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mouton
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Savannah,Ga
Member since Aug 2006
22153 posts

Best drummer of all time?
My vote is Buddy Rich.

Buddy Rich jazz drum solo


Kafka
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Godfather1
Houston Astros Fan
SE Louisiana
Member since Oct 2006
56321 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Best I’ve ever seen is Neil Peart.


cj35
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Member since Jan 2014
5269 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
I love Neil, but I have to go with Buddy Rich here.


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Del Devereaux
Southeastern LA Fan
At the tailgate
Member since Dec 2011
298 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
1. Neil Peart
2. Tommy Lee


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VOR
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Lap of Luxury
Member since Apr 2009
56540 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
I never can choose just one for this kind of list.

I will say, though, that the guy I’ve really enjoyed over the years is Russell Kunkel. He’s played with everybody, it seems, and he’s displays good taste with his drumming, and he’s steady as a rock. Last time I saw him live, he was in Lyle Lovett’s band. But he’s also played with everyone from Jackson Brown to Rod Stewart to Stevie Nicks.


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samson73103
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Krypton
Member since Nov 2008
5138 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Lars Ulrich


awestruck
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re: Best drummer of all time?
How long before John Bonham, Ginger Baker, or Gene Krupa mentioned ....oops


Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Montauk, NY
Member since Nov 2007
56158 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
The drummer from Sepultura or System of a Down. Both are awesome.


88Wildcat
Kansas State Fan
Topeka, Ks
Member since Jul 2017
2614 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Peart was awfully good. Richie Hayward in Little Feat is criminally underrated though.


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Rockbrc
LSU Fan
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Member since Nov 2015
5173 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Jim Gordon
Jim Keltner


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OldTigahFot
LSU Fan
Drinkin' with the rocket scientists
Member since Jan 2012
9599 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Buddy Rich/Ed Shaughnessy on Tonight Show

Also, write-in vote for Keith Moon.



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DannyB
Auburn Fan
Bagram, Afghanistan
Member since Aug 2010
6141 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Bernard Purdie


EGCROSS
LSU Fan
Burlington, IA
Member since Dec 2007
718 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
I was coming in here just to say “not Lars Ulrich”


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Rize
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2011
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geauxbrown
Southern Fan
South Carolina
Member since Oct 2006
6703 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Keith Carlock
Benard Purdie
Dave Weckle
David Garabaldi
Jeff Pocaro
Jim Keltner
Rick Morrota
STEVE GADD. First take solo on AJA.


RichJ
LSU Fan
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Member since Nov 2016
888 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Matt Abts


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TigerRanter
New Orleans Saints Fan
Louisiana
Member since Feb 2005
5702 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Jimmy Chamberlin


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Oswald
USA Fan
Ft. Worth
Member since Aug 2011
1755 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
It's difficult for me to choose just one. All of these guys have been influences on my drumming over the last 30 years, so...

Buddy Rich: A force of nature on and off the kit (e.g. "The Bus Tapes").

Vinnie Colaiuta: Ridiculous amount of session work in nearly every imaginable genre from jazz to metal.

Thomas Lang: Jaw-dropping technical ability and innovative approach.

Papa Jo Jones: Made it look so damn easy.

Hal Blaine: Drummer for the infamous "Wrecking Crew" (the studio band that actually played the instruments on the Beach Boys albums and a staggering number of other pop and Motown mega-hits from the '60s and '70s).

Bernard Purdie: The Purdie Shuffle might be the most imitated groove of all time, and Purdie just might have the deepest pocket of any drummer who has ever played.


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EA6B
Navy Fan
TX
Member since Dec 2012
9436 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Buddy Rich


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