September issue of Rhythm on sale now!

Featuring the story of Gretsch
Featuring the story of Gretsch

As iconic drum company Gretsch celebrates its 130th birthday, Rhythm looks back at the history of this truly ground-breaking firm. We celebrate 'That Great Gretsch Sound' and examine its impact on the drumming world in this huge, special feature.


Deantoni Parks (Bosnian Rainbows)
Rob Brian
Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy)
Terry Chimes (The Clash)
Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs)
Ben Johnston (Biffy Clyro)
Steven Grantley (RT-Zed)
Ian Paice (Deep Purple)

Plus: The best of our killer Drum Expo


Ludwig Questlove Breakbeats kit
Tycoon percussion
Ahead bell brass snare drum
Amedia Ahmet Legend cymbals
Echo Drums Apollo II drum kit
Liberty Drums snare drum


Learn how to nail Biffy Clyo rocker Stingin' Belle, Deao Vally's Gonna Make My Own Money and The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. Plus there's lal of your favourite regular lessons from Pete Riley, Jason Bowld, Colin Woolway and more.


Bag yourself a Gretsch Brooklyn drum kit worth a staggering £2,300!

All this and more in the Summer 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).