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Brian Tichy  /  Featured Stories
On The Professor’s Throne
Brian Tichy never expected his hero to let him play his legendary kit. Read this story about Neil Peart.

Mike Mangini  /  Featured Stories
Slicing Up Time
Time moves slower for Mike Mangini, whose adrenaline problem led him to master subdivision and become the virtuoso he is today.

Sarah Thawer  /  Featured Stories
Color Outside The Lines
By becoming her own cheerleader and carving out her own niche, Sarah Thawer has become one of today's most versatile drummers.

Dom Famularo  /  Featured Stories
The Grass Is Greenest Under Your Feet
Dom Famularo, drumming's global ambassador, used to have a stammer and low self-esteem. He explains why you should live in the now.

Dorothea Taylor  /  Featured Stories
The Drum Set Can Wait
Dorothea cut her teeth in an award-winning Michigan drum corps in the '60s. Here's why she's glad she didn't start on the drum set.

Anika Nilles  /  Featured Stories
It’s Never Too Late
Anika Nilles dealt with confidence issues and multiple failures on her way to becoming a pro drummer. It's never too late.

Aric Improta  /  Featured Stories
It Wasn’t The Right Time
Five 'lost' drum-offs. Sketchy sleeping quarters. Three canceled tours. Aric Improta had to be patient before he finally struck gold.

Chris Coleman  /  Featured Stories
Use Your Pain As Fuel
Chris Coleman tried to kill his passion for drums. Winning the Guitar Center Drum-Off helped him see the light in the darkness.

Aquiles Priester  /  Featured Stories
It’s Not The Gear’s Fault
Aquiles Priester couldn't afford a drum kit, so he built one out of cans and gas gallons. It taught him to become a gear chameleon.

Trey Gray  /  Featured Stories
The Disease Doesn’t Define Me
When he was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease and given 10-15 years to live, Trey Gray's life plunged into a downwards spiral.

Jason Sutter  /  Featured Stories
Be Kind
When his career was just getting started, Jason Sutter learned a huge lesson. He now pays it forward as much as he can.

Gil Sharone  /  Featured Stories
Getting The Call
One call in particular set off a chain of events that took Gil Sharone's career to the next level.

Jared Falk  /  Featured Stories
Play Like It’s Your Last Time
Jared Falk almost died in a lumber mill accident. The experience taught him to never take anything for granted.

Jim Riley  /  Featured Stories
From Homeless To Rascal Flatts
Jim Riley was willing to do whatever it took to make it in Nashville - even if it meant living in his truck.

Tony Coleman  /  Featured Stories
When Dizz Threw Me In
Tony Coleman found himself thrown into the deep end when Dizzy Gillespie pulled him onstage. Here's what happened.

Marco Minnemann  /  Featured Stories
Getting Over The Nerves
Even the greatest drummers get nervous sometimes. Marco Minnemann tells the story of how he didn't quite make it to his very first gig.

Bruce Becker  /  Featured Stories
Out Of The Comfort Zone
Bruce Becker took a chance and moved to Europe, where he found new opportunities and visits from his mentor, Freddie Gruber.

Todd Sucherman  /  Featured Stories
Make The Right Turn
Todd Sucherman joined Styx under stressful circumstances. Find out how everything he'd done in his career led up to this big opportunity.

Thomas Lang  /  Featured Stories
Reclaiming My Hands
Thomas Lang's drumming career almost derailed when he was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Here's the story in his words.

Jonathan Moffett  /  Featured Stories
Play That Beat Again
In his audition for The Jacksons, Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett blew everyone away: he was the only drummer who could play this one song.

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