Inside The May 2013 Issue

May 2013 Issue of DRUM!


30 Sean Kinney

The heartbeat of Alice In Chains has never liked the studio environment much, but he’s finally made peace with it, and to his surprise, become an even better player.

44 Steve Gorman

In his lengthy stint drumming for The Black Crowes, Steve Gorman learned a thing or two about being a team player.

57 NAMM Report

All the drum sets, snares, cymbals, hardware, sticks, heads, accessories, and percussion items you can shake a pair of sticks (or hands) at.

Hand DRUM!

77 Pedrito Martinez

The Cuban conguero lets his hands do the talking, and man, oh, man do they got something to say.

82 Lessons

Crickets chirping can have a negative connotation, but it’s music to Taku Hirano’s ears. Glen Caruba gets delightfully delayed by perc toys with sustain.

Plugged In

85 Andrea Centazzo

The percussionist/composer was a trailblazer in bridging electronic and acoustic worlds, and it’s a hybrid path he still treads today.


95 Using Your Tools

Make the most of your beat vocabulary.

Practice Pad

101 Lessons

Terence Higgins’ second-line groove has zydeco spice. Rich Redmond explores calypso and soca beats.


23 Jean-Paul Gaster

The thunder behind blues-rock monsters Clutch talks technique, mentors, and … brush work?

27 Griffin Goldsmith

Nailing the pocket isn’t just the Dawes drummer’s talent, it’s his mission.

Everything Else

Notation Guide
Single Strokes
Time Capsule

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