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Old 05-28-2008, 04:24 PM
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Default What NON-Drummers have inspired you?

I've seen so many threads asking what drummers we are inspired/influenced by. Surely, we all have a list of other artists that have had a hand in our development as musicians, not just because of what they do, but also how they do it. Here are some of mine

Johnny Cash
Jaco Pastorious
Tom Waits
Frank Sinatra
Bobby Watson
Wayne Shorter
Victor Wooten
John Scofield
Pat Metheny
Joni Mitchell
Beethoven

And some non-musicians!

Bill Hicks
George Carlin
Richard Pryor
Jackson Pollock
Kevin Spacey
Robert DeNiro
Jack Nicholson
Steve Martin
Anthony Bourdain
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:04 PM
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What a neat question:

Coltrane, Miles, Jaco, Chick, Zawinul, Art Pepper,Scofield, Bach, Ustaad Sultan Khan, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Paul McCartney.

Non musicians
-I love George Carlin & Anthony Bourdain from your list, Zack.

In addition..Peter O'Rourke, Michaelangelo, Al Pacino, Frank Caliendo.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:20 PM
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Yes, very neat question definitly. There are a few non-drummers are very influential for me:

Jean-Michel Pilc
Brad Mehldau
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
John Scofield
Pat Metheny
Oz Noy
Keith Jarrett
Bill Evans
John Coltrane
Miles Davis
John Pattitucci
Steve Lukather
Victor Wooten
Jack Johnson
Freddie Mercury

and more..... =)

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Old 05-28-2008, 06:34 PM
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Great question!

Jean-Luc Ponty
Pat Metheny
Keith Jarret
Miles Davis
Emily Remler
Eliane Elias
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:38 PM
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Many musicians have inspire me and still do, but there's one whose both life and music is such a prime example of ultimate musicianship, new boundaries and dedication, that many other musicians simply pale in comparison. Guessed who it is yet?


John Coltrane.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:42 PM
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I'll try to keep the list short, it would be easy to list every member of every band I like.

Mike Patton of Faith No More/Tomahawk
James Hetfield of Metallica
Dimebag Darrell of Pantera (RIP)
Martin Walkyer of Skyclad (Incredible lyrics, particularly on The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth album)
Steve Ramsey of Skyclad
And all three Beastie Boys

They are probably the top of the pile, and I want to mention Jason Newstead (Metallica/Echobrain), Neil Fallon (Clutch), Jeff Loomis (Nevermore) and Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath).
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Count Basie
Lionel Hampton - liked his vibe work
Jimmy Smith- organist.
John Phillip Sousa
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:33 PM
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My biggest non-drummer influence is and has long been Tom Hanks. He's influenced me not only as a drummer, but also as a human being in general. He's the epitome of talent, class, and charisma.

"That Thing You Do", which Hanks directed, is my favorite music movie of all time. It really helped me through a tough time when I didn't have anywhere to play drums. I was kinda depressed about it all, but watching that movie really lifted my spirits....and it still does every time I watch it.

Bill Hicks is another non-drummer influence. His contempt for artistic mediocrity and banality has really rubbed off on me over the last few years. The world could really use him now.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:57 PM
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Probably my biggest non-drumming influence would be Ayn Rand. Among a lot of things she stresses in her philosophy is being confident in yourself and knowing the talent that you have. Her views are in fact very applicable to the drumming world, and have helped me a lot.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:34 PM
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Eddie Condon.

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Mitch Hedberg, his quirky ability to find humor in the absolute most mundane things in life has made me view things from a different perspective.

Another funny man who has inspired me is Kurt Vonneugut Jr, I sometimes try to (but almost always fail) to replicate his sly and cynical humor.Always inspiring me to "think outside the box" when I'm writing.

Jonny Greenwood inspires me to try to have excellence in all matters. (like he has.)
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Don Dellilo, Haruki Murakami, Phillip Pullman, Terry Pratchet, Samuel Delany, Phillip K. Dick, Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, George Orwell, Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson

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Toshiro Mifune
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Jerry Seinfeld. Even when I was feeling a little down about life, he always seems to get me back on the right track. Seinfeld just never gets old, i could watch it for the rest of my life and i'll laugh just as hard as i did the first time i watched it.
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:29 PM
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Mike Patton of Faith No More/Tomahawk
You can't forget..

Mr. Bungle & Peeping Tom!

For the sake not listing a bunch of names I am going to stick with the same a Doom. Mike Patton has helped to make me think of music in ways that I never did.

Good to see others appreciate him as well.
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:59 PM
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Henry Rollins

Layne Staley

Jaco Pastorius

Michael Brecker

Chris Whitley

Dave Matthews

DJ Shadow

Frank Zappa
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:27 AM
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Louis Lamour. All of his stories were about folks seeking to improve themselves, their lot, a better life, a better way and never standing pat.

Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter...
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:54 AM
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Buddha.

Miles.

Coletrane.

Jimi.

Zappa.

Carlin.

Gandhi.

Ron Paul.

