Pro Drummer Interviews

Learn from the Greatest

INTROduction:

Here are 20 interviews to some of the most influential drummers of our times. From legends to modern drummers you’ll find helpful insights that will inspire your drumming.

David Garibaldi Interview

David Garibaldi Interview

David Garibaldi Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: David Garibaldi is regarded as one of the most influential drummers of all time having inspired generations of players with his innovative approach to the instrument. As

Jimmy Cobb Interview

Jimmy Cobb Interview

Jimmy Cobb Interview Learning From The Greatest INTROduction: Jimmy Cobb (born January 20, 1929 in Washington D.C.) is one of the most highly regarded jazz drummers in the world today. A superb, mostly self-taught musician,

Bob Gatzen Interview

Bob Gatzen Interview

Bob Gatzen Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: Bob Gatzen has carved out an amazing career as a drummer, educator and inventor. He is the creator of the Drum Frame, the B.O.A pedal and numerous

Jared Falk Interview

Jared Falk Interview

Jared Falk Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: Jared Falk is one of the internets most renowned drum educators. Here’s how he got started and what he’s up to right now: How did you get

Marco Minnemann Interview

Marco Minnemann Interview

Marco Minnemann Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: Marco Minnemann is one of the most gifted, innovative and cutting edge drummers on the scene today. With his unusual drum set up, mind-boggling compositions and 15

John ‘JR’ Robinson Interview

John ‘JR’ Robinson Interview

John ‘JR’ Robinson Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: John ‘JR’ Robinson has become the most recorded drummer in history, even surpassing the great Hal Blaine. Having played on hits like We Are The World,

Anton Fig Interview

Anton Fig Interview

Anton Fig Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: Anton Fig is a man that needs no introduction. As long time sticksman of the “CBS Orchestra” appearing nightly on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ he has

Steve Smith Interview

Steve Smith Interview

Steve Smith Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: In part 2 of The Psychology Of Drumming, Steve Smith reveals how he got through the toughest point in his career: What inspired you to start playing

Gavin Harrison Interview

Gavin Harrison Interview

Gavin Harrison Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: Gavin Harrison is a rare breed. A drummer with incredible chops, amazing feel and great compositional skills. He has performed with a who’s who of international artists

Thomas Lang Interview

Thomas Lang Interview

Thomas Lang Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: In our final installment of The Psychology Of Drumming, Thomas Lang shares his thoughts on what it takes to succeed as a drummer, producer and musician: What

Dom Famularo Interview

Dom Famularo Interview

Dom Famularo Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: When you talk to most top flight drummers you get inspired to go and practice harder but when you talk to Dom Famularo something else happens entirely.

Russ Miller Interview

Russ Miller Interview

Russ Miller Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: Russ Miller is internationally known as one of the top drummers of today. As a Multi-Platinum recording artist, he has played on multiple Grammy® award winning recordings

Rich Redmond Interview

Rich Redmond Interview

Rich Redmond Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: Rich Redmond is one of those drummers that we all wish to become. He has played on number one hits, sold millions of records and has performed

Chuck Silverman Interview

Chuck Silverman Interview

Chuck Silverman Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: In this interview renowned Latin-Funk drummer and MI Instructor, Chuck Silverman shares his ideas on drumming, study and Cuban women: You’re well known for applying Afro-Caribbean rhythms

Pete Lockett Interview

Pete Lockett Interview

Pete Lockett Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: Pete Lockett is one of the most versatile multi-percussionists in the world and has immersed himself in percussion and drums from every part of the globe, from

Mike Johnston Interview

Mike Johnston Interview

Mike Johnston Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: Mike Johnston is without doubt one of the most skillful and infectious teachers in the drum game today. From his high-tech studio in Sacramento, CA he inspires

Kenny Aronoff Interview

Kenny Aronoff Interview

Kenny Aronoff Interview Learning from the greatest Kenny Aronoff tells us about his journey from Stockbridge, MA to the world stage: What inspired you to start playing the drums?I grew up in a very small

Todd Sucherman Interview

Todd Sucherman Interview

Todd Sucherman Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: Styx drummer and Modern Drummer’s #1 rocker of 2009, Todd Sucherman talks about life on the road and some of the challenges he has overcome How did

Peter Erskine Interview

Peter Erskine Interview

Peter Erskine Interview Learning from the greatest Peter Erskine shares his thoughts on the mental side of music in Part 3 of The Psychology Of Drumming: Have you ever suffered from fear or insecurity?Beginning from when

Jojo Mayer Interview

Jojo Mayer Interview

Jojo Mayer Interview Learning From the Greatest INTROduction: Ever wondered what makes Jojo Mayer tick? Find out here! What inspired you to start playing the drums?It’s kind of hard to tell. I started when I

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