February issue of Rhythm on sale now

Featuring Classic Drum sounds
Featuring Classic Drum sounds

This month we pay tribute to some of the finest drum sounds ever recorded - and show you how to recreate them!

We're talking 'Give It Away', 'No One Knows', 'When The Levee Breaks', 'Rosanna' and more. Not only do we unpick the sound of each of the ten tracks featured (with the help of interviews with the artists and producers that recorded the originals!), we also show you how to achieve the sound for yourself in the studio, the gear you'll need, the environment you should record in, how to mix your drums and much more. Fire up the Rhythm disc (or check out the digital edition) and you'll find video and audio demonstrating the results of our sessions. Now there's no excuse not to sound like your heroes the next time you hit the studio.


Sheila E
Clem Burke (Blondie)
Billy Rymer (Dillinger Escape Plan)
Sean Moore (Manic Street Preachers)
Mike Mangini (Dream Theater)

Plus: The latest part of our hybrid drumming series


Odery Custom drum kit
Worldmax snare drums
Steven Slate software pack
Meinl Byzance cymbas
Nord Drum II
Tek Tuner


Learn how to play Billy Joel's 'Uptown Girl', 'Stand!' by Sly and the Family Stone and Smashing Pumpkins' 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings.' Plus there's all of your favourite regular lessons from Pete Riley, Jason Bowld, Colin Woolway and more.


Win a set of Audio Technica drum mics!

All this and more in the February issue of Rhythm available now from all good newsagents, online or digitally at the Google Play Store or Apple Newsstand from 14 February. 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).