“Sting says ‘Play your hi-hat instead´. I say ‘F*** off!´” As The Police´s revolutionary sticksman returns to the spotlight with a monster kit and matching confidence, he tells Rhythm about reuniting with Sting and Andy, and why he´s sure glad to be back.
“Before the trial there was nothing left to sell … except my drums!” They defined an era, and some of the most successful bands of today continue to cite them as a major influence - so what exactly shattered The Smiths´ dream? Drummer Mike Joyce walks Rhythm through the band´s past, and reveals why he´s not so miserable now.
The man behind the beats of the biggest band you´ve never heard of, The Dave Matthews Band, on why their gigs are fast becoming the stuff of jazz legend.
As Editors´ epic tunes rain down on this summer´s festivals, drummer Ed tells Rhythm about the trials and tribulations of life on the road, and the recording of the band´s new album An End Has a Start.
Velvet Revolver´s second album, Libertad, cements their status as the supergroup who are flying the flag for leather-clad, writhing rock´n´roll. Rhythm catches up with drummer Matt Sorum to get the lowdown on the recording of the album, track by track.
On the eve of the release of the Foos´ forthcoming album, Echoes. Silence, Patience and Grace, Rhythm is invited to an exclusive advanced playback and gives you a heads-up on Taylor and team´s most confident release yet. Hang on to your (hi) hats.
Rhythm introduces LA´s hottest exports, whose debut album, Carnavas, is setting the indie scene alight and has already seen them tagged as the ‘New Smashing Pumpkins´. Drummer Chris Guanlao tells Rhythm why being the best of friends means they can rock out that much harder.
This month Travis Barker and his military-style licks march into the Rhythm spotlight.
Jason Bittner´s Meinl set-up - yes, the very cymbals that the Shadows Fall drum guru pounded at this year´s Download Festival are up for grabs!
Jam-packed with tutorials, reader demos, two great playalong tracks (Arctic Monkeys´ ‘Brianstorm´ and Guns N´ Roses‘ ‘Paradise City´), and more!
The latest gear tried, tested and rated…
FIRST REVIEWS of Dixon´s Artisan Select kit and PDP´s SX Acrylic snare drums
Ludwig Fab4 Accent Series drum set
ddrum´s Acoustic Pro triggers
Tama Iron Cobra pedal
Meinl´s Byzance Jazz cymbals
All this and much more in your September issue of Rhythm, out 3 September!
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