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Rhythm (music magazine)

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Categories  Music Magazine
Publisher  Future plc
First issue  1985
Frequency  Monthly
Total circulation  8,097
Country  United Kingdom

Rhythm is a monthly drumming and percussion magazine based in the United Kingdom. Launched in 1985, it is the best-selling drumming magazine in the UK. Rhythm is owned by Future plc.


It is available in major retailers throughout the world, can be bought online and has licensed editions in other territories. The magazine features gear reviews, artist interviews, playing tutorials, event coverage, news and features every month.

In 2010 cover stars have included Dom Howard (Muse), Travis Barker, Steve Gadd and Dave Grohl.

In May 2010 Rhythm launched its new website, which features the latest drumming news, features and interviews.

In August 2010 Rhythm launched an online poll to find the Greatest Drummer of the Last 25 Years. After more than 100,000 votes, Slipknot’s Joey Jordison was crowned as the winner, having taken more than 38,000 of the votes. In response to the award, Jordison told Rhythm: “This is bigger than a Grammy to me! You people keep me alive, I can't thank all of you enough. To all the Rhythm staff, thank you, you are amazing! Thank you to my family, friends, all the amazing drummers I was in company with, without them I wouldn't be here either and last but not least, all my brothers in Slipknot! Thank you all again!"

Rhythm celebrated its 25th anniversary in its September 2010 issue. The issue included birthday messages from drummers including Nick Mason, Chad Smith, Joey Jordison, Mike Portnoy, Terry Bozzio, Stewart Copeland, Vinnie Colaiuta, Neil Peart and Nicko McBrain.

Tuition CD

As well as interviews, news and gear reviews, Rhythm also contains a tuition section and CD full of a wide range of musical styles each month. As of 2010, recent how to play lessons have included tracks by artists such as The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Kasabian, Fleetwood Mac, Rage Against The Machine, Aerosmith and The Ramones. The Rhythm CD also features guest lessons from top artists, with previous lessons coming from Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Dave Mackintosh (Dragonforce) and Johnny Jenkins (Lily Allen). Jason Bowld (Pitchshifter/Slaves to Gravity) also presents a series of lessons called Double Kick Drills.

Editorial team

Editor - Chris Barnes

Art Editor - Dave Tupper

Production Editor - Chris Burke

Staff Writer – Rich Chamberlain


Rhythm (music magazine) Wikipedia