Who is the greatest rock drummer?

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Who is the greatest rock drummer?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Ginger Baker 2 vote(s) 2.4%
John Bonham 28 vote(s) 34.1%
Bill Bruford 2 vote(s) 2.4%
Stewart Copeland 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Mitch Mitchell 2 vote(s) 2.4%
Keith Moon 9 vote(s) 11.0%
Neil Peart 8 vote(s) 9.8%
Ringo Starr 12 vote(s) 14.6%
Lars Ulrich 3 vote(s) 3.7%
Other (please specify) 16 vote(s) 19.5%
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  1. Darth_Phoenix252 Jedi Master

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  2. SaeseeJim Jedi Master

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    I think Lars Ulrich is the best rock and roll drummer. His drums have so much sweet bass.
  3. Darth-Floyd Force Ghost

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    I voted for Bonham, even though i should have voted for Ulrich (because he´s danish like me). No, Bonham is superior to everyone else
  4. DarthDrew Jedi Master

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    Richie Hayward from Little Feat! I've seen him in concert so close that I could feel the sweat from the band. He's not only a great drummer, but his expressions while he's doing it are entertainment by itself!
  5. psychokillermike Jedi Knight

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    Lars Ulrich,there is nobody better.
  6. Jeremyguy Jedi Master

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  7. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Ooh, I love Jeff's work. Thanks for the link. I'd forgotten he'd worked with Steely Dan.
  8. Qui Gon Moon Jedi Grand Master

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    Travis Barker - Blink 182

    **ducks for cover**
  9. Jedi_Master_Anakin Force Ghost

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    Best is Bonham,

    but my favorite is, and always has been David Grohl.

    Peace and Unity

    JMA
  10. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Lars Ulrich,there is nobody better.

    Please, he's crap and he knows it. He is to drumming what afterbirth is to charisma. [face_plain]

    Igor Cavalera or Dave Lombadro are technically amazing, but Bonham and Grohl have so much soul in their playing.

    E_S
  11. SaeseeJim Jedi Master

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    who cares about soul and stuff . it's all about hard core rock and roll, and bass. Lars Ulrich is better than Igor Cavalera or Dave Lombadro. Besides Metallica is a lot better than any of these others drummers bands.
  12. The_Ultimate_Fett Jedi Master

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    I think Bonham.

    It came down to Ginger Baker, Ringo, Keith Moon, and Bonham.

    The Beatles are my favorite band, however Ringo is not the greatest drummer.

    Keith Moon is pretty good, but not as good as Baker or Bonham.

    I voted for Bonham because I like Led Zepplin better than Cream
  13. burrisjedimaster1 Force Ghost

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  14. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    I am disgusted that Ulrich is even on here. The man still needs a click track. Anyway, Ringo is too simple to be the greatest so it came down to Bonham, Moon and Peart for me. I chose Peart.

  15. padawanskywalker Jedi Master

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  16. FamousAmos VIP

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    John Bonham is by far the best rock drummer.

    Lars Ulrich,there is nobody better.

    Please, lars isn't that good of a drummer, and he is a sniveling little ***** if you ask me. However, I do think that Metallica is a great band.
  17. darth_libido Jedi Youngling

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    i went with moon the loon, but only cos bonham has plenty of votes, and moonie had less than RINGO!!!!!! do you not have ears???? i can play most of ringos drumparts, and i'm a guitar player!
    so moonie, also cos he was completely insane!
  18. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

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    The only drummers I have heard in this list are Ringo Starr and Lars Ulrich. Perhaps after each drummer, you could have put in brackets what band they are from?

    Is anyone able to list the drummers and their bands?

    I voted for other... one of my favourite drummers is Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam).
  19. Ghost_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Bonham, by a landslide - I could only imagine what it felt to be Bonhma playing either Kashmir or Babe I'm Gonna Leave You live, imo the greatest 2 drumming EVER.
  20. sircursealot Jedi Knight

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  21. GrandAlmightyMaster Jedi Knight

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    Dave Grohl is my favorite but Bonham is probally the best.
  22. GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE Jedi Grand Master

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    Steven Adler is 10 times better than Lars Ulrich.
  23. JediKnightOB1 Force Ghost

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    Bobby Blotzer of Ratt, and I have to agree with a few others... What? No, Tommy Lee?!!!

    He is awesome.
  24. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

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    Can someone please list the Drummer's bands...
  25. Jedi_Xen Jedi Master

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    I had to go with Keith Moon from the Who, he died a little too young. Im frankly surprised to see Ringo Starr up there. He was a very good drummer but I wouldnt put him as being the best. I guess he gets honor mention because he was a Beatle, and they are the greatest group of all time.
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