the road. I got a good response about the…

Modern Drummer
Jan 9, 2015

Drummer Blog: Blondfire's Reade Pryor on Keeping Sight of What Really Matters

I’m currently on tour with Blondfire, supporting Relient K on a full US run. With Blondfire I get to play music that I really love, and I get to do it with some of my favorite people. But like most…

Modern Drummer
Dec 26, 2014

Drummer Blog: Gabor “Gabs??? Dornyei on Touring and Being True to Yourself

Hi there, Modern Drummer readers, it’s Gabor “Gabs” Dornyei here from London, UK, and it’s great to be given the opportunity by MD to share some insights of my career with you. When you find yourself playing on the same…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2014

Afrobeat Master Tony Allen on Tour in the United States

  Drummer Tony Allen, who anchored Fela Kuti’s legendary band Africa ’70 and was voted by Modern Drummer readers number forty-nine on MD’s list of the 50 Greatest Drummers of All Time, is currently in the States on a brief…

Modern Drummer
Sep 4, 2014

Dixon Presents California 2014 Clinic Tour with Gregg Bissonette

Gregg Bissonette signed with Dixon drums this past April just in time for the Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band’s North American tour. While on break between legs, Bissonette will present his first US clinic tour as a Dixon…

Modern Drummer
Sep 3, 2014

Mapex “Over the Edge Tour??? With Russ Miller and Rashid Williams

Mapex artists and staff members will be stopping in fifteen cities across the USA for the Mapex SONIClear “Over the Edge Tour.” The tour is designed to allow players to experience first-hand the award-winning SONIClear bearing edge and the sound…

Modern Drummer
Aug 29, 2014

Pete Lockett Fall 2014 “Drums Around the World??? Solo Tour

This fall, award-winning percussionist Pete Lockett will treat audiences to a dynamic, entertaining, and informative showcase of drumming and percussion from every part of the globe. His “Drums Around the World” tour will include the exploration of world rhythms complemented…

Modern Drummer
Aug 13, 2014

PMC Announces Drum Roadie for a Day Winner

The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) has announced that the International Drum Month (IDM) “Drum Roadie for a Day” winner is Eric Austin, 23, of Springfield, IL. The 2014 IDM grand prize package included an all-access backstage experience with Yamaha artist/drummer…

Modern Drummer
Aug 11, 2014