Five 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 heap 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...

Why funk drummers just can't help but get you moving
Zigaboo Modeliste, Stanton Moore and Clyde Stubblefield help guide us through the history of funk, telling us all about the genre that demands movement and a whole load of feel. We also give you a runthrough of funk in just about all of it's many, many guises - from New Orleans to rock and many more in between.

How John Bonham and Bill Harvey created a drum classic
30 years on from the Led Zep man's tragic death, Bill Harvey casts his mind back over some of his favourite memories of Bonzo. Bill recalls his first meeting with the drum legend to how the pair came up a truly iconic solo.

What we think of the latest CDs, DVDs and books
We've got efforts from Bon Jovi, My Chemical Romance, Gavin Harrison, Mike Portnoy and more all reviewed and rated.

How Deftones tackled personal tragedy head-on to record the album of their lives
Abe Cunningham tells us how Deftones returned from the brink to deliver the stunning Diamond Eyes. Abe looks back at how the record came together, what he went for in the studio and what lies ahead. We also have a nose around his kit and track down his tech to get the inside word on Abe's gear of choice.

How to play tracks by Jimmy Eat World, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Roots
This month's Rhythm CD is packed full of star-laden tracks. Get your funk (rock) on with Chad Smith as Pete Riley talks you through 'Aeroplane', get your head around ?uestlove's stripped back funk on The Root's 'Seed (2.0)' and finally, enjoy a nice change of pace with the modern punk classic 'The Middle' by Jimmy Eat World.

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).