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Old 09-20-2012, 02:48 AM
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:47 PM
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Lol. Not sure what you're driving at here.

Gene Hoglan is the biggest (famous) guy I can think of.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:06 PM
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bernard purdie anyone? :D
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Lol. Not sure what you're driving at here.

Gene Hoglan is the biggest (famous) guy I can think of.
http://www.drummagazine.com/features...oks-new-album/
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:43 PM
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Abe Laborial Jr. is a large guy,in size and talent.:)

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Old 09-24-2012, 05:14 AM
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:43 AM
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Aaron Spears was a big bopper in 2006 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh3-s4lEW3w. Scary to think that the extra pounds could have been slowing him down ...
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:54 PM
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bernard purdie anyone? :D
Certainly he's living off those hidden royalites for secretly fixing all of Ringo's messy drumming...
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:34 PM
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Buddy Rich has to be the drummer with the fattest head. Maybe that counts for something.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:08 PM
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I think that article got the numbers confused on Gene Hoglan. he was definitely more than 250 pounds. When I met him almost a year ago, he was still bigger than 210 pound me, and he had lost a lot of weight already by then.

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This guy may be pushing the 350 pounds mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdtJD6CgGqo
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:29 PM
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Fattest drummer?



That's easy:


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Old 09-25-2012, 01:30 AM
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Aaron Spears was a big bopper in 2006 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh3-s4lEW3w. Scary to think that the extra pounds could have been slowing him down ...
I think eric moore has aaron spears beat. Why does it seem though all the big drummers are the best lol
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:56 AM
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my vote is for Tim Austin...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...ture=endscreen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ktQsqOajys
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:43 AM
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I don't know about fattest drummer, but I think John Bonham, Bernard Purdie, and Steve Gadd have the phattest pockets.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:36 AM
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The drummer Prince had during the Diamonds and Pearls era was pretty big.
Also, what about Vinnie Paul? He's a big boy.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:33 AM
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I think eric moore has aaron spears beat. Why does it seem though all the big drummers are the best lol
Hooee ... another who'd be burning the air with speed if he shed a few dozen kilos. Shows how good these guys' fingers and wrists are.

Without getting all fussy about PC etc, I notice that there's an archetype of the Huge Black Drummer, where are the fat white players? They must knock off a lot of soft drinks and sugar and Maccas ... it's not as though they aren't active - quite the contrary!
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This guy may be pushing the 350 pounds mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdtJD6CgGqo
The comments after this video are hilarious.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:11 PM
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The comments after this video are hilarious.
To me he's pretty good at replying to those comments. Also quite impressive how much weight he got rid of in just 2 years!! That's a stunning achievement, from Jabba the Hut to (underweight) Gammorrean Guard ;-) So that dude doesn't qualify as the fattest drummer any longer, haha.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:36 PM
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I think eric moore has aaron spears beat. Why does it seem though all the big drummers are the best lol
Agreed, Thomas McCree's another big guy as well.

I think it has to do with a center of gravity thing. When you're a bigger guy you get to worry less about leaning into or over to a certain area of the kit. You're center of gravity is already pretty established, so you get to (if you can) send your hands, arms, and shoulders every which way.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:20 PM
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Keith Carlock was a big guy and lost a lot of weight. Go him!
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:42 PM
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Agreed, Thomas McCree's another big guy as well.

I think it has to do with a center of gravity thing. When you're a bigger guy you get to worry less about leaning into or over to a certain area of the kit. You're center of gravity is already pretty established, so you get to (if you can) send your hands, arms, and shoulders every which way.
And maybe all the extra weight forces them to learn to play for efficiently? I just bought all new pants (2 sizes larger than before) so I should be finding out for sure soon :|
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:52 PM
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Nick Barker? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCqxnbfcW1Q
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:07 AM
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The front line must get sick of the ham smell from their arms and pits rubbing incessantly. Aaron Spears is the biggest I've seen. Whichever throne he uses I'm going to buy, because that guy SLAMS some of his accents and his seat with his cheeks at the same time, and nada. Not even a creak coming through the snare side mic.

Seriously though, I was 108kg's when I was 15, I should know. Cakes and pies? I was your man.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:48 AM
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Maybe Mitch Mitchell? Watch the clip of him playing at Monterey Pop in the middle sixties. Hendrix plays Wild Thing and proceeds to smash his guitar whilst Mitch goes ballistic over his kit. Almost looks as though the camera had been sped up!


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Old 11-14-2012, 02:22 AM
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The drummer Prince had during the Diamonds and Pearls era was pretty big.
Michael Bland was/is really big. Saw him 2 years ago in Mpls at a jam... 350lbs easy.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:13 AM
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Michael Bland was/is really big. Saw him 2 years ago in Mpls at a jam... 350lbs easy.
I wonder how long a throne lasts him.
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Michael Bland was/is really big. Saw him 2 years ago in Mpls at a jam... 350lbs easy.
I couldn't recall his name. I saw him on the LotusFlow3r? 3-night Prince gig on tv some time back, and he was the first drummer to cross my mind. I remembered overalls and a phat pocket; that is all.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:20 AM
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Topgun - Michael was the regular drummer for the jam at Bunker's when I saw him last. Laid down some serious grooves. He was so big... he just stayed on the riser between sets, and those who wanted to say hi went up to him!

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:14 AM
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I will put in my hat in the ring:

I am of the big white guy drummers someone asked about. And I like to think I have a pretty good pocket. So...yeah...

...but srsly, I need to lose weight. Even moving the drums from home to car, no stairs (!!!) and I'm huffin and puffin...

yeah...
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:33 AM
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Topgun - Michael was the regular drummer for the jam at Bunker's when I saw him last. Laid down some serious grooves. He was so big... he just stayed on the riser between sets, and those who wanted to say hi went up to him!

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:30 AM
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Maybe Mitch Mitchell? Watch the clip of him playing at Monterey Pop in the middle sixties. Hendrix plays Wild Thing and proceeds to smash his guitar whilst Mitch goes ballistic over his kit. Almost looks as though the camera had been sped up!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iTXdZscdm4 Wild Thing

I need glasses! I thought it read FASTEST DRUMMER.......aaaarrrgggghhhhh!
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:57 AM
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This kid seems well on his way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c3ffvJLV_A


Chris Coleman isn't the fattest but he is definitely a little overweight. Mind boggling chops.
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I knew this HUGE dude. Easily bigger than the fellow in that video. He played in a punk band, and he was an awesome drummer. The craziest thing, is he barely moved his arms or legs. Most of his movement was in his wrists and ankles.

He recently lost all of his weight, though. Now, he looks like a turtle. Still an awesome dude, though.
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I am usually introduced as 'Ladies and gentlemen, NOT the fattest rock and roll drummer in the world...but DAMN close...Mr Jonny Sumo...'

...............306lbs of pent up sexual energy playing an electric drum kit.....oh yes..
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murder one drummer was pretty big dunno who is is/was?http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?clien...&tx=113&ty=111
yeah the fat one...
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This guy may be pushing the 350 pounds mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdtJD6CgGqo
Haha, this video rocks. I was gonna post this video in response to this thread but I'm glad to see you posted it first! Lol, that is one big dude. The sunglasses own.
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