Birth Of The Modern Hi-Hat

BY DANIEL GLASS The hi-hat was not always part of a drummer’s setup. In fact, it does not show up on recordings until about 1931. Prior to that time, drummers ... Read More...

Drum Miking Top To Bottom

BY KAREN STACKPOLE Recording engineer Steve Albini is a bit of a rebel, working outside the music industry’s modus operandi. Having recorded well over 1,000 al... Read More...

Alex Van Halen’s Hot Licks

BY BRAD SCHLUETER Alex Van Halen’s drumming has influenced generations of drummers and always served as the perfect complement to his brother’s stellar guitar ... Read More...