Inside The June 2014 Issue

June 2014 Issue of DRUM!

COVER FEATURE

40 Eric Hernandez

From tiki lounges to arresting perps, Bruno Mars’ drummer took a long strange trip to reunite with his first love.

FEATURES

20 2014 Cymbal Guide

New lines, looks, and trends for the bronze of your dreams.

52 Morgan Rose

Lowering the volume was the whole point of Sevendust’s first real acoustic record. It’s harder than it sounds.

HAND DRUM!

65 Derrick “D*Loc” Walker

He might be rolling with Robin Thicke these days, but the versatile percussionist was instrumental in the early days of hip-hop.

70 Lessons

Richie Garcia doubles the percussive effect. Taku Hirano speeds it up.

PLUGGED IN

73 Software Beat Roundup

Compare and contrast these bits and bytes that make beats.

SOUNDLAB

81 Yamaha Absolute Maple Hybrid Drum Kit

DRUM PARTS

87 Mike Portnoy

A beat-by-beat breakdown of “Vertigod” from Bigelf’s Into The Maelstrom.

VIBE

31 Stix Zadinia

Steel Panther are the kings of mock rock, but the drummer’s no joke.

35 Elaine Bradley

Fresh beats are the only therapy the Neon Trees drummer needs.

EVERYTHING ELSE

8
Perspective
13
Feedback
14
Notation Guide
16
Single Strokes
98
Time Capsule

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