Coming In The February 2017 Issue Of Drum:
Lars Ulrich
Metallica Reawakens The Beast



Lars Finds His Way Back Home
They put “metal” back in Metallica. With Ulrich sounding heavier than ever on the band’s new release Hardwired To Self-Destruct, Metallica drops its most brutal album in a decade.

10 Drumming Tips From Top Teachers
Peter Erskine, Mike Mangini, Thomas Lang, Dave Elitch, Glen Sobel, Dom Famularo, Clayton Cameron, Terri Lynn Carrington, Ralph Humphrey, and Ed Soph share their single most valuable pieces of advice.

Behind The Scenes At Vic Firth
With step-by-step photos that reveal every aspect of the process, Drum tours the Vic Firth stick factory in Newport, Maine to see how mere dowels are sculpted into some of the most popular models on Earth.

Sound Better For Under $50
We round up and evaluate ten accessories that can make any drummer sound better without breaking the bank.

Michael Carabello
In his first interview with a drumming magazine since 1984, the original conguero with Santana describes what it feels like to be back on the road with his old bandmates.

10 Biggest Drum Miking Mistakes
Whether you’re on stage or in the studio, avoid making these common mistakes that can ruin your sound and cost serious money.

Tony Hajjar of Gone Is Gone
Cat Myers of Honeyblood

In Their Own Words: Bobby Previte
The unique composer/drummer discusses his audacious heavy metal re-imagining of the choral epic Missa Sancti Jacobi by 15th century composer Guillaume Dufay.

Adam Deitch Drum Parts
We transcribe the entire drum part on “Elephant Walk” from Lettuce’s new EP Live From Mt. Crushmore, with comments and performance tips from the drummer himself.

INDe Drum Lab drum kit
New Sabian Big & Ugly Cymbals
Promark Active Grip Signature Sticks


Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by December 7, 2016
  • Advertising materials due by December 12, 2016
  • Issue on sale January 17, 2017
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