Vinnie Colaiuta

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VIDEO! Rock & Jazz Clinic: Give the Audience Some! (From the March 2014 Issue)

  by Mike Johnston Playing songs in odd times can be challenging to you as a drummer, but one thing that doesn’t get much attention is how tough odd times can be on the audience. It’s called “odd” for a…

Modern Drummer
Mar 11, 2014

Vic Firth Welcomes Vinnie Colaiuta

Vic Firth Company is proud to announce the signing of Vinnie Colaiuta to its family of artists. With a long resume of musical credits under his belt, Colaiuta is one of today’s first-call drummers for both live and session in…

Modern Drummer
Jun 11, 2013

Paiste Artist Vinnie Colaiuta Discusses the Formula 602 Modern Essentials Series

Check out this video featuring an in-depth interview with drumming legend Vinnie Colaiuta. Vinnie discusses how the new Formula 602 Modern Essentials line of cymbals came to be, and he demos each cymbal. Vinnie Colaiuta’s career is a testament not…

Modern Drummer
Feb 27, 2013

Mark Egan On... The star bassist reflects on 15 world-class drummers

The February 2013 issue of Modern Drummer magazine features renowned bassist Mark Egan sharing some of the lessons he’s learned from working with drumming royalty. Here he focuses the discussion on the unique qualities and skills each of these players…

Modern Drummer
Jan 3, 2013

MD Pro Panelist Gerald Heyward on Vinnie Colaiuta

Hi MD! I’m excited about the latest issue and I want to let you know that Vinnie Colaiuta is one of my top-five favorite drummers! I started listening to him and watching him closely after the Zildjian Day video. He…

Modern Drummer
Dec 17, 2012

Vinnie Colaiuta Officially Joins Ludwig

Ludwig has announced the addition of Vinnie Colaiuta to its family of drum and hardware endorsers. This comes at about the same time as Colaiuta’s switch to Paiste cymbals. Vinnie will be taking his new Legacy and Classic Maple kits…

Modern Drummer
May 21, 2012

Vinnie Colaiuta joins Paiste

  Paiste has announced their endorsement of Vinnie Colaiuta. Vinnie began officially playing Paiste on a recent tour with Sting, with a set of cymbals consisting mostly of Formula 602 models. Erik Paiste remarked: “We are deeply honored to welcome Vinnie…

Modern Drummer
Apr 13, 2012

Feb Web Update News

Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Hamilton, and Karriem Riggins are on Paul McCartney’s latest, Kisses on the Bottom. Riggins performed with the former Beatle at the Grammys, as did McCartney regular Abe Laboriel. For more, visit Speaking of the Grammys, Low…

Modern Drummer
Feb 22, 2012

Jan Web Update News

  Ringo Starr’s seventeenth solo studio record, Ringo 2012, will be released on January 31 in the United States and January 30 internationally. The album, which was produced by Starr, was recorded in L.A. and mixed in England by Ringo…

Modern Drummer
Jan 23, 2012

November Web Update News

Mako Sakamoto and Ash Soan are on U.K. singer-songwriter James Morrison's latest, The Awakening. For more, visit Shawn Pelton and Bashiri Johnson are on Lisa Jaeggi’s Epic Epic. Pelton is also on James McCartney’s The Complete EP Collection. Click…

Modern Drummer
Nov 22, 2011

MD Readers Poll 2011 Results

Welcome once again to the MD Readers Poll, where the greatest drummers on the planet are honored by the most educated drum fans around. Let’s get right to it: the envelope, please…. HALL OF FAME Jim Chapin Jim Chapin likely…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2011

John "JR" Robinson: Web Exclusive

(Aprill 2011 Issue) Story by Billy Amendola Between his appearance on this year’s Grammys and his upcoming performance at the Oscars, JR continues his conversation with MD about what a typical day in the studio is like, his early influences,…

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2011

Narada Michael Walden: Web Exclusive

Photo by Bill Reitzel In a continuation of our interview with Narada Michael Walden from the November 2010 issue of Modern Drummer, the fusion and pop drumming/producing maestro reflects on his early days, teaching, spirituality, playing in odd time signatures,…

Modern Drummer
Sep 29, 2010

Kevin Kane of Bad City

Hey, Modern Drummers! It’s a privilege to be asked to contribute to this website, as I’m a longtime subscriber—MD has afforded me a truly incalculable amount of inspiration. I still remember the issue where Joey Jordison said he ran like…

Modern Drummer
Aug 24, 2010