Blink-182’s superstar drummer is back!
As Blink-182 return with a new album, iconic punk rock drummer Travis Barker returns to the cover of Rhythm. We spoke to him about the recording of that album, his plans orf his second solo album and how, though his approach and set-up haven’t changed that much since the beginning of Blink, he’s kept his drumming fresh and stayed at the top of his game.Page 32!
Travis is of course known as an innovator behind the kit, but this month we also get the story behind one of the most innovative drum companies of recent years – SJC. Find out just how the ultra-hip US custom drum company has made a business out of loving drums from page 48!
This issue you’ll also find an interview with New Orleans jazz and funk starStanton Moore, and I met Dire Straits drum legend and top bloke PickWithers to talk about his amazing career, culminating in the first four classic albums by the blues-rock superstars. Stu Warmington continues his round-the-world tour of marching bands, this month stopping off in Holland to meet the drummers from the Adest Musica drum corps. We have a First Look at a pair of beautiful new DW kits, and full hands-on expert reviews of gear from Sonor, LP, Remo and UFIP. Then we have full video playalongs of tracks by Royal Blood andTony Williams, and all your favourite lessons!
We’re getting pretty excited now for the London Drum Show, which takes place 11-12 November at Olympia. Got your tickets yet? The line-up is getting bigger and better by the minute with the addition ofAaron Spears, Anika Nilles and more – read all the news on page 6, and you can get your tickets to theUK’s biggest and best drum show from www.londondrumshow.com. We hope to see you there!