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 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 and digitally via Apple Newsstand and the Google Play Store.