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Todd Sucherman - Thomas Pridgen - Bill Stewart - Dafnis Prieto - Derek Roddy - Gavin Harrison Simon Phillips - Ndugu Chancler - Billy Ward - Will Calhoun

Featuring amazing performances and illuminating interviews from eleven of today’s greatest drum artists, the 2008 Modern Drummer Festival™ is much more than merely the highlights of the most prestigious, longest-running, largest live drumming event in the world.

The deluxe Modern Drummer Festival 2008 DVD package is also an incredible educational resource that provides in-depth insights and exclusive instruction (including a printable, 28-page eBook) from one of the most musical and musically diverse groups of drummers in the Festival’s 20-year history.

Two full Interview DVDs are an integral part of the complete MD08 package that allow the artists to augment their on-stage performances with back-stage explanations and demonstrations of their concepts, backgrounds, influences, techniques, interpretations and compositions.

Included are inspiring conversations with each drummer as well as unprecedented drummer-to-drummer interviews, such as Simon Phillips-Gavin Harrison, Ndugu Chancler-Will Calhoun and Todd Sucherman-Derek Roddy, plus on-screen graphics that link the lessons to specific PDF files with notated patterns and exercises in the eBook.

Whether viewed before or after the performance discs, the interviews bring new levels of education and value to the entertainment and excitement of the program.

Of course, MD08 also contains extensive, multi-camera coverage of the spectacular drumming that has made the Modern Drummer Festival a must-see event for drummers around the world. While some players offer solo performances, others play with pre-recorded tracks or live bands during their Festival segment.

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What Todd has done here is just brilliant. You get over 5 hours over the 2 DVD set, giving you just about every bit of knowledge that every drummer should know. It feels like you’re being taught by an old friend, and he keeps it fun and interesting the whole way through. He teaches you about all different types of drumming, from Rock to Jazz, to Salsa - he literally covers everything. There are great camera angles in use too, so you see ALL that is going on. There’s a whole bunch of extra’s too. To me - this DVD is pretty much the drumming bible. If you need to know it - it’s in this DVD
- Phil Parrott


Todd Sucherman brings the knowledge of thousands of gigs, shows and recording sessions along with over three decades as a professional drummer to this useful and unique DVD package.

Astonishing technique, power and musicality explode from the various musical and solo performances throughout this presentation.

Working with artists over a myriad of genres diverse as Styx, Brian Wilson, Spinal Tap, Eric Marienthal, Peter Cetera, John Wetton, Steve Cole, The Falling Wallendas and countless more, there's a wealth of knowledge imparted that goes way beyond just the technical aspects of drumming.

Filmed in 16X9 in High Definition at a stunning location this DVD features music from Styx, Taylor Mills and Jerry Goodman and contains various solos and playing examples in an array of styles as well as technical lessons to enhance your rhythmic and musical vocabulary.