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Who is the greatest rock drummer?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by General Kenobi, Nov 8, 2003.

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Who is the greatest rock drummer?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Ginger Baker

    2.4%
  2. John Bonham

    34.1%
  3. Bill Bruford

    2.4%
  4. Stewart Copeland

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Mitch Mitchell

    2.4%
  6. Keith Moon

    11.0%
  7. Neil Peart

    9.8%
  8. Ringo Starr

    14.6%
  9. Lars Ulrich

    3.7%
  10. Other (please specify)

    19.5%
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  1. JediKnightOB1

    JediKnightOB1 Jedi Master star 5

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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

    DarkEyezLXXIX Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 9, 2004
    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

    JediKnightOB1 Jedi Master star 5

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    Jan 26, 2003
    Any one of the many drummers of Spinal Tap!!!
     
  4. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Jul 9, 1999
  5. MasterP

    MasterP Jedi Master star 7

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    Jun 8, 2003
    my brother :p
     
  6. BobaFrank

    BobaFrank Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Jul 17, 2001
    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

    SueAsideRide Jedi Master star 4

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    Oct 5, 2000
    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

    GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE Jedi Knight star 7

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    May 8, 2002
    I like Van Halen but I'm notsure I'd call Alex a great drummer.
     
  9. Princess-Leah

    Princess-Leah Sketch Card Artist star 5 VIP

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    Jun 12, 2001
    Neil Peart of RUSH
     
  10. BobaFrank

    BobaFrank Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Jul 17, 2001
    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

    allstr851 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Feb 6, 2004
    Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes).
     
  12. GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE

    GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE Jedi Knight star 7

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    May 8, 2002
    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

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Oct 11, 1998
    No Charlie Watts?
     
  14. __Vader__

    __Vader__ Jedi Knight star 3

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    May 23, 2005
    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

    Mikaboshi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jul 12, 2005
    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

    Darth_Windu06 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Apr 24, 2006
    Ringo Starr
     
  17. Sanctimoniously

    Sanctimoniously Jedi Master star 5

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

    RIP Bonzo.
     
  18. Rouge77

    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 11, 2005
    Keith Moon.
     
  19. Hammurabi

    Hammurabi Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 14, 2007
    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

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 11, 2003
    Bonham. And I'm not a huge Zeppelin fan.
     
  21. Penguinator

    Penguinator Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 23, 2005
    Ringo kept a beat, Bonham kept beats under his boot, Moon danced around the beat, but Peart became the beat. :p
     
  22. DarthIshyZ

    DarthIshyZ Chosen One star 6

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    Jan 8, 2005
    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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