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    10 Best Drummers All Time

    I say, where the hell is Charlie Watts???????????

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    Re: 10 Best Drummers All Time

    Although Watts is good, I don't think he's in the top 10. But putting Dave Grohl in...what the hell?!

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    Are you kidding me? Charlie is the quintessential prototype rock drummer. He and Keith ARE The Stones. Not too mention he's also one hell of a jazz drummer. And yeah, Dave Grohl is a fucking joke compared to the others.

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    Watts is great, no doubt but this list isn't about the heart and soul of the Stones
    I rate both The Kinks(64-71) and The Beatles above the Stones anyway. So let's put Mick Avory in also!

    Just for fun, here's ten on my list (in no particular order):

    Ginger Baker
    Neil Peart
    John Bonham
    Bill Bruford
    Keith Moon
    Terry Bozzio
    Stewart Copeland
    Matt Cameron
    Jeremiah Green
    Ian Paice
    Last edited by MarkD; 10-21-2011 at 11:03 PM.

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    Re: 10 Best Drummers All Time

    Ringo above Ginger Baker?

    Not in my book!!

    Topper Headon (The Clash) deserves a mention.

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    Re: 10 Best Drummers All Time

    I always liked cozy powell.

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    Re: 10 Best Drummers All Time

    I totally agree, Philly. Cozy Powell was an awesome drummer, often overlooked. Bill Ward and tommy Aldridge were also awesome. And if they are including Jazz Drummers, Elvin Jones, Lenny White, Tony Williams, and Billy Cobham are all awesome. (And all light years ahead of Dave Grohl and Ringo)

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    Re: 10 Best Drummers All Time

    My Top 5 favorite rock drummers (not Big Band, jazz, etc.) are:

    Ringo Starr (argue all you want about his skills, but he fit perfectly in The Beatles--playing well, North Star timing, doing what was needed and not more, contributed as a singer, and just looked so happy as his head bounced around with joy when he played live). Plus, countless thousands of young kids throughout the world in the 1960s took up drumming because of this man. You can't get much more influential than that.
    Phil Collins (primarily his early 1970s Genesis work; just fantastic drumming). 'Watcher of the Skies' sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57HicYcY4Ow
    Bill Bruford (in Yes, but primarily King Crimson [see his work on the Red album, for example, when he might just momentarily stop drumming altogether in a song to create tension: e.g., "One More Red Nightmare"]): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V27NIYIkxUI
    Danny Seraphine (Chicago): just listen to this collection of YouTube songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPfZW...eature=related (
    Michael Shrieve (Santana): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s0vu0VjCEc&feature=fvst
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    Phil Collins? Brutal. Not in top 10,000 best drummers. I consider his ill advised performance with Led Zeppelin at Live Aid, one of the most pathetic performances in rock drumming history. I do dig Michael Shrieve, Bill Bruford, and Danny Seraphine, though. Top 100 drummers, for sure. Just not top ten for me.

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    Re: 10 Best Drummers All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkD View Post
    Although Watts is good, I don't think he's in the top 10. But putting Dave Grohl in...what the hell?!
    Agree, Grohl should be no wheres near this list. I'm glad Ringo and Stewart Copeland made the list. Two of my favorites

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    Re: 10 Best Drummers All Time

    Bonham
    Peart
    Rich
    Mitch Mitchell
    Moon
    Dave Lombardo
    Charlie Benante
    Pete Sandoval
    Brann Dailor

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    Re: 10 Best Drummers All Time

    I think Roger Taylor from Queen is an amazing drummer!

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    Re: 10 Best Drummers All Time

    Nice list, Doomed. Metal drummers definitely deserve their just recognition. And all of the dudes you mentioned can bring it on the skins.

    If the category is just rock and roll drummers, Carmine Appice should probably be included as well.

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    Re: 10 Best Drummers All Time

    If I was more across jazz at a deeper level, I would no doubt have a LOT of jazz drummers aside from Mr Rich.

    But my jazz library mostly consists of either Manouche Swing jazz where the "drummer" is the rhythym guitarists right hand (Django, Rosenberg Trio, Les Doigts de L'Homme, Birelli Legrene, Angelo Debarre etc) of saxophone players.

    Carmine is awesome, so is Ian Paice.

    I went to the link to the Rolling Stone list above and clicked on the 100 greatest rock guitarists and had to stop when Edward Van Halen was 70 and Lou Reed made it in at 52. (shudder)

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