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Title: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Smelly_granny on January 07, 2006, 05:11:02 PM
Simply the drummer you look upon for inspiration, and enjoy his/her drumming the most. If you have one that is.

My favourite has got to be John Dolmayan.

anyone care to share?


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: kbl on January 12, 2006, 08:04:06 AM
at the moment, i would have to say - Art Blakey.



Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Diets on January 14, 2006, 03:28:53 PM
Where would I even begin? there are soooo many.  I guess thats just it Start at the begining and for me it was Gene Krupa sparked it.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: minionhammy on January 17, 2006, 09:32:28 PM
Lars Ulrich, but thats just me


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: sdlatson on January 30, 2006, 08:49:42 PM
Terry Bozzio


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: OnlyGrlThatdrums on February 15, 2006, 05:27:07 PM
Mine is Travis Barker.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: MRSMASH on March 13, 2006, 07:19:52 PM
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Lars Ulrich, but thats just me

Holy Tom angles!
Mine are;Daney Carey, Mike Mangini, Heraciao Hernandaz(I can never spell it right), Chris Adler, Terry Bozzio


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Black_Violin on March 14, 2006, 02:33:32 AM
[size=16]Pasha! ;D[/size]


Title: Your favourite drummer
Post by: PASHA on March 14, 2006, 02:57:50 AM
 :-[ :-[ :o :o :o :o :-[ :-[


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: speed_demon on March 15, 2006, 12:06:50 PM
Neil Peart


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: clive.22 on April 05, 2006, 03:21:48 PM
Neil Peart , John Bonnham, Ian Paice,Mick Underwood to name but a few.  8-)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Little-Drummer-Boy on April 18, 2006, 07:01:11 PM
Umm John bonham, and my Uncle Bob Caldwell(He's not in a band but hes a profesional drummer that teaches drums and runs the whole music program at douglas university in Vancouver!)

My uncle has taught me every thing i know.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Stickman on April 22, 2006, 12:52:09 AM
Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Tom on April 22, 2006, 04:08:24 PM
The drummer who started it all for me was tre cool


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: drummer-4-1 on April 27, 2006, 05:11:17 PM
i like Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden, Mike Portnoy of dream theater, Clark Lewing of Stretching Madness, and my cousin who got me in to drumming when i was younger :)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: typelab on April 29, 2006, 04:10:22 AM
ahmir '?uestlove' thompson - pretty much the reason why i took up the drums


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Smelly_granny on April 30, 2006, 06:13:18 PM
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ahmir '?uestlove' thompson - pretty much the reason why i took up the drums
Ive read a bit about him, and he sure sounds like a good drummer, but ive also wondered how do pronouce his name!

Is it 'amier west-love' or 'hamier quest-love'?  Ive never known lol.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Mark on May 03, 2006, 05:05:46 PM
Gene Kruppa & Rob Heaton (New Model Army)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: iamanidiot32180 on May 08, 2006, 11:44:54 AM
joey jordison, flo mounier, buddy rich, neil peart, alex vanhalen, in that order


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: _godfather_ on May 08, 2006, 04:15:15 PM
As Louis Benson said : " There ain't gonna be a drummer as good as Buddy Rich .... "
So true !!!


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: mean-machine on June 02, 2006, 03:48:08 PM
Derek Grant is my favourite, love a bit of chris summers to


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: CBdrummer696 on June 02, 2006, 08:35:25 PM
Joey Jordison, Shawn Crahan, Chris Fehn


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: drum_wizard on July 09, 2006, 09:43:44 PM
The drummer for Ion Dissonance... absolutely phenomenal.. i think his name is KK Richard


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: SurvivedThe70s on August 18, 2006, 09:59:26 AM
I have seen many video recordings and heard many audio recordings, of "most" of what are considered the best of the best drummers of the past 100 years. ALL of the old drummers both black and white and latin and every other culture and one thing is common even amongst the different styles; all the greats have a mastery of thier particular style. Of course this is why they are known.
If you try to compare Virgil Donati or Ian Paice to say, Art Blakey, it simply isn't apple to oranges. Art was fast but he couldn't touch either of thoise guys. Now, that wasn't his style though was it. His was prowess, dynamics, syncopation, and yes speed. But the raw energy of these two guys (singled out for example only as there are quite a few others today), in my little bitty brain simply eclipses that of most of the older drummers to which many writers like to attach some sort of "mystique" because they were from the 20's, or because they were black, or because they were white.
So I think it boils down to a sort of "litmus test"; take any drummer from amy genre and time, and plug him into another genre or time, and ask yourself how he would compare. In my mind, I don't think there is, was, and maybe ever will be a drummer who could accomplish what Buddy Rich did.
Do you think if Buddy were an up-and-coming drummer today that he would not dominate in todays styles? While you may pick your fav drummer and insert him/her (didn't forget you TerriLynn) here, my humble opinion says no one, can reach his level.
Oh well, enough subjectiveness; my objective answer is that Buddy Rich is my "favorite" drummer and also because he happens to be the "best" drummer who ever lived ..... thus far.  8-)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: gmbydmit on August 18, 2006, 11:07:25 PM
Neil Peart - is my all time fav

but all you guys are right.....

you gotta take something from all of them.

