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Joined: 8/15/2011
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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: 8/21/2011
Msg: 100
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Posted: 8/31/2011 3:27:21 PM
but only Tommy Lee goes upside down
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: 4/8/2011
Msg: 102
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Posted: 9/2/2011 6:24:26 PM
I'm not a drummer, but here goes (in no particular order): Charlie Watts, Keith Moon, Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Louis Bellson, Manu Katche, Buddy Rich, Mitch Mitchell, Steve Gorman, Elvin Jones, Lenny White, Steve Jordan, any drummer that studied at Frank Zappa U.
Joined: 11/30/2010
Msg: 103
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Posted: 9/2/2011 6:42:41 PM
Shannon Lucas.
Joined: 7/31/2011
Msg: 104
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Posted: 9/14/2011 8:07:09 AM
Stewart Copeland.
Joined: 8/29/2011
Msg: 106
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Posted: 9/15/2011 1:19:33 AM
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: 7/15/2011
Msg: 109
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Posted: 9/29/2011 2:52:09 PM
Billy Cobham Stew copeland
Al Van H
Eric Singer
just few
Joined: 7/9/2011
Msg: 110
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Posted: 10/2/2011 12:53:51 AM
Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Death etc etc
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theatre)
Mikkey Dee (King Diamond, Motorhead)
Neil Peart (Rush)
Joined: 9/26/2011
Msg: 111
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Posted: 10/2/2011 7:10:12 AM
Here are some new drummers for you guys so you can move on from the Neil Peart Stigma:

Matt Greiner - August Burns Red

Jerod Boyd - Miss May I (Incredible fast feet)

The Rev - Avenged Sevenfold (Rip... hopefully he's been mentioned already)

Dave Turncrantz - Russian Circles

And just because... this is Luke Holland.. a 17 year old drummer with a youtube channel that would put neal peart to shame:
Joined: 9/26/2011
Msg: 112
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Posted: 10/2/2011 7:21:17 AM
Also, tell me someone has already mentioned Jeff Porcaro?
Joined: 9/29/2011
Msg: 113
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Posted: 10/4/2011 9:36:33 AM
The new drummer from Dream Theater is pretty good. Poly-rhythms and everything in between.
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: 10/4/2011
Msg: 117
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Posted: 10/15/2011 7:00:52 AM
Nicko McBrain \\m//
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.
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