Inside The August 2012 Issue

August 2012 Issue of DRUM!

FEATURES

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.

HAND DRUM!

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

86 Lessons

Richie Garcia strengthens independence via ancient bata rhythms. Glen Caruba tweaks a tumbao with tambourine.

PLUGGED IN

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

SOUND LAB

99 Gretsch Brooklyn Kit

100 DW Nickel Over Brass Snare Drum

PRACTICE PAD

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

109 Lessons

Wally Schnalle adds to the conversation between hats and ride. Terence Higgins takes the flam way beyond the snare.

VIBE

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.

EVERYTHING ELSE

8
Perspective
12
Feedback
16
Notation Guide
18
Single Strokes
22
Showcase
111
Picks
120
Wiretap

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