Inside The April 2014 Issue
36 Chad Sexton
The 311 chronometer’s ragga-metal pulse has more feel than ever. Sexton’s inner drum-corps geek still keeps an eye on things, though.
31 2014 Drummies! Gear Award Winners
Our readers pick the best gear from the past year. Oh dear!
44 15 Reasons To Love Ringo
The heartbeat of The Beatles never ceases to amaze. Here’s why.
52 Sean Reinert
The polyrhythmic crusher behind Cynic set the bar high at the start of his career. Only now are his fans finally catching up with him.
73 The Early Sound Of Drum Machines
A conversation with obsessive collector Joe Mansfield reveals gear lust on a different level.
63 Everett Bradley
Life is good on E Street, but The Boss’ percussive ace still has to bring his A game every night.
69 Product Test
LP Jingle Toys
Glen Caruba takes frame drums beyond finger taps.
Chad Smith on the evolution of a beat from Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Six-note patterns open up fill ideas and more for Wally Schnalle. The tools for rock solid grooves from Matt Byrne.
78 Sonor Martini Kit
80 Aquarian Modern Vintage II and Deep Vintage Heads
23 François Comtois
Young The Giant might be softies but the drummer gives their songs an edge.
27 Brian Nevin
The drummer for Big Head Todd got a bigger sound after letting go of his jazz obsession — though it still haunts him on occasion.
- Notation Guide
- Single Strokes
- Meet Your Maker
- Time Capsule