…to our all-star trib­ute to the great Buddy Rich!

Rhythm - - NEWS - Chris Burke, Ed­i­tor Chris.Burke@fu­turenet.com Twit­ter @Rhyth­mMagazine Face­book /Rhyth­mMagazine

This month is a pretty im­por­tant date in the drum cal­en­dar – what would have been the 100th birth­day of per­haps the great­est drum­mer that ever lived, Buddy Rich. But what can we tell you about Buddy that you didn’t know? That he brought jazz into the rock age? Could do things that no mor­tal man could do on the drums? That his last­ing legacy is one that will still be in­spir­ing drum­mers in an­other 100 years? No, you al­ready know that. So we thought we’d rope in some fa­mous drum­ming friends to help us with our big Buddy trib­ute.We got ev­ery­one from Buddy’s daugh­ter Cathy, and his band­mateMatt Harris, to players Buddy in­spired and who in their turn con­tinue to in­spire gen­er­a­tions of drum­mers them­selves, such as Bil­lWard, Jimmy Cham­ber­lin, Steves Smith and White, Dave Weckl, Travis Barker, Evan Jenk­ins, Mark Guil­iana and more. Turn to page 32 this month to see what they have to say about what Bud­dyRich means to them.And of course, Rush leg­end Neil Peart is there too. Rather than sim­ply an­swer our ques­tions, Neil de­cided to write a piece him­self in praise of the great Buddy Rich, es­pe­cially for Rhythm!

As we en­ter Oc­to­ber, the Lon­don Drum Show 2017 is just a month away now – 11-12 Novem­ber at Olympia is the time and place to be if you want to ex­pe­ri­ence not only the best drum show of the year, but per­haps the best LDS ever! I’d like to take this early op­por­tu­nity to thank those who have given their sup­port and pos­i­tiv­ity to Rhythm and the Lon­don Drum Show, to help us make it the best drum­ming event not just in the coun­try but the world! Get your tick­ets now from www.lon­don­drumshow.com and we’ll see you next month for a huge show pre­view, with in­ter­views with the show’s stars and more!

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