Mom.

Dad.

Lennon.

McCartney.

Harrison.

Clapton.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:42 AM
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Man, so many of you guys have lists that I so totally vibe with, y'all seem like soul mates...Zack, Ian, Derek, I love your lists.. and Cory, thanks for the 'mind opener' on Mike Patton many months ago..
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:11 PM
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Miles Davis,,
Sidney Bechet,
Timbaland,
Bruce Lee,
Paul Rudd,
George Carlin,
Stanley Kubrick,
Aaron Funk,
Mahler,
Eazy-E,
Dr. Dre,
Ice-Cube,
Tupac Shakur,
Stevie Wonder,
Elvis Costello,
Hayao Miyazaki,

i'm sure there are a few more.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:30 PM
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Moe
Larry
Curly
Grover
B. Bird
Tom
Jerry
B. Bunny

And on the lesser scale:

Mom (Rest her soul)
Dad (Rest his soul)
My Brother
My Sister (Rest her soul)
My wife for her courage and strength through some pretty tough times.
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Johnny Carson
Red Skelton
Jonathon Winters
Jimmy Smith
George Harrison
JOhn Lennon
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:02 PM
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Few more:

...'Trane, Miles, Jaco, Mandela, Carlin, Chick, Fagen, Pepper, SRV....
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Tom Waits, The RZA, Kanye West, and I'd say Jack White but he's drumming on the new Bond theme.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:42 PM
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Thelonious Monk, because he taught me that the correct technique isn't necessarily the right technique.
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I would have to say in no choosen order:

Flea
Les Claypool
John Paul Jones
SRV
Jimmy Page
Hendrix
Oscar Peterson
Evil Knievil
George Carlin
Rodney Dangerfield
George Lynch
Lionel Hampton
Jon Lord
Chuck Berry
Waylon Jennings
David Allen Cole
Hank Jr.
Johnny Cash
Jerry Lee Lewis
Dean Martin
Frank Sinatra
Frank Zappa
Steve Yzerman
Chris Chelios
Janis
Jim Morrison
Donovan
Robert Plant (even though he won't. tour with Zep)


I could keep going sooooooo many people to mension Oh yeah My Mom I know it's sounds corny But i'm the only one who has guts too admit it.LOL

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Eddie Murphy
James Hetfield
Michael Jackson (on stage)
Paul Potts (from britains got talent)
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Thom Yorke
Alan Nemtheanga
Barry Thompson
Jakob Dylan
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Hello, fellows.

Mahatma Ghandhi, Ronald Belford Scott, Chinggis (Ghengis) Khan, Mum & Dad, Granny, My Wife and all those humble people that have taught me experiences of life locally and overseas.

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Old 08-21-2008, 07:48 PM
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SATAN!!
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Steve Perry
Kid Rock
Tom Petty
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Bob Dylan
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:46 AM
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Hello, fellows.

Mahatma Ghandhi, Ronald Belford Scott, Chinggis (Ghengis) Khan, Mum & Dad, Granny, My Wife and all those humble people that have taught me experiences of life locally and overseas.

All the Best,

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Gengis Khan? Humble people?
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my pap
my dad
baden powel
my friends
all eagle scouts that diserve it and still help the nation and community everyday
genorus people
and people the way i see my self


very general but there is so many people to list i listed a little generalizations about the majority of them but there are alot more
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Gengis Khan wouldn't shop at wal-mart.
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my sister, who is a very accomplished pianist.
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non-drummers? a lot!

but some:

- Dave Grusin
- Steve Lukather
- Rick Davies (of Supertramp)
- Jerry Goldsmith
- John Williams
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:21 AM
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Well...


First, and foremost...Mom, Dad, siblings, family, and friends(John Christ being my closest friend...;-)

Then there's some other inspirations...


Geddy & Alex
The Nuge
SRV
Al Pacino
Cal Ripken Jr.
Johnny Unitas
Larry Bird
Mother Teresa
The Lord Jesus Christ
God
Myself*

Oh, did I forget to mention...my brother-in-law, who I'm in business with?

Oh Oh, or should I say...UH OH! Did I ALSO forget to mention my fiance!? :-0


* Oops! I AM a drummer. Duhhh... :-|

;-)

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Old 08-26-2008, 04:07 AM
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- Ben Gibbard
- All of the different musicians (minus drummers) in Broken Social Scene, Death Cab for Cutie, Stars, U2.
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Jack Johnson and his outlook on some of the things off life, Zach Gill of Alo and Jack Johnsons piano, Morgan Tsvangirai the opposition leader in Zimbawbe against Mugabe the dictator, Lech Walsea leader of Soladarity in Poland vs. USSR, Teddy Bruschi, Phil Kessel, John Lester, Leon Powe, Dustin Pedrioa for being tiny and sick, obvious ones (mum and dad), James Brown totally, Chetro from Dispatch, G. Love, Ben Harper, Clapton, Derrick Trucks
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Zdeno Chara - great inspiration . his story is worth knowing

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