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February 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer

(on sale January 1, 2013)

On the Cover

RONNIE VANNUCCI

The Killers’ drummer is as likely to erupt with bold and brazen beats as he is to insinuate with sly grooves.

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February 2013 Cover of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Ronnie Vannucci

 

FEATURING

UPDATE
• The Wallflowers’ JACK IRONS
• World Percussion Specialist TOM TEASLEY BENNETT

2013 MDREADERS POLL
Cast your vote in the drumming world’s most important ballot box.

ENCORE
THIN LIZZY: LIVE AND DANGEROUS

PORTRAITS
Suedehead’s KOREY HORN

MIKE BYRNE
Billy Corgan hired him based on a gut reaction—exactly the same approach the Smashing Pumpkins drummer uses when making his own musical decisions.

INFLUENCES: PAPA JO JONES
When asked about drummers who made a difference, the legendary Buddy Rich wasted no words: “If you have to choose one guy, it would be Jo Jones.”

JIM WHITE
The drummer for the Dirty Three explores the gray areas of instrumental indie rock.

A DIFFERENT VIEW: MARK EGAN

EDUCATION

HEALTH AND SCIENCE:
Physical Hazards of the Throne 13 Exercises to Minimize the Wear and Tear of Drumming

UNDERSTANDING RHYTHM
Dexterity in Odd Rhythms Quintuplet Variations

AROUND THE WORLD
Timbales The Roots of the Latin Drumset

STRICTLY TECHNIQUE
Polyrhythmic Coordination Part 4: Six-Note Base Rhythm

ROCK ’N’ JAZZ CLINIC
Further Beyond the Barline 2/4 Hemiolas in 3/4 and 6/8

THE JOBBING DRUMMER
Dance-Rock

EQUIPMENT

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP
• GRETSCH Renown Purewood Hickory Drumset
• SOULTONE Vintage Old School 1964 Series Cymbals
• WINCENT Assorted Drumsticks, Brushes, Rods, and Mallets
• STICK HAMMOCK Drumstick/Mallet Stand

ELECTRONIC REVIEW
•ALESIS DM10 X Electronic Drumset

GEARING UP
Russian Circles’ DAVE TURNCRANTZ

SHOP TALK
•’60s and ’70s Japanese Imports
•The Origin of the Entry-Level Drumset and Beyond

NEW AND NOTABLE

DEPARTMENTS

AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW 
Calling All Drummers! by Michael Dawson

READERS’ PLATFORM

ASK A PRO Pat Mastelotto, Lars Ulrich

IT’S QUESTIONABLE
• C. Harper’s Old Brass Snare
• Mind Matters: Too Old to Rock?

SHOWCASE Featuring Drum Market

CRITIQUE

BACKBEATS 2012 Montréal Drum Fest

KIT OF THE MONTH Speaking Through Silence

and more!

 

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