Inside The December 2010 Issue
December 2010 Mike Byrne Goes From Flipping Burgers To Smashing Pumpkins
28 Mike Byrne From bedroom unknown to bona fide Cherub Rocker, the newly minted Smashing Pumpkin is proof positive that dreams can come true.
40 Jack Irons Pearl Jam. Chilli Peppers. Wigged-out solo albums. Is there anything the Iron Man can't do? At one point, the drummer had his doubts.
51 Guide To Cocktail Kits Put your aqua blazer and break out the martini olives as we sashay through the mad world of junior-sized setups that swing all night long.
61 The Decade in PercussionWe talked to a genre-spanning assortment of percussive gurus to bring you the lowdown on why hand drummers ruled "The Aughts," and why may be in store for the coming decades.
72 Taye Wood Timbales
74 Richie "Gajate" Garcia transfers Middle-Eastern dumbek rhythms to the congas; Taku Hirano breaks down the samba to its shaker and surdo pieces
79 Minimalist Drum-Miking Techniques Amplify your thunder without cluttering your setup
86 New E-Gear ... from Korg, Sonic Reality, and CowPaddy
88 Bosphorus Oracle Cymbals
90 Sleishman Omega Series Kit
98 Rich Redmond keeps the Money Beats rolling in; Billy Martin puts a funky feel on a waltz groove
99 Danny Gottlieb cops Elvin's Latin flow; Terence Higgins discovers the figure-8.
21 Dave King The Bad Plus drummer gives new meaning to the term power trip.
24 Mark "Taco" Annino Brings waves of Miami heat to the freshman outfit Atom Smash.