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Deirdre O'Callaghan's new book, The Drum Thing, arrived and we were excited to take a closer look. Prepare those peepers. Click or tap here for more.
Our interview with Alex Sowinski from the prodigious BadBadNotGood. "I'm not really going for the Modern Drummer cover or anything." Click/tap for more.
Our interview with Anna Prior from Metronomy. "Playing drums changed my life. It changed how I thought about the world." Click or tap here fo' mo'.
We interviewed Alan van Kleef about making metal drums in Sheffield. He's a Man of Steel. Geddit?
"I look at stuff online, and some days I think, ‘I’m a f**king joke, I can’t do that.’ But then I’ll sit and play, and something will happen.” Elbow's Richard Jupp in Issue 15. Click here to open.
"I used to dream about being a session player. I didn’t know if I could ever do it.”Our interview with Steve Gadd in Issue 15 of The Drummer's Journal. Click here to read.
“Ever since I was a little kid, I would say, ‘What’s the point of being a musician?’ I could never really come up with an answer.”
“The best thing you can do is get a van and get out there. And you have to be ok with not getting paid for anything.”
We interviewed CPL Mat Kilcoyne about life as a drum set player in the British Army. for the feature, click here.
“Culturally, hard bop was not only a musical statement but also a political one about 1950s America. It was about reclamation.” Photo by Roland Godefroy
“I knew what I wanted the shop to feel like. I didn’t want to sign on to these huge corporate companies that would force me to put in cheesy displays.”
“I ask my students sometimes, ‘Why do we play the drums?’ They give me the beauty pageant answer: ‘To express ourselves.’ Urgh. Stop that.”
We were let loose in the Drum Workshop factory with a video camera. John Good narrates.
Louise Bartle on the rebirth of Bloc Party...
We caught up with BYOS Ralph Nader who dispelled some long standing myths around marching percussion.
An interview with John McEntire, Dan Bitney and John Herndon of Tortoise.
We dropped by the DW Drums factory and had a bit of a poke around. For the full feature in Issue 13, click here.
Benny Greb invited us to a remote wilderness to sit in on one of his drum camps. We listened as Benny recounted his own personal struggles in attempting to better himself both as a both a person and a musician.
We spent the day with session legend Josh Freese in his hometown of Long Beach, where he talked candidly about the studio scene and some of its hidden truths.
Davis’s drumming served as the foundation for what many consider to be Bowie’s most important work. We spoke to him shortly before his death in April 2016.
Founder of DW drums speaks about what made him start a drum company... during an economic crisis.
A small collection of vintage drum and cymbal ads, along with brief explanations as to what makes them good or bad.
Following the death of Remo Belli, tributes flood in from the music industry and beyond
Candidates will compete in a winner takes all drum-off to decide outcome of US presidential election in November.
The Trap Set with Joe Wong presents: Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello). Photo by: David Lee
Debbie Knox-Hewson (Charli XCX) talks about pop gigs and how to get them.
Esteemed jazz-rock pioneer Lenny White discusses his Miles Davis sessions, getting carjacked, and why music may have lost its way.
Dinosaur Jr.’s Murph reflects on pioneering alternative rock and those times he used to steal him mom's car to go joyriding...
We chatted to Mark Guiliana about that time he got rejected from some prestigious music schools, and then went on to become one of the most creative drummers on the scene today.
We met up with Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain for a chat about legacy, fist fights and broken noses…