I grew up reading Roy Burns’ “Concepts” articles in Modern Drummer magazine. They went beyond the actual playing of the drums and investigated these other intangible areas of music and business that most people never spoke of. Come to think of it, I think that I have a binder in my closet full photocopies of every “Concepts” article that appeared in every issue of Modern Drummer that I ever purchased. I assure you that these articles are as relevant today as they were during my formative years.
Here’s a link to a whole bunch of Roy’s articles: Concepts Articles by Roy Burns