Ron Spagnardi and his wife Isabel started the magazine from his basement in 1977 and it quickly grew as one of the only
and best drum magazines on the planet. Ron passed away at the age of 60 in 2003 but his wife Isabel has kept the magazine
going since then. Now a company called LiveXLive has acquired the magazine as of June 2021.
They currently are behind on producing a physical magazine, the last issue I received was the July 2021 issue.
I have email them recently and they have assured me that they are currently trying to "catch up" and should have the missing issues
out to subscribers soon. However, they still have no magazines out on newsstands, and who know when that will happen?
It remains to be seen what the future of Modern Drummer magazine will be....