September 2012 Issue Of DRUM! Magazine

September 2012 Issue of DRUM! Magazine


26 George Kollias

The fastest drummer you’ve ever heard is also extreme- metal’s most musical player.
By John Payne

36 Benny Horowitz

Blue-collar beats plain and simple from The Gaslight Anthem’s drummer. You got a problem wit dat?
By Andrew Nusca

53 Dave Black

A veteran instruction book author and publisher shares his secrets.
By Andrew Lentz


63 Daniel de los Reyes

From Latin and country to pop and blues, there’s no genre the Zac Brown Band percussionist won’t happily make his own.
By j. poet

70 Product Test

Toca Kalani Flex Drum
By Gary Gardner

72 Lessons
Glen Caruba makes it rain in a whole new way. Taku Hirano puts palms and fingers to work on some tasty conga tumbao fills.


75 Cutting Up Tracks

A remote collaboration can yield stunning results.
By PC Muñoz

82 Dialed In
New gear from Roland, Alternate Mode, and Ableton


84 Sonor ProLite Kit
By David Libman

86 Vic Firth

Signature Sticks from Gregg Bissonette, Gavin Harrison, Harvey Mason, and George Kollias
By Eric Kamm


88 Wally Schnalle permutates the paradiddle-diddle. Danny Gottlieb distills the genius of the late Paul Motian. The clave does way more than Latin beats, says Rich Redmond. Swinging in 7/4 with Matt Byrne.


23 Michael Bland

Arena or dive bar, it’s all good for Soul Asylum’s master chameleon.
By David Jarnstrom