April issue of Rhythm on sale now

Mike Portnoy

After manning the helm of the progressive juggernaut Dream Theater for 25 years, Mike Portnoy puts the past behind and tells Rhythm about fulfilling his musical desires with two very different projects for 2012. We get the inside word on Flying Colors and Adrenaline Mob in this huge cover feature.

Watch a video message from Mike about the issue here.


Chris Johnson on filling stadiums with Rihanna

Big band master Lloyd Ryan talks master classes, tutorials, studio work and er…wrestling

Why we love Rival Sons drummer Michael Miley and why you should too

Craig Blundell tells us how to he became a drumming chameleon

Dillinger Escape Plan's Billy Rymer picks out the songs that mean the most to him

Trivium's Nick Augusto on moving from tech to arena filler


Mapex Retrosonic drum kit
Alesis DM10X electronic drum kit
EcHo Custom snare drums
Gretsch GS1 drum kit
PP500E electronic drum kit
Toontrack Metal Machine EXZ software


Learn how to play Foo Fighters modern classic 'Bridge Burning', The Cure's 'Jut Like Heaven' and Adele monster hit 'Roilling In The Deep'.


A Dixon Black Widow drum kit plus Invader hardware worth £1,400!

You'll find all this and more in the brand new issue of Rhythm, on sale in all good newsagents, online and on Apple Newsstand now.

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).