(Available digitally July 29, 2014; on newsstands August 5, 2014)

On the Cover

Linkin Park’s Rob Bourdon

It’s not as if the group didn’t rock before. But with its new album, Linkin Park is positively raging. And that’s no accident. Here’s the inside story on how drummer and band raised their game through the roof.
-by Ken Micallef

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August 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine Featuring Rob Bourdon of Linkin ParkAugust 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Table of Contents Featuring Shannon LetoFEATURING

Encore
Keith Richards, Talk Is Cheap: Stone swagger
-by Patrick Berkery

Catching Up With…
Vinnie Paul /// Chris Vatalaro /// Florian Pilkington-Miksa

Setting Sights Stanton Moore gets down to jazz business
-by “Pistol” Pete Kaufmann

Influences: Clem Burke, new wave’s premier showman
-by Patrick Berkery

What Do You Know About…? Howard Grimes, Hi Records’ soulful secret weapon
-by Patrick Berkery

A Different View: Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
-by Michael Parillo

Up & Coming Hozoji Matheson-Margullis of Helms Alee
-by Stephen Bidwell

EDUCATION

Basics: Screaming Clave
Big Beats Based on Afro-Caribbean Root Rhythms
-by Rich Redmond

Strictly Technique: The Paradiddle Pyramid
A Quick and Effective Warm-Up Routine for the Hands and Feet
-by Philip Elliot

Around the World: Samba Starter
Part 3: Mangueira Samba School Grooves
-by Adam Osmianski

Rock ’n’ Jazz Clinic: Volume Independence and Musicality
More About “How” Than “What”
-by Mike Johnston

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop: Syncopation Revisited
Part 4: Brazilian Applications
-by Steve Fidyk

Concepts: “Nothing Endures but Change”
An Introduction
-by Russ Miller

Equipment

Collector’s Corner
• William S. Hart Snare

Product Close-Up
• Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Drumset
• Bosphorus Ari Hoenig Signature Lyric Series Cymbals
• Angel Drums Akaju Mahogany and Inox Steel Snare Drums
• KickPort Complete Bass Drum System
• Carmichael Drum Throne

Electronic Review Zoom H6 Handy Recorder

Gearing Up
The Wooten Brothers’ Roy “Futureman” Wooten

New and Notable

DEPARTMENTS

AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW
• Get Crackin’
-by Michael Parillo

Readers’ Platform

News

Ask a Pro Jimmy Keegan, Jerry Gaskill

It’s Questionable Mind Matters: Did I Forget…?

Showcase Featuring Drum Market

Critique

In Memoriam Armando Peraza

Kit of the Month Bamm-Bamm’s Fantasy

and more!