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Joined: 1/9/2010
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As far as drum solos go, Buddy Rich, as shown, can out speed anyone, but also can put together something cohesive and exciting by breaking it up with creative but meaningful accents. The others just speed me to sleep. Drum rolls - whoopedy doo.
Joined: 12/9/2008
Msg: 54
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Posted: 3/19/2010 7:41:33 AM

you knew it was going to be said and has probably been said a thousand times in earlier posts: but heres my 3 favorites:
neil pert(rush)
danny carey(tool)
mike portnoy(dream theater)

Add Terry Bozzio (Zappa) and you've got a solid list.

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned Travis Barker. I mean, Blink-182 as a band is pretty much terrible, but Travis is ridiculous, and he's one of the few rock drummers that gets down on the small set. WAY underrated.
Joined: 9/22/2008
Msg: 55
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Posted: 3/19/2010 5:07:38 PM
Tim "Herb" Alexander:

Joined: 1/9/2010
Msg: 56
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Posted: 3/19/2010 10:27:10 PM
I got this on Facebook from Bill Bruford:
Joined: 1/7/2010
Msg: 57
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Posted: 3/20/2010 5:58:53 PM
17 year old kid shows how to imitate Travis Barker, which ain't hard at all, really.
And the lad handicaps himself by having his pad at least 6 inches higher than where a marching snare would typically be (upper arm and forearm should be at about a right angle).

Travis Barker. Snort.

Meanwhile, I just got a dvd of "Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scott's". Vinnie Colaiuta offers up some amazing drumming on it.
Joined: 9/22/2008
Msg: 59
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Posted: 3/21/2010 4:59:28 PM

pretty lame if you ask me. "more cowbell please". (substitute "dbl bass" for cowbell).

Meh. Everybody's a critic. o_O

Nothing wrong with double bass, either.

to this point, I'm sticking with gadd, weckl, and colaiuta. Haven't seen a rock drummer yet that can touch any of them.

Then you haven't seen Bozzio, Palmer, Collins, Peart, etc. What about Dave Lombardo?

Narada Michael Walden:
Joined: 2/24/2006
Msg: 60
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Posted: 3/22/2010 12:25:53 AM
Stuart Copeland
Gene Hoglan
Proscriptor McGovern

Many more, those are the ones off the top of my head.
Joined: 2/16/2010
Msg: 70
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Posted: 3/28/2010 10:01:17 PM
Chad Sexton of 311 is my favorite. Abe Cunningham of the Deftones is a close second.
Joined: 6/5/2005
Msg: 73
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Posted: 4/17/2010 9:00:48 PM
Best? That's a loaded question.

Favorite at the moment: Reed Mullin or Richard Christy
 Husker Freak
Joined: 5/3/2009
Msg: 78
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Posted: 5/5/2010 7:24:39 PM
Surprised no one mentioned Jeff Porcaro from Toto?

Mike Portnoy
Neil Peart
Phil Collins
Mick Fleetwood
 christ on a crutch
Joined: 2/1/2009
Msg: 79
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Posted: 5/5/2010 8:02:33 PM
i'm liking marvin smith at the moment (the drummer for buddy rich's band, ferchrisake).

longtime fave: famoudou konate.
Joined: 1/7/2010
Msg: 80
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Posted: 5/8/2010 2:21:13 AM
@mysteriis: He's good, no doubt about it, but I would still go with Vinnie, Gadd, Weckl, and JoJo being more technically proficient and abel to play and write in multiple genres.

Karizma w/ Vinnie playing "I'm Tweaked" which is all 4/4. He makes it sound like he's going off into different time signatures, but it's all 4/4.
Joined: 10/26/2009
Msg: 82
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Posted: 7/14/2010 3:32:44 PM
Bernard "pretty" Purdie , anyone ???

Soul Drums 1968 , a good dancer ! , surely an important part of drumming is keeping the 'groove' straight , and this guy is the master !
Joined: 8/11/2005
Msg: 83
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Posted: 7/14/2010 6:51:45 PM

Such as buddy rich, steve gadd, vinnie colaiuta and dave weckl. Couple hundred other drummers rated higher. Can this be true? OK you drummers, give more your educated opinion.

