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Articles in July 1982

Rock Charts — "Don't Stand So Close To Me"

This month's Rock Chart features the hit,

Transcribed by James Morton
Sep 28, 2017

Portraits — Jake Hanna

Good drumming is based on two principles that, by now, must be very familiar to the readers of this magazine: Good taste and good time.

by Dave Levine and Phil Hulsey
Sep 28, 2017

From The Past — Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time...

For years, the ever-inventive drum equipment manufacturers have racked their brains.

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2017

Concepts — Tips On Sight Reading

A number of young drummers regularly take lessons and pour through drum books...

by Roy Burns
Sep 28, 2017

Roland Vazquez: Multi-Talent

Basically a self-made recording artist, Roland Vazquez, fuses successfully the areas of performing, writing and producing in a very charismatic and philosophical approach. With four albums to his credit, he has come a long way from the difficult times of…

by Roberto Petaccia
Sep 28, 2017

Martin Chambers: High Energy Showman

Although he didn't begin playing the drums until he was sixteen and never took lessons, Martin Chambers has been playing what he calls the ideal gig since 1978, with the Pretenders. When friends in his hometown of Hereford, England, mentioned…

by Robyn Flans
Sep 28, 2017

Carolyn Brandy/Barbara Borden — Alive!

Alive! first came to my attention through photographer Kathy Sloane. She was telling me great things about these women who had a jazz band on the West Coast. While I was listening to all of the superlatives, I was thinking.…

by Scott K. Fish
Sep 28, 2017

The History of Rock Drumming Part II - The Country Influence

In The History of Rock Drumming: Part I—The Blues Influence, we traced the development of rock drumming through one of its main sources: blues. The contributions of such great drummers as Fred Below and Clifton James were discussed and analyzed…

by Scott K. Fish
Sep 28, 2017

Forward Progression With Santana's Graham Lear

  The Latin-rock music of Santana has enthralled audiences for years. One of Santana's pulse makers, drummer Graham Lear, hails from Canada. Although he had never played Latin-flavored music before, Lear's talent and skill impressed Carlos Santana so much that…

by Susan Alexander
Sep 28, 2017

Styx's John Panozzo

Rock groups are not generally known for their longevity, so when a group is able to survive as a top act for over ten years, that is no small achievement. And when one further discovers that three of the group's…

by Rick Mattingly
Sep 28, 2017