(on newsstands April 2, 2013)

On the Cover

JOEY KRAMER

He still rages with as much raw rock power as drummers half his age. After all, you don’t survive forty years with Aerosmith by pussyfooting around.

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May 2013 cover of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Joey Kramer

 

FEATURING

UPDATE
• PAUL DOUCETTE of Matchbox Twenty
• Eagles of Death Metal’s CLAUDE COLEMAN JR.
• P-Funk’s BENJAMIN COWAN

SETTING SIGHTS: ADRIAN YOUNG
No Doubt’s drummer keeps it fresh by seeking new challenges.

KENDRICK SCOTT
He’s brought measured thought, clarity of sound, and deep technique to the bands of Kurt Elling, Terence Blanchard, and Gretchen Parlato, and to his own group, Oracle.

STEPHEN PERKINS ON KEITH MOON
The MD Pro Panelist and Jane’s Addiction drummer discusses the Who classic Live at Leeds.

FIND SUCCESS WITH A HOMEBASED DRUMMING CAREER
Jeremy Hummel shares tips on making it work without leaving your driveway. Plus: Case Studies with Matt Halpern and Pat Mastelotto

STUDY UP!
Rich Redmond and Steve Smith riff on the educators who helped make them the drummers they are today.

UP & COMING CULLY SYMINGTON
The natural-born thriller’s curious, powerful beats have made him a favorite of the Afghan Whigs, Cursive, and Okkervil River.

EDUCATION

ELECTRONIC INSIGHTS
Minimal Miking Techniques

STRICTLY TECHNIQUE
Triplet Gear-Shifter 12-18-24 Exercise, Part 1

IN THE POCKET
Funk Drumming Training Camp Part 1: Paradiddles and 16th-Note Subdivisions

ROCK PERSPECTIVES
The Half-Time Shuffle Variations on One of Drumming’s Slinkiest Groove

ROCK ’N’ JAZZ CLINIC
Grooving With Fives A Progressive Approach to Phrasing Quintuplets on the Drumkit, Part 2

AROUND THE WORLD
Implied Brazilian Rhythms on Drumset Part 2: Xaxado

ROCK PERSPECTIVES
Live Drum Soloing Getting Started

EQUIPMENT

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP
• CRESCENT CYMBALS An Assorted Selection
• REMO Versa Drums
• DYNAMICX Snare Drums
• MCD PERCUSSION Optimal Sound Series Drumset
• ELLIS ISLAND Drum Accessories

GEARING UP
MuteMath’s DARREN KING

NEW AND NOTABLE

COLLECTOR’S CORNER Rogers Dave Clark Five Replica Kit

DEPARTMENTS

AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW
Sick and Inspired by Adam Budofsky

READERS’ PLATFORM

ASK A PRO Manu Katché, Benny Greb

IT’S QUESTIONABLE
Technology Corner: Trigger Placement and Module Settings

SHOWCASE Featuring Drum Market

CRITIQUE Featuring Taking the Reins

BACKBEATS Beware of Mr. Baker

IN MEMORIAM Spirit’s Ed Cassidy

KIT OF THE MONTH Taking Out the Trash

and more!