Pick up Rhythm 187 and you'll find…


We get the inside word on success, songwriting and showmanship from rock's newest drum god. Roy Mayorga talks the rise and rise of Stone Sour after a year that's taken the Corey Taylor-led band out of the shadows of Slipknot and into the big league.

Roy shows us there's far more to him than just the hard-hitting, headbanging sticksman, as he lets us in on how he crafted complete tunes with Stone Sour and why he loves getting his producer hat on in the studio.

We also take a look around Roy's kit and get the lowdown on his set-up from his tech. Stone Sour producer Nick Raskulinecz tells us why Roy is one of the finest drummers he's ever worked with. Which isn't bad from a man that's worked with Dave Grohl, Abe Cunningham, Taylor Hawkins, Neil Peart and a heap more…

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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).