Hi ‘per-rock’. I’ll address your questions as you posted…& good questions, they are-especially if you’re not all that familiar w/ the month-to-month formatting of “DRUM!” Magazine!
The front cover page & magazine are usually the same size. That brings me to the 2nd question! This month’s issue is our annual “Wish Book” issue, which is a 2-sided issue-the 1st half being the regular monthly “DRUM!” that we’ve all grown to know & love. The 2nd half is the annual “Wish Book” section, which is a catalog of new gear that has been recently released, in time for the Christmas Holiday, that we all drool over! This is a yearly treat that “DRUM!” gives to our readers as a little extra! I’ve always loved it. Actually, when my issue arrived today I commented to my Brother as to how quickly this year has passed. I told him that LAST year’s Dec issue had Matt Cameron on the front cover & a DW Performance Kit on the “Wish Book” (back) cover!
I hope that I’ve asnwered your questions to your satisfaction! Please feel free to post any & all questions that you may have in the future!
Be well & Happy Holidays!