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Old 12-20-2010, 02:28 AM
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Default Top 5 Fav Drummers (inspirational to your style)

1.Jeremy Hummel
2.Michael Thomas
3.Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan
4.Joey Jordison
5.Derek Roddy

Honorable mention
1.Chris Adler
2.Neil Peart
Very tough to make this list! Too many great drummers out there.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:48 AM
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1- Ringo
2- David Garibaldi
3- Ian Paice
4- Neal Peart
5- Phil Rudd
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:53 AM
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Default Re: Top 5 Fav Drummers (inspirational to your style)

1-Gavin Harrison
2-Derek Roddy
3-Neil Peart
4-The Rev
5-Mike Portnoy

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Old 12-20-2010, 06:14 AM
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1. Carter Beauford
2. Steve Gadd
3. Neil Peart
4. Art Blakey
5. Tony Royster Jr.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:27 AM
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Default Re: Top 5 Fav Drummers (inspirational to your style)

Aaron Spears
John Bonham
Billy Cobham
Jon Theodore
Thomas Pridgen
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:17 AM
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Roy Haynes
Tony Williams
Ginger Baker
Igor Cavalera
Lars Ulrich
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:51 AM
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Default Re: Top 5 Fav Drummers (inspirational to your style)

1. Bonzo
2. Matt Cameron
3. Lars
4. Dave Grohl
5. Nick Menza

Lars and Nick early in my playing, Cameron and Grohl a little later and Bonham always. Not necessarily my favorite drummers, but guys that definitely influenced how I play.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:59 AM
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1. Stewart Copeland
2. Billy Cobham
3. John Bonham
4. Aaron Spears
5.Carter Beauford
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:01 AM
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1. Michael Ranne (Through The Eyes Of The Dead)
2. Alex Grind (Despised Icon)
3. Adam Gray (Texas In July)
4. Chris Adler (Lamb Of God)
5. Travis Barker (Blink 182)


Yes I know, I know, Barker isn't the most popular of drummers around these forums, but Blink is seriously the ONLY non-deathish metal I listen to. He's fast and their songs are really fun to play a long to.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:23 AM
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Default Re: Top 5 Fav Drummers (inspirational to your style)

John Bonham
Mitch Mitchell
Nick Mason
Chad Smith
Danny Carey
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:58 AM
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My five in no particular order.

Tommy Lee- Motley Crue
Eric Singer - Kiss
Johnny Kelly from Type O Negative
Chuck Comeau- Simple Plan
Jason Bittner-Shadows Fall

Steve Smith and Neil Peart get honorable mentions. I've been able to master about 50 percent of each of the styles listed above. Hopefully one day I'll be at 100%.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:49 PM
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Tough list to make for sure.

1) Keith Moon (I already expect comments on this one..)
2) Carter Beauford
3) Gavin Harrison
4) Gene Krupa
5) Steve Gadd

I can't really make a complete list with just 5 names, so I'll name a few more (a top ten would be more suitable).

Max Roach
Manu Katché
Mike Portnoy
Simon Philips
Chad Smith
Mitch Mitchell

I guess I have a thing for drummers who make the drums a front line instrument, rather than only a supportive instrument. From Jazz, to Rock, to a few Metal drummers, there are plenty of talented drummers and percussionists that inspire me.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:53 PM
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[quote=Wopsey;778253]... but Blink is seriously the ONLY non-deathish metal I listen to.

What?! Have you ever listened to death metal?


1. Rodney Holmes
2. Jojo Mayer
3. Jack Dejohnette
4. John Riley
5. George Kollias (actual death metal)
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:33 PM
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Default Re: Top 5 Fav Drummers (inspirational to your style)

Ooh...this could be tricky.

1. John Bonham (probably)
2. Dave Lombardo
3. Nicko McBrain
4. Jojo Mayer
5. Bernard Purdie

I think this is more in terms of aspiration, i.e. 'what do I want to sound like?'.
It's hard though. I take things from everywhere, so I don't know if this list is the best it could be.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: Top 5 Fav Drummers (inspirational to your style)

1. Peter Criss
2. Keith Moon
3. John Bonham
4. Billy Cobham
5. Stewart Copeland

These guys, and top 40 rock/funk of the mid to late 70's are what my foundation consists of.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:46 PM
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Every drummer influences me but if I had to narrow it down to the five I'm influenced by the most, they are:

1. Steve Smith
2. Dave Weckl
3. Jack Dejohnette
4. Rayford Griffin
5. Neil Peart
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Default Re: Top 5 Fav Drummers (inspirational to your style)

For direct influence on my style, I believe my list would look something like this. In no particular order:

- Jeff Campitelli (Joe Satriani)


- Daniel Adair (3 Doors Down, Martone, Nickelback, Burn Halo, etc)


- Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)


- Ray Luzier (Army Of Anyone, Dave Lee Roth, Korn)


- Ben Hall (The Butterfly Effect)

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Old 12-20-2010, 05:02 PM
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What I want to play?

