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Old 03-04-2012, 08:14 AM
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Default Re: 100 greatest drummers

Originally Posted by ChaosDecides View Post
Lists like these are pointless. Popularity doesn't mean the drummer is that great. Lars Ulrich is in the highest selling Metal band of all time and he is a total noob on the drums, yet his popularity is high amongst the ignorant.
CD, bear in mind that most people don't know much about music, and they form the bulk of of most audiences ... so their opinion does matter in all but the most uncompromising musical situations (which, admittedly, can be pretty cool).

Whatever, that site uses influence as one of its criteria and Lars has influenced millions. Actually, I don't think he's a total noob at all - not as good a player as many in that list, but he certainly can play, especially early on where I think he does some damn good drumming. No bias here cos I don't care for his music.

I also disagree that the lists are pointless - it's good to have lists like that so you can fill gaps ... checking out good players we've not heard of.

Aside from those small points, I agree with you :)
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