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June 1987 – Volume 11 • Number 5

From the moment of their first independent release in 1982, Metallica had passion and potential to burn. With their third album, Master Of Puppets (Elektra), Metallica not only outdistanced the rest of the speed metal pack, but began to change heavy metal forever.

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Articles in June 1987


Son Of The One-Handed Roll

What has happened is that semantics have created a communication problem. What these teachers refer to as a

by Roy Burns
May 14, 2019

June 1987 - Volume 11 • Number 5

J.R. Robinson, Lars Ulrich, Ricky Lawson, Phil Collins, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Steve Houghton, Casey Scheuerell, Steve Schaeffer, J.M. Van Eaton, Terry Bozzio, Chad Wackerman, Neil Peart

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 1987

J.M. Van Eaton: Rockabilly Rhythm

Along with D.J. Fontana, Earl Palmer, and Jerry Allison, J.M. Van Eaton ranks as one of the paramount drummers in rock 'n' roll in the 1950s.

by Rob Bowman and Ross Johnson
May 14, 2019
On the Cover

John Robinson

Having recorded with a wide range of artists including Steve Winewood, John Fogerty, Michael Jackson, and Bob Seger, John

Modern Drummer
May 14, 2019
Strictly Technique

Developing The Weak Hand

One of the most confidence-shattering problems facing any drummer is the realization that one hand just doesn't work right. 

by Ray Fransen
May 14, 2019