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100 Greatest Drummers of All Time

100 Greatest Drummers of All Time

Bruce Springsteen once said of Max Weinberg, his impossibly reliable drummer for over four decades, “I ask and he delivers for me night after night.” Leave it to Bruce to come up with the perfect tribute to music’s true working-stiff warriors…

Drum! 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time

Drum! 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time

Consider for one moment the magnitude of what’s going on here. We’ve chosen 50 drummers who have had the most profound influence on the art form. Does this mean they were the greatest? Well, kind of, although the word…

Foundation of Funk

Foundation of Funk

Foundation of Funk is a live performance project conceived by the legendary Meters’ drummer and vocalist, Zigaboo Modeliste. In 2015, Modeliste recruited bassist George Porter, Jr. – the other anchor of The Meters’ rhythm section – to join him…

The Recording Academy™ “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®”

The Recording Academy™ “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®”

Santa Monica, CAlif. (June 12, 2018) — The Recording Academy™ will honor its 2018 Special Merit Awards recipients with “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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New Barbarians

New Barbarians

Get the behind-the-music story of the New Barbarians, the short-lived band founded by the Rolling Stones lead guitarist Ron Wood! In 1979, Rolling Stones lead guitarist Ron Wood founded the New Barbarians. The group's all-star lineup included Wood's fellow...

Rolling Stone – 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time

Rolling Stone – 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time

From rock thunder machines to punk powerhouses, we count down the kings and queens of slam... #18 -Zigaboo Modeliste Rolling Stone reporter Joe McEwen once described Zigaboo Modeliste's drumming technique as throwing "standard technique to the wind…...

Zigaboo Interview – Offbeat

Zigaboo Interview – Offbeat

As a founding member of The Meters and a pioneer of the syncopated drumming style, Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste has earned a well-deserved reputation as a veritable forefather of funk. Few drummers can go toe-to-toe with him when it comes to sheer reach of influence, as his stretches a lot further than most New Orleans musicians of the same era. Whether you’re digging into old school hip-hop tracks, modern trap hits or 15-minute jam band freak outs, you’ll have a harder time finding styles that his rhythmic tricks haven’t touched than the other way around.

RHYTHM MAGAZINE “The Rhythm Interview”

RHYTHM MAGAZINE “The Rhythm Interview”

Better known as Zigaboo, Joseph Modeliste is synonymous with the sound of New Orleans funky drumming. “I suppose I tell everybody, I think it’s a spiritual thing,” he says about being drawnto the drums.