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Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

July 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Omar Hakim (Available digitally May 27, 2014; on newsstands June 3, 2014) On the Cover Omar Hakim The past couple years have seen him take the superstar EDM duo Daft Punk to (old) school and also put out his most fully realized solo…

May 28, 2014

The Voice Drummer and June 2014 Modern Drummer Cover Artist Nate Morton Interviews Drum Tech Steve “Steevo??? Morrison

Nate: How did we meet? Steevo: You and I met the summer of 2006, on the TV set of Rockstar: Supernova while I was still working with Tommy Lee. You were in the house band and like everyone else that…

May 13, 2014

June 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Nate Morton of The Voice

(Available digitally April 29, 2014; on newsstands May 6, 2014) On the Cover Nate Morton of The Voice Ever wonder what it’s like to play in the band on a high-stakes competitive TV show? Us too—so we asked! The heartbeat…

Apr 29, 2014

Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Wants to Reunite Your Former Band for TV

Were you part of a high school or college band in the ’80s or ’90s? Have you ever dreamed of getting the group back together? Bunim-Murray Productions, producers of Project Runway and The Real World, in association with Rock ’n’…

Mar 12, 2014

VIDEO - In the Studio With Actor/Drummer Michael Chiklis

    In this video, drummer/actor Michael Chiklis takes Modern Drummer into his state-of-the art recording studio and performance space, which will be the hub for all his musical projects in the future. MD sat down for a two-part series…

Feb 7, 2014

The Dodos perform "Fools" on Fearless Music

  Guitarist/Vocalist Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber (the Dodos) perform the song "Fools" from the record Visiter in this video from Fearless Music. The band will be touring with Calexico this fall. For more, go to

Jul 9, 2012

Focus Perform “Hocus Pocus??? Live on The Midnight Special in ’73

  In this video from 1973, Dutch prog-rock band Focus performs the instrumental hit “Hocus Pocus” on The Midnight Special. Look for drummer Pierre van der Linden's succinct drum solos throughout the clip.  

May 14, 2012

Gene Krupa/Buddy Rich Drum Battle on The Sammy Davis Jr. Show

Dig this clip from The Sammy Davis Show in 1966 featuring a drum battle between Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Notice at 1:48 as Sammy, a drummer himself, chuckles at Buddy as he mimes Krupa’s crossover antics. Gene Krupa &…

Apr 24, 2012

Back Through The Stack Teddy Campbell

This article originally ran in the September 2005 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. For access to all of the great editorial from MD’s first twenty-six years of publication, check out our Digital Archive.   by Billy Amendola   Out of…

Jan 17, 2012

Los Angeles Drummer/Drum Tech Tod T. Burr

Hello to everyone in Modern Drummer-land! Tod T. Burr checking in. For those of you new to my crazy life, here’s a quick recap. After ten years of working nine to five, playing in multiple bands, and trying to get…

Aug 1, 2011

Ahmir “Questlove" Thompson: Quest's Best

(June 2010 Issue) Hip-hop’s greatest band might be spending most of its energies rehearsing and performing on Fallon. But the Roots’ new album proves they’re still an awesome force in the studio. Here Quest, in his own words, gives us…

Apr 20, 2010

Alexis Fleisig: Series 7 Drumming

(October 2001 Issue) When director Daniel Minahan needed an edgy, suspenseful score for his film Series 7, a dark, satiric lampoon of reality-based TV focusing on a fictional game show where contestants compete to the death'the film's music supervisor suggested…

Aug 27, 2001