Inside The September 2014 Issue
42 Jon Fishman
In our wide-ranging interview we discover that, as far as Phish’s egalitarian worldview goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same, which means they change a lot.
24 2014 Drummies! Artist Awards Winners
Presenting the drummers and percussionists from a plethora of styles that made the biggest difference in the past year — all picked by you.
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.
67 20 Parts Of Your Kit To Ignore At Your Own Risk
Don’t sweat the big stuff. Instead, we stress out about the tiniest bits of your kit that could easily destroy your next gig.
33 David Lovering
After an unexpected segue into prestidigitation, and equally unlikely switch to traditional grip, Lovering describes the fuzzy feelings of being a Pixie once again.
37 Homer Steinweiss
There is a studio in Bushwick, New York, where The Dap-Kings have labored for years to keep the spirit of soul music alive. It’s time to meet the man behind the beat.
73 Mona Tavakoli
If you haven’t heard of Raining Jane’s cajon-crazy Mona Tavakoli — currently jetting around the world with Jason Mraz — the question is: Where’ve you been?
79 Snare Drums & Their Microphones
Nail your recorded snare drum sound with this exhaustive exploration of snare microphones and their placement options.
86 Premier XPK Exclusive Drums
88 Bosphorus Lyric Series Cymbals
93 Aaron Comess Drum Parts
The Spin Doctors’ drummer dissects “Hard Ball” from his latest solo album, with a full transcription.
98 Double-Bass Voicing Challenge
Try these cool ideas for fills that incorporate double bass with double hands.
- Notation Guide
- Single Strokes
- Meet Your Maker
- Time Capsule