Gene Krupa to Lars - they all give us all a little something we can use

 :)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: The_Masked_Avenger on August 30, 2006, 11:23:03 PM
Thomas Lang  , Only the greatest


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Bass_Drum on September 01, 2006, 10:17:37 AM
Travis Barker...John Dolmayan...John Bonham the ledgen Charlie Watss....and many more.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Smelly_granny on September 01, 2006, 06:19:13 PM
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I have seen many video recordings and heard many audio recordings, of "most" of what are considered the best of the best drummers of the past 100 years. ALL of the old drummers both black and white and latin and every other culture and one thing is common even amongst the different styles; all the greats have a mastery of thier particular style. Of course this is why they are known.
If you try to compare Virgil Donati or Ian Paice to say, Art Blakey, it simply isn't apple to oranges. Art was fast but he couldn't touch either of thoise guys. Now, that wasn't his style though was it. His was prowess, dynamics, syncopation, and yes speed. But the raw energy of these two guys (singled out for example only as there are quite a few others today), in my little bitty brain simply eclipses that of most of the older drummers to which many writers like to attach some sort of "mystique" because they were from the 20's, or because they were black, or because they were white.
So I think it boils down to a sort of "litmus test"; take any drummer from amy genre and time, and plug him into another genre or time, and ask yourself how he would compare. In my mind, I don't think there is, was, and maybe ever will be a drummer who could accomplish what Buddy Rich did.
Do you think if Buddy were an up-and-coming drummer today that he would not dominate in todays styles? While you may pick your fav drummer and insert him/her (didn't forget you TerriLynn) here, my humble opinion says no one, can reach his level.
Oh well, enough subjectiveness; my objective answer is that Buddy Rich is my "favorite" drummer and also because he happens to be the "best" drummer who ever lived ..... thus far.  8-)

Very well explained. However, as with all arts, i think not one person can be the "best" at anything. With things like sports, you can have people who are the best, because they can throw the furthest, run the fastest etc.
But drumming is so many things combined. Speed, timing, creativity, broad abilty, and often just having the experiance. And not only that, but art is very opinionated.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: swamy_g on September 19, 2006, 11:48:10 AM
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Ive read a bit about him, and he sure sounds like a good drummer, but ive also wondered how do pronouce his name!

Is it 'amier west-love' or 'hamier quest-love'?  Ive never known lol.

Its QUESTLove, he looks like a Left-wing terrorist to me.. and sounds like a drum machine... quite talented..

As for me,
the following are my top 5 drummers of all time
1. Steward Copeland (The Police)
2. Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)
3. Niel Peart (The Backstreet Boys)
4. Vinnie Paul (Pantera)
5. Bill Bruford and Alan White (both from YES)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: regidan on September 26, 2006, 03:24:36 PM
Hmmm favourite drummer has got to be Thomas Lang saw him in a clinic a month ago and it was amazing. Second would have to be Dave Weckle, love playing along to his stuff especially stuff from his "contemporary drummer plus one" book If anyone hasn't heard or seen any of these two i would seriously recomend it.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Beverley_Drummer on September 26, 2006, 06:41:27 PM
There are and have been so many great drummers. My favourite was probably Keith Moon because of his entertaining style.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Smelly_granny on October 01, 2006, 11:45:10 AM
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There are and have been so many great drummers. My favourite was probably Keith Moon because of his entertaining style.

