Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg on the August 2016 issue of Modern Drummer

(Available in print and digitally June 30, 2016)

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On the Cover

Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg

“They didn’t want a copycat, so I needed to play it in my own way. I can’t play it any other way.”

Taking the place of a certified rock icon is tough enough. It’s a whole other thing when that musician is someone you’ve modeled yourself after since the day you picked up a drumstick. – by Patrick Berkery

FEATURES

Catching Up With…CARL ALLEN and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s JIMMIE FADDEN

 

CRAIG BLUNDELL

He’s become the toast of Prog Town due to his work with Steven Wilson. But that’s only one part of this performer, clinician, writer, producer, and remix master’s story. – by Will Romano

THE HISTORY OF THE DRUMMER BOY

The tale of the young, unsung musicians who’ve played–and sacrificed–on our country’s battle fields. – by Michael Aubrecht

JOSH DUN

Twenty One Pilots’ percussive half finds therapy at the kit. – by Willie Rose

GET GOOD: STAYING SAFE ON TOUR

It’s a jungle out there. But follow these common-sense tips and you’ll be happily swinging on the road like a monkey in a tree. – by Kim Kicks

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT…JOE BUTLER

The singing drummer with the Lovin’ Spoonful was at the nexus of the legendary Greenwich Village folk-pop convergence.

SETTING SIGHTS: RAPHAEL MURA

Purson’s drummer has developed a hybrid post-punk/psych-prog style that  ts his band’s sound like a glove. – by Ken Micallef

EDUCATION

Basics – Fundamental Fills, Part 1

Solid 16th Notes – by Donny Gruendler (click here for supplemental video content)

Strictly Technique – Nine Over Two, Part 3

Incorporating the Half-Note Triplet – by Bill Bachman

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop – Rhythmic Conversions, Part 2

Getting Creative Around the Kit – by Steve Fidyk (click here for supplemental video content)

Rock ’n’ Jazz Clinic – Groove Construction

Part 4 – Linear Variations – by Jost Nickel (click here for supplemental video content)

Concepts – Organize Your Gear, Part 3

Travel Manifest, Snare Collection, and Drumhead Inventory – by Russ Miller

EQUIPMENT

Product Close-Up
• ddrum Reflex Rally Sport drumset (click here for supplemental video content)
• Sabian HH Vanguard Series cymbals (click here for supplemental video content)
• Love Custom Drums 7×14 Indian Rosewood snare (click here for supplemental video content)

Gearing Up: The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts

Shop Talk – Jimmy Chamberlin

The Alt-Rocker, Jazz Artist, and Tech CEO on Finding His Sound on Sakae Drums – by Nate Bauman

Collector’s Corner – The Drumset That Launched an Invasion

Ringo Starr’s Original Ludwig Beatles Kit – by Harry Cangany

New and Notable

 

DEPARTMENTS

AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW – Worth Fighting For

by Adam Budofsky

Readers’ Platform

News:

The Damned, Moon Hooch, Jane’s Addiction, Panic! at the Disco, and more

It’s Questionable – Internal Miking and Solid Front Heads

Showcase Featuring Drum Market

Critique:

Steve Smith method book, Imagine Dragons live DVD, Matt Chamberlain solo album, and more

Inside Methods:

Jim Riley’s Survival Guide for the Modern Drummer

Encore:

Eric Dolphy’s Out to Lunch

Kit of the Month – Nicko McBrain’s Iron Monster

Contest – Win an Incredible Prize Package From Pearl Drums and V-Classic Cymbals! (click here)

and more!

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