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Yes Kicks Off Yestival Tour

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Yes and drummer Alan White announce that Dylan Howe, son of guitarist Steve Howe, will be joining the band’s rhythm section on this summer’s North American Yestival tour. Dylan Howe “It’s a pleasure…

Modern Drummer
Aug 3, 2017

News: Cruise to the Edge Prog Rock Cruise Sailing the Caribbean

On course to sell out for the third year in a row, the 2015 “Cruise to the Edge,” the annual Yes fan cruise and prog-rock experience is sailing the Caribbean this November 15–19. Artists added to the roster include Mike…

Modern Drummer
Aug 17, 2015

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…

Modern Drummer
Feb 7, 2014

VIDEO - Modern Drummer Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Trailer

  The  first "Modern Drummer powered" Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, produced by David Fishof, took place this past November 8 through 10 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Attendees got a rare chance to work directly with a…

Modern Drummer
Jan 21, 2014


Odd times, intergalactic themes, and more tom-toms. Rock drumming gets interesting.   1. King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) Crimson’s original drummer, Michael Giles, slays on this cornerstone of prog rock. Though he left the band…

Modern Drummer
Jul 23, 2012

New Bill Bruford Speaking Dates And Limited-Edition Autobiography

Bill Bruford, the recently retired drummer whose groundbreaking work with Yes, King Crimson, and Earthworks has earned him the respect of generations of drummers, has announced additional dates for his ongoing speaking engagement tour. There is no hands-on drumming in…

Modern Drummer
Oct 6, 2011

Yes's Alan White: Revisited

As Yes continues their world tour – featuring the return of keyboardist Rick Wakeman, signifying the reborn “classic” lineup – the band simply gets hotter and hotter. Drummer Alan White recently sat down with Modern Drummer, inaugurating the magazine’s brand-newPlayback column,…

Modern Drummer
Mar 17, 2011

Bill Bruford - On A Never-Ending Quest

“I don’t want to be bored. I haven’t got time to be bored. If I ever bore myself consistently for a year, I’ll give up being a musician. I would lose my self-confidence—the feeling that I really do have something…

Modern Drummer
Mar 5, 2010

Alan White

As British progressive-rock institution Yes was traveling the globe on its 2005 world tour—featuring the return of keyboardist Rick Wakeman, signifying the reborn “classic” lineup—drummer Alan White sat down with Modern Drummer to inaugurate the magazine’s Playback column, in which the world's…

Modern Drummer
May 18, 2005

Alan White: Yes Magnified

"Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, and I wrote all of the material in the studio," explains drummer Alan White of Yes about their recent album, Magnification. With a rare keyboardist-free Yes lineup, the band decided to utilize a symphony…

Modern Drummer
Mar 15, 2002