I also consider Scott Travis to be a Metal pioneer! His work w/ Judas Priest & Racer X are MORE than noteworthy! It is a shame that he isn’t published in the drumming periodicals more often, but as Andy aforementioned, it isn’t for a lack of trying! The other day I thumbed through my collection of 12 years worth of “DRUM!” back issues & found a feature article on Travis. It’s in the June/July 2004 issue! His feature is part of an OzzFest Drummers over-all feature that also includes Mike Bordin & Dave Lombardo. It’s a great interview w/ Travis complete w/ a drum diagram of his Tama/Paiste kit! Check it out if you can!
Andy, I loved the Feb 2012 issue. All of the cymbal info I have in various drumming periodicals & catalogs, but if I were to gather the ones that have the info all together, I’d have over a dozen magazines & catalogs! To have all of the information regarding cymbals culled into ONE spectacular issue is absolutley amazing! Thank you for that! & the pull-out poster of all of the “DRUM!” covers from the 1st issue to the 12/2011 issue was really cool! 20+ years of an amazing publication about drummers, by drummers, & for drummers! What more could we drummers ask for ? I’ve said many, many times that, for me, “DRUM!” isn’t a monthly magazine—it’s a continuing encyclopedic book about drumming/percussion, drummers, & percussionists! This is why it’s so very important to me to keep every issue! I cannot tell you hao many times I’ve needed (or just wanted) to review a past artist feature, a past exercise, & a past product review, so that I could refresh my memory on a certain product before deciding to buy! “DRUM!” is an invaluable TOOL for all of us that are fortunate enough to be in our field!
Be well, & Happy New Year to all! Brian Jezuit