Issue 133 - January 2007

EXCLUSIVE!Guest Editor Mike Portnoy!

EXCLUSIVE!
Guest Editor Mike Portnoy!


Mike talks exclusively to his all-time drum heroes including:

Neil Peart – Rush
Mike and Neil cover everything from the new Rush album and the creative process to practicing, influences and the evolution of his kit and sound.
Lars Ulrich – Metallica
St Anger was a dubiously received album by Metallica fans worldwide, but Lars talks candidly about his views on the album, the highs and lows of being in the world’s biggest metal band, and the progress of the much-anticipated new album.
Nick Mason - Pink Floyd
In a Rhythm exclusive, Mike Portnoy gets the lowdown about Syd Barrett, plus Mr Mason sheds some light on Dark Side Of The Moon and uncovers the truth behind The Wall.
Bill Bruford
With the unique distinction of having played with three of the ‘big five’ of prog, Bill Bruford has influenced hundreds of drummers, including Mike Portnoy. They got together in Manhatten to discuss Yes, King Crimson and odd time.
Jason Bittner
To turn the tables a little we got the Shadows Fall sticksman to grill your Dep Ed about all things Dream Theater, including that monster DVD.
UP FRONT
The latest news from planet drum, interviews with Jose Pasillas, Fei Comodo and These Arms Are Snakes, book, DVD and live reviews, the hottest new drum products and much, much more...

HELP!
Math Priest's advice for up-and-coming drummers. Plus your demos reviewed.

CLASSIC TRACK
Dream Theater, 'Panic Attck'

LIVE!
What's on, when and where

WIN!
Win a bundle of Mike Portnoy Tams, Sabian and Pro-Mark signature gear worth £980 and a Performance Percussion Kit worth £319.
Play Drums
Techniques, expert advice, play alongs, top tips and more...

Learn to Play
Nine Inch Nails – 'The Collector'
Joe Satriani – 'The Extremist'

Drum Pioneers
Adam Bushell on Zigaboo Modeliste

Recording Drums
Processing recorded sounds with Pete Riley
Gear Reviews
Yamaha Tour Custom Kit
Sonor SQ2 Drum Kit
Pearl Sensitone Snare Drums
Tuner Fish Lug Locks
Plus much, much more...

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