Inside The December 2015 Issue
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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
- Notation Guide
- Time Capsule