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 swingarm1966
Joined: 3/27/2011
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Vinnie Colaiuta, Jojo Mayer is very good too
 Iknoumirin2011
Joined: 10/4/2011
Msg: 127
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Posted: 10/15/2011 7:00:52 AM
Nicko McBrain \\m//
 bigeazzie
Joined: 8/15/2009
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Posted: 4/21/2012 2:53:12 PM
My favorite drummers are as follows.
Neil Peart
Gene Kruppa
Buddy Ruch
Bohnam
Moon
Mike Portnoy
Stewart Copeland
Carter Bueford
Steve Gadd
Shanon Larkin
 macroprosopus
Joined: 4/10/2012
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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.
 Ms. Gibson
Joined: 2/13/2007
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Posted: 4/22/2012 2:10:22 AM
Without a doubt, Carter Beauford, of Dave Mathews Band
 JoseMadre
Joined: 1/9/2012
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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.
 wickedshyn
Joined: 4/13/2012
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Posted: 4/24/2012 7:47:52 PM
George Kollias, hands down.
 onlydateIF
Joined: 11/15/2011
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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...
 Drumminman51
Joined: 10/20/2011
Msg: 134
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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.
 Tharmus
Joined: 4/25/2012
Msg: 135
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Posted: 4/28/2012 1:45:28 PM
Either Inferno from Behemoth, or Kai from Wintersun.
 Rheostatic
Joined: 5/27/2011
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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.

R.I.P
 godfearin
Joined: 4/29/2012
Msg: 137
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Posted: 5/3/2012 1:41:01 PM
great drummer indeed..i have to agree...as 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
 Trevork52
Joined: 1/2/2007
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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?
 Hal6016
Joined: 4/1/2012
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Posted: 5/21/2012 4:50:45 PM
As far as I'm concerned, Bill Bruford of King Crimson without a doubt.
 Bachelor_Numero_Uno
Joined: 9/9/2011
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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.
 SweetLilGTP
Joined: 10/22/2010
Msg: 141
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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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG8fugqFn9Q


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")
 J_bird61
Joined: 10/22/2011
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Posted: 10/9/2012 9:58:00 PM
Neil Peart. Hands down.
 Trevork52
Joined: 1/2/2007
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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.
 haveakitten30000
Joined: 10/4/2011
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Posted: 10/10/2012 5:52:13 AM
like someone else said there are alot of good ones in all generes
but my fav is NEIL from RUSH
 Blueberryeggos
Joined: 1/24/2012
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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
 PosiREP
Joined: 6/8/2012
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Posted: 10/14/2012 11:40:33 PM
Blake Richardson-Between The Buried And Me
Matt Halpern-Periphery
Scott McPhail-GrĂ¼vis Malt
Chris Pennie-Dillinger Escape Plane/Coheed and Cambria
Chad Sexton-311
Riley Breckenridge-Thrice
 kenpoboy
Joined: 9/22/2008
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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.
 Tharmus
Joined: 4/25/2012
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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.
 DRKKNGHT193
Joined: 9/23/2012
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Posted: 10/22/2012 12:28:44 AM
Dave Lombardo
Pete Sandoval
George Kolias
 40sayers
Joined: 7/4/2010
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Posted: 10/28/2012 6:45:21 PM
Was Animal from The Muppets mentioned ?
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