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On the Beat With David Frangioni: Inspired by Carl Palmer

Hello Modern Drummer readers, fellow drummers, and music lovers. My name is David Frangioni and I’ve been playing the drums since I was two years old. Doing the math, that gives me about forty-five plus years of drum time. As…

Modern Drummer
Jun 15, 2016

The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 3 With Stephen Perkins

Modern Drummer speaks to the drummer with Jane’s Addiction following a series of concerts dedicated to the band’s classic album Nothing’s Shocking. Perkins gives insight into the group’s creative process and shares what it was like coming up on the…

Modern Drummer
Jan 27, 2015

Showroom: Istanbul Mehmet Company Announces New Tony Williams Tribute Cymbals

Left to right: Colin Schofield (project consultant), Colleen Williams (Tony Williams’ widow), Mehmet Tamdeger (president of Istanbul Mehmet), Bulent Akbay (product manager for Istanbul Mehmet)   Istanbul Mehmet has announced the introduction of a much-anticipated set of cymbals created in…

Modern Drummer
Jan 14, 2015

Sam Ulano Tribute

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the New Jersey School of Percussion, 14 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052. The afternoon will be filled with stories, photos, audio, and video of Sam. His contributions to…

Modern Drummer
Oct 16, 2014

Jeff Porcaro to be Remembered With a Special Performance by his Father, Joe Porcaro

Tuesday, August 5, will mark twenty-two years since the passing of legendary drummer Jeff Porcaro. Jeff will be remembered with a special performance featuring his dad, Joe Porcaro, on Tuesday, August 5, at Mambo’s Café in Glendale, California, from 8…

Modern Drummer
Aug 4, 2014

Bonzo Bash Hits the East Coast

Brian Tichy brings Bonzo Bash back to Bergen PAC in New Jersey on May 31 to celebrate the legendary drumming of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham. Drummers scheduled to perform include Zach Alford (David Bowie/B-52s/Bruce Springsteen), Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Joe…

Modern Drummer
May 15, 2014

EVENT - Celebrating the Life & Music of Legendary Drummer Chico Hamilton

EUPHORIA Presents Celebrating the Life & Music of Foreststorn “Chico" Hamilton, featuring Chico's longstanding Euphoria ensemble with Paul Ramsey (bass), Evan Schwam (flute + reeds), Jeremy Carlstedt (drums + percussion), Mayu Saeki (flute) & Nick Demopolous (guitar). Chico Hamilton passed away…

Modern Drummer
Dec 10, 2013

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

Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

The sixteenth annual Carlo Vega Memorial Birthday Concert will take place on December 8, 2013 at 8 pm at Cafe Cordiale. This year’s concert will feature several different drummers playing tribute to Carlos, in a variety of styles. The line…

Modern Drummer
Nov 27, 2013

Brian Tichy: Bonzo Tribute

(June 2011 Issue) On September 25, 2010, the thirtieth anniversary of the passing of John Bonham, Whitesnake’s Brian Tichy assembled a cast of eighteen top-notch drummers at Hollywood’s Key Club to pay tribute to the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer. According…

Modern Drummer
Apr 15, 2011

Slightly Offbeat: Buddy Rich, Meet Eric Fischer

In the April 2010 issue of Modern Drummer the latest installment of our Slightly Offbeat column features Michigan drummer Eric Fischer, who’s found a creative, entertaining, and educational way to pay tribute to the incredible Buddy Rich. Using video of…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2010

Mitch Mitchell: Drummers Weigh In

by Mark Griffith Mitch Mitchell was not alone in blending jazz and rock drumming styles, but he may have pushed the combo further than anyone who came before him. Whether you call it fusion, jazz-rock, or rock-jazz, Mitch’s playing–most notably…

Modern Drummer
Feb 19, 2009