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Pick up Rhythm 194 and you'll find…


On the back of a monstrously successful two years with Biffy Clyro, we talk to drummer Ben Johnston about the rise and rise of the Scot rock sensations. Ben tells us all about his battle with bad technique, slipping mind-bending time signatures into hit singles and how he's befriending his drum heroes.


Brian Tichy talks bagging gigs with his rock heroes - from Billy Idol to Whitesnake

Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks reflects on a career at the top

John Fred Young tells us all about the new Black Stone Cherry album, Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Paul Bonney on powering the world's biggest tribute band - the Australian Pink Floyd

Steel Panther's Stix Zadinia talks Copeland, Bonham and Lady Gaga

Rick McMurray recalls the making of an Ash classic

ALSO: We pay tribute to the late, great Eric Delaney


Yamaha DTX700k Electronic Drum Kit
Sabian Omni and Holy China Cymbals
Animal Custom Drums Elite Drum Kit
Ahead Armor Drum Cases
Softamats Anti-Slip Mats
WHDDD516-Pro Electronic Drum Kit


Learn how to play Mastodon mind-melter 'Oblivion, funk classic 'What Is Hip?' by Tower Of Power and 'Debaser' by the Pixies.


Find out how you can bag yourself a Roland Octopad SPD-30 worth £665

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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).