Moon the loon...incredible. The Who have never been the same since his death   :'(


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: ForAllTid on November 04, 2006, 09:28:40 PM
yanic bercier of Quo Vadis  ;D

http://www.yanicbercier.com
http://www.quovadis.qc.ca/


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: wasted-years on January 19, 2007, 02:42:21 PM
alot of great drummers mentioned but my favs are
Nicko MCbrain (iron maiden)
Adrian Elderssten (Cradle of filth, the haunted)
Andols Herrick (chimaria)
JOJO myer
Matt Mcdough (mudvayne)
Joey Jorrasion (slipknot)
and a new guy who i personally think is very underestimated
john boecklin (devildriver)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Little-Drummer-Boy on January 19, 2007, 09:15:25 PM
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alot of great drummers mentioned but my favs are
Nicko MCbrain (iron maiden)
Adrian Elderssten (Cradle of filth, the haunted)
Andols Herrick (chimaria)
JOJO myer
Matt Mcdough (mudvayne)
Joey Jorrasion(slipknot)
and a new guy who i personally think is very underestimated
john boecklin (devildriver)

Jordinson. not that I like him at all, personally I think hes overrated. you just spelt it wrong ;D ;)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: wasted-years on January 20, 2007, 12:24:56 AM
my bad


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Smelly_granny on January 20, 2007, 09:47:53 AM
Quote
Quote
alot of great drummers mentioned but my favs are
Nicko MCbrain (iron maiden)
Adrian Elderssten (Cradle of filth, the haunted)
Andols Herrick (chimaria)
JOJO myer
Matt Mcdough (mudvayne)
Joey Jorrasion(slipknot)
and a new guy who i personally think is very underestimated
john boecklin (devildriver)

Jordinson. not that I like him at all, personally I think hes overrated. you just spelt it wrong ;D ;)
Ironic....Take out the first n and it would be right ;) I think he is pretty kick-ass. But im not sure whats him, and whats the other percussionist in the band.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: gmbydmit on March 14, 2007, 12:20:44 AM
Thomas Lang  , Only the greatest

DUDE!
majorly new found respect and awe about this guy (Thomas Lang)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You guys gotta check out this guy's DVD'S


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Smelly_granny on March 17, 2007, 09:58:49 AM
DUDE!
majorly new found respect and awe about this guy (Thomas Lang)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You guys gotta check out this guy's DVD'S
He's a monster.
Plays for Sugerbabes atm :D A bit of a waste of talent, but he enjoys it apparently.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: zunami on March 19, 2007, 10:32:44 AM
Dave Lombardo.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Tommystix on March 23, 2007, 06:57:01 PM
Fav drummer(s)..John Bonham (R.I.P.),Carl Palmer,Ian Paice,Roger Earl,Neil Peart,Mike Portnoy,Cozy Powell (R.I.P.),Buddy Rich,Scott Travis,

 ;)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: GretschCB0 on April 25, 2007, 07:40:13 PM
Tony Royster Jr...wow one of the best out there no lie..then "A-Rod" from Saosin and Aaron G. from Underoath..those are mines.. ;)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Little-Drummer-Boy on April 27, 2007, 08:02:05 PM
I have a new favourite drummer. Jeff Hamilton. He's rated like 2nd best in the world of Jazz.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: PASHA on April 27, 2007, 08:19:46 PM
Yep ;), and we have an article with his bio right here:
http://www.drumsoloartist.com/Site/Drummers/Jeff_Hamilton.html


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: savdaverlrrlrll on April 28, 2007, 12:41:27 AM
well i kind of dig Josh Freese, Jeremy Taggart, Matt Cameron, Carter Beauford, and Dennis Chambers, but my favorite right now is Tony Royster Jr. boy's got skills


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: jason_jason on April 28, 2007, 09:45:15 AM
Richard Christy, ken owen, nick menza, chris adler, dave lombardo, vinnie paul, Dan Wilding, Bård G. Eithun and Jaska Raatikainen all influence my playing


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: JustGroove on April 30, 2007, 12:57:05 AM
ummm did we forget chambers??
vinny caliuitta... whoa. the greats
buddy rich
BIG MIKE CLEMONS


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: PASHA on April 30, 2007, 01:00:45 AM
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ummm did we forget chambers??
vinny caliuitta... whoa. the greats
buddy rich
BIG MIKE CLEMONS

Wow! Thats a nice list right there man! ;)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: JustGroove on April 30, 2007, 01:10:25 AM
the best in my opinion


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Little-Drummer-Boy on May 02, 2007, 09:59:49 PM
Uh-Oh! Looks like we got an oldy! Nice choices, JustGroove.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: BONZOFREAK on May 23, 2007, 11:41:27 AM
well i kind of dig Josh Freese, Jeremy Taggart, Matt Cameron, Carter Beauford, and Dennis Chambers, but my favorite right now is Tony Royster Jr. boy's got skills

hmmm Dennis Chambers... nice one... I always forget to add him to my list. There was a pretty good article about him in the second issue of Drumhead. Here is my updated list
1. Bonzo (my God)
2. Stewart Copeland (the visionary)
3. Steve Gadd (Precision drummer)
4. Dennis chambers (Mad skills)
5. Darren King (the new kid)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: stunderthorm on May 23, 2007, 09:47:59 PM
Christian Vander, drummer/composer
watch the grand finale of his Mekanik Destruktiw Komandoh, a full album length composition he wrote over 3 decades ago and which he still performs to date. It's in 7/8 (piano and vocals) but he plays over it (cuttime?). Little Drummer Boy liked it - so there is some hope...
he's in the zone - can you tell?

