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This month a modern maestro of drum education graces our front cover – Mike Johnston. Across our huge interview Mike reveals his philosophies of teaching and his vision for the future. Plus we present an exclusive video lesson from Mike.
Once again we have some of the biggest names in drumming sharing tips, wisdom and stories with you.
Josh MacIntyre (above) talks about the importance of groove with fast-rising metallers Marmozets. Bill Stewart gives an insight into the incredibly technicality and boundless creativity that powers his intricate US jazz. Bobby Orr celebrates his 85th birthday, and seven decades as a drum hero. Plus, we go behind Keith Moon's one and only solo album.
The hottest new gear
Our team of experts run the rule over the latest gear as this month we get verdicts on a stunning VK snare, Sakae's Almighty kit, the Spitfire Audio The Grange pack, Sonor's Martini kit and the Project 391 cymbals from Zildjian.
Like the look of that VK snare drum? Well, you can win it in this month's competition!
We have another issue jam-packed full of tuition. In fact, on our disc you'll find a stonking 47 lessons. This month you can learn to play Weather Report classic Birdland, High Flying Birds' hit Ballad of the Mighty I and Van Halen's adrenaline-charged Panama.