February 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring the Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci!
(on sale January 1, 2013)
On the Cover
The Killers’ drummer is as likely to erupt with bold and brazen beats as he is to insinuate with sly grooves.
• 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.
THIN LIZZY: LIVE AND DANGEROUS
Suedehead’s KOREY HORN
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.”
The drummer for the Dirty Three explores the gray areas of instrumental indie rock.
A DIFFERENT VIEW: MARK EGAN
HEALTH AND SCIENCE:
Physical Hazards of the Throne 13 Exercises to Minimize the Wear and Tear of Drumming
Dexterity in Odd Rhythms Quintuplet Variations
AROUND THE WORLD
Timbales The Roots of the Latin Drumset
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
• GRETSCH Renown Purewood Hickory Drumset
• SOULTONE Vintage Old School 1964 Series Cymbals
• WINCENT Assorted Drumsticks, Brushes, Rods, and Mallets
• STICK HAMMOCK Drumstick/Mallet Stand
•ALESIS DM10 X Electronic Drumset
Russian Circles’ DAVE TURNCRANTZ
•’60s and ’70s Japanese Imports
•The Origin of the Entry-Level Drumset and Beyond
NEW AND NOTABLE
AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW
Calling All Drummers! by Michael Dawson
ASK A PRO Pat Mastelotto, Lars Ulrich
• C. Harper’s Old Brass Snare
• Mind Matters: Too Old to Rock?
SHOWCASE Featuring Drum Market
BACKBEATS 2012 Montréal Drum Fest
KIT OF THE MONTH Speaking Through Silence