May issue of Rhythm on sale now



The ultimate session playing guide

We've sat down with some of the biggest names in drums and found out just what it takes to be a session legend. We talk to the drummers of Take That, Amy Winehouse, Paul McCartney, Cee Lo Green, Robbie Williams and many, many more as we get the ultimate session playing guide.

Across this huge cover feature you'll learn all about life on the road, the tricks of the studio, networking, endorsement deals and a whole lot more.


JOE MORELLO - We pay tribute to the late drum legend
Session hero CLEM CATTINI looks back on his hit-filled career
BRANT BJORK on the return of Kyuss
CHRIS PENNIE recalls the making of a metal masteripiece

And more


Pearl E-Pro Live acoustic/electronic drum kit
DW Performance drum kit
Meinl Classics Custom cymbals
PDP Mainstage drum kit
Toca Freestyle djembes
Tycoon acrylic cajon
Slingerland Satin Flame Pearl drum kit


Learn how to play tracks by Everything Everything, Black Sabbath and Little Feat with this month's Rhythm CD.

Also take a guest lesson from Steve Smith, work on your double kick chops with Jason Bowld and learn how to play like Nathan Followill and Alphonse Mouzon.


Win yourself Dixon Rosewood snare drum worth £440

You can pick a copy up from all good newsagents or order online at

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).