Hello everyone! Yesterday July 7th, was Ringo Starr’s 81st Birthday! As a #ThrowBackThursday, Modern Drummer would like to repeat our press “pop up podcast” we recently attended/posted with Sir Richard. MD sends Peace & Love in honor of what most call “the most influential drummer of all time.” Happy Birthday, Ringo Starr! ????
In this episode MD CEO David Frangioni interviews 11-year-old UK social media sensation, drummer and multi-instrumentalist Nandi Bushell! Nandi and her father John walks David thru how she got her start in music, to when Questlove discovered her videos and how that exponentially grew her social media followers. Plus Nandi talks about her epic drum battle with Dave Grohl, her new song with Tom Morello and much more. During the interview, several artists and drummers give shoutouts to Nandi about her drumming, videos, and inspiration including Jay Weinburg (Slipknot), Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine), Cindy Blackman Santana (Santana), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Ben Harper, Jonathan Moffett (Michael Jackson), Branden Steineckert (Rancid) & Emily Estefan. In the Shop Talk segment Mike Dawson reviews the Roland – VAD306 Compact Electronic Drumset.
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This week P!nk’s Mark Schulman joins Billy Amendola and David Frangioni for the Modern Drummer Podcast to celebrate Pink and her Billboard Icon Award and new streaming Amazon Documentary. as well as catching up with Mark about his upcoming book and getting back to playing live. Mark Schulman has been touring and recording with Pink for over a decade and has been a massive part of her incredible musical journey. Schulman’s infectious, energetic personality, musicianship, and educational teachings of life has him doing clinics and lectures all over the planet, spreading the gospel of how to achieve success in an ever-changing business. A few years ago he released a DVD that tells you the ins and out of the recording studio distributed by Hudson Music called A Day In The Recording Studio—A Musician’s Guide To Recording Drum Tracks In The Studio. His book “Conquering Life's Stage Fright: Three Steps to Top Performance” has been selling since 2014 and he’s working on a new book as we speak. Pink: All I Know So Far documentary is streaming globally on Amazon Prime. (It premiered on May 21st) Mark talks to us about a “bucket-list” moment in the film ending with the band and him playing Wembley Stadium and so much more. He also includes some very powerful words of wisdom so tune in and enjoy.
1 hr 4 min
An exclusive and extraordinary Modern Drummer Podcast with bandleader-drummer, TV/Movie star Fred Armisen and TV Writer/Producer/Drummer Eric Leiderman. Both Eric and Fred join hosts Billy Amendola and David Frangioni to chat about their April 2021 cover of Modern Drummer Magazine, behind the scenes of NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, the 8G band, producing the show through the pandemic, and more. Enjoy!
In this episode, Narada Michael Walden interviews Tony Coleman. Coleman has had an illustrious career touring the world with B.B. King, Otis Clay, Bobby Blue Bland, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Albert Collins, Etta James, James Cotton, Katie Webster, Z.Z. Hill, O.V. Wright and Buddy Guy. In this part 1 of the interview TC takes us through his childhood, family, his influences in drumming and the first sessions he was involved in. A journey through his artistic and personal life with great stories.