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


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: stunderthorm on May 24, 2007, 09:12:37 PM
...today my favorite drummer is Omar Hakim :D


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: stunderthorm on May 29, 2007, 03:19:15 PM
...today my favorite drummer is Stewart Copeland ;D


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: stunderthorm on May 30, 2007, 02:08:21 PM
today my favorite drummer is....

- I guess everybody is getting my drift - actually my favorite drummers are the ones whose names I don't even know, people I run into (like at the Barcelona subway station during the early 90's) and who amaze me. ...intend to write a blog about that when I get the time - in the meantime I want you to know that anybody picking up them sticks and beginning to bang on things is doing the right thing and has a very good chance of becoming my favorite drummer. so, let's keep drumming and, yes, let's keep this forum going, let's celebrate all drummers - one at a time. ...who's next?


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: vista1868 on June 04, 2007, 11:42:35 AM
There are alot but to name a few Tommy Aldridge, Carmen & Vinnie Appice, Neil Peart, Charlie Antolini, Benny Greb, Carter Beauford and The Top Secret Drum Corps out of Switzerland...........................and Buddy Rich!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Smelly_granny on June 04, 2007, 02:06:41 PM
There are alot but to name a few Tommy Aldridge, Carmen & Vinnie Appice, Neil Peart, Charlie Antolini, Benny Greb, Carter Beauford and The Top Secret Drum Corps out of Switzerland...........................and Buddy Rich!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice influences! There was a good artical of Buddy Rich in Rhythm mag this month, interesting stuff.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: vista1868 on June 08, 2007, 02:32:18 PM
I just wish I had half the talent they did and do! Life has taken over and prctice has disappeared.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Smelly_granny on June 10, 2007, 06:51:48 PM
I just wish I had half the talent they did and do! Life has taken over and prctice has disappeared.
Thats the way it is unfortunately!
The people who have the most time to practice and play are the professional drummers, but they aren't in as desperate need of practising as us! Hard life  :-[


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: BONZOFREAK on June 20, 2007, 11:23:15 AM
Thats the way it is unfortunately!
The people who have the most time to practice and play are the professional drummers, but they aren't in as desperate need of practising as us! Hard life  :-[

The most frustrating irony of amateur drummers


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Little-Drummer-Boy on June 20, 2007, 08:50:08 PM
hmmm Dennis Chambers... nice one... I always forget to add him to my list. There was a pretty good article about him in the second issue of Drumhead. Here is my updated list
1. Bonzo (my God)
2. Stewart Copeland (the visionary)
3. Steve Gadd (Precision drummer)
4. Dennis chambers (Mad skills)
5. Darren King (the new kid)

Man, I'm dumb, I've never heard of any of those bands ;) :D.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: irishgs on July 04, 2007, 07:42:44 PM
Keith Carlock of Steely Dan, Wayne Krantz, Sting, etc. is one of the heaviest cats I have ever seen play live. 

Jason Bitner of Shadows Fall
Vinne Coliuta
Peter Erskine
Albert Bouchard
Alex *** *****

so many.................God, where to end???


Title: Grant Collins
Post by: PASHA on July 12, 2007, 02:03:57 PM
Well... - personally I did not have a "favorite drummer" for YEARS! And trust me I am familiar with a lot of drummers (http://www.drumsoloartist.com/Site/ExOrDrummers.html)!!

Around 2 years ago one of the visitors of Drum Solo Artist has send me an email talking about this Australian drummer I did not know about. And so I made the research, and now thanks to Andrew Hewitt (http://www.drummerstix.com.au/) who has originally wrote that email I know about this virtuoso drummer!

I have listened to all the solo material I could get from this guy, and realized that he just became my favorite drummer!

