Issue 135 out now! Starring Thomas Lang

Thomas Lang
You guys voted the Austrian super drummer as your drummer of the year 2006. Rhythm caught up with Thomas at his new California home to find out why he considers himself 'just a drummer', exactly how hard he worked on his latest DVD project (which you can win a copy of), plus we got some red hot tips from the world's best drummer!

Brann Dailor – Mastodon
With Mastodon's incredible new album, Blood Mountain, firmly stuck to the Rhythm CD player we couldn't resist but speak to the man behind the mayhem.

Steve Gadd and Robin Dimaggio
Steve Gadd has been reunited with Paul Simon for his latest tour, but this time round there's another kit and another face on stage - that of hip-hop savvy Robin Dimaggio. Rhythm headed to Wembley to get the full story behind this double-drumming dream team.

Rodney Holmes
Most famous for his playing on Carlos Sanatana's Supernatural album, Rodney Holmes has actually forged a varied and interesting path through his career, including world stadium tours, years playing the New York Clubs and now, his first solo album, Twelve Months Of October.

Peter May
From stadium tours with the legendary Cliff Richard to laying it down in the West End, Peter May is the man who can!

On the road with... Travis Smith – Trivium
Double bass demon Travis spoke to Rhythm (mid tattoo session) whilst on the band's recent UK tour with Iron Maiden to tell us about his incredible new signature ddrum kit, complete with barbed wire and Confederate flag, and exactly how they plan to dominate the world!

Play Drums!
Expert advice and lessons, top tips and killer play alongs, plus this month learn to play like hugely influential Police sticksman Stewart Copeland.

Recording Drums
You should know how to record your drums perfectly by now, all you need is a studio. This month Pete Riley tells you how to build one!

Win!
Try your luck at winning another Performance Percussion PP300R drum kit, plus some Trueline drum sticks, one of five Thomas Lang DVDs and a stunning Mapex VX Series kit!

RHYTHM CD
Jam-packed with tutorials and two great play along tracks (Free and Bullet For My Valentine).

PLUS!
All the latest news from planet drum and the latest gear tried, tested and rated (including the first review of the Ludwig Stainless Steel Zepset). John Tempesta talks to Rhythm about the classic White Zombie track 'Super Charger Heaven', we introduce Billy Talent and The Neutrinos and catch up with Ryan Hoyle of Collective Soul.

All this and much more in your March issue of Rhythm

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