Greatest drummer?

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La Di Da

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Clearly its Roland.

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smasha

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All of Frank Zappa's drummers.


Aynsley Dunbar
Ralph Humphrey
Chester Thompson
Terry Bozzio
Vinnie Colaiuta
Chad Wackerman


Zappas 2 percussionist/drummers Ruth Underwood and Ed Mann.

The Black Page and Keep It Greasy some amazing drumming.

Zappa was a ****ing amazing musician and wrote charts for every member of his band.
 

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WALL-e

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The Chadwick is underated 16flags. Such a solid groove he lays down.

?uest is a gun.
 

Ed_Gein

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I've always liked Tomas Haake, he just looks so natural in his style when he plays. Probably not as technical like a lot of the drummers already mentioned, but he is probably one of the more gifted drummers in metal
 

mark73

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In any case Steve Gadd would be hard to go by.

Maybe Buddy Rich if it were all about rudiments, but I'd stick with Gadd,
 

courtjester

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Thread needs some categories- metal speed is far different to a jazz groove or a massive rock beat.

I love Dave Grohl's drumming in Nirvana. Massive hitting with a great rock groove.

Jimmy Chamberlain from the Smashing Pumpkins is very good too. Technically brilliant, he made the SPs what they were in the day.
 

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Gus

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R.I.P Jimmy Sullivan.

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Really went off A7X when he died- their next album (sans any contribution from the Rev whatsoever, at least he wrote and did some of the tracks on Nightmare) just won't do.
 

Schism

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I've always liked Tomas Haake, he just looks so natural in his style when he plays. Probably not as technical like a lot of the drummers already mentioned, but he is probably one of the more gifted drummers in metal

yep Haake, and Proscriptor....

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the_interloper

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Bump, been watching a bit of Dennis Chambers lately, this guy is truly amazing. I don't understand drumming that well but he's technically brilliant to my ears, some crazy fills and always has a great groove, as good as they get

 

Schauermann

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Proscriptor, Lombardo, Sandoval, Kressman, McBrain, Doc (RIP), Hellhammer, Snake, ...

Hard to make a choice. But being into extreme metal it is hard to name someone from more regular bands. Drum solos in regular bands sound so boring when you are used to extreme stuff.
 

PhatBoy

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I sort of take most genuine metal drummers as a given, the technicality and speed of what they do is amazing and I find it hard to get my head around the logistics of the things they play.

My favourite drummers are ones who give songs their sort of swagger and attitude, Grohl has been mentioned and I agree, the sound he gave Nirvana was incredible, songs like In Bloom are absolutely thunderous thanks to him. His performance on unplugged is one of the most understated drumming displays of all time, as breathtakingly simple as most of the songs were for him.

Someone mentioned Jimmy chamberlain as well - the drums in 1979 are so so simple but the groove he plays is tighter than a duck’s butt.

I love watching Cindy Blackman play, she has a bass player’s coolness fitting behind the kit. There’s a video online somewhere of her playing Are You Gonna Go My Way for Lenny Kravitz in London with Gail Anne Dorsey playing bass. It’s cooler than the other side of the pillow.
 

GhostofJimJess

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Rather biased towards more contemporary prog but this is a list of my most influential drummers.

Neil Peart, Rush
Mike Portnoy, Dream Theater (formerly)
Gavin Harrison, Porcupine Tree
Danny Carey, Tool
Marco Minnemann, Steven Wilson










That version of Anesthetize is out of this world
 

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