His name is Grant Collins
His profile can be found here (http://www.drumsoloartist.com/Site/Drummers/GrantCollins.html)
And one of his tracks (video) can be viewed here (http://www.drumsoloartist.com/solos/index.php?media_search_type=artist&media_search=Grant+Collins&media_search_results=0&Go=Go):


Hopefully I will ad more of his work to the Drum Solos section later on.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: metallicat on July 15, 2007, 10:19:05 PM
mine are john bonham,chad smith,thomas lang,johnny rabb,chad sexton(311),tim alexander


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: jazzpolice on October 27, 2007, 12:50:44 PM
Wow! Could so go on and on as to who would be in my Top 10 fav's......awesome that someone mentioned Grant Collins, he's like Australia's answer to Terry Bozzio. At the moment,having my head buried in melodic practice (tuned percussion and piano) I'd thought I'd list 10 drummer/composers

1. Stewart Copeland
2. Gary Husband
3. Max Roach
4. Terry Bozzio
5. Steve Jansen
6. Virgil Donati
7. Neil Peart (as a lyrics writer)
8. Billy Cobham
9. Bill Bruford
10. Trilok Gurtu


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: njwoods on October 30, 2007, 06:35:20 PM
My top three (in order)

1.  Neil Peart

2.  Will Calhoun (Living Color)

3.  Richard Christy (Iced Earth, Death, Howard Stern Show)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: KenSanders on October 31, 2007, 02:41:42 PM
There are so many drummers, living and dead, that I consider "great" and try as I may, I have never been able to come up with only ONE favorite drummer.  On my recent blog I listed some favorites for certain styles.  Here they are:

Jazz /Fusion– John Guerin
Hired Gun - Keith Carlock
Big Band – Butch Miles/Gregg Field
Live Show – Ron Tut
Studio – Jeff Poccaro/Jim Keltner
Heavy Rocker – John Bonham
Funk – David Garabaldi
Country – Larrie Londin
Christian Music – Will Denton
Progressive Rock - Mike Portnoy
Concert Rock – Neal Peart
Pop Rock - JR Robinson
Groove Miester - Bernard Purdie
Latin Percussion - Lalo Davila

There are many more that I admire and I continue to listen to as many as possible.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: KenSanders on November 18, 2007, 11:54:59 PM
I truly enjoyed viewing the Grant Collins video that PASHA cited.

As mentioned before, there are so many great drummers that makes it impossible for many of us to say "___" is my absolute favorite. 

One of the most inspiring drummers I have ever met is Chester Thompson, who is also on the faculty of my Alma Mater, Belmont University, here in Nashville. 

His impressive career includes work with Frank Zappa, George Duke, Weather Report, Dave Koz, Genesis, Phil Collins, John Fogerty, Tower of Power, Neil Diamond, Michael McDonald, Kirk Whalum, and Donna Summer....on and on.  He's achieved a level of respect in the music world that tmost of us can only dream of ever getting close to.

To me, he respesents an example of a consumate professional drummer who can "do it all" and yet still aspires to explore new ideas!

He is a kind and honest gentleman, who spends a lot of time working with young people in many ways, including, of course, music.

His website is:  www.chesterthompson.com



Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: PASHA on November 21, 2007, 12:23:13 AM
Chester Rocks!! 8)

Cheers!~


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Carthage on November 30, 2007, 10:38:12 AM
Hi,

      There are a lot of really exceptional drummers.  My personal favorite is Buddy.  But, there are many others that I like and that have influenced me.  It wouldn't be fair not to mention them.  Also, I would have to say that it not just their technique alone that I admire, but their ability to play musically with the other muscians in such a way that the music takes on a life of it's own and gives it that feeling that other drummers can't give it.

      So, continuing with my favorites, some of the older drummers I like are Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Joe Morello, Shelly Manne, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Arthur Taylor, Philly Joe Jones, Sid Catlet, Loui Bellson, Gene Krupa, Kenny Clarke, Connie Kay, Ed Thigpen, Charles Persip, Danny Richmond, and many others.

     From the 60s I like Ginger Baker, Mitch Mitchell, Mel Schacher, John Bohnam, Buddy Miles, Clyde Stubblefield, Gary Chester, Hal Blaine, and many others.

     I'll leave the metal and new fusion players for another time.

Don


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: KenSanders on December 01, 2007, 02:12:50 PM
Hey Don,

Well put.

We owe some much to those drummers that inspired us!

Ken Sanders


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: joshman4492 on December 01, 2007, 04:02:04 PM
John Bonham
Keith Moon
Ian Paice
Mitch Mitchell


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: JohnnyJoe on December 02, 2007, 05:57:13 PM
Joe Morello, Elvin Jones, Charlie Watts, Russ Kunkel, Neil Smith, Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, Chad Cromwell, Chalo Quintana, Moe Tucker, Steve Jordon, Levon Helm, Gene Krupa, Sandy Nelson, D. J. Fontana, Sam Lay


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: KenSanders on December 11, 2007, 06:26:54 PM
Hey Johnny Joe,

That's a really great list of drummers including one of our Nashville-based buddies.....Chad Cromwell.





Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: TeVerde on December 26, 2007, 01:10:24 AM
George Hurly of the Minutemen is probably one my favorite drummers =]


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Jon_The_Drummer on December 30, 2007, 07:42:25 PM
Derek RODDY
George Kollias
Jason Bittner
Virgil Donati
Mike Portnoy
Thomas Lang
Stewart Copeland
Jojo Mayer
Buddy Rich
Kenny Aronoff
Billy Cobham
Tomas Haake
Joey Jordison


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Chuck26 on January 04, 2008, 01:48:53 PM
Danny Seraphine, or anyone who plays on a Steely Dan record.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Furdrummer on January 10, 2008, 11:11:40 PM
Louie Bellson, he is my biggest influence.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: steam on January 30, 2008, 10:32:59 AM
What about Keith Moon, not the most technical but always followed the sound of the song!


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Ani-mal on March 11, 2008, 01:26:05 PM
In order of influence over the years:

Buddy Rich
Ed Shaugnessy
Ian Pace
Steve Gadd
Dave Weckl
Neil Peart
Mike Portnoy and Mike Mangini

All have influenced me greatly!


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: CANNYD on March 30, 2008, 09:40:37 AM
YOU CANT HAVE ONE FAVOURITE , as you get older there are so many, but may favourites are ...rich,gadd,weckl,chambers,karlock,lenny white in the al di meola days ...so many !!

daz


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: shelby on April 02, 2008, 04:21:36 AM
so many favorite drummers out there, and yeah you can't have only just one as the favourite.

Mine are : josh freese, lars ulrich, john bonham, stewart copeland, and this young drummer from the willowz loren shane humphrey (http://www.myspace.com/humphreyland), he's just amazing performing drum solo-he caught my attention on their last february tour in valence, france.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Goat-man on November 03, 2008, 10:18:38 PM
1) John Dolmayan
2) Brad Roberts (GWAR)
3) Zach Hill
4) Chris Adler
5) John Bonham


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: crashdrummer on December 02, 2008, 05:25:46 AM
Simply the drummer you look upon for inspiration, and enjoy his/her drumming the most. If you have one that is.

My favourite has got to be John Dolmayan.

anyone care to share?
my favour drummer at the moment has to be the rev lead drummer of avenged sevenfold


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Johnathan on December 02, 2008, 06:23:05 AM
Keith Moon
Neil Pert


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: rdrummer322 on December 02, 2008, 08:47:59 PM
 When I first started drumming my hero was Ringo Starr. The girls swooned over the Beatles!! I told my young self, "I could do that", and it made me practice like crazy. Soon after, I heard this crazy band where the drummer had more than 2 toms and played like he was insane. His name was Keith Moon with the Who. I told myself, "I could do that" and it made me practice like crazy. Meanwhile there was this other drummer, always there, appearing on Johnny Carson or wherever, named Buddy Rich. He just played a 4 piece, his feet didn't do anything fancy, but his stick work was amazing. His name was Buddy Rich. "I told myself, "I'd like to do that" and it made me practice like crazy. Just a few years later I heard another drummer with a group called Mahavishnu Orchestra. He was playing wild fast bizarre time signatures with a double bass and totally mad. His name was Billy Cobham. I told myself, "Is that even possible?" and practiced like crazy. Other drummers came and went. For years I never experienced the amazing joy of hearing something amazing like Keith Moon's wildness, Buddy Rich's stick work. Billy Cobham's wild time signatures and double bass. Sure there were other popular drummers I enjoyed with their own styles during this time, but nothing that truly hit me as something I hadn't heard in some fashion before.
   Then I heard Terry Bozzio. It wasn't speed anymore, it wasn't particular Buddy Rich stick licks, it was pure creative emotion. I loved it. I told myself, "Id like to do that", and practiced like crazy.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Beatpsychic on February 01, 2009, 03:43:15 AM
This list could be a mile long for me,... I've had so many influences over the years....

My all time absolute favorite drummer would be Vinnie Colaiuta.. the guy is not human,.. he can play anything...

A few others on my top list would be:

Dave Weckl
Dennis Chambers
Jojo Mayer
Zach Danziger
Terri Lynn Carrington
Brian Blade
Gavin Harrison
David Garibaldi
Clyde Stubblefield
Neil Peart
Mitch Mitchell
Buddy Rich
My dad (Tomm here on the forums)...without his influence, constant motivation and positive energy, I wouldn't be half the drummer I am today!

and it goes on,and on, and on

a few newer guys you have to check out!! ----below

Terreon Gully - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwNbaQJdRdw&feature=related

Sebastian Cornelissen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkwbF1As5Qo&feature=related

Andy Fisenden - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSw13Vi-4X0

Thomas Pridgen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjrSihEI5CI&feature=related







Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Johnathan on February 01, 2009, 07:47:26 AM
I have to agree with our list


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Johnathan on February 05, 2009, 09:45:36 PM
Great Clips


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: theparadiddler on February 24, 2009, 01:23:45 PM
H all.

