December issue of Rhythm on sale now!

Featuring a Drum Solos extravaganza!
Featuring a Drum Solos extravaganza!

This month we pay tribute to the art of the drum solo. Geoff Nicholls traces the history of the solo and, with the help of some of the most virtuosic players around, including Steve Smith, Mike Portnoy, Mike Mangini, Joey Jordison, Gavin Harrison, John Blackwell Jr, Arejay Hale and Ian Thomas, celebrates the mighty drum solo.

Plus: Learn how to create your own drum solos with Pete Riley's brand new lesson on the Rhythm disc


Arin Ilejay (Avenged Sevenfold)
Ian Mosley (Marillion)
Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper)
Jimmy Cobb and Ollie Howell
Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots)
Vinnie Paul

Also: Evans heads factory tour and The Musician's Union tells you how you can be a successful muso


DW Design drum kit
DPA microphones
Latin Percission cajons
Roland Bar Trigger
Gear4Music double kick pedal
Crush Drums Acrylic drum kit


Learn how to nail KISS classic Rock and Roll All Nite, Indie Cindy by Pixies and The Jam hit Going Underground. Plus there's all of your favourite regular lessons from Pete Riley, Jason Bowld, Colin Woolway and more.


Win a full set of Evans Level 360 heads

All this and more in the December 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).