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Rolling Stone list top 100 drummers.. Actually pretty decent

Discussion in 'Maiden Downunder' started by Spruce Goose, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. Spruce Goose

    Spruce Goose Then Goose me up woman!

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    1. Neil Peart (Rush)
    2. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
    3. Ginger Baker (Cream)
    4. Keith Moon (Who)
    5. Terry Bozzio (Zappa, Jeff Beck)
    6. Bill Bruford (Yes)
    7. Danny Carey (Tool)
    8. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
    9. Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
    10. Carl Palmer (ELP)
    11. Stewart Copeland (Police)
    12. Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
    13. Steve Gadd (Steely Dan)
    14. Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Frank Zappa)
    15. Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)
    16. Tim Alexander (Primus)
    17. Simon Phillips (Toto, Jeff Beck)
    18. Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs, Winger)
    19. Matt Cameron (Soundgarden)
    20. Dennis Chambers (Santana)
    21. Chad Wackerman (Zappa)
    22. Phil Collins (Genesis)
    23. Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
    24. Virgil Donati (Planet X)
    25. Max Weinberg (E Street Band)
    26. Vinnie Paul (Pantera)
    27. Ansley Dunbar (Jeff Beck, Whitesnake)
    28. Mike Shrieve (Santana)
    29. David Garibaldi (Tower Of Power)
    30. Steve Smith (Journey)
    31. Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle)
    32. Alex Van Halen (Van Halen)
    33. Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
    34. Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
    35. Alan White (Yes)
    36. Carmine Appice (Beck, Bogart, Appice)
    37. Stanton Moore (Galactic)
    38. Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
    39. Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche)
    40. Hal Blaine (Elvis Presley, Beach Boys)
    41. Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
    42. Marco Minnemann (Weirdoz)
    43. Cozy Powell (Rainbow)
    44. Tommy Aldridge (Whitesnake)
    45. Chester Thompson (Santana)
    46. Morgan Agren (Frank Zappa)
    47. Jeff Porcaro (Toto)
    48. Dean Castronovo (Journey)
    49. Mike Giles (King Crimson)
    50. Jeff Campitelli (Satriani)
    51. Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
    52. Greg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Satriani)
    53. Ralph Humphrey (Mothers Of Invention)
    54. Mike Bordin (Faith No More)
    55. Ringo Starr (Beatles)
    56. Zak Starkey (The Who)
    57. Jon Theodore (Mars Volta)
    58. Phil Ehart (Kansas)
    59. Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull)
    60. Jimmy Chamberlain (Smashing Pumpkins)
    61. Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones)
    62. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
    63. Brian Mantia (Primus)
    64. Mike Sus (Possessed)
    65. Jason Rullo (Symphony X)
    66. Dave Grohl (Scream, Nirvana)
    67. Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson)
    68. Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
    69. Ray Herrera (Fear Factory)
    70. Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
    71. Matt McDonough (Mudvayne)
    72. Scott Travis (Judas Priest)
    73. Jack Irons (RHCP, Pearl Jam)
    74. Roger Taylor (Queen)
    75. Jose Pasillas (Incubus)
    76. Earl Palmer (session man)
    77. BJ Wilson (Procol Harum)
    78. Joey Kramer (Aerosmith)
    79. Gene Holgan (Death)
    80. Danny Seraphine (Chicago)
    81. Igor Cavalera (Sepultura)
    82. Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy)
    83. Travis Barker (Blink 182)
    84. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
    85. Nicholas Barker (Dimmu Borgir)
    86. Paul Bostaph (Slayer)
    87. Chad Smith (RHCP)
    88. Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
    89. Alan Gratzer (REO Speedwagon)
    90. Matt Sorum (The Cult, GNR)
    91. John Dolmayan (System of a Down)
    92. Chad Sexton (311)
    93. Mark Zonder (Fate's Warning)
    94. Gary Husband (Level 42)
    95. John Densmore (The Doors)
    96. Jon Fishman (Phish)
    97. Al Jackson (MG's)
    98. Jim Gordon (Derek & the Dominos)
    99. Dave Abbruzzese (Pearl Jam)
    100. Sean Kinney (Alice in Chains
     
  2. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Not bad at all...
     
  3. spawn

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    I dont think its very good. Any list that does not have Pete Sandoval, Dave Lombardo, Nicolas Barker, Flo Mournier and Horgh in the top 10 is a sham :(


    IMHO.
     
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    Lars is better than Nicolas Barker, Gene Hoglan, Igor Cavalera, Paul Bostaph... That list is absolutely FUCKED.

    Ok im done.
     
  5. Spruce Goose

    Spruce Goose Then Goose me up woman!

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    Ofcourse its not going to be perfect Spawn. Those lists never are. But atleast it actually listed good drummers like Virgil, Portnoy, Lombardo etc and didnt have the 'popular' Dave Grohl/Lars/the guy from Pearl Jam in the top 10.

    The order might be a little whacky, but its alot better than I have seen from this kind of thing
     
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    A LITTLE wacky?

    Just because it wasnt a massively gigantic pile of steaming shit doesnt mean its not a gigantic pile of steaming shit :)
     
  7. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    The only problem I really have with it is that Charlie Watts and Phil Rudd aren't there. Rudd's gotta be the most minimalistic drummer of all time, but surely the tightness of his playing counts for a lot.
     
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    Tommy Lee could be in that same category too, even though he is a wanker.
     
  9. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Yeah, he's definitely a better drummer than some of the guys on that list.
     
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    Steve Gadd finally gets a mention.

    Justice.

    Also, I hate you Spawny, you aren't allowed to go and name drop Flo Mournier unless you own every cryptopsy album in it's original pressing.

    I am allowed to though,
     
  11. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Oh. Charlie Watts is there. My mistake.
     
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    Also, Jimmy Chamberlain?


    What the fuck?
     
  13. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Yeah I reckon some of them made the list on popularity rather than ability.
     
  14. Southy

    Southy Proud Brisbane Metaller

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    pooper scooper
     
  15. Spiff

    Spiff I have the power

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    Neil Peart is number 1. :headbang: Good to see SOMEONE knows how to do a best drummers list... *grumble* And Mr McBrain is there - surprising for Rolling Stone to even acknowledge Maiden.
     
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    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Well, they acknowledged Death and Dimmu Borgir too, and that's far more surprising.
     
  17. Spiff

    Spiff I have the power

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    Is this a legitimate list? It just doesn't sound like Rolling Stone at all, apart from the top five.
     
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    Pretty good list
     
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    Southy Proud Brisbane Metaller

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    They did have to get 100 drummers
     
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    Blitzkrieg Master Exploder

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    Such lists will never be too accurate, but it is one of the better ones I've seen.
     

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