I'm new here, so a little intro before I say who my favorite drummer is.  I'm Omar Alvarado, and I have a blog called The Paradiddler [LINK REMOVED BY ADMIN].  I write about all things drumming, so go check it out!  Very interesting articles and reviews of shows, DVD's, etc.  You can go to the Articles page and check out articles that have been written so far.  The latest is a series dedicated to ranking all of Neil Peart's eight published solos.  You don't want to miss that!

You may have guessed already that Neil Peart is my favorite drummer.

You can follow me on Twitter as well!  [LINK REMOVED BY ADMIN]

Thanks!

Omar, The Paradiddler


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Tomm on February 24, 2009, 05:34:43 PM
Welcome Omar, you'll find you can write all you wish here too.  You will enjoy this sight, and I'm sure your sight will get an increase in hits as well.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: PASHA on February 25, 2009, 03:07:44 AM
Welcome Omar, I am sorry but I had to remove the links from your post as it is your first post and it just looks to me as the whole purpose of your post was to get those links up there...


Hopefully I am wrong and you are really interested in learning and sharing drumming experience with other members at Drum Solo Artist.

Cheers


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: vista1868 on October 28, 2009, 01:33:26 PM
My latest greatest is Benny Greb, he's got soul for those rythyms!


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: makedrums on December 14, 2009, 02:14:02 PM
at the moment it is Stanton Moore. I love the way he combines traditional new Orleans drumming with modern drumming!


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: kamakazee on December 15, 2009, 10:38:26 PM
Christoph Schneider, Johny Rabb, Jonny dee, seven antonopoulos, Chris Merzinsky Derek Roddy and many more  ;D


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Tomm on December 19, 2009, 07:12:08 PM
Looks like that was an accurate call on your part Pasha.  I can understand self promotion, but an obvious dis-concern for the basis of this forum is just wrong.  Thanks for recognizing that infraction and representing our best interests.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: KenSanders on December 20, 2009, 10:44:43 PM
Looks like that was an accurate call on your part Pasha.  I can understand self promotion, but an obvious dis-concern for the basis of this forum is just wrong.  Thanks for recognizing that infraction and representing our best interests.

Ditto


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Reno on February 19, 2010, 07:20:32 PM
Like others here, my favorite of the day depends on everything from my mood to what I had for lunch.. lol

The greats have been mentioned repeatedly, so I will list others who are repeat-favorites. In no particular order:

- John Dolmayan - System of a down.
- Randy Van Patten. New drummers check this guy out on youtube, he can lay down a crazy groove and breaks it all down for you.
- That guy who gives free online metal drum lessons wearing a fuzzy orange tigger costume.
- John Panozzo (R.I.P) - Styx
- Roger Taylor - Queen
- Ron Bushy - Iron Butterfly
- Bob Siebenberg - Supertramp
- and of course, how can we omit Mick Fleetwood?
- Ginger Baker.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Tomm on February 22, 2010, 10:27:58 AM
I need to add another to my list, but he holds the title of my favorite pure rock, some refer to it as "populist rock" drummer.  DON BREWER...founding drummer of Grand Funk Railroad.  1969 and on he was laying down some innovative licks and fills.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: jmercado on April 15, 2010, 10:32:26 AM
Definitely an impossible task to pick a favorite, but lately anyone with a soulful feel and tasty chops has been getting my attention i.e. Benny Greb and Bernard Purdie. 


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: KenSanders on April 15, 2010, 10:32:58 PM
Very cool jmercado.   First of all....a warm welcome to DSA.  I know you will love it here.


They call Bernard Purdie the "Hitmaker" for good reason!   He has an amazing ability to just make a tune rock. I met him in Chicago at the NAMM show a few years ago.  He had some great stories and man can he lay down a groove.

Benny Greb is gaining recognition by leaps and bounds.  I saw that he will be a featured artist at the 2010 Modern Drummer Festival next month. Rock, jazz, reggae, funk.....man he is a monster.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: janice595 on May 10, 2010, 10:25:46 AM
Lars Ulrich!!! Enough Said!


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: JKL1970 on August 16, 2010, 03:44:21 PM
I wouldn't be drumming if it weren't for Phil Collins.  Being a big Genesis fan, that leads me by extension to Chester Thompson as well (which frankly I'm only mentioning from Ken's earlier post...I can't say I've studied his technique or anything, but I have a deep respect for the many styles he can play.  Really, anyone that had the talent and fortune to play with Zappa has to be exceptional).

