Inside The July 2012 Issue
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.
63 Tatsuya Nakatani
The avant-garde percussionist turns a pawn-shop kit into a vehicle for interstellar overdrive.
70 Product Test
Tycoon Cajon Conga
Taku Hirano employs his thumb for that elusive tambourine roll. Richie Gajate Garcia tests out some odd-time Latinesque beats.
77 12 Ways To Befriend Your Enemy: The Drum Machine
82 Roland DT-1 Drum Tutor Software
84 Taye ParaSonic Kit
Gibraltar Turning Point Hardware
91 Drum Parts: John Tempesta
The Cult drummer reveals the beat blueprint on “For The Animals” from new release Choice Of Weapon.
Wally Schnalle works to increase your snare-comping vocabulary. Billy Martin gets clap happy. Matt Byrne drills home the importance of swing.
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
- Notation Guide
- Single Strokes