Over the past decade, Off the Record has been one of Modern Drummer magazine's most popular columns. Each month it focuses on a well-known drummer through detailed transcriptions and analysis of recordings. Here for the first time is a collection of the best of these articles, highlighting outstanding performances in modern rock, metal, punk, classic rock, funk, and progressive music. Also features several new, never-before-published articles and a disc with over 175 MP3 examples! Drummers included are John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Carter Beauford, Chad Smith, Lars Ulrich, Dave Grohl, Matt Sorum, Taylor Hawkins, Dennis Chambers, Alex Van Halen, Stewart Copeland, and many, many more.