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Joined: 8/29/2011
Msg: 106
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Stewart Copeland (Animal Logic!), sure, and Vinnie Colaiuta (Jeff Beck Live at Ronnie Scott's), of course, but I haven't seen anyone mention Bill Bruford. All his polyrhythmic work with Yes, King Crimson, U.K., Kazumi Watanabe and his own solo projects is unequalled. For progressive rock in odd meters, Bill wrote the book. Granted, Pat Mastellotto has studied that book very closely. :)

In jazz, I don't know of any drummer who is more skilled at finding just the right feel to add propulsion and groove to any tune you can put in front of him, than Peter Erskine. Becker and Fagen of Steely Dan were able to describe Peter's work on the live version of Third World Man in two words: "Erskine perfect." Check out Peter's work with Weather Report also on the Weather Report concert featured on the DVD in WR's box set "Forecast Tomorrow." Erskine and Jaco together is an amazing duo to see perform. Pete is also in fine form on Steps Ahead's first two albums.
Joined: 9/5/2011
Msg: 107
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Posted: 9/19/2011 2:45:43 AM
Tomas Haake, Gene Hoglan, Witold "Vitek" Kiełtyka (R.I.P.), Pete Sandoval, Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart, and Tommy Lee.
Joined: 9/5/2011
Msg: 108
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Posted: 9/19/2011 2:46:19 AM
And the dude from "Animals as Leaders".
Joined: 10/11/2010
Msg: 114
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Posted: 10/9/2011 1:26:11 PM
Dave Lambardo, Paul Bostap, Nicholas from Dimmu Borgir and Flo from Cryptopsy.
Joined: 10/4/2010
Msg: 115
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Posted: 10/9/2011 8:34:07 PM
ABSU!!! \m/ I'd have to sayLongstreth, Matte Modin, Hannes Grossman.
Joined: 3/27/2011
Msg: 116
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Posted: 10/10/2011 11:38:26 AM
Vinnie Colaiuta, Jojo Mayer is very good too
Joined: 4/10/2012
Msg: 119
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Posted: 4/21/2012 6:12:36 PM
Definitely a Portnoy fan.

Annnnnnnd, sacreligious may I consider it... Mike Mangini. Only because he's hilarious. And unbelievably fast.
But, I find Portnoy's style, and overall compositions of complete songs to be top-notch.
Joined: 1/9/2012
Msg: 121
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Posted: 4/23/2012 9:20:49 AM
I saw one mention of Aynsley Dunbar. I didn't see any mention of the Appice brothers, nor of one of my personal favorites because of his interesting timing and economy (and ability to sing lead while playing), Levon Helm.
Joined: 4/13/2012
Msg: 122
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Posted: 4/24/2012 7:47:52 PM
George Kollias, hands down.
Joined: 11/15/2011
Msg: 123
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Posted: 4/26/2012 4:45:15 PM
The most incredible drummer I ever heard was a tabla player named Swapan Chadhuri . He could make the sound of rain with his tabla like noone I've ever heard since or before...
Joined: 10/20/2011
Msg: 124
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Posted: 4/26/2012 10:16:44 PM
There is no correct answer for this. There are great drummers of many styles and genres. I believe many drummers have their own unique sound or style. This is what made them great IMO.
Joined: 4/25/2012
Msg: 125
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Posted: 4/28/2012 1:45:28 PM
Either Inferno from Behemoth, or Kai from Wintersun.
Joined: 5/27/2011
Msg: 126
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Posted: 5/1/2012 7:33:24 AM
He may not be the best drummer in terms of technique, but Levon Helm was probably the only drummer ever that could make you cry.

