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Rhythm February 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

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Welcome! There’s never really a time to sit back and take stock of your drumming, but the new year seems like a natural starting point. This month, Pete Riley is showing you how to take on a few areas of playing that cause most of us problems at some point: whether it’s developing coordination and independence, building your vocabulary for fills, incorporating rudiments into your wider playing or even a slight curveball by trying something new – like playing with brushes. Elsewhere, we have lessons and jam tracks for two classic tunes: Average White Band’s instrumental funk classic ‘Pick Up The Pieces’ and the time-shifting Bonham parts on ‘Black Dog’. Remember, your Rhythm disc is now a DVD so it’s easier than ever to watch our video lessons! Grunge legend, Dan…

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this month’s experts

PETE RILEY Pete put together an assortment of lessons for this month’s cover feature, as well as tackling Bonhams’ time signature-switching parts on Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’. Elsewhere, Pete continues his lessons on playing with additional hi-hats. DAVID WEST This issue, David visited Steve White’s teaching studio to talk to Rhythm’s Drum Ambassador winner about his triumphant success with The Art Of Drumming in 2018. Next, David sat down with Dan Peters for this month’s Rhythm Interview. TOM BRADLEY Rhythm gear contrib Tom has been busy as of late. He recently travelled to Germany to check out Gewa’s new G9 electronic kit, on top of teaching at BIMM Birmingham. This month Tom takes a look at the TT-22M, an affordable new kit from TourTech.…

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peart retires?

“He’s not drumming any more and he’s living his life, which is fine. Alex and I are cool with it. We’re all still total pals” Geddy Lee says that Neil Peart hasn’t just retired from Rush, but that he’s also no longer playing drums. The Canadian trio have been on hiatus since wrapping up their North American R40 tour in 2015, with Lee saying in October this year that there was “no chance” of the band touring again, while guitarist Alex Lifeson previously reported that the band were “basically done”. Asked in a new interview with Trunk Nation on SiriusXM whether Rush were over, Lee says: “Yeah, I mean, Neil is retired. He hasn’t just retired from Rush, he’s retired from drumming. He’s not drumming any more and he’s living his life, which…

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goldsmith slams grohl

Former Foo Fighters drummer William Goldsmith has said that he wishes he had never met Dave Grohl. Goldsmith, who joined the Foos after their self-titled debut had been recorded and left during the recording of its follow-upThe Colour And The Shape, stated in an interview reported byAlternative Nation that there were problems early on in his relationship with Grohl. “To be honest, man, I was not happy in that band because at first Dave said, ‘I want this to be fun. I want this to be a band. I don’t want to spend our lives on the road, we’re just going to have fun.’ I was like, ‘Right on, that sounds great because we don’t want to tour to death.’ But that’s what we did man, we toured to death. You are…

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adam pfahler jawbreaker

You’re playing your first UK date in 25 years at Brixton Academy in April, do you remember the last time? “It’s been ages! I think our last show in the UK was Halloween 1994. We had a run of shows, and one was with New Bomb Turks who were all the rage at the time. When we started booking these new shows people were commenting on the posts about seeing us with them.” Jawbreaker split in 1996, before reforming in 2017, what did you do in-between? “I opened up a shop and started a family and did all those grown-up things, but I never stopped playing. I played in a bunch of bands: Strawman, The Moons, I played with my sister’s band – The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black. I played in a…

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first look

PEARLSESSION STUDIO SELECT From £1,139 www.pearleurope.com While Pearl has plenty of form at the premium end of the gear spectrum, the Japanese company has a formidable reputation with its entry and mid-ranges too – we’ve all played a Pearl Export at some point, right? Pearl describes the new Session Studio Classic as the “perfect step up kit for the aspiring musician” and it’s pretty obvious why. A budget-friendly outlay bags you super-thin 6-ply masters-grade birch and African mahogany shells, measuring in at just 5.4mm. Along with 60-degree bearing edges, the resulting tone means longer note lengths and improved articulation on top of warmth, resonance and bags of high-volume punch. Hardware is geared towards sound enhancement too.RF flat lugs add weight to the shell to increase volume and overtone control, while Pearl’s 2.3mm triple-flanged SuperHoop…