FEATURES

24 Charlie Benante

The Anthrax drummer — and principal songwriter — has found new life in the thrash genre his band helped birth, slowly kill, and now, fully resurrect.
By Andrew Lentz

36 Jay Lane

Before there was Brain, before there was Herb, it was Jay Lane driving Primus. Now he’s back, lending the original left-field funksters’ new fire.
By Andrew Nusca

HAND DRUM!

57 Manuel “Papayo” Corao

The chameleonic conguero on backing hip-hop’s Latin hero.
By John Ephland


62 Gon Bops Mariano Congas And Bongos
By Gregg Juke

64 Lessons

Taku Hirano demonstrates why there’s no substitute for
good timbale technique, and shows you how to get it.
Glen Caruba puts the “V” back in ... your conga setup?

PLUGGED IN

67 How To Get Authentic Drum Sounds Of The ’60s
By Garrett Haines

DIALED IN

76 Alesis SR18 Drum Machine

By Norman Weinberg

DRUM PARTS

85 Daniel Erlandsson

For the Arch Enemy drummer, it’s all about controlled Khaos.
By David Weiss

PRACTICE PAD

93 Danny Gottlieb tips his hat to legendary Tonight Show drummer Ed Shaughnessy.
Wally Schnalle doubles it up on the kick. Take the inverted sixteenth-note grid
challenge with Terence Higgins. Rich Redmond gets linear.

SOUND LAB

80 UFiP Cymbals

By David Libman

82 Five New Sticks From Zildjian

By John Nyman

VIBE

22 Ryan Rabin

Grouplove’s drummer does more than slam tubs — he shapes the sound. By Andrew Lentz

104 20th Anniversary Retrospecial

We look back 20 years to ours, and Charlie Benante’s, first cover.

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