(Available in print May 5, 2015; digitally April 30, 2015)

On the Cover

Benny Greb

In his eagerly awaited new instructional DVD, the drummer boldly addresses the history and mystery of grooving like the greats. “I wanted to look at the full scale of phenomena within groove and what you can do to develop them,” he says, “so that it’s not a matter of upbringing or other things you can’t change.” – by Michael Dawson

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June 2015 issue of Modern Drummer featuring Benny GrebFEATURES
Catching Up With… Dave King /// Steve Smith /// George “Funky” Brown

Dirk Verbeuren Soilwork’s detailed demon. – by David Ciauro

Britt Walford Slint’s rhythm machine revs it up with Watter. – by Hank Shteamer

Aaron Sterling The studio is where it’s at for John Mayer’s guy. – by Robin Tolleson

What Do You Know About…Barry de Souza Rick Wakeman, Carly Simon, Cats, and way, way more. – by Will Romano

Jamie Miller An L.A. vet heads down the Trail of Dead. by Stephen Bidwell

Encore Bill Evans Trio, Sunday at the Village Vanguard. by Jeff Potter

Great Drum Covers III Classic album art with the drums front and center.


Strictly Technique – Dynamics Mechanics Loud, Soft, and Everything in Between – by Bill Bachman

Rock ’n’ Jazz Clinic – The Drumset Drag Orchestration Options for Powerful and Melodic Textures – by Powell Randolph

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop – Elvin Jones–Style Triplet Fills Part 2: Orchestrating Accent Patterns – by John Xepoleas

Around the World – Traditional Percussion on Drumset Part 3: Timbales – by Arturo Stable

Rock Perspectives – A John Bonham Foot Pattern Creative Ideas Based on the “Four Sticks” Ostinato – by Powell Randolph

Concepts – Focus on Elimination The Key to Success – by Russ Miller


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Maxwell Drums Nesting Kit
Paiste Masters Dark Crashes and Hi-Hats
• Vic Firth Barrel 5A and 5B Drumsticks, Split Brushes, and Tala Wand Bamboo Slats
• SJC Maple/Brass Hybrid Snare

Electronic Review – GoProHERO3+ Black Edition Music Bundle

Electronic Insights – Drum Miking 101 Part 5: Multi-Mic Setup

Gearing Up Suicidal Tendencies’ Eric Moore II

New and Notable Highlights From NAMM 2015


The Groove Revelation by Michael Dawson

Readers’ Platform


It’s Questionable E-Drums and Apartment Dwellers • Warm-Up Exercises From Rival Sons’ Michael Miley

Showcase Featuring Drum Market


Backbeats 2014 Guitar Center Drum-OGrand Finals

Kit of the Month Dangerous Curves

and more!