Joined: 4/29/2012
Msg: 127
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Posted: 5/3/2012 1:41:01 PM
great drummer indeed..i have to well u have chad smith ...terry bozzio..stewert copeland...phill collins...steve smith../ Me ... Drummers hall of fame my personal friend ernie la violey ...tommy lee..also drummer from slipnot... Im Bam Bam Metal/Reggae drummer played with "Zion Tribe" & for mer sublime members w/ wookiefoot..and international reggae all stars... Thank you
Joined: 1/2/2007
Msg: 128
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Posted: 5/19/2012 9:03:32 AM
Message 151 sums it up for me. There have been so many really great drummers and different styles/genres make comparison difficult if not a tad unfair.
Keith Moon will always stand out for me but that is because of the whole package of the "Orrible Oooo" and everything that went with them.
A couple who have not seemed to merit a mention (apologies if I missed) are Simon Kirke, Jon Hiseman and, wait for the jeers, Larry Mullen Jr!

Anyone else think that Zak is far better than his Dad ever was?
Joined: 9/9/2011
Msg: 130
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Posted: 8/13/2012 6:27:50 AM
Manu Katche, who has drummed for a number of great artsist like Peter Gabriel & Jan Garbarek... Check out the tune "Gautes-Margjit" from Jan Garbarek's CD "Twelve Moons". Probably on YouTube. Also, I've always felt that Michael Shrieve's drum solo on Santana's "Soul Sacrifice" in the Woodstock movie is phenomenal.
Joined: 10/22/2010
Msg: 131
best drummers
Posted: 10/9/2012 7:16:15 PM
I'm going to join the masses, proably, and say that: Keith Moon, Neil Pert, Travis Barker, and the dude from Def Leppard are among the very best. (honroable mention to Tommy Lee and Alex Van Halen) <--Alex is the drummer,and not the bassist right? (him)

HOWEVER; my favorite drummer is the dude from Silversun pickups. He's s AMAZING with offbeats and multiple rhythms AND he looks EXACTLY like "Animal" from the muppets in the video for "Panic Switch". <--How can you not love that.

Mickey Hart was also super good. <--Assuming he IS the drummer, and not the keyboardist. (I'm pretty sure its Mickey Hart; dude from "the Dead")
Joined: 10/22/2011
Msg: 132
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Posted: 10/9/2012 9:58:00 PM
Neil Peart. Hands down.
Joined: 1/2/2007
Msg: 133
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Posted: 10/10/2012 4:56:22 AM
Maybe not the best ever or even in many peoples top tens but, for effect and influence, I have to give another prod for Zak Starkey.

After Moon's sad demise The Who seemed to go into hibernation playing wise. The excitement went out of their performances. While Kenny Jones certainly is a decent enough drummer he kicked no life or drama into the rythm section with Entwhistle. Along comes Zak Starkey and totally revitalises The Who's onstage performances. The new enthusiasm of Townshend and Daltrey was obvious to see. So, as I said, maybe not the best, but a great achievment as a contributor to the live act.
Joined: 1/24/2012
Msg: 135
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Posted: 10/14/2012 10:36:13 PM
Wish I was a Rush fan because I do believe it is Neil Peart. Otherwise Dany Carey from Tool hands down
Joined: 6/8/2012
Msg: 136
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Posted: 10/14/2012 11:40:33 PM
Blake Richardson-Between The Buried And Me
Matt Halpern-Periphery
Scott McPhail-Grüvis Malt
Chris Pennie-Dillinger Escape Plane/Coheed and Cambria
Chad Sexton-311
Riley Breckenridge-Thrice
Joined: 9/22/2008
Msg: 137
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Posted: 10/16/2012 3:31:12 PM
I can't remember if I mentioned Narada Michael Walden or not, but his stuff with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Robert Fripp, etc, was incredible.
Joined: 4/25/2012
Msg: 138
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Posted: 10/21/2012 11:15:33 PM
If you want to see some insane drumming, check out Nordger from Asmodeus and Francesco Paoli from Fleshgod Apocalypse.
Joined: 9/23/2012
Msg: 139
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Posted: 10/22/2012 12:28:44 AM
Dave Lombardo
Pete Sandoval
George Kolias
Joined: 7/4/2010
Msg: 140
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Posted: 10/28/2012 6:45:21 PM
Was Animal from The Muppets mentioned ?
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