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April 2019

Rhythm is the UK's best-selling drum magazine. Every issue of Rhythm is jam packed with exclusive interviews with the hottest players in the world, brilliant features covering every aspect of the drumming universe, independent advice on the latest gear from our team of experts, and all the news, reviews, gigs and gossip you could ever possibly want.. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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Welcome to this month’s magazine – which, I write with the heaviest of hearts – will be the final issue of Rhythm. I’m as saddened as I imagine you will be, as when I joined the magazine it was as a reader of the title for two-thirds of my life, and a contributor for a decade. Like thousands of others, my formative years and beyond on this instrument were shaped by the words and images contained within Rhythm. Expertly-written, informative, humorous and inspiring, along with just the right level of reverence and the best visual presentation of any drum mag, it showed me from the early stages of my drumming journey that we are a very different breed to many other instrumentalists. We’re close-knit, open-minded, disciplined and always willing to share…

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rhythm: 1985-2019

Geoff Nicholls From its very first issue, Rhythm set the highest standards. The mission has always been to report and comment on the drum world with straightforward honesty – no airs and graces. A balanced mixture of news, interviews, gear – new and old – plus more educational support than you could shake a stick at. Rhythm set the pace with its inspirational cover mounts – worth the money alone. Rhythm championed the greatest UK drumming events and the resurgence of the UK’s world-class drum-building community. And every issue has boasted first-class photography. Colin Woolway In 1992 (ish), I pitched an idea to then-editor Simon Braund for a casual column called Teasers that could be thrown around anywhere in the mag – not so much educational as a drummy distraction. He agreed –…

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freddie’s return

The Freddie Gee Drum Academy & Drumming Holiday is back for 2019 – and it is looking bigger and better than ever. The drumming extravaganza kicks off at Sparsholt College in Winchester on 29 July and will then run until 2 August. Places on the course are available on residential and non-residential basis and whichever option attendees plump for, they will be treated to an array of performances and masterclasses. The line-up so far is described by organisers as possibly the strongest British line-up that the event has ever managed to put together. The jaw-dropping list of names includes all-round Brit drumming institution and education maestro Steve White (Paul Weller), prog king Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson) and a pair of session superstars in the shape of Jeremy Stacey (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds)…

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enter the flames

In Flames frontman Anders Friden has revealed all about the change behind the Swedish metal behemoth’s drum stool. In 2018 Tanner Wayne joined the band, replacing Joe Rickard who had himself had replaced long-time In Flames drummer Daniel Svensson in 2016. Discussing the latest switch, Anders told Loud TV that Rickard was forced to step away from the band due to back problems, but his final act with the band was to have a say in the man who would step into his shoes. “[Tanner] was actually a recommendation by Joe,” he says. “Joe told us he couldn’t play anymore because he had back problems, which was very sad, because we love Joe and had a good time with Joe, and he was a great addition to the band when Daniel [Svensson] left…

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mclean joins ludwig

Carter McLean, an in-demand Broadway pit, pop player and multi-instrumentalist, had previously played Dunnett and George Way drums. In a statement, Ludwig announced the news: “Proud to announce the joining of Carter McLean to the Ludwig artist roster! Carter has been an acclaimed figure in the music community for several years now. From Charlie Hunter to the Lion King on Broadway, McLean has been busy touring and doing studio work as well as having a busy teaching schedule.” Carter McLean himself was similarly pumped regarding the switch – in a social media post, he announced: “I am now a Ludwig drum artist! I had a fabulous run for the last six years with Dunnett/George Way. And I’d like to give a really big thanks to Ronn Dunnett for being so great. Fantastic…

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ozzy grants wish

You may remember recently we reported that Lee Kerslake had issued a plea to be granted platinum records for his work on Ozzy Osbourne’sBlizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman albums. Kerslake revealed that he had been given months to live and he had written to the Osbournes saying that gaining those certifications was on his bucket list. Well, it seems that the letter was well-received as Ozzy has shared an image on social media of Kerslake with mounted platinum records, saying: “I’m so glad that Lee Kerslake is enjoying his Blizzard and Diary platinum albums. I hope you feel better. Love, Ozzy.” The news comes after many years of legal wrangling regarding the records. Following legal battles regarding royalties and credits on both, the albums were re-recorded with Faith No More…