We go back to 1968 to celebrate 50 years of pioneering rock drumming to dig into the influences, sound and playing of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham, Deep Purple's Ian Paice, Black Sabbath's Bill Ward, Jimi Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell, Cream's Ginger Baker and more.
Fall Out Boy's Andy Hurley talks 15 years with the pop-punk outfit, and we also have exclusive interviews with Lamb Of God/Burn the Priest's Chris Adler, drummer/percussionist Marilyn Mazur, folk drum hero Dave Mattacks, The Streets' Cassell The Beatmaker and Chic drummer Ralph Rolle.
Win a Trakke Drumroll and signed drumsticks worth £90!
The dapper Drumroll stickbag, designed in collaboration with Scots outdoor luggage specialists Trakke and Frightened Rabbit drummer Grant Hutchison, looks great and it's rugged enough to survive the rigours of the road. We have one of these, plus sticks signed by Grant, to give away in this month's Rhythm!
Our gear review photography is second to none, and among the gorgeous gear captured on page for you this month are the Sonor AQ2 Bop Kit (above), plus lovely new stuff rom Tama, British Drum Company, Evans, Natal and more.
This month's drum tuition includes lessons in 5/4 four-way independence, groove, groove displacement, merengue drumset pattern, creative counting in jazz, using the double paradiddle and more! Plus learn to play The Meters' 'Look-Ka Py Py' and Nothing But Thieves' 'Itch'.