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Duncan Burnett of Mime Game

Yo, yo, yo! What’s up beautiful people of Modern Drummer? My name is Duncan Burnett. I am a twenty-four-year-old artist/musician/producer from the middle of the map—Olathe, Kansas to be exact. I got my start on drums like a lot of…

Modern Drummer
Mar 27, 2014

Jamey Tate

Hi, MD readers. My name is Jamey Tate, and I am a Los Angeles–based studio and touring drummer. Having been a Modern Drummer reader for as long as I can remember, it’s truly an honor to join in and write…

Modern Drummer
May 17, 2013

Doug Jones of Taddy Porter

Hi! I’m Doug Jones from the Oklahoma rock band Taddy Porter, and I’m ecstatic to blog a second time for Modern Drummer. Our first self-titled album gave me the opportunity to travel across the country and begin to get my…

Modern Drummer
Jan 2, 2013

John Keefe of Boys Like Girls

Hello drummers, musicians, and other curious readers! My name is John Keefe, though some people call me Beef! I play drums in a band called Boys Like Girls, and I occasionally do some outside session work when I have the…

Modern Drummer
Oct 24, 2012

Michael Bland

Most MD readers know Michael Bland as that funky R&B drummer who played with Prince for seven years during the ’90s. And in fact, you can hear him on the title track of Prince’s latest recording, 3121. But even though…

Modern Drummer
Sep 25, 2006