Summer issue of Rhythm on sale 2 August

Joey Castillo

Ten years in Joey Castillo's transformation from punk powerhouse to rock god is complete. The Queens of The Stone Age drummer talks to Rhythm about his punk roots, an ever-evolving drum sound and writing the brand new Queens album in this huge 11-page cover feature. We also take a look around Joey's kit, learn all about his drum heroes and find out about the incredible musical bond he has developed with Josh Homme over the last decade.


Rick Allen on returning from the brink to record Def Leppard's career-defining Hysteria

Randy Schrager talks laying down arena-shaking grooves with Scissor Sisters

Alex Shelnutt lets us in on how pop-punk and metal collide with A Day To Remember

From Zappa to Whitesnakke: Aynsley Dunbar looks back on a remarkable career

PLUS: We talk to Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World), Jon Farriss (INXS), Ash Soan, Neal Wilkinson and more


Natal maple and bubinga drum kits
Highwood Heritage snare drums
Supernova Custom snare drums
Remo Powerstroke Pro bass drum heads
XM T-5SR electronic drum kit
Mapex Falcon bass pedals


Nail a pair of rock classics - Van Halen's 'Jump' and 'I Want It All' by Queen - and indie megatune 'Mr Brightside' by The Killers. There's also our new Pop grooves series with Ash Soan, Jason Bowld's latest double kick lesson and Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam) and Simon Phillips play likes.


Bag yourself a Dixon Artisan snare drum worth more than £450!

You can pick a copy up from all good newsagents or order online at now. You can also find digital versions (compatible with PC, Mac, iPad and more) 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).