12 days of Christmas: Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders talks the Olympics, Premier and Zildjian


Playing the Olympics. Headlining Glastonbury. Releasing one of the albums of the year. Things have been pretty sweet for Arctic Monkeys and their drummer Matt Helders in the last year or two.

So when we sat down with Matt for our huge October cover feature interview, we got his take on all that and more. Take a glimpse for yourself at the video above for Matt running us through his Premier/Zildjian rig and check the clip below for his take on playing the London 2012 Games.

For a whole lot more from Matt pick up the October issue of Rhythm, in which you'll find a massive cover feature on the man himself.

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).