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32 Dominic Howard

With The 2nd Law, Muse’s drummer has not only blurred the line between acoustic and electronic beats, he’s made such dualistic thinking obsolete.

46 John Stanier

Juggling both Battles and Tomahawk, the one-time Frankenfoot behind Helmet keeps finding new ways to funk it up.

57 Special Report: Pain And Numbness

Identifying the danger signs and tips for longevity in your career.

Hand DRUM!

63 Adam Pierce

On Candela, the Mice Parade percussionist brings the whole kit and cajon.

68 Product Test

Remo Versa Drums

70 Lessons

A simple setup switcheroo reinspires Richie Garcia. Glen Caruba goes for a swim.

Plugged In

73 Minimalist Miking For Ambient Acoustic Scenarios

Sound Lab

78 Crescent Cymbals

Practice Pad

83 Drum Parts

Hatebreed basher Matt Byrne is ready to brawl on “Before The Fight” from new album The Divinity Of Purpose.

88 Lessons

For John Wicks, the paradiddle keeps on giving. Rich Redmond perfects his time with more musical drum machine loops.

Vibe

23 Chad Wackerman

From Bad Religion to Tenacious D, the youngest member of a SoCal drumming dynasty elevates every project he touches.

29 Michael “Moose” Thomas

Bullet For My Valentine’s punisher keeps his cool on Temper Temper — but just barely.

Everything Else

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Perspective
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Feedback
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Notation Guide
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Single Strokes
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Showcase
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Drum Picks
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Time Capsule