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Rhythm (music magazine)

Rhythm is a monthly drumming and percussion magazine based in the United Kingdom.[2]

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PublisherLifestyle Media House
Total circulation8,097[1]
First issue1985
CountryUnited Kingdom

Previously published by Future plc between 1985 and April 2019, it was the best-selling drumming magazine in the UK.

Rhythm was relaunched at the end of November 2019 by a new publisher, Lifestyle Media House (See Rhythm on Twitter, Facebook & Youtube).

The magazine features gear reviews, artist interviews, playing tutorials, event coverage, news, and features every month.

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

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

In August 2010, Rhythm launched an online poll to find the Greatest Drummer of the Last 25 Years.[3] 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!"[4]

Rhythm celebrated its 25th anniversary in its September 2010 issue.[5] 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 CDEdit

As well as interviews, news, and gear reviews, Rhythm also contained a tuition section and CD and later DVD 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 featured 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 presented a series of lessons called Double Kick Drills.

Editorial team (Nov 2019 Relaunch)Edit

  • Editor: Louise King
  • Art editor: TBC
  • Production editor: TBC

Editorial team (Future plc)Edit

  • Editor: Chris Barnes
  • Art editor: Dave Tupper
  • Production editor: Chris Burke
  • Staff writer: Rich Chamberlain


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  2. ^ "Magazine Subscription Future Publishing Rhythm".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2010-09-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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