Like many others, Neil Peart is an influence.  Max Weinberg as well, and I'm a bit surprised no one has mentioned him.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Johnathan on August 16, 2010, 08:45:44 PM
Phil Collins, great mention!!!!  I like his style of drumming a good deal.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: lucas on March 04, 2011, 03:55:05 PM
Stuart Copeland. I saw the Police just after they released there first album at a small gig in Newcastle and he had such an effect, I bought a kit 2 days later.
Boy he can swing.

 ;D


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Tomm on April 23, 2011, 02:35:03 PM
My son, Jason, and I went to a drum clinic by Benny Greb, a fairly small venue so it was nothing less than great.  He is definately one of the best instructor/drummers I have come across.  The productions he puts together are so unique they demand full attention.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: jojo0912 on August 30, 2011, 11:19:00 PM
mine is jimmy "the rev" sullivan (R.I.P.) , shannon larkin, mike wengren, and ray luzier


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: DrumHang on February 04, 2012, 03:08:36 AM
Todd Sucherman.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: yamaharec on March 01, 2012, 07:17:57 PM
Neil Peart is still the one for me!!I've seen Rush as far back as Hemispheres late 70's early 80's Permament Waves.Being Canadian its almost a must for a drummer to have Neil in the TOP 10 List!!! I'm 49 years old & still doing YYZ & La Villa just to remember on how hard it is to play!!

Other honorable mentions in no particular order: Mike Mangini ,Mike Portnoy,Marco Minnemann,The Rev,Jo Jo Mayer,Thomas Lang,Dave Abruzzese,Cozy Powell,Carl Palmer,Buddy Rich


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Carthage on March 11, 2012, 11:43:45 PM
Hi!       


      My favorit drummer is Tony Williams.  I'm now making a Tony Williams drum solo discography which will include all of the cds he is on.  Finding all his cds and actually listening to them is a challenge to say the least.

      The list will include all the cds whether there is a drum solo on it or not.  The list will include the song names and the solo durations for each drum solo.

      When it's as ready as possible, I'll put it into the blog section.  I imagine it will be the only "complete" Tony Williams discography with or without solos.

     There are Tony Williams discographies peppered throughout the internet, but they are not complete.

Don

 



Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: KenSanders on March 11, 2012, 11:49:07 PM
I will truly look forward to hearing/seeing that work Don.  Tony's style, while always very stylish and distinctive....evolved through the years.  Can't wait for this. ;)


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Carthage on March 12, 2012, 10:15:39 AM
       I won't be able to put up anything to hear.  I could because I'm making my own cds with just the drums solos on them so I can listen to just the drum solos.  Two reasons would prevent me from doing it, and they are 1, I don't know how to put music on the blog if it's even possible and 2, I don't know if it ok to do it.

       If I can meet those two conditions, then I would do it.  Also, I haven't decided whether to do it by album title or year of recording.  Probably album title.

       Also, I'm not including any trading fours, intros, fills or vamps in general.  Just actual solos with some maybe having a little background but not vamping per se.  It's tricky.  Sometimes his normal playing sounds like a drum solo, but it isn't.  It's just his over the top playing.

       Some hard stuff to get are things like V.S.O.P. III Live in Athens, Santana and Hancock live, The Miles Davis Quintet Manchester Concert, Lifetime - Running Wild w/Alan Holdsworth and stuff like that.  But, I'm working on it.

       When I first decided to do this I was going by the usual discographies you find on the internet, but the more I got into it the more I found that the usual discographies are not even close to having his total discography.   Things keep popping up here and there that have been forgotten about or are unknown by the mainstream jazz enthusiasts. 

        I found one that was never issued on cd as far as I know.  Got it on cassette.  George Cables - "Phantom of the City" for example.  Two solos on that one.  Interestingly though, there are lots of cds where he doesn't play any solos at all.   
   


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: KenSanders on March 12, 2012, 09:34:32 PM
I see your point Don.  That decision will need to come from PASHA.  I'll bring it to his attention.

Hope your world is rocking Don!


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: Carthage on March 13, 2012, 12:00:12 AM
Thanks Ken,

      I'm going to put any future discussion about this particular "my favorite drummer" post on the " Tony Williams" post since I guess this is getting to far away from the topic of "my favorite drummer".

Don

ps:  I'm rocking as hard as I can.


Title: Re: Your favourite drummer
Post by: KenSanders on March 14, 2012, 06:55:16 PM
Haven't heard back from PASHA yet, but his schedule may be hectic right now.  I know we'll hear from him soon.