Inside The December 2015 Issue

December 2015 Issue of DRUM!


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32 Terri Lyne Carrington

We study the minutiae of the former child prodigy's latest woman-powered solo release, The Mosaic Project: Love And Soul, to discover a softer, gentler side of a drumming legend.

Single Strokes

14 How I Got The Gig

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons gives Melanie DiLorenzo the surprise of a lifetime.

14 What's Your Drumming IQ?

Match drummers to bands from the city by the bay without getting wet.

15 Page Turners

Scuttlebutt from drummer tell- alls by Bill Kreutzmann, Rick Buckler, and Dennis Bryon.

16 New Blood

17 POV

David Garibaldi, Pete Ray Biggin, Jason Costa, Zoro, and Jano Rix on the ultimate groove.

18 Pump It Up

Try interval training to prepare for short onstage bursts of energy.

18 Drum Care

Muffling your drums is a very personal decision, but when you do, here's how.

20 Legal Beat

Last time we looked at two very different plagiarism cases. This time we explain what went wrong in one, and right in the other.


23 Jean-Paul Gaster

"Blues" may not be the first word to come to mind when you think about Clutch, unless you're Gaster.

27 Elijah Wood

What did you do when you were 19? I bet you didn't play in stadiums, like Wood does with Shania Twain.


42 Jeff Friedl

Life is good for one of the first-call subs on L.A.'s alternative scene, but man, does it keep Friedl busy. Up next? Puscifer.

51 Holiday Wish Book

Still dropping hints about the gear you want this holiday season? Just leave this section flopped open on the table.

83 Carter Beauford's Big 10

It was hard to limit the list to only ten of Beauford’s most outrageous recorded moments.

90 Stick Grip Roundup

Grip solutions for every slippery- handed drummer.

Hand Drum

97 Roland Gajate-Garcia's Top Ten Tips

Follow the rules and you might end up in the house band for American Idol or The Voice, like Gajate-Garcia.

100 Hand Drum Lessons

Taku Hirano shows how to play an ostinato with one hand and syncopation in the other, while Glen Caruba demonstrates how to pitch-bend on congas.

Plugged In

102 40 Years In The Studio With Rush

In this self-penned memoir, Neil Peart reminisces about the sessions he played, and all the things he learned along the way.


116 Yamaha Stage Custom & Hybrid Pack

120 Meinl Ride Roundup

124 Boom Alley Knocker Hoops

Practice Pad

127 Jeremy Spencer's Double Bass Drill

Spencer points out the twists and turns of "Meet My Maker" from Got Your Six, the latest by Five Finger Death Punch.

133 Lessons

New columnist Chris Fryar salutes a Motown lick; Gil Sharone gives us a first glance at rockers; Danny Gottlieb explores the cool concept of nonindependence; and Glen Sobel takes fives to the max.

Everything Else

Notation Guide
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