(Available digitally April 29, 2014; on newsstands May 6, 2014)

On the Cover

Nate Morton of The Voice

Ever wonder what it’s like to play in the band on a high-stakes competitive TV show? Us too—so we asked! The heartbeat of The Voice opens his daily journal and tells a tale that you definitely won’t read anywhere else. And, in an exclusive interview, he reveals his equally intriguing backstory. -by Billy Amendola

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Catching Up With…
• Thompson Square’s Angelo Collura
Robert Wyatt
• Mogwai’s Martin Bulloch

Jaimeo Brown
• The drummer/leader has something many of his peers don’t: a concept. -by Robin Tolleson

Steve Goulding
• New wave’s best singer-songwriters knew who to turn to for a great groove and a smart drum part. -by Patrick Berkery

New at NAMM 2014 – Amadeus
• Ten packed pages covering all of this year’s buzz-worthy drum gear.

Encore: ZZ Top Tres Hombres
• Let’s just pretend we never heard those criminal ’90s remixes,
okay? Because this one’s a monster. by Patrick Berkery


Strictly Technique Rhythm and Timing
• Part 4: 8th-Note Triplets – by Bill Bachman

Around the World Belly Dance Rhythms for Drumset
• Traditional and Modern Applications – by Ruben van Rompaey

Rock ’n’ Jazz Clinic Groove Freedom
• Part 1: One-, Two-, and Three-Note Permutations – by Mike Johnston

In the Pocket Dubstep Drumming
• Part 2: Essential Tracks – by Donny Gruendler

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop Syncopation Revisited
• Part 1: Basic Applications – by Steve Fidyk

Classical Roots Part 6: Iannis Xenakis
-by Elizabeth Walsh


Collector’s Corner
• G&M Custom

Product Close-Up
• Pork Pie Rosewood/Zebrawood Drumkit
• Maxonix StickARK Kick-Mount Drumstick Holder
• Sabian XS20 Additions
• Dixon Drums & Hardware Cajon Pedal Plus
• Geo. H. Way Tradition Series Snare Drums

Gearing Up
The Eagles’ Scott Crago


• Here Comes the Sun! by Billy Amendola

Readers’ Platform


Ask a Pro – Joe Bergamini, Alex Van Halen

It’s Questionable Mind Matters: Dad‘s Sick, but I‘m Scheduled to Tour

Showcase Featuring Drum Market


Inside Methods Peter Erskine Apps

Backbeats Guitar Center Drum-O Grand Finals

Kit of the Month – Steel Drums

and more!