Tag: Modern Drummer

  • MD Fest 2008 Is a Wrap

    Well, dammit. Another MD Fest has come and gone, and we still haven’t managed to swindle and scheme our way into one (next year we are totally getting all Mission Impossible about it). Thankfully, Hudson Music set up a preview site of the event and posted some frighteningly good teaser vids of each drummer’s performance. The complete DVD is scheduled to hit shelves sometime in 2009 (which is only around 10 million seconds from now).

  • Can’t Make It to the Modern Drummer Festival?

    Sucks big stinky ass, doesn’t it? Unfortunately we can’t go either, but Hudson Music is hooking all of us up with updates starting September 19. Hudson’s MD Fest site promises “photos, blog reports, and…video” straight from the show. In case you’ve been living under your guitarist’s rock for the last few months, the lineup includes these dudes you might have heard before:

    Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta)
    Billy Ward (Joan Osborne/Ace Frehley/B. B. King)
    Will Calhoun (Living Color)
    Ndugu Chancler (Michael Jackson/Santana/Weather Report)
    Simon Phillips & Protocol (Toto/The Who/Jeff Beck)
    Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree/King Crimson)
    Todd Sucherman (Styx/Brian Wilson)
    Dafnis Prieto (Michel Camilo)
    Derek Roddy (Serpents Rise/Traumedy)

  • New Looks for Modern Drummer and Music Radar

    It’s been a busy few days around the drumming interwebospheres.

    Along with news of an upcoming digital edition (sound all too familiar?), Modern Drummer has updated the look of its site from dark and choppy to white and middlebrow Mondrian—a definite improvement but nothing that will get your sticks super hard. Luckily, MD‘s photo gallery is now up and running as well, and it includes some great drummer pics…even though they are embedded as Flash files, which means we can’t steal them easily.

    U.K.-based Music Radar also ditched its black background for bright white, and of the two spruced up sites, it definitely looks the more swank.

    What can you do? Brits have always had better style.