2012 has been a great sporting year, and our friends at Rhythm magazine kept us on the edge of our seats with their fiercely contest Drummer's World Cup.
We also rounded-up the very best hi-tech and guitar gear of 2012 and heard from Michael Schenker and Jack Douglas.
Here are MusicRadar's biggest new articles from December 2012…
Drummer's World Cup Winner Crowned!
See who's been voted Champion!
The best music tech gear of the year: 2012
DAWs, plug-ins, synths, drum machines, controllers, apps and more
The best guitar gear of the year: 2012
The cream of this year's crop of new products
Michael Schenker picks 10 essential guitar albums
The axe legend names the must-hear discs
Production legend Jack Douglas on 18 career-defining records
Aerosmith, John Lennon, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith and more