Danny Carey
Neil Peart
Sean Reinert
Thomas Pridgen
Martin Lopez


But I'm too new to have any style, so what I actually play:

Tommy Igoe
Gary Chester
George L Stone
Ted Reed
Carmine Appice
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:32 PM
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Pretty much in order of direct influence;

Simon Phillips
Prairie Prince
Danny Seraphine
Jeff Pocaro
Dennis Elliott

I take elements from these five, & probably hundreds more without knowing it. I'm not very knowledgeable on drummers, & pay little attention to their work (& some would say that shows, lol!), but these five certainly helped fire me up.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:05 PM
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Not the best drummers in the world, I know, but the most influential to my style of playing:

1) Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters/QOTSA/Them Crooked Vultures)
2) Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
3) Adrian Young (No Doubt)
4) Tré Cool (Green Day)

And (I may get kicked out of the forum for this):

5) Travis Barker

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Old 12-20-2010, 06:22 PM
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1. JP Gaster (Clutch)
2. John Bonham
3. Stanton Moore
4. Clyde Stubblefield
5. Zigaboo Modeliste
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:16 PM
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Only 5 is pretty tough...

1. Ed Thigpen
2. Ringo
3. Max Roach
4. Steve Gorman
5. Al Jackson
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:25 PM
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Only 5 is pretty tough...

1. Ed Thigpen
2. Ringo
3. Max Roach
4. Steve Gorman
5. Al Jackson
Aww crap...I should have included Steve Gorman on my list, too. Definitely one of my biggest influences.
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Naigwron..Nice work with the pics, twas a good idea to a face with a name! Seeing alot of great drummers in these lists.
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:34 AM
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Pretty much in order of direct influence;

Simon Phillips
Prairie Prince
Danny Seraphine
Jeff Pocaro
Dennis Elliott

I take elements from these five, & probably hundreds more without knowing it. I'm not very knowledgeable on drummers, & pay little attention to their work (& some would say that shows, lol!), but these five certainly helped fire me up.
I totally saw Danny Seraphine play 20 ft away from me at Guitar Center
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:26 AM
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John Bonham
Neil Peart
Frank Beard
Ringo
Shannon Larkin
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:31 AM
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Ian Paice
John Bonham
Bill Ward
Roger Taylor
John Tempesta
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Billy Cobham
Virgil Donati
Thomas Lang
Dave Weckl
Meg White
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:44 AM
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I think I just posted this in another thread, but again, I'm not claiming these guys are the worlds greatest drummers, but I not only regularly listen to them, they all influence the way I play.

- Sean Reinert (Cynic, Death)
- Dave Harris (Isis)
- Louis Bellson (God)
- Larry Herweg (Pelican)
- Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
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1) The Rev
2) Mike Portnoy
3) Lars Ulrich
4) Moose Thomas
5) Joey Jordison
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Hal Blaine
Ringo Starr
John Densmore (Doors)
Danny Seraphine
Bill Bruford

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I totally saw Danny Seraphine play 20 ft away from me at Guitar Center
And I'm totally officially envious! He's what I regard as a consumate "power in reserve" player. Incredible kick placement skill, & that's something undervalued, that I value a lot.
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I'll start with Ringo since he got me started and I love his personality.
Dom Famularo for his educational efforts and desire to inspire others.
Stanton Moore for his funk and Groove.
Steve Ferrone. No better groove playing right now IMO.
Benny Greb. Humor, style and ability to explain his methods.

I have seen all of these guys live. The latter four in drum clinics near my home. If you get a chance to see any of these guys do yourself a favor and go.
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Mario Duplantier - Gojira
Martin Lopez - Opeth (all albums except Watershed)
Des Kensel - High On Fire
Trivett Wingo - The Sword
Lars Ulrich - Metallica (who doesn't know that? lol)

In that order
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I have to say that recently I have become more and more intrigued with Ginger Baker. :)
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Martin Lopez - Opeth (all albums except Watershed)
My Arms, Your Hearse was Lopez's 1st album. Morningrise and Orchid were Anders Nordin.
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Meg White
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I'll try:

Virgil Donati
Vinnie Colaiuta
Bill Stewart
Gary Novak
Keith Carlock

but it's hard to pick just 5...! Some more:

Benny Greb
Gavin Harrison
Mike Bordin
Jojo Mayer
Elvin Jones
Max Roach
Jack DeJohnette
Dave Weckl
John Riley
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Love that :)
Yep, all virtuosos :)
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