Omar Phillips gets around. As the drummer for Outkast he has lately been on tour with Big Boi and Andre 3000, currently in a career uptake with recent performances at Coachella and other big events. Omar (or “O”) has also lent his talents to tours or records with Curtis Mayfield, Bono, Mary J. Blige, Usher, and Leela James. We interviewed him by email during the recent tour.
Mike Portnoy and Daniel de los Reyes capture top spots in the 2014 Drummies! Awards.
When Cynic broke up, drummer Sean Reinert never dreamed the ripples it created would be felt two decades later. But life in a band is only one of many paths for this adventurous musician.
We talk with Matt Garstka about joining Animals As Leaders and making the band's latest album, The Joy Of Motion.
Even on the cusp of his band's twelfth album release, after 26 years of hard touring, Chad Sexton still doesn't want to think too much about 311.
Chris Guglielmo tells us some of the drummers rocking his world right now.
After his unceremonious departure from The Mars Volta, he tried to get his own band, The Memorials, off the ground. But when that fell apart, Thomas Pridgen became everyone's favorite weirdo.
With a fierce new Nile album, At The Gate Of Sethu, instructional DVD, and wake of melted bass beaters, George Kollias is drumming's leading speed star.
Atom Willard has become the most recent drummer to land in Against Me! Has he finally found a home?
Jack Irons tells us about making Arthur Channel's self-titled debut album, working with The Wallflowers, and his solo project Blue Manatee.