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40 Abe Cunningham
Holding a band together for more than two decades can be serious business, but when it comes down to playing, the Deftones’ drummer just wants to have fun. BY ANDREW LENTZ
What can every drummer learn from jazz? BY WAYNE BLANCHARD
14 Bring On The Stress!
Stepping outside your comfort zone can be a good thing. BY JOHN WICKS
16 New Blood
17 Legal Beat
Should you sign an artist development deal? Read this column first. BY KURT DAHL
18 You Are What You Eat
Inflammation got you down? Curcumin to the rescue! BY KEN BABAL, C.N.
33 Allison Miller
This drummer and composer wears a lot of hats, in and out of her jazz trio, Boom Tic Boom. BY JOE BOSSO
37 John Fred Young
Black Stone Cherry’s drummer proves that you can go home again. BY BOB DOERSCHUK
22 New Drum Sets For 2016
We saw kits aplenty at this year’s NAMM show, and now you will, too.
52 Johnny Vidacovich
The veteran New Orleans drummer marches to the pulse of the Quarter. BY BOB DOERSCHUK
63 Edgar “Meshlee” Modesto
Percussionist, vocalist, and torchbearer of Buyepongo uses music to build bridges. BY DAVID A. BRENSILVER
69 Day & Night
Be prepared to make the switch: understand the key differences between playing live and recording in the studio. BY MIKE SNYDER
74 Tama Starclassic Performer B/B Exotix Series
BY BRAD SCHLUETER
78 Zildjian S Family Cymbals
BY DAVID E. LIBMAN
83 Focus On Your Foot
Fifteen ways to make your bass drum playing more expressive.
Anika Nilles explores more Subdivisions, employing fivebeat fills with kicks. Danny Gottlieb deconstructs Les McCann’s deep-blues piano rhythms for drummers. Get your Groove on with Chris Fryar’s introduction to the shuffle.
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