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User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Going right along with the Best Guitarist thread, let's vote for our favorite drummers.

My nomination goes to:

John Bonham, of Led Zepplin

'Speed

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User currently offline777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Neil Peart

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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Wonders if anyone's gonna say Neil Peart?

Terry Bozio.



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Already been done!

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/258452/1/


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1801 times:

It has been done lol,

Probably Mike Portnoy, Jimmy Digrasso or Neil Peart.

I've got drum solos of these three and I can say that they are all excellent drummers, Lars Ulrich of Metallica was pretty good, but in recent releases has disappeared off the band completely lol....

If anyone says Travis Barker I will break their neck and call it ice cream.

rar.

Dan  Smile


User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1782 times:

Elvin Jones.  Smokin cool


-Clovis


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1731 times:

Neil Peart of RUSH!  Smile  Smokin cool  Big thumbs up

Not only is he a drummer, but he is a percussionist/lyricist and songwritter.









Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

Me.

And damn, those drumsets are ridiculous!


FSP


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Manu Katché for his minimalistic but incredibly elegant and polyphone style.

Vinnie Colaiuta - a polyphone and don't-try-this-at-home drummer.

Regards,
NoUFO



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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Manu Katché ..hmm, was great with Gabriel, but was not at his best on the sting tour, although Vinnie has put in some good time on the sting tours...


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

btw. I don't believe anyone has mentioned Dave Lombardo. The guy is crazy, I've heard him play for Dark Angel AND Testament, some of the most incredible drum work i've ever heard. Almost constant Double bass (and I'd say, at least 200bpm) along with really technical stuff, he works wonders!!

Just listen to 'Legions of the dead' by Testament, there is some SERIOUS drumming there..

[Edited 2003-02-01 02:46:40]

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

The poster child for Rock 'N Rock excess......Keith "The Loon" Moon.....



User currently offlineLufthansaUSA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

A jazz drummer myself, my vote has to go to Joe Morello, of Brubeck's quartet fame. He's really a great drummer.

User currently offlineGunships From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 574 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

John "Bonzo" Bonham from Led Zeppelin.



User currently offlineJSC_23 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

That's easy.........DAVE GROHL of Nirvana!!!!
Who also drummed on Queens of the Stonage cd songs for the deaf.



JSC_23



Be a realist...Remain a dreamer!
User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

I feel better with this question than with the gutarists ...


The bests of the bests I know:

Dave Weckl (THE very best)
Steve Gadd (THE other very best)
Buddy Rich (dead)
Peter Erskine
Vinnie Colaiuta
Terry bozzio
André Ceccarelli
Virgil Donati
Ian Paice
Simon Phillips
Steve Porcaro (Dead)
Billy cobham
Dennis Chambers
...

But being fast at the double bass isn't enough to be labeled "the best".




User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

But being fast at the double bass isn't enough to be labeled "the best".

Of course not, but playing a really technical and fast 4/8 rhythm over the top is....


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Me, of course..no no just joking, though I do play drums and still like it. My favorite:

Stewart Copeland, absolutely great, and fantastic to watch when he played live!!

Most other cool drummers have already been named here!
Anyway a few other names:

Gene Krupa
Charly Antolini
Pete York (the funniest drunmmer for sure, and not bad as a musician either)

and some great ladies:
Evelyn Glennie (and remember: This Lady is deaf!!!!!)
Marilyn Mazur
and the prettiest of all: Sheila Escovedo aka Sheila E. (saw her live on the Sign o'the times tour...history!!!)



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1550 times:

Sebolino:
I think it's Jeff Pocaro your reffering to.
Steve is his brother who played keyboards.



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User currently offlineKuba74 From Poland, joined Mar 2000, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1538 times:



User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

Superfly:
Of course, it was jeff. It should be forbidden for brothers to work in the same band  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
By the way, I saw a concert of TOTO with Simon Phillips (Strasbourg , 99 (!)) , it was really fantastic !

EGGD:
I never used the same way of writing than you (I already saw it though), so I don't really know what you mean by 4/8, but I guess it must be "binary rythm in double stroke" for me.
I insist that's not the touch of the bests.
Making double stroke at the double bass on a fast tempo is great, but you should then listen to drummers like Weckl or Gadd (especially with Chick Corea) who never played double bass as far as I know. Drummers like Lars Ulrich or Mike Portnoy sounds like small beginners in comparison (and I like those bands, especially Dream Theater).
Lars Ulrich admitted once he didn't know how to play drums !! But he practiced so much the double bass that he could impress everybody.
That doesn't mean that double bass cannot be great, I like it too. But what I dislike for example, is the way it is played in Stratovatius: just full speed all the time, with a very simple rythm on it. That absolutely not interesting musically.
For example, Dennis Chambers and Simon Phillips are real masters at the double bass.





User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

I meant STRATOVARIUS of course.

User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Another vote here for John Bonham. Also, that guy from Def Leppard who only has one arm.

User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

I like Nick Menza (former Megadeth) son of Don Menza, the Jazz drummer....


User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

Neil Peart of Rush Hands down the best. YYZ, amazing.

Buddy Rich

Gene Krupa


25 Banco : Good to see a vote for Simon Philips, Sebolino. Technically speaking, he's extraordinary. Funnily enough, he deputised for Keith Moon on one of the Wh
26 EverettWA : Peter Gabriel, if we're talking drumsets. Percussion in general would be Burhan Ocal...
27 Andreas : Quote: Peter Gabriel, if we're talking drumsets. What do you mean by that? The drumsets on Peter Gabriel concerts are not that impressive (the drummer
28 AA61hvy : 1. Neil Peart 2. Dave Grohl 3. Lars Ulrich 4. Dave Weckel.
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