Originally Posted by Thinshells
Hmm.. you seem to have forgotten someone...
Gene Krupa was the original superstar drummer. He was the one that had bigger (floor) toms created and pioneered that "Sing Sing Sing" sound. Rich idolized Krupa, even though he did surpass Krupas talent.
Krupa and Rich both inspired Bonzo, and a legion of other drummers.
Non-drummers will say Buddy Rich before they say Gene Krupa if you ask them who is the best drummer of all time.
I'm just saying Buddy Rich was a lot of flash and show and a not one lick of restraint. For all those who rip Weckl for overplaying, they should check out old Buddy Rich recordings and videos.