Actually, it is pretty hard to believe that these guys weren't in the top 20 or so. Usually Buddy Rich is regarded as numero uno on any great drummer list, although I'm not a big fan of his feel. For big band, I prefer Gene Krupa, Sonny Payne, and Ed Shaughnessy.

Steve Gadd is maybe the greatest and most prolific all-around (pop, pop-rock, jazz, fusion) drummers-- brilliant and legendary. Vinnie Colaiuta is also brilliant and has a Tony Williams style.

Kudos to Ready for mentioning Cobham-- the master technician with precision, speed, and power. He gave birth to guys like Simon Phillips (Satriani, Toto, The Who) and Carter Beauford of DMB.

I will throw Terry Bozzio into the hat for being unworldly skilled, powerful, able to groove, rock, and do completely impossible experimental melodic hand/foot combinations. However, he is an acquired taste sometimes...
Joined: 1/7/2010
Msg: 87
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Posted: 8/10/2010 2:12:55 AM
Jo Jo Mayer is an outstanding percussionist. I have been trying to learn the Moeller method, but I have health problems and motivation problems.

My real challenge is a triple-stroke roll. It's not hard to do double-stroke rudiments, but allowing the stick to rebound twice is really hard for me. I want to try and control the stick, rather than allowing the stick to do what it needs to, if that makes sense. And that's where Moeller, and Jim Chapin, and Dave Weckl, come in.

When I, on rare occasions, get some speed going on a triple-stroke, it sounds so much better than LL-RR-LL-RR-LL-RR, if you know what I mean.
Joined: 7/27/2009
Msg: 92
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Posted: 3/27/2011 6:39:34 PM
I still think stewart copeland is my favorite even though his body of work is not that large.
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Joined: 9/2/2009
Msg: 93
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Posted: 4/14/2011 6:13:36 AM
Saw Buddy rich as a kid..Amazing.

Neil Peart
John Bonham
Keith Moon
Carl Palmer
Ginger Baker
Ian Paice
Ringo Starr
Stewart Copeland
David Garabaldi
Mike Shrieve
Joined: 6/2/2010
Msg: 94
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Posted: 8/21/2011 12:46:51 AM
jeff porcaro- phattest groove
Joined: 8/15/2011
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Posted: 8/21/2011 3:08:16 PM
Buddy Miles
Gene Krupa
Animal(thats right!)
Stephen Perkins
Last but certainly not lest.......Jean Paul Gaster
Joined: 6/30/2011
Msg: 96
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Posted: 8/24/2011 7:20:42 PM
Ginger Baker especially when he was in Blind Faith
Joined: 11/26/2008
Msg: 97
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Posted: 8/25/2011 2:26:27 AM
Vampire Weekend has some really amazing and unique drumming/percussion.
His name is Chris Tomson
I don't know if he is doing it all himself, or someone's helping on percussion sometimes.
Songs with great percussion/drumming: Run, I Stand Corrected, and my favorite Diplomat's Son
Bonham and Peart are definitely my favorite old school drummers
Joined: 2/29/2008
Msg: 98
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Posted: 8/25/2011 10:01:36 AM
Another undrated drummer i would say is Brian Downey of Thin Lizzy.
Joined: 8/9/2011
Msg: 99
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Posted: 8/28/2011 4:49:32 AM
Has anyone mentioned Steve Jordan or Chris McHugh. Great drummers.
Joined: 5/18/2011
Msg: 101
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Posted: 9/1/2011 10:03:00 AM
Once you get to be considered world class at your instrument, who is better becomes more a matter of opinion, than anything really tangible. Music like all art is subjective, and I feel that judging the artist in a mathematical sense is a disrespect to the art that they create.

With that being said, Danny Carey is my favorite drummer to listen to, followed closely by Neil Pert.
Joined: 11/30/2010
Msg: 103
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Posted: 9/2/2011 6:42:41 PM
Shannon Lucas.
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