Robyn Flans


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Columnist, Journalist
Company Name
Modern Drummer

Music journalist Robyn Flans has been an effective and passionate promoter of drummers ever since she heard the Beatles (and Ringo in particular) growing up. She took her skills to Modern Drummer magazine for which she wrote for over 40 years. Along the way she had some wonderful career highlights including interviewing Ringo and becoming close friends with Jeff Porcaro, a studio drummer best known for his gig with the band Toto. She wrote a book about Jeff called It's About Time, Jeff Porcaro The Man and His Music (2020) and continues to promote well-known drummers as well as those under the radar. Robyn has also been a strong supporter of the NAMM Oral History program, providing suggestions, background information and contact with those she recommends be interviewed.