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Jacob Velazquez

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David Frangioni

Congrats Jacob for getting two standing ovations on America’s Got Talent #AGT – You inspire all of us!
Learn more about music prodigy Jacob Velazquez who shares his love for the drums with Modern Drummer publisher and mentor David Frangioni.

Jacob Velazquez

& mentor

David Frangioni

Congrats Jacob for getting two standing ovations on America’s Got Talent #AGT – You inspire all of us!
Learn more about music prodigy Jacob Velazquez who shares his love for the drums with Modern Drummer publisher and mentor David Frangioni.

David Frangioni & Modern Drummer at the 2021 Chicago Drum Show

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David Frangioni & Modern Drummer exhibited at the 2021 Chicago Drum Show at the Prairie Events Center, at Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Illinois! This is the 30th Anniversary of the Chicago Drum Show, and after 2020 David was excited to be joining 94+ other drum exhibitors at this iconic drum show.  David hosted an Instagram Live from the show with Kofi Baker, legendary drummer Ginger Baker’s son, Bill Ludwig III, WFLIII endorsee Hayley Cramer from London, Don McCauley (Charlie Watts drum technician and creator of 2022’ New England Drum Show) and Rob Silverman awesome drummer and innovator of Drumology. 

Modern Drummer had their Legends Books - Volume I. Neil Peart - Volume II. Alex Van Halen - Volume III. Chad Smith on display featuring each of their Modern Drummer Cover Stories (Neil Peart an astonishing 9 covers!), an exclusive new interview for the Book (Alex Van Halen & Chad Smith), an evolution of their iconic drum kits, a breakdown of their band’s classic tracks, and much more.

Overall, the show was a great success for Modern Drummer and all who attended.

Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 22: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Nir Z

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Join us this week for part one of the Modern Drummer Podcast as Billy Amendola & David Frangioni talk with one of the worlds most called session drummers, Nir Z. Listen and watch Nir tell us how his journey from being born and raised in Israel and coming to NYC to pursue his career led him to Tennessee where these days he’s become “the guy” on the Nashville studio scene. Nir has played on numerous country and cross-over pop hits with Blake Shelton, and Dan & Shay, to name only two. He recorded in NYC with John Mayer for the promo of Mayer’s debut album and he’s recorded in England with Genesis. We had so much fun and knowledge from Nir to cover that we have to bring you a part 2. Stay tuned for more coming soon. Enjoy part 1. 

Housewarming: David Frangioni

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You may never have heard of David Frangioni, but audiophiles know his work well. The sound designer and publisher of Modern Drummer magazine worked as chief technologist for the band Aerosmith for more than a decade, and even crafted the audio system in Steven Tyler’s car.

Accolades from Frangioni’s career serve as decor throughout his Boca Raton house, but especially in his office, which is lined with dozens of gold and platinum albums and mementos from Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Ozzy Osbourne, and numerous other famous clients.

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Running the World's Most Successful Drumming Magazine with David Frangioni

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David Frangioni is the publisher at Modern Drummer. David has had a long career as a musician, producer, entrepreneur and author. In this episode he shares insight into his work at Modern Drummer, his career and his interesting life story.

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Maná’s Alex González at NAMM 2020

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When Modern Drummer’s March 2020 cover artist, Maná’s Alex González, visited with fans at the Paiste booth during the 2020 NAMM Show, it quickly became one of the most buzzed-about events of the convention. Editor at large Billy Amendola was on hand, and in this video he chats with some of the Alex’s biggest fans, many of whom waited well over an hour to meet their hero and have him sign a copy of his MD cover.

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Thrive: 344: David Frangioni – MODERN DRUMMER

 

David Frangioni is an award-winning veteran of the music industry, with expertise ranging from being a drummer (since the age of 2) and producer, to an artist development and label founder, an audio consultant, producer, technologist, integrator, author and recording engineer.  

He has gone on to work with Aerosmith, the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Phil Collins, Shakira, Pat Metheny, Rascal Flatts, Ozzy Osbourne, and Chick Corea, to name a few.

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DAVID FRANGIONI: HOW TO BUILD A CREATIVE CAREER THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME

David Frangioni began as a drummer for a cover band in his early youth before going on to become an engineer, producer and technologist hired by some of the worlds biggest stars. From changing clothes in the liquor storeroom between gigs as a teenager, to working with some of the greatest musicians we all know and love, David has pretty much seen it all. He joins us to have a discussion about what he’s learned from his career in the arts and how to build one that will stand the test of time.

David’s website can be found at www.DavidJFrangioni.com

David also has two companies, Audio One and All Access IDA, go check them out!

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3DAY MBA: with David Frangioni

"I’d like to welcome David Frangioni, an award-winning veteran of the music industry, with expertise ranging from being a drummer and producer, to an artist development & label founder, audio consultant, music technologist, integrator, author & engineer.

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Boom, Ba-Boom, Crash! Boom, Ba-Boom, Crash!

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Welcome to the July 2019 issue. If you’re into gawking at wild and famous drumkits, then you’re going to enjoy our photo-essay on Crash, the new coffee-table book by drummer, collector, and studio sound technician David Frangioni. In addition to talking to the author about it, we couldn’t resist reprinting a whole host of its photos, as well as a couple that didn’t make the final product.

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Three Sides of the Coin | David Frangioni, Author of CRASH: The World's Greatest Drum Kits

Drummer this show is for you! David Frangioni is a respected pioneer in digital audio and video technology who has written for Rolling Stone, Fortune, and EQ. With David we discuss Peter Criss, Eric Carr, Eric Singer, Stuart Copeland, Clem Burke, Charlie Watts, Alex Van Halen, Butch Vig, Tommy Lee, Nigel Olson.

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Billboard Update: David Frangioni

On May 13, Modern Drummer magazine announced David Frangioni will become its new publisher.

“I can’t wait to steward Modern Drummer into the new era,” said Frangioni in a statement. “I am going to use all my thirty-plus years of experience in a wide selection of music fields so that Modern Drummer can offer the most complete and…well…modern resource for drums, drummers, and drumming!”

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Most Musical Cities, Netflix Quality Audio, And Music Technologist David Frangioni

David Frangioni started his music career as a drummer, but soon became a pioneer in MIDI technology. This lead him into the studio as an engineer and producer for dozens of top artists including The Stones, Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Elton John, Sting, Carl Palmer, Journey, Styx, KISS, Phil Collins, Shakira, Ozzy Osbourne, and more.

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CRASH: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits from Appice to Peart to Van Halen

When someone is going to write a book about an area of non-fiction, you first ought to wonder what their qualifications are. Did they know the people and/or events they were writing about? Did they speak with people directly involved with the subject matter? Or better yet, does this author know what they are talking about?

In the case of David Frangioni -- author of CRASH: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits from Appice to Peart to Van Halen -- he has been the recipient of dozens of gold and platinum albums as technical consultant, engineer, and/or programmer. These award-related credits include work with The Rolling StonesRingo StarrElton JohnStingBryan AdamsJourneyStyxShakiraRascal FlattsOzzy Osbourne, and Cher. Frangioni was the in-house engineer for five of the studio albums by Aerosmith, for whom he also built recording studios and high-end A/V systems.

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