After manning the helm of the progressive juggernaut Dream Theater for 25 years, Mike Portnoy puts the past behind and tells Rhythm about fulfilling his musical desires with two very different projects for 2012. We get the inside word on Flying Colors and Adrenaline Mob in this huge cover feature.
Watch a video message from Mike about the issue here.
Chris Johnson on filling stadiums with Rihanna
Big band master Lloyd Ryan talks master classes, tutorials, studio work and er…wrestling
Why we love Rival Sons drummer Michael Miley and why you should too
Craig Blundell tells us how to he became a drumming chameleon
Dillinger Escape Plan's Billy Rymer picks out the songs that mean the most to him
Trivium's Nick Augusto on moving from tech to arena filler
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Alesis DM10X electronic drum kit
EcHo Custom snare drums
Gretsch GS1 drum kit
PP500E electronic drum kit
Toontrack Metal Machine EXZ software
Learn how to play Foo Fighters modern classic 'Bridge Burning', The Cure's 'Jut Like Heaven' and Adele monster hit 'Roilling In The Deep'.
A Dixon Black Widow drum kit plus Invader hardware worth £1,400!