Inside The August 2012 Issue
33 Drummies Winners Announced
It’s that time again. You voted on everything from Drummer Of The Year to the Drumming Web Site Of The Year. Here are the results.
40 Nicko McBrain
Most influential drummer in the history of British metal? How about top three in heavy-metal period? All we know is Boomer is back.
56 Vinnie Paul
After two albums of trying to be someone else, the Hellyeah drummer is back to doing what he does best.
69 Top 10 Drum Innovations (And Then Some)
Amazing how the smallest tweaks to our equipment can mean the difference between frustration and drummer bliss.
77 Snapshot: West Africa
A tour through the mysterious world of West African drumming culture.
84 Product Roundup
New Gear from Tycoon, Grover Pro, and LP
Richie Garcia strengthens independence via ancient bata rhythms. Glen Caruba tweaks a tumbao with tambourine.
89 Live Tracking In A Cut-And-Paste World
Recording live is a dying art. Here’s how to keep it alive.
96 Dialed In
New gear from Alesis, Sonic Reality, and RAF Systems
99 Gretsch Brooklyn Kit
100 DW Nickel Over Brass Snare Drum
105 Drum Parts: Christopher Guanlao
A note-by-note breakdown of Silversun Pickups’ single “Out Of Breath” from Neck Of The Woods.
By David Weiss
Wally Schnalle adds to the conversation between hats and ride. Terence Higgins takes the flam way beyond the snare.
25 Allen Blickle
Baroness’ basher is a dance-music fiend hiding inside a doom-metal body.
29 J.D. Blair
For the style chameleon behind acts as disparate as Shania Twain and Victor Wooten, you either got it or you don’t.
- Notation Guide
- Single Strokes