5 things you can learn in this month's Rhythm



The brand new issue of Rhythm is out now and it's packed full of features, lessons, reviews and a ton more. In fact, there's so much that to help get you started we've put together a list of five things you can learn from the issue.

The tricks of the trade from production ace Butch Vig

Butch tells all on recording Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Green Day and more in our massive cover feature. He also talks the return of Garbage, discovering what makes star drummers tick and how he rigs up kits in his studio.

The real Guns N' Roses story from Steven Adler and Matt Sorum

GN'R's signature sticksmen lift the lid on the band's explosive story. From early success to global megastardom, via sackings and poodle-permed drum solos, it's all here.

Ginger Baker's thoughts on Buddy, Gary Moore, being broke and Kelly Rowland!

Speaking of explosive, this interview is absolute dynamite! Ginger tells us why he's still playing at 72, how he fell out with Buddy Rich and why he thinks it'd have been easier if he'd died.

How to nail Deftones face-shredder 'Rocket Skates'. Goo Goo Dolls hit 'Iris' and Arctic Monkeys newbie 'R U Mine?'

Plus get to grips with spicy 16ths, broken doubles, advanced ghosting and more.

Our verdict on new gear from Spaun, Tama, Yamaha, Zildjian, Alesis and more!

We also run the rule over the latest CDs. DVDs and books.

For a full rundown of what you can find in our June issue head here.

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).