(available on newsstands December 4, 2012)

On the Cover

VINNIE COLAIUTA

Vinnie is a lot of things—a lot of superlative things—to a lot of drummers. But he’s always himself. Now, he says, it’s our move.

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Drumming Great VINNIE COLAIUTA on the January2013 of Modern Drummer magazine

 

FEATURING

UPDATE
• Dispatch’s BRAD CORRIGAN
• Dave Mason’s ALVINO BENNETT

THE EVOLUTIONOF THE DRUMSET:
A SPECIAL MD REPORT

SOURCE MATERIALS
Matt Dean travels back through time and space to reveal the drumset’s complex and fascinating origins.

DANIEL GLASS: EXAMINING THE DRUMSET’S CENTURY-LONG TALE OF CHANGE
The drummer/educator has released two DVD sets that shine a bright light on the glorious history of our instrument—and on the music inspired by the kit’s evolution. Will Romano takes a long look.

A DIFFERENT VIEW
Toto’s MIKE PORCARO by Billy Amendola

EDUCATION

STRICTLY TECHNIQUE
Fours and Sevens in 7/8 Part 3: Triple Strokes

JAZZ DRUMMER’S WORKSHOP
Make a Statement! Concepts for Drumset Improvisation

UNDERSTANDING RHYTHM
Snare Drum Studies Lessons in Counting and Stretching Rhythm

ROCK ’N’ JAZZ CLINIC
Don’t Disturb the Groove! Part 3: Combination Patterns

THE JOBBING DRUMMER
Popular Play-Alongs Part 3: Synth Metal

CONCEPTS
Inner Drumming Listening With All Four Limbs, Part 4

EQUIPMENT

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP
• YAMAHA Recording Custom Drumset
• ZILDJIAN K Constantinople 20″ Bounce and 22″ Renaissance Rides
• TAYE MetalWorks Series Snares
• KELLY SHU Bass Drum Mic Isolation Mounts

ELECTRONIC REVIEW
SENNHEISER Evolution 900 Series Microphones

GEARING UP
Stevie Nicks’ JIMMY PAXSON

NEW AND NOTABLE

COLLECTOR’S CORNER 
DUPLEX Starlight Snare

DEPARTMENTS

AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW 
Introducing the 2013 Modern Drummer Pro Panel by Adam Budofsky

READERS’ PLATFORM

ASK A PRO Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Marco Minnemann

IT’S QUESTIONABLE Nokes & Nicolai or Dodge Snare? • Technology Corner: Cross Talk

SHOWCASE Featuring Drum Market

CRITIQUE

BACKBEATS KoSA 17

KIT OF THE MONTH Motor Rhythms

and more!