August issue of Rhythm out now

This month we pay tribute to the superstars of big band. With input from modern day heroes Pete Cater and Ralph Salmins, we celebrate the work of Buddy Rich, Chick Webb, Gene Krupa Louie Bellson and more. As if that wasn't enough, we then talk to session king Karl Brazil about stepping outside of his comfort zone and into the big band world with Robbie Williams' latest swing record and arena tour.


David Lovering (Pixies)
Karnviool's Steve Judd on the dos and don'ts of odd time
Echo and the Bunnymen's Pete De Freitas remembered
Sheel Dave (Bad Rabbits)
Chris Slade (AC/DC, The Firm, Tom Jones)


Tama Starclassic kit
GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Music
Echo Custom Drums snare drums
Gretsch Gold series snare drum
Paiste PST7 cymbals


Master Black Sabbath classic The Wizard, The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen and Royal Blood's rabble rousing Come On Over. Plus we have all of your favourite lessons from Adam Bushell, Colin Woolway, Pete Riley, Gareth Dylan Smith, Erik Stams and Jason Bowld.


Bag yourself a scholarship at the BCME worth £5,000!

All this and more in the Summer issue of Rhythm available now from all good newsagents, online or digitally at the Google Play Store or from Apple Newsstand. Get yourself a copy from Apple Newsstand and enjoy all of our tuition content plus bonus videos, image galleries and other content.

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).