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. JediKnightOB1 Force Ghost

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    What most people do not know about Ringo Star is that he is an awesome drummer. Here is the main reason that he is so underrated...

    During the original recording sessions there were only so many mics. Ringo could not play to ellaborate of a groove because the mics couldn't capture all of his playing.

    Keith Moon of the Who was also a very good player. According to an interview with Pete Townsend and Roger Daltry... Keith would tune his drums.

    Those of you that play would understand the process.

    Check out a "drum clinic" at your local music store for more details.
  2. DarkEyezLXXIX Jedi Knight

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    John Bonham MOBY DICK (echo, echo, echo)

    Although, I recently saw 3 Doors Down in concert... their drummer Daniel Adair went into a drum solo, and I swear he just about blew Moby Dick out of the water!
  3. JediKnightOB1 Force Ghost

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    Any one of the many drummers of Spinal Tap!!!
  4. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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  5. MasterP Force Ghost

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  6. BobaFrank Jedi Youngling

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    Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater. He's a machine. Nobody can touch him.

    Alex Van Halen is my favorite but Mike Portnoy isn't human.
  7. SueAsideRide Force Ghost

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    Bonham rules, and Keith Moon (The Who), Neil Peart (Rush) and Dave Lombardo (Slayer) are my other favourites. Mitch Mitchell was a great rythmic complement to Jimi Hendrix as well.
  8. GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE Jedi Grand Master

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    I like Van Halen but I'm notsure I'd call Alex a great drummer.
  9. Princess-Leah Sketch Card Artist

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  10. BobaFrank Jedi Youngling

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    Listen to Baluchitharium on the last album with Sammy and see if you don't change your mind. Alex is a great drummer.
  11. allstr851 Jedi Knight

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    Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes).
  12. GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm quite familiar with balance. I don't think listening to a cd for the 20th time this year will change anything.
  13. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    No Charlie Watts?
  14. __Vader__ Force Ghost

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    I love Neil Peart the best. His technical ability is unbelievable. But listening to Achilles Last Stand will make you take notice of John Bonham.
  15. Mikaboshi Force Ghost

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    Rick Allen of Def Leppard, I am not much of a fan of the band as a whole...but for having only one arm that guy can play better than most drummers with two arms.
  16. Darth_Windu06 Jedi Master

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  17. Sanctimoniously Jedi Grand Master

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    [image=http://www.tim-brooks.co.uk/images/drummer/john_bonham.jpg]

    RIP Bonzo.
  18. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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  19. Hammurabi Force Ghost

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    Bonham. Anybody who votes Ringo is a Beatles fanboy. Hell, a reporter once asked John Lennon if Ringo was the best drummer in the world. John's response: "He's not even the best drummer in the Beatles."
  20. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    Bonham. And I'm not a huge Zeppelin fan.
  21. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    Ringo kept a beat, Bonham kept beats under his boot, Moon danced around the beat, but Peart became the beat. :p
  22. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    Little Feat's Richie Hayward gets my vote. My wife and I saw them several times in concert and he did a fabulous job. He gets into it so much that he's jammin' up there with his tongue hanging out. Gotta love his commitment!
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