July issue of Rhythm on sale 6 June

After far too long away from the cover of Rhythm, the man regarded by many as the world's greatest session drummer is back. We delve into Vinnie's astonishing career with Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck and more, and he talks about being back behind the kit and on the road with Sting. Plus we get a world exclusive first look at his brand new set-up and the session superstar talks us through his switch to Ludwig and Paiste.


Attention class, Tower of Power's David Garibaldi gives his funk masterclass

Kenney Jones looks back on a phenomenal career with the Small Faces and the Who

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Mauro Refosco discusses his stadium-sized percussion gig

Make money playing drums! James Hester tells you how…

PLUS: Our tribute to the late, great Levon Helm


Roland TD-30KX electronic kit
Sabian Player's Choice cymbals
Echo-Flint snare drums
Meinl Artisan cajons
Remo Ambassador X14 head
Gretsch Catalina Maple drum kit


Inspired by Sabbath's slot at this summer's Download? Then learn their classic 'War Pigs'. We also have LostProphets hit 'It's Not The End of The World (But I Can See It From Here)' and latter-day Chili Peppers cut 'Look Around'. We also help you get to grips with studio drumming, metric shifts, three-note linear stickings, broken doubles and more.


Get your hands on a Silverstone drum throne.

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

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).