Issue 132 - December 2006


Jason Bonham

Jason talks exclusively about his father's legend & finding his own identity.


John Tempesta


Mark Schulman

Jamie Little

Liam Bradley


The latest news from planet drum, interviews with Chad Channing, The Long Blondes and Shadow Aspect, book, DVD and live reviews, the hottest new drum products and much, much more...


Math Priest's advice for up-and-coming drummers. Plus your demos reviewed.


Manic Street Prechers, 'A Design For Life'


What's on, when and where


Win a performance percussion kit worth £299, Marrell hi-hat toppers and Bigfoot Kickbeaters, stick holder packs and a Gretsch, Sabian and Gibraltar setup worth £3,000. Phew!

Play Drums

Techniques, expert advice, play alongs, top tips and more...

Learn to Play

Manic Street Preachers - 'A Design For Life'

Switchfoot - 'Redemption'

Getting started

Jazz Turnarounds

Metal Essentials

Reflex-building Exercises

Drum Pioneers

Adam Bushell on Mitch Mitchell

Technical Difficulties

Phrasing With Brushes

Drum Break

Codal concepts II

Peter Erskine

Rhythm Of Life

Recording Drums

EQ and Reverb with Pete Riley

Gear Reviews

Pacific MXR Drum Kit

Tama Chrome Iron Cobra Pedals

Cannon Adder Drum Kit

Toca Elite Series Percussion

Premier Cabria XPK Drum Kit

Remo World Percussion

On the CD

Exclusive track!

Will Calhoun 'Afro Blue'

Plus much, much more...

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Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.