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Brittany Bowman  /  Feature Stories
Sorry, I’m Not Sorry
Her roommate told her she'd never get anywhere in the music industry. Now she's drumming for Demi Lovato.

Jay Weinberg  /  Feature Stories
One Foot In Front Of The Other
This narrative - Jay Weinberg's life and story in his own words - details growing up with a dad like Max Weinberg, how he joined Slipknot, and his biggest piece of advice for drummers.

Charlie Engen  /  Interviews
A Change In Trajectory
In just a few weeks, Charlie Engen (Five Finger Death Punch) went from playing small clubs to sold out arenas. Here's what happened...

Vinny Mauro  /  Feature Stories
When It All Comes Full Circle
Vinny Mauro (Motionless In White) had one beloved venue at the top of his bucket list. This is how he finally got to headline there.

Simon Phillips  /  Feature Stories
Developing Sound Judgment
It took time for Simon Phillips to develop his legendary drum sound. Read his story and find out what he was working with back in the recording studios of the '70s.

Hannah Welton  /  Feature Stories
Everything Happens For A Reason
Before Prince discovered her, Hannah Welton had to decide whether a disappointment would stop her momentum or make her work harder.

Samantha Landa  /  Interviews
Jim Keltner On How Drummers Can Make A Difference
Session legend Jim Keltner explains why he thinks drummers are in a great position to help the community during these difficult times.

George Kollias  /  Feature Stories
It’s Not A Competition
George Kollias may be one of metal's fastest drummers, but he didn't do it to compete. Growing up, it's all he knew.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Goodbye Drumeo Gab: It’s Time For A Laugh
We hoped it would never come, but this is the final episode of the Drumeo Gab Podcast. Enjoy the prank call at the end!

Samantha Landa  /  Cool Gigs
Drumming On Soundtracks
Have you ever wondered who's drumming on the soundtracks for movies, TV shows or video games? Read about how MB Gordy become a session drummer (and that time he worked with Clint Eastwood).

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Wiktoria Bialic: Not Limited By My Location
Do you need to live in a certain country to be a successful musician? Wiktoria Bialic talks about carving out a drumming career in Poland.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Brandon Scott: Create With Passion
YouTuber Brandon Scott talks about drum content, COVID, self-esteem and more.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Does Creativity Ever Tire?
Can a musician ever run out of ideas? The great Billy Cobham says no - at least for him. Don't miss this podcast episode!

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Real Talk With Larnell Lewis
Do you feel guilty for not playing drums enough? Larnell Lewis has too. In this episode, a pro drummer talks about when life gets in the way.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Todd Sucherman: What’s The Deal With Endorsements?
How do you get drum endorsements? Todd Sucherman talks about the reality of partnering with brands.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
A Phone Call With Dennis Chambers
This is no ordinary podcast episode: it's Dennis Chambers and host Seamus having a raw phone call about the big things in Dennis' life.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Jefferson Shallenberger: My Little Company (Sugar Percussion)
Sugar Percussion is a small drum company with a total character at its helm. This episode covers charity work, drum-building neurosis, and more.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
George Kollias: The Greek God Of Double Bass
Can blast beats groove? How does one of the world's best extreme metal drummers practice? Don't miss this interview.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Juan Mendoza: Become A Better Student
Juan Carlito Mendoza talks about recording's role in education and how Instagram clips might be hurting our abilities.

Seamus Evely  /  Drumeo Gab
In Conversation With Mike Mangini: Part Two
Mike Mangini talks about speed vs. musicality, a dream he had that enabled him to achieve a goal, and much more.

Samantha Landa  /  Interviews
The Rhythms Of Comedy
Ba dum tss! Josh Harmon, one of the most followed drummers on TikTok, talks about what happens when drums meet comedy.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
In Conversation with Mike Mangini: Part One
Mike Mangini talks about the importance of writing things down, practice, discipline, and much more.

Gregg Bissonette  /  Feature Stories
Take Their Advice
If Gregg Bissonette hadn't acted on advice from his father and Alex Acuña, he wouldn't be where he is today.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Drums As Life Preserver: Part Two
How did this drummer turn his life around when brain surgery left him with debilitating side effects?

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Drums As Life Preserver: Part 1
Have you ever said "drumming saved my life"? This episode is for you.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Taylor Gordon: The Pocket Queen Story
Taylor Gordon ("The Pocket Queen") talks about her Berklee scholarship, why she chose to start creating her own music, and more.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Benny Greb: Effective Practicing For Musicians (Your Why)
Benny Greb talks about how to find your 'why', how to compare yourself 'the right way', and how to practice more effectively.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
WOLF Discusses His Journey With Mental Health
If you've ever struggled with mental health as a drummer, don't miss this episode of the Drumeo Gab Podcast.

Mario Duplantier  /  Feature Stories
Riding The Lightning
What happens when your favorite band becomes fans of your band? Mario Duplantier of Gojira talks about how it happened with Metallica.

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
“The Check In”: Jost Nickel’s New Record
How did the pandemic play a role in Jost Nickel's new album, and why did he write the way he did?

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