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October issue of Rhythm on sale now

Featuring Simon Phillips
Featuring Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips

After 21 years with Toto, Simon Phillips has entered a new phase in his stellar career with a new solo album and a jack-packed diary. He tells Rhythm how be continues to push his drumming forward no matter what the gig, and gives us tips on everything from drum sounds to dynamics. Plus: Exclusive video lessons and advice from Simon.


Adam Marcello (Katy Perry)

Joe Spurgeon (The Horrors)

Simon Kirke (Bad Company/Free)

Austin Lane (Seven)

Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)

Taylor Hawkins

Luke Johnson (No Devotion)

John Otto (Limp Bizkit)

John Dandeneau (Theory of a Deadman)

Martin Axenrot (Opeth)


Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple drum kit

Paiste PST5 cymbals

Ahead Spinal Glide throne

WHD (opens in new tab) 517-DX e-kit

VK Drums Stainless Steel drum kit

Pearl Sensitone snare drums


Nail the beats to punk classic 'Ever Fallen In Love' by the Buzzcocks, Booker T and the MG's 'Green Onions' and 'Bring It On' by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Plus: On this month's disc, an exclusive Birds of Satan track featuring drumming from Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Stephen Perkins, Matt Cameron, Stewart Copeland and more!


We have one hell of a prize for you this month, you can win a Premier Modern Classic kit worth £2,200!

The October issue of Rhythm is on sale now at all good newsagents, online (opens in new tab) and digitally via Apple Newsstand (opens in new tab) and the Google Play Store.