Rhythm (music magazine)

Rhythm is a print drumming and percussion magazine based in England, the United Kingdom.

Frequency6-week cycle
PublisherBeats Network Ltd
Total circulation8,097[1]
First issue1985
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inEngland

Previously published by Future plc between 1985 and April 2019, Rhythm was relaunched at the end of November 2019 by a new publisher, Lifestyle Media House, and has since moved to Beats Network Ltd in September 2020. It is the best-selling drumming magazine in the UK.

The magazine features gear reviews, artist interviews, playing tutorials, event coverage, news and features every issue and is published 10 times a year (1 issue every 5/6 weeks) and is available in both print format and digital as an app or a web version. Single copies and subscriptions can be bought through the website: www.rhythmdrumnetwork.com

In November 2020, Rhythm released Issue 297, its much-anticipated Neil Peart tribute issue, and the first issue to be published under Beats Network Ltd. The follow-up issue, 298, is out on 22 January 2021. Issue 299, out 9 March, features Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters and Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders) as guest editor.

Current regular contributors include David West, Rich Chamberlain (front section editor), Pete Riley (tuition section editor), Jason Bowld, Pete Lockett, Colin Woolway, Erik Stams, Mike Sturgis, Emily Dolan Davies and Tom Bradley (gear editor).

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

In August 2010, Rhythm launched an online poll to find the Greatest Drummer of the Last 25 Years.[2] 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!"[3]

Rhythm celebrated its 25th anniversary in its September 2010 issue.[4] 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.

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