Who Is The Greatest Drummer Of All Time?

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  1. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 10 years ago

    Who Is The Greatest Drummer Of All Time? Any Genre.

    1. Sphinxs Sanctum profile image60
      Sphinxs Sanctumposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Richard John Cyril "Rick" Allen  of Def Leppard.  His left arm was amputated & went on to play his heart out my making better use of his feet!  Talk about overcoming.  Wow!  He's got my respect.

      1. Sphinxs Sanctum profile image60
        Sphinxs Sanctumposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        (*HE went on to play his heart out BY making better use of his feet!)  My fingers can't keep up with my brain today.  Ooops!

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      mts1098posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The Little Drummer Boy smile

      1. msLarayne profile image63
        msLarayneposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        lol, he was dope!

    3. PhoenixV profile image63
      PhoenixVposted 10 years agoin reply to this
    4. msLarayne profile image63
      msLarayneposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      My favorite drummers are Questlove from The Roots and Travis Barker.

    5. Thief12 profile image91
      Thief12posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy are among my favorites.

  2. animekid profile image66
    animekidposted 10 years ago

    I admire the tenacity of Rick Allen of Def Leppard, and was at one of their first concerts here when Allen first returned after the accident, and while that was a memorable evening I can say without hesitation that Neil Peart, the legendary drummer of Rush has to be recognized as (at the very least) one of the best drummers of all time especially to my generation.

    Peart has done it all and has earned so many accolades for his drumming prowess that I think there aren't very many drummers that can compare to him.

    1. Sphinxs Sanctum profile image60
      Sphinxs Sanctumposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I understand your love for his skill & I've heard a Looot of Rush thanks to my uncle but, when it gets down to it, I do believe the most impassioned player I've ever seen Live, or heard--is Lars Ulrich of Metallica!!!  Next to him, I still get excited when I here Bonham play the Lemon Song.
      Check out this chickie playin'!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irJssBgtwK4

      1. EricDockett profile image97
        EricDockettposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I think Lars has lost something in recent years.  At one time I would have put him up there as one of the best too, but his feet don't seem to be what they once were during the Dyers Eve days.

  3. EricDockett profile image97
    EricDockettposted 10 years ago

    Neil Peart
    Gene Hoglan
    Nicko McBrain
    Mike Portnoy
    Alex Van Halen (super-underrated IMO)
    Charlie Benante

    If I have to pick one I'm going with Peart!

  4. Peter Hoggan profile image67
    Peter Hogganposted 10 years ago

    As a drummer myself i would list John Bonham, Neal Peart, and Simon Philips. Not the greatest drummer but this is worth watching  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItZyaOlrb7E

  5. SimeyC profile image90
    SimeyCposted 10 years ago

    Bonham Led Zepp is probably the best in terms of pure talent, power and energy. Neil Peart is probably the best techincal drummer of all time.

    You also have to give credit to Tommy Lee and most of the other drummers mentioned in this thread.

    When I get time I will also search for the 5 year old kid that can reproduce many of these top drummer's sounds!

  6. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 10 years ago

    I don't know who the greatest is, but having listened to a lot of metal and progressive bands I will give a few of my favorites, John Bonham, Lars Ulrich and Danny Carey (Tool). His techniques with odd time signatures was impressive.

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    khmohsinposted 10 years ago

    In my list, they are the best.
    1. Neil Peart
    2. John Bonham
    3. Chad Smith
    4. Danny Carey
    5. Keith Moon
    6. Dave Lombardo

  8. Reality Bytes profile image78
    Reality Bytesposted 10 years ago

    Buddy Rich

  9. timorous profile image82
    timorousposted 10 years ago

    Neil Peart, certainly.
    I'd have to say Bill Bruford (early Yes, and King Crimson). He has always been very creative, playing around the beat, but never losing the rhythmic feel of the piece.

    You might think my next two choices odd, but Ringo Starr and Charlie Watts always knew how to use the drum kit economically. One of the hardest things to do for a drummer is maintain the solid backbeat that the other musicians rely on, and feed off, instead of always wanting to show off. A little discipline goes a long way...

  10. pinkspider profile image56
    pinkspiderposted 10 years ago

    Jimmy ' The REV ' Sillivan  drummer of Avenged Sevenfold, my friend
    Rest in peace and fly away, find him in the heaven.

  11. afunda profile image74
    afundaposted 10 years ago

    Bonham all the way. Although I wasn't even planned when he was alive, I'd give my right leg to see him play live. His sense of rhythm, controlled yet explosive power behind his bangs...ah..I could listen to him all day long.


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