No. 260, February 2018
On the Cover: Las Vegas native Ronnie Vannucci Jr. reunites with The Killers to record his Grammy Award-winning hometown band’s fifth album, Wonderful Wonderful, which debuted at #1 on the charts. He shares tales from the studio for a revealing look at the band’s songwriting and recording processes; discusses his drumming DNA; and describes how he will play new songs on the road.
Features: The Drummies! Gear Awards celebrate the most outstanding new products for drummers released in the past year as chosen by Drum Magazine’s readers. Walfredo Reyes Jr., currently the percussionist in the band Chicago, tells us about his dream gig, rhythmic upbringing, and experiences behind the drum set.
- We examine the accuracy of 10 commonly-held myths about the physical act of drumming to set the record straight.
- Our exclusive John Bonham lesson analyzes Bonzo’s groundbreaking work on Led Zeppelin I.
Plus: We catch up with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Leah Shapiro; the supremely hip rudimental duo and YouTube sensation BYOS; and session drummer Blair Sinta, who offers an exclusive tour of his well-appointed home studio.