Inside The February 2015 Issue

February 2015 Issue of DRUM!

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Cover Story

32 Matt Halpern

The humble hero of the djent set outlines his personal survival guide for drummers to thrive in 2015.

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VIBE

25 Philip “Fish” Fisher

Raised on Fishbone.

29 David Flores

Confounding with MoeTar.

FEATURES

42 Brian Blade

How the church and New Orleans made his drumming indescribable and irreplaceable.

51 13 Geniuses Who Invented The Drum Set

We’d still be playing field drums without them.

61 Prog Drummer Roundup

StOrk, Spock’s Beard, Trioscapes, Empress AD, Opeth, _e Pineapple _ief, Enchant, and Knifeworld.

HAND DRUM

75 20 Essential Timbale Albums

Listen and learn. BY GLEN CARUBA.

PLUGGED IN

85 7 Things To Never Do With Your E-Kit

Unless you love explosion s

SOUNDLAB

82 Tycoon 30th Anniversary Conga Product Test

90 Sakae Trilogy Series Kit

94 DW MDD Direct Drive Pedals

PRACTICE PAD

103 Lessons Gil Sharone shares a Lloyd Knibb hat trick, Matt Byrne drills double-bass triplets, Glen Sobel conjures a storm of quads, Wally Schnalle modulates tempos, and Aaron Comess ghosts a groove.

SINGLE STROKES

16 John Densmore

Keeping the Doors swinging.

16 We ask if you ever step away from the kit.

17 Drum Care

How to make your snares sing.

19 Tax Tips For Drummers

22 New Blood

23 Moment In History

Shine a spotlight on the pad.

EVERYTHING ELSE

8 Perspective

13 Feedback

14 Notation Guide

113 Meet Your Maker

114 Time Capsule

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