2012 has been a great sporting year, and our friends at Rhythm magazine kept us on the edge of our seats with their fiercely contest Drummer's World Cup.
We also rounded-up the very best hi-tech and guitar gear of 2012 and heard from Michael Schenker and Jack Douglas.
Here are MusicRadar's biggest new articles from December 2012â¦
Drummer's World Cup Winner Crowned!
See who's been voted Champion!
The best music tech gear of the year: 2012
DAWs, plug-ins, synths, drum machines, controllers, apps and more
The best guitar gear of the year: 2012
The cream of this year's crop of new products
Michael Schenker picks 10 essential guitar albums
The axe legend names the must-hear discs
Production legend Jack Douglas on 18 career-defining records
Aerosmith, John Lennon, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith and more