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Stolen from a Smashing Pumpkins board (thus the focus on Jimmy Chamberlin)

1 John Bonham

2 Keith Moon

3 Danny Carey

4 Neil Peart

5 Jimmy Chamberlin

6 Buddy Rich

7 Rick Allen

8 Carl Palmer

9 Gene Krupa

10 Phil Collins

As The Smashing Pumpkins drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin has had to deal with the walking ego that is Billy Corgan for 20 years. But he has also had to compete with him musically, bringing his jazz background into the Pumpkins heavy, melancholic sound. He is renowned for his lightning quick hands as well as his incorporation of different styles into the rock arena. A true legend of the sticks.

Thoughts on the list? I don't recognise all the names on it...

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I know all but two of them. Wee Phat Phil is a decent drummer, but tends to get on these list on the basis popularity.

My list....

1. Neil Peart (Rush)

2. Ian Paice (Purple)

3. John Bonhan (Zep)

4. Tommy Aldridge (Everybody!)

5. Ted McKenna (SAHB, MSG)

6, Billy Cobham (Miles Davis)

7. Buddy Rich (dah ken)

8. Keith Moon (The 'Oo)

9. Woody Woodmansey (Spiders From Mars)

10. Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy)

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Hmmm, here's my top ten drummers:

1. Danny Carey (Tool)

2. Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)

3. Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam/Soundgarden)

4. Phil Collins (Genesis/Solo)

5. Hellhammer (Dimmu Borgir)

6. Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters)

7. Jim White (Dirty Three)

8. Adrian Erlandsson (Cradle Of Filth/At The Gates/The Haunted/Brujeria)

9. Fredrik Aspelin (Jeniferever)

10. Aaron Harris (Isis)

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I'm not a big drummer appreciator (although they're lovely guys!!!!!), but I like....

Terry Cox (Pentangle etc)

Laura (Shop Assistants)

Ringo Starr (simple but effective)

Mo Tucker (Velvet U'ground)

Morris Pert

or even Steve Took (Tyrannosaurus Rex)

I like 'em basic or 'percussivy' , and not doing solos for an hour and a half.

Least fave drum things....'Toad' by Cream.

'Moby Dick' by Zeppelin

anything by Gene Krupa (sp?) or Buddy Rich!

For some reason Robert Wyatt escapes all criticism from me....I love him :)

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Guest Tam o' Shantie

this is a rubbish thread, every drummer here is a rock drummer, and people will only put the drummers in their favourite bands...awful.

ps keith moon over john bonham, more interesting guy and pioneered the style that bonham was just carrying along nicely

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Id stick Vinnie Caliutta and Liberty DeVitto in there, and how did Rick Allen get on the list?

Rick probably got on the list for being a great drummer, eventhough according to some knobs he's not great cause A. he lost his arm B. Plays in def leppard.

Look up his videos on youtube and you'll notice the guy can play twice as good on drums then most of the drums out there.

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I'd agree with 'Solid but fluid' :up:

I quite like Budgie's drumming (although I'm not a big fan of most of the bands he's worked with)...esp on the Slits version of 'Heard it through the grapevine'.

Of course... Budgie!!!!!!!! Now he would be up there as a fave drummer (mainly the Banshees stuff) if I wasn't getting forgetful in my advancing years...

A great deal of stuff in the Tom Waits collection is fab... Various drummers...

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I saw him when he had 2 arms...he was OK I suppose. Maybe all drummers should have an arm removed to keep them from overdoing it?????:up:

Or play with an arm strapped to their side?

Or arms only?

Could maybe just take away most of their drums... A little less drastic. :laughing:

Playing a three piece is great...

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Rick probably got on the list for being a great drummer, eventhough according to some knobs he's not great cause A. he lost his arm B. Plays in def leppard.

Look up his videos on youtube and you'll notice the guy can play twice as good on drums then most of the drums out there.

Seen him live twice, and yes he's a good drummer. I just didn't think he was great.8-)

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My faves:

1. Vinnie Colaiuta (various)

2. Ian Paice (Purple)

3. Steve White (Weller)

4. Jimmy Chamberlin (Pumpkins)

5. Mitch Mitchell (Jimi)

6. Ginger Baker (Cream)

7. David Garibaldi (Tower of Power)

8. Horacio Hernandez (various)

9. Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown)

10. Matt Cameron (Soundgarden/Pearl Jam)

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top 10 drummers

ok guys

well here is my top ten drummers!

number 1 has to be John Bonham. Along side Buddy Ritch i think he has to be the most influential drummer of all time as just about everyone has taken something from his style!

1. John "Bonzo" Bonham (Zep)

2. Ian Paice (Deep Purple)

3. Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree)

4. Mark Mondesir (Independant)

5. Phill Collins

6. Steve White (Pual Weller but now has left him)

7. Dennis Chambers

8. Dave Weckl

9. Simon Phillips (Toto)

10. Buddy Ritch (Lazz legand)

For all you drummers out there check out DRUMMERWORLD - The World of Drummers and Drums its probally the best website for drummers. Also check out Mike Dolbear DRUMS as thats an ace site as well. If no one has heard of my 3rd choice Gavin Harrison then check him out on drummerworld as he is one of the most amazing drummers of all time!! his timing will blow your mind lol!

Cheers

Drummerboy

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Most of those drummers are quite poor in my book.

What about the guy from Primus - Brain?

Many of Zappas drummers had great unconventional fills and grooves.

"quite poor"..?!

Phil Collins always generates a bit of controversy, but the rest are a veritable who's who of the world's most decorated drummers. Might not be your cup of tea, but their ability is absolutely unquestionable.

And Brain wasn't a patch on the original and best Primus drummer, Tim 'Herb' Alexander.

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