There are so many great drummers playing today, it's hard to narrow it down to even just a few of the best. Modern Drummer once mentioned that MAYBE half a dozen of the Earth's inhabitants possess the advanced talents of STYX drummer Todd Sucherman - and they were correct! Todd is truly a master of his instrument, commanding complete control of every rhythmic situation he encounters. Recipient of the 2009 Modern Drummer Readers Poll for #1 Rock Drummer and #1 Educational DVD with his release of Methods & Mechanics he has continued to raise the bar for himself and drummers around the world. Forever the humble gentleman, Sucherman has always appreciated his talents and acknowledges the key to musical longevity is to "play the gig", whether it be a sold out coliseum, or a small night club in which he sets his drums up personally.
Since meeting Todd at the 2008 Modern Drummer Festival we've been fortunate enough to spend some quality time together to gain a better understanding of what makes him tick. Either a sit down chat or just a passing moment, he always takes time to appreciate his fans, something long forgotten by some of today's celebrity icons. A funny, funny guy - Todd spends some time to shoot a quick interview with us before the STYX show in Tampa, FL.