January issue of Rhythm on sale now!

This month we find out how Tony Royster jr went from child prodigy to ridiculously in-demand session superstar. The Jay Z drummers tells us all about being a child star, mastering just about every genre known to man, playing for the President and much more.

Plus: Never miss an issue of Rhythm in 2014 thanks to our free Wembley Drum Centre calendar


Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters)
Sterling Campbell (David Bowie)
Don Powell (Slade)
Harry Judd (McFly)
Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots)
Adam Carson (AFI)
Mike Portnoy (Transatlanic)

Plus: Part two of our hybrid drumming feature


Sakae Trilogy drum kit
Alesis DM7X kit
Tiki snare drums
Manuel Rodriguez cajons
Flint Percussion snare drum
Fusion drum cases


Learn how to nail Billy Talent's Viking Death March, David Bowie classic Ziggy Stardust and Pearl Jam's latest single Mind Your Manners. Plus there's all of your favourite regular lessons from Pete Riley, Jason Bowld, Colin Woolway and more.


Win a DW Design kit, DW hardware and Sabian cymbals worth £3,587!

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).