We celebrate the life and drumming of jazz and big band legend Buddy Rich, with the help of big- name drummers including Neil Peart, Bill Ward, Stewart Copeland, Jimmy Chamberlin, Steve Smith, Mark Guiliana, Travis Barker and more, who tell us why they think Buddy was the greatest.
In this month's Rhythm we meet exciting young metal drumming talent Max Portnoy (son of Mike), and talk to Justin Nace about his live gig with Pvris. Jason Bittner tells us about his new gig with thrash metallers Overkill.
Win a set of UFIP cymbals worth £829. These beautiful FX cymbals include the mini China-style 12" Samba splash, sweet sounding 20" Flat ride, extensively hammered 18" Blast crash and quirky Ximbao FX, a unique instrument that started life as a 16" cymbal before being cut into a pizza slice shape and peppered with rivets and washers. More details on how you can win these metals in this month's Rhythm!
As always this month we bring you expert hands-on reviews of the latest drum gear including the gorgeous new Purpleheart drum kit from DW, new snares from Natal, Mapex and Sonor as well as new products from Toontrack and Stagg.
Learn to play ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ by AC/DC, and Soundgarden’s ‘Fresh Tendrils’, featuring the playing of Phil Rudd and Matt Cameron respectively. This month's drum tuition includes lessons on hi-hat stepping, starting on the offbeat, four-way coordination and more, plus advice on gigging and touring.