Inside The August 2014 Issue
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Special Touring Issue!
36 Tommy Lee Takes A Bow
As Mötley Crüe embarks on the last tour of its career, the drummer takes stock of a pop-metal institution. What a long, strange trip it’s been.
39 Glen Sobel: Pre-Show/Pre-Tour Prep
Alice Cooper’s powerhouse basher discusses what happens before you hit the stage — from rehearsals to backstage warm-ups.
46 Rich Redmond: The Business Of Touring
Jason Aldean’s veteran drummer shares secrets to getting the most out of your touring dollars.
49 Mark Poiesz: Gear Up For Gigs
Take it from Tyler Farr’s drummer — you don’t want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere without the right supplies.
50 Sean Fuller: How To Stay Healthy On The Bus
Touring with Florida Georgia Line is nothing short of a year-round sprint. Here’s how Fuller keeps up and keeps fit.
56 Chris Johnson: Logistics Of The Road
Time management. Packing. Traveling overseas. Itineraries. Rihanna’s rhythmic ace on surviving (and thriving) during a world tour.
59 Aaron Draper: Getting Along With Bandmates
It’s important to keep a cool head with bandmembers while on tour. Draper knows, backing up both Rihanna and Eminem this year.
60 Devin Webster: Onstage Issues
Things can go wrong — and go very right —in the middle of a show. Here’s how Eminem’s drummer deals with both.
20 Gear Guide: New Hardware For 2014
The latest pedals, stands, mounts, thrones and other kit essentials.
65 Being Sheila E.
The first lady of percussion talks about her role in a hand drum dynasty, working with Prince, and the inspiration behind her new solo album.
71 Minimalist Miking Techniques
The art of getting a big sound with the fewest microphones.
80 Mapex Black Panther Snare Drum Roundup
Nomads, Machetes, RetroSonics, and Phat Bobs — oh, my!
85 Workshop:20 Greatest Open Hi-Hat Moments
Essential hat flavors — and their precise notation — for your trick bag.
33 Brad Wilk
The Black Sabbath pinch-hitter is still raging against the machine.
- Notation Guide
- Single Strokes
- Time Capsule