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Inside The December 2013 Issue

December 2013 Issue of DRUM!

COVER STORY

30 Nathan Followill

How Kings Of Leon’s bespectacled backbeat got his groove back.

FEATURES

40 James Cassells

Growing pains behind him, the hammer of Asking Alexandria puts the pedal to the metal and his nose to the grindstone.

50 Pancake Drums

Once upon a time, the snare world was flat.

HAND DRUM!

79 Yousif Sheronick

Combining world rhythms and classical training, the multi-instrumental percussionist puts his stamp on the experimental music scene.

86 Complete Percussion Company Directory

88 Product Round-Up

The latest from Toca, SKB, and Out Of The Drawer

91 Lessons

Peg-drum tuning primer from Glen Caruba.

PLUGGED IN

93 Electronic Drum Sets Under $500

SOUNDLAB

105 Ancient Tree “The Architect” Snare Drum

109 Trick Hardware: Predator Hi-Hat Stand, Pro 1-V Chain Pedal, Laser Triggering System, and more

WORKSHOP

113 How To Drum In The Moment

PRACTICE PAD

118 Danny Gottlieb on ending fills in odd times. Matt Byrne’s exercises for equalizing double-kick strokes. Three-limb comping with Wally Schnalle. Chad Smith shows the way to perfect triplets.

VIBE

27 Adam Carson

The AFI drummer’s beats are massive. On Burials, they’re massive-er.

Everything Else

12
Perspective
16
Feedback
17
Notation Guide
18
Single Strokes
24
Showcase
125
Picks
132
Time Capsule