Vinnie Colaiuta

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John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Vinnie Colaiuta

From the archives, this episode of Live From My Drum Room With Vinnie Colaiuta! originally aired on January 29, 2022.  John’s guest is legendary drummer, Vinnie Colaiuta! John and Vinnie discuss Vinnie's years at Berklee College of Music and living in…

Modern Drummer
May 25, 2023

Episode 88: Live From My Drum Room Remembering Charlie Watts - Part 4

Part 4 of John DeChristopher's series Remembering Charlie Watts. John's guests were Jim Keltner, Vinnie Colaiuta, Charley Drayton, Pete Thomas, Anton Fig and Aaron Comess. They shared some beautiful stories about Charlie and even turned to Ringo, as drummers often…

Modern Drummer
Sep 15, 2022

Episode 83: Remembering Jeff Porcaro

In this episode, John remembers the great Jeff Porcaro whom we lost August 5, 1992. Joining John is a legendary group of Jeff’s friends and contemporaries and a literal “who’s who” of the drumming community, including Jim Keltner, Vinnie Colaiuta,…

Modern Drummer
Aug 11, 2022

Drummers on Record: Vinnie Colaiuta, Jimmy Chamberlin, Phil Rudd

Brian Bromberg Bromberg Plays Hendrix (Vinnie Colaiuta) Jazz bassist Brian Bromberg’s Bromberg Plays Hendrix is a remixed and remastered tribute album in honor of the great guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The album, which was originally released in 2012, was reissued digitally…

Modern Drummer
Oct 13, 2020

Upcoming Oz Noy Album, Snapdragon, Will Feature Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dennis Chambers: Video

Guitarist Oz Noy’s upcoming album, Snapdragon, which comes out on November 6, will feature three of the greatest fusion drummers of all time: Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dennis Chambers. A slew of other recognizable names also appear: bassists John…

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2020

Producer Mark Hudson and Molly Tentarelli

  Mark and Molly Talking New Album Tracks Hey drummers and percussive humans, Mark Hudson here. I’m the very old drummer in the Hudson Brothers. Since I was thirteen years old, I played a four-piece Ludwig drumkit because I wanted…

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2019

On The Beat with Grammy Winning Producer-Drummer-Guitarist-Songwriter Clif Magness

Hi MD. My love affair with drums began in my mother’s car. When I was around six years old, I was pounding away “Wipe Out” on the headrest when she decided then and there to rush me into drum lessons.…

Modern Drummer
Oct 10, 2017

On the Beat with David Stanoch: Where Old School Meets New—The Timeless Rhythm of Clyde Stubblefield

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, we lost a singularly unique artist, Mr. Clyde Stubblefield, known to musicians worldwide as “The Funky Drummer.” Check out the August 2017 print and digital versions of Modern Drummer for a look at Clyde’s life,…

Modern Drummer
Jul 21, 2017

Episode 100: Giveaway Winners Announced, Listener Questions, Most Frequently Mentioned Drummers, and More

In this special 100th episode, Mike and Mike take a humorous look back at the twenty-plus most frequently mentioned drummers on the show. They also answer a handful of listener questions, and four lucky winners are selected to receive one of…

Modern Drummer
Jul 7, 2017

Givin’ the Funky Drummer Some

Modern Drummer magazine’s September 1999 issue featured famed James Brown drummers Clyde Stubblefield and John “Jabo” Starks on the cover in a dual interview. We’ll be presenting Clyde’s half of the piece in an upcoming post; here we share quotes…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2017

Legendary Bassist Nathan East on His New Album Reverence

by Billy Amendola On Nathan East’s second solo album, Reverence, he once again steps into the spotlight as bandleader. Produced by East and Yamaha Entertainment Group of America founder Chris Gero, it’s no surprise that shortly after its debut (less…

Modern Drummer
Feb 8, 2017

Listen to the Drumming: Great Tracks From MD’s March 2016 Issue

Our latest Playlist includes tracks from cover artist Barry Kerch and Shinedown, Jellyfish, Spock's Beard, Dixie Dregs, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Vinnie Colaiuta, Savages, Daughter, and more incredible artists featured throughout the pages of the March 2016 issue of Modern Drummer…

Modern Drummer
Feb 4, 2016

Dewa Budjana Surya Namaskar

Indonesian guitarist Dewa Budjana has released multiple albums as both a soloist and co-leader of pop band Gigi. On his latest release as a leader, Surya Namaskar, which is graced by bassist Jimmy Johnson and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Johnson and…

Modern Drummer
Oct 24, 2014

VIDEO! Aaron Comess and the Spin Doctors Live in NYC On November 23, 2013, Modern Drummer hosted a special evening with the Spin Doctors and drummer Aaron Comess at the Cutting Room in New York City. The night began with NYC radio personality Maria Milito of Q104.3 introducing a…

Modern Drummer
Sep 4, 2014