Hello, everyone in MD land. I hope your summer went well. There were so many classic and new bands out on the road; hopefully you got to enjoy a few of those live shows. And hopefully you didn’t miss last month’s “Alive and Kicking!” theme issue, in which we interviewed players who power the world’s biggest musical acts. We talked to the drummers with Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Bon Jovi, Damian Marley, and Lamb of God about their daily routines, their nightly responsibilities, and what it takes to play at the very highest levels of stage performance, where it’s not just the skills that matter, but the consistency.