Vinnie Colaiuta

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Vinnie Colaiuta: Unlike Anybody Else

Ask fifty drummers about Vinnie Colaiuta, and you’re likely to get the same answer: “There’s Vinnie, and then there’s everyone else.” Vinnie Colaiuta’s career is a testament not only to his immeasurable talent, but also to his ability to maneuver…

Modern Drummer
Jul 22, 2010

The Greats: Hal Blaine

Musicians love to argue about things like, What drummer played on the most records in history? Some figure it’s got to be R&B great Earl Palmer. Other folks say, What about Steve Gadd; he’s been a first-call studio cat for…

Modern Drummer
Mar 15, 2010

Fall of Envy’s Brandt Frenchman

Hello, my fellow drummers! My name is Brandt Frenchman, and I’ve been a drummer for most of my life. My parents started me with lessons at the age of five, after I showed an aptitude for beating on pots and…

Modern Drummer
Jul 7, 2009

In The Loop With The Pros

For many years since the inception of studio recording sessions, the status quo for a successful session drummer has been to have exceptional time, great-sounding drums, qualified reading skills, and an approachable personality. But during the past couple of decades…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004