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BILLFISHER22
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Houma
Member since Oct 2009
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re: Best drummer of all time?
Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan


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ErikGordan
Member since Oct 2016
530 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
John Blackwell!


Pepe Lepew
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Looney tuned .....
Member since Oct 2008
34016 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Billy Cobham and Steve Gadd


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BCMCubs
Chicago Cubs Fan
Colorado
Member since Nov 2011
21731 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Bernard Purdie or Vinnie Colauita would get my vote


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InCaliForNow
Member since Mar 2014
145 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
I’ve always felt that Stewart Copeland deserves more respect than he’s usually given.


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CocoLoco
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jan 2012
28933 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
No Keith Moon mention in here?


KG6
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2009
10920 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
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No Keith Moon mention in here?


I think your Keith Moon's and John Bonham's are drummers that made their bands elite. They were rock star drummers who were amazingly good and as a whole "rockstar package" fit perfectly in their respective bands and it made the band better.

I think there are drummers that are technically better than them. I will not pretend to be that person that has this list of drummers that I think are amazing, or that influenced me or anything. I've played on and off since I was young. Mostly just banging along to songs in my garage and never getting technically good. I enjoy Bonham and he's probably my favorite. But when I see guys like Buddy Rich play, my jaw drops because I just can't figure out how I could ever do some of the things they do. I can watch someone slow down a rock fill and I can usually play, practice, and speed up to eventually get something that resembles it. Some jazz beats, even at the slowest tempo, I can't even get one arm to do it while the other does what it's supposed to.


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sodcutterjones
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Member since May 2018
804 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Carter Beauford


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hopesolos_turdcutter
LSU Fan
Kampot, Cambodia
Member since May 2016
115 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Best drummer of all time is a silly conversation to have because so many people have been so influential to music from many different genres and cultures. If you honestly believe Neil Peart is the best drummer, you are NOT a fricking drummer. Buddy Rich was incredible, like a machine. Others that impacted music in exponential ways were: Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Earl Palmer, Lionel Hampton, Max Roach, many many more. There are so many lesser known giants in music, one being Arthur Latin. Louisiana is home to greats like Brian Blade and Johnny Vidacovich. There are thousands of wonderful drummers. Always grateful to Peart and Bonham for their influence they had on the instrument, but they are not the best. Peart actually gets pissed when people say this to him.


Big Chipper
LSU Fan
Charlotte, NC
Member since Sep 2008
2277 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Vinnie Colaiuta can play anything. Seriously. Here's a clip of Vinnie doing Buddy Rich: Vinny plays Buddy


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madmaxvol
East Tennessee St. Fan
Eastern Rantsylvania
Member since Oct 2011
12733 posts

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




"I'm Buddy Rich, when I fly off the handle" ~ Beastie Boys - Sabatoge


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whoisnickdoobs
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Lafayette
Member since Apr 2012
7410 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Pasqually P. Pieplate


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Dave England
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Apr 2013
5107 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Neil Peart isn’t even top 5 best drummers of all time.


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JackieTreehorn
USA Fan
Malibu
Member since Sep 2013
11421 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
I always loved the Motown drummers:
Benny Benjamin, Richard Pistol Allen, and Uriel Jones. Fantastic sound.


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Flux Capacitor, Fluxing
Member since Nov 2007
21839 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Dave Lombardo


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stinkdawg
Georgia Fan
Savannah, smoking by the gas cans
Member since Aug 2014
3602 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Neil Peart Natural Science nuff said


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tigahlovah
LSU Fan
virginia beach, va
Member since Oct 2009
1118 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
John Blackwell was known to say EVERYBODY in Prince's band took his criticism so well because they knew Prince could walk over, and play the instrument better than they could!!


dirtbag lsu
LSU Fan
Not in Texas anymore ...dammit
Member since Feb 2005
2884 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
I just saw Foo Fighters in concert.

It is hard to believe ANYONE could be better live than Taylor Hawkins.

And I have been to alot of shows and he made my mouth hit the floor.
Awesome!!


KG6
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2009
10920 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
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just saw Foo Fighters in concert. It is hard to believe ANYONE could be better live than Taylor Hawkins


I'm fairly certain I've heard Taylor Hawkins talk about how it's hard to not even be the best drummer in the band.... .

I recently saw a FF show and he is entertaining. The best I saw live was Carter Beauford back in high school. I saw DMB and he went off that night and it was pretty impressive. Other than that, never got to see any big name drummers put on a show.


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scuppernong
Auburn Fan
Member since Jan 2013
236 posts

re: Best drummer of all time?
Mitch Mitchell

Chad Sexton


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