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On the Beat With Bobby Jarzombek of Fates Warning: Talks Theories of Flight Videos

Hey everyone, Bobby Jarzombek here. I’ve been playing drums for too many years to mention. Over the years I’ve recorded and toured with quite a few artists and bands including Riot, Halford, Spastic Ink, Sebastian Bach, and many others. I’ve…

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Aug 30, 2016

On the Beat With Davide Compagnoni: Project KHOMPA

Hello, MD readers! I am Davide Compagnoni from Torino, Italy and I’m here to present my new adventurous drum-triggering project KHOMPA, which was launched on the Ableton Live website a few weeks ago! Thank you Modern Drummer for this great…

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Aug 24, 2016

On the Beat With Actor/Musician Michael Chiklis: Sometimes It’s Better to Sit Out

Hello! Back in February of 2014, Modern Drummer was the first publication to write about my new DW drums, my new recording studio, and my ongoing ambition of producing a solo album. Well, two-and-a-half years later, I am deeply grateful…

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Aug 19, 2016

On the Beat With Ty Del Rose of Romantic Rebel: Making Dreams Come True

Hey there, fellow Modern Drummer readers! I’m Ty Del Rose and am currently playing drums in Romantic Rebel. I’ve been very fortunate to have the opportunity to make dreams become realities as a member of this band, and I can’t…

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Aug 12, 2016

On the Beat With David Frangioni: Carl Palmer Show Recap

  Hello Modern Drummer readers, fellow drummers, and music lovers! David Frangioni here again and I’m pleased to share with you that the Carl Palmer concert was a resounding success. Carl and his band (along with special guests Steve Hackett,…

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Jul 11, 2016

On the Beat With Charles “Moose??? Allicie of Your Favorite Enemies: The Gift of Being and Belonging

Hi MD, I’m Charles “Moose” Allicie from the Canadian alternative rock band Your Favorite Enemies. Back in April 2006, while I was at a restaurant with some loved ones, my phone rang. I usually don’t answer my phone during those…

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Jun 17, 2016

On the Beat With Matt Byrne of Hatebreed: Improvisation!

Greetings, MD family! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Matt Byrne and I reside in the Queen City on the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY (located just north of NYC). For the past sixteen years, I have played drums for…

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Jun 6, 2016

On the Beat With Mike Fuentes of Pierce the Veil: Self-Taught Style

Hello everyone, my name is Mike Fuentes and I play drums for a band called Pierce the Veil. When I was fourteen years old my dad bought me my first drumset at a local swap meet along with a Buddy…

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May 18, 2016

On the Beat With Daniel Glass: New York Jazz Intensive

Hey everyone, Daniel Glass here. I am thrilled to announce the inaugural Daniel Glass New York Jazz Intensive, which will be happening at the Drummers Collective in NYC, June 3-6, 2016. Right now we’re offering Modern Drummer readers a $100…

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May 16, 2016

On the Beat With Artist and Drummer Gilson Lavis of Squeeze/Jools Holland: Talks Challenges and Rewards

  “We are what we think.”—Lord Buddha   Cheers from the UK, Gilson here. I’m the original drummer for the Squeeze hits you know and love. Currently, I play with ex-Squeeze bandmate Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.…

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May 9, 2016

On the Beat With Carmine Appice: Stick It!

Hi MD drummer dudes and girls! This is a fun time in my career. After forty-nine years in the music business and touring the world many times playing arenas, stadiums, theaters, etc., I’ve reached a point where I can sit…

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Apr 27, 2016

On the Beat With Jessica Forsythe of Sick of Sarah: Always Learning

Hey everyone! I’m Jessica Forsythe and I drum in a band out of Minneapolis called Sick of Sarah. I moved to Minneapolis to audition for the band back in 2009 and have been a professional touring drummer ever since. I…

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Apr 22, 2016

On the Beat With Kennith “Memphis??? Shepherd of Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal: Being a Part of the Collective

Hello MD! With the nickname “Memphis,” it’s not hard to tell where I’m from. I grew up around a lot of musicians and have been playing drums since age two. I’m currently with the soul/funk/R&B band, Josh Hoyer and Soul…

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Apr 19, 2016

On the Beat With Educator Bruce Becker: Covering Odd Times in New Book

Greetings fellow drummers, it’s been a few years since my first MD blog and the release of my DVD Concept and Philosophies. My educational passions still continue to forge ahead. A reminder of my background, I was a long time…

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Apr 15, 2016