Inside The October 2014 Issue

October 2014 Issue of DRUM!


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Cover Story

40 Shannon Larkin

Now with seven Godsmack albums under his belt, the storied hard rock showboat feels more like a full bandmember than ever, contributing sweeping ideas to songwriting even while maintaining that big beat.


22 Gear Guide 2014: New Sticks & Heads

Check out the latest drumheads, sticks, brushes, beaters, and other necessities to help you play your best.

56 Alex Lopez

Need inspiration? Look no further than the story of how Lopez and his Suicide Silence bandmates regrouped and retooled after the death of founding lead singer Mitch Lucker.

48 10 Ways To Sound Like Keith Moon

He wasn’t all about driving limousines into swimming pools. Whether it was planned or a fluke, Moonie developed an unmistakable and highly recognizable style, which we dissect down to its barest elements.

56 Brian Fraser-Moore

Time can stand still on the road, but for Frasier-Moore — the solid beat behind some of pop’s most iconic hit makers— his current Justin Timberlake tour has become more of a lifestyle than a gig.


33 Jeremy Salken

AIf you think the electronic dance music scene is all about guys wearing mouse heads standing behind computers, you’ve never witnessed Big Gigantic’s three-hour jam sessions.

37 Aron Mellergardh

It took the Swiss trio Dirty Loops to bring super fusion chops back to brainy pop. Hey, if Weckl could become a household name, so can Mellergardh.

Hand Drum

73 José Claussell

This drum kit and percussion master waited more than a decade to finally cut ties with his cozy Eddie Palmieri gig and commit totally to his own

Plugged In

79 DIY Loops

We show you how to create loops from your own recorded drum parts, and then layer percussion over the top, so they sound just like you.

Dialed In

85 Roland MT-2 Trigger Module


88 Craviotto 2-in-1 Drum Kit

85 Paiste PST7 Cymbals

Practice Pad

93 14 Classic Fills And Breaks

They're not the fastest. Not the newest. Not the flashiest. Just the coolest drum fills and breaks to ever drive mega hits up the charts.

98 Double-Bass Voicing Challenge

Try these cool ideas for fills that incorporate double bass with double hands.

Everything Else

Notation Guide
Single Strokes
Meet Your Maker
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