Who's Your Favorite Drummer?

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Postby TomA » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:14 pm

Most of my faves have been mentioned already - guys like Garibaldi and Chambers are so much fun to watch and they're two of my favorites.

I want to give props to my friend John Macaluso. A hell of a good guy with tons of talent. He's mostly a prog rock guy who's been favorably compared to the likes of Mike Portnoy. In fact, when James LaBrie was putting a solo band together, Portnoy told him, "I know a guy" and John got the gig.

John on YouTube:

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Postby ~lightwaveryder~ » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:02 pm

reading this forum, i am reminded of how many drummers there are to admire !

Scott Rockenfield from Queensryche was my all time favorite rock drummer.

Neil Peart

Dave Lombardi from slayer.

Peter Criss !!!!!!!! simple chops, but the king of big dumb arena rock drumming !

John Bonham for that kick stomp and the hi hat work.

bill ward black sabbath for the heaviness !

i love bop jazz,i just dont know the names of all the great ones.
i have a great mp3 of max roach and buddy doing a head to head solo.
its just jaw dropping.

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Postby Monkeyboy » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:18 pm

You mentioned 2 great one's right there!

Great list!

Based on my old drummer's interests/likes with the jazz cats, he was also into Gene Krupa and we'd listen to his stuff in the van. Can't go wrong with Roach or Buddy. I always find buddy to be a bit like the "rocker" of that era. I know it sounds weird but he seems more like a rock star vs a muscian/drummer to me???
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Postby Johnny_B_Badd » Mon May 07, 2007 9:58 am

Oh and I forgot one that I really should have mentioned. Mike Terrana, formerly of Rage from Germany. Just check out his clip on UTube "Detonator" and it'll speak for itself. The guy is just a metering monster!
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Postby PeppermanL2K » Mon May 07, 2007 8:30 pm

My current fave:

Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree! ...wow... Extraordinary technician with such a touch on the kit. [smilie=cool-smiley-031.gif]

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Postby froover » Thu May 17, 2007 7:17 pm

heres my favourite, Glenn Moule


every time ive seen them ive been amazed at how solid, chunky and just totally driving he is

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Postby Armybass » Fri May 18, 2007 4:59 am

David Garibaldi! Among others........ [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif]

Re: Who's Your Favorite Drummer?

Postby Chuck M » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:51 pm

I have a lot of drummers that I like, however, my favorite is one of the NY cats that is a bit on the obscure side.

Adam Neusbaum.

I saw him live with Michael Brecker at a jazz festival in San Antonio. Adam's playing stole the show. He was spectacular to watch and a delight to hear.

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Re: Who's Your Favorite Drummer?

Postby groovyw53 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:08 pm

John Bohnam
David Garibaldi
Mitch Mitchell
Brian Blade
Chad Smith
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Re: Who's Your Favorite Drummer?

Postby groovyw53 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:35 pm

Hell, how could i forget ELVIN JONES !!!!!??? [smilie=fun_84.gif]


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Re: Who's Your Favorite Drummer?

Postby ghiadub » Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:07 pm

Pretty much every drummer listed are some mind blowing MFers.
My pesonal faves are:
Brian Blade
Stanton Moore
Jon Fishman
Rodney Holmes
Alan Hertz
And Mike Clark.

I was at a Mike Clark performance and he bull shitted with me over a beer [smilie=party-smiley-003.gif] while his wife set up his kit, then nit picked her when she thought she was done.

And he got away with it!!
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Re: Who's Your Favorite Drummer?

Postby jshilgebass » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:43 pm

All the drummers mentioned so far are great.

Here's one that I recently witnessed in a live performance with Mike Kennealy; he is one you all should check out: Marco Minnemann.

I swear, this guy must have been raised by an octopus in the wild...he has it all; chops, speed, rhythm, groove, taste, humor. I thought he outplayed the other drummer on the bill that night...you may have heard of him: Chad Wackerman.

If he's playing at a venue near you, make haste to buy a ticket and witness his particular splendor.

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Re: Who's Your Favorite Drummer?

Postby GLJeff » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:28 pm

Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater

Other favorites

Nicko McBrain
Neil Peart
Virgil Donati

here's a short Virgil video


Re: Who's Your Favorite Drummer?

Postby Jerry » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:59 pm

Virgil Donati is a very bad man, a master of time shifting. Check out his recent recordings with Frank Gambale and Planet X. Marco is another mofo of the "hide-and-find-one" school.
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Postby nig » Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:50 am

prismacolor2 wrote:Bill Bruford

+1. unique. there are others though.inc copeland.
dont forget stevie gadd and gerry marotta.
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