Inside The October 2014 Issue
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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.
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
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.
85 Roland MT-2 Trigger Module
88 Craviotto 2-in-1 Drum Kit
85 Paiste PST7 Cymbals
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.
- Notation Guide
- Single Strokes
- Meet Your Maker
- Time Capsule