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.
John Dolmayan talks with DRUM! about his Kickstarter with These Grey Men.
We ask five drummers what their favorite rudiment is and why.
We asked a handful of drummers what stereotype bothered them the most, and got some interesting answers.
DRUM! sits down and talks with Henry Ruddell, drummer of Leeds band The Eagulls.
Henry McDaniel of Musicians Institute got a gig with Stanley Clarke while still in school.
We talk with Mike Ciprari of SJC Custom Drums.
Periphery drummer Matt Halpern lists five tunes he's been digging on lately in terms of drumming chops.
Tim Alexander gets an unexpected call from Primus main man Les Claypool, offering him his old job back as the band's backbeat.
We ask drummers Steve Brown, Danny Thompson, Michael Miley, Ron Lipnicki, and Jesse Marquardt what their go-tot cymbal patterns are.