Monthly Archives: July 2015

Revisiting My Life In Music: Early Days at Modern Drummer Pt. 2

In Revisiting My Life in Music: Early Days at Modern Drummer I write about how the preliminary actions the MD Editors and Art Director took in deciding which columns and feature stories were in each magazine. Using the December 1982 MD as … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago: Drummer Sam Lay Onstage at Newport When Dylan Goes Electric

SKF NOTE: Sam Lay was a Butterfield Blues Band member in 1965 at this pivotal moment in Rock history. Mr. Lay and the Butterfield Blues Band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. When Bob … Continue reading

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Ronnie Vannucci: I’ll Go With Buddy

The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci talks big Away from his ‘day job,’ the drummer takes center stage as the singer and guitarist with his other band, Big Talk, which performs Sunday at the Casbah. By George Varga | 2:22 p.m. July 18, … Continue reading

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What I’m Listening To 7/1915

Jerry Gonzalez Y El Comando De La Clave

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Joe Morello: Technique is Expressing What’s In Your Mind

SKF NOTE: This segment from my early 1980’s Modern Drummer interview with Joe Morello is explained here. In this part, my friend and fellow drummer, Chris Conrade and I, are asking Joe about the classic drum book, Stick Control. Scott … Continue reading

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