On the Cover

Phish‘s JON FISHMAN

When Phish called it quits in 2004, he headed up to the farm and traded his sticks for a shovel. But the drums called him back, and a self-devised rudimental exercise fired him up for a band reunion that’s led to some of Phish’s hottest moments to date.

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FEATURING

DEAN BUTTERWORTH
His résumé reads like a list of realized opportunities and dream gigs. As he prepares to tour behind Good Charlotte’s latest blockbuster, the popular L.A. drummer sheds some light on the unique demands of drumming in today’s big leagues.
UPDATE
• Drowning Pool’s MIKE LUCE
• Jazz Master JOE CHAMBERS

IN THE STUDIO
Session Great BRIAN MacLEOD

PORTRAITS
DevilDriver’s JOHN BOECKLIN
Miike Snow’s NISSE TORNQVIST

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT…?
The Stooges’ SCOTT ASHETON

EDUCATION

Strictly Technique
Six-Stroke Plus, Reinventing A Standard Rudiment

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop
Pulse And Meter, Part 2: Odd Made Even/Even Made Odd

Rock ’N’ Jazz Clinic
Linear Fills, Part 1: 16th-Note Patterns

EQUIPMENT

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP
TMD Red Mahogany Kit
Zildjian EFX, FX, ZHT, And ZXT Additions
Pro-Mark New Autograph Collection Sticks
• Snare Drum Of The Month: Gretsch Stanton Moore Signature

GEARING UP
Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul
The Whigs’ Julian Dorio

Collector’s Corner
Slingerland Broadcaster Snare Precursor To A Classic

New and Notable

DEPARTMENTS

AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW
Celebrating 20 Festivals by Billy Amendola

Readers’ Platform

Ask a Pro Union Radio’s John Macaluso Hi-Hat Double Strokes

It’s Questionable
• Pearl Masters Series Mystery
• Carpal Tunnel Recovery

Showcase Featuring Drum Market

Critique

Backbeats
• L.A.’s Baked Potato Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

In Memoriam Robert Zildjian

Kit of the Month Good Times, Odd Times

and more!