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Inside The July 2012 Issue

July 2012 Issue of DRUM!

FEATURES

32 Mike Portnoy

Newly independent from the band he helmed for a quarter century, the majestic one — aka Mr. 420 aka The Prince Of Prog — is always two steps ahead of his fans, just the way they like it.

44 Butch Vig

After putting his stamp on the ’90s grunge aesthetic then bashing his way to alt-rock fame, the Garbage man is still making magic with a pair of mikes and four walls.

55 Snare Drum Tune-Up

Forever searching for that elusive snare sound cracking around in your head? These tips will help you play the sounds you long for.

HAND DRUM!

63 Tatsuya Nakatani

The avant-garde percussionist turns a pawn-shop kit into a vehicle for interstellar overdrive.

70 Product Test

Tycoon Cajon Conga

72 Lessons

Taku Hirano employs his thumb for that elusive tambourine roll. Richie Gajate Garcia tests out some odd-time Latinesque beats.

PLUGGED IN

77 12 Ways To Befriend Your Enemy: The Drum Machine

DIALED IN

82 Roland DT-1 Drum Tutor Software

SOUND LAB

84 Taye ParaSonic Kit

Gibraltar Turning Point Hardware

PRACTICE PAD

91 Drum Parts: John Tempesta

The Cult drummer reveals the beat blueprint on “For The Animals” from new release Choice Of Weapon.

99 Lessons

Wally Schnalle works to increase your snare-comping vocabulary. Billy Martin gets clap happy. Matt Byrne drills home the importance of swing.

VIBE

25 Brent Fitz

For Slash’s drummer, it’s hard-rock heaven every single day.

29 Josh Collazo

Swinging fast and loose with Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros

Everything Else

8
Perspective
12
Feedback
14
Notation Guide
16
Single Strokes
22
Showcase
106
Wiretap