December issue of Rhythm on sale now

Featuring Brann Dailor
Featuring Brann Dailor

As drummer for Mastodon, Brann Dailor has played thousands of live shows, from tiny, packed-out clubs to huge TV shows and mega festivals.

To complicate matters Dailor doesn't have to worry about keeping the most exciting metal band of the 21st century on track from behind the kit, he's also taking lead vocals on a hefty chunk of the Mastodon cannon. This month we pick his brain on playing live as he shares key tips and stories on how to put on a great show from behind the kit.


Daru Jones (Jack White)

Matt Garstka (Animals As Leaders)

Omar Hakim and Mino Cinelu (Kate Bush)

Cherisse Osei (Bryan Ferry/Paloma Faith)

Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds)

Evan Jenkins

Jojo Mayer

Matt Starr


Pearl Masters BCX drum kit

Premier Modern Classic snare drums

Remo Silent Stroke drum heads

Roland NE-10 Noise Eaters

Yamaha Stage Custom drum kit

SE Electronics drum microphone


Learn how to play Iron Maiden classic 'Run To The Hills', Faith No More's 'From Out Of Nowhere' and 'Don't You Forget About Me' by Simple Minds. Plus there's all of your favourite lessons from Pete Riley, Colin Woolway, Jason Bowld, Mike Sturgis, Kyle Cullen and Erik Stams, and our brand new tutor Pat Garvey.

The December issue of Rhythm is available now in all good newsagents, online and digitally on the Google Play store and Apple Newsstand.

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).