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Old 04-25-2010, 06:28 PM
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Default Best Singer + Drummer of these Drummers turned Singers?

From the following drummers turned singer...

Phil Collins
Ringo Starr
Karen Carpenter
David Grohl

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Best Singer - Karen Carpenter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6inwzOooXRU
Best Drummer - Ringo Starr: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfrvY8zAL4A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QYbVh3gzoI

What are your picks from these drummers/singers?
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:29 PM
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From those, my clear personal favourite is Dave Grohl. Another great drummer turned singer is Nick D'Virgilio from Spock's Beard.
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:33 PM
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From those, my clear personal favourite is Dave Grohl. Another great drummer turned singer is Nick D'Virgilio from Spock's Beard.
Which do you think is the best singer?

This thread is asking for Best Singer + Best Drummer of the list. :)
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:42 PM
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Dave Grohl.

There are tons of other great drummer/singers out there, it's surprising how many drummers have recorded vocals at one point or another.
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Which do you think is the best singer?

This thread is asking for Best Singer + Best Drummer of the list. :)
Dave wins them both for me ;-)
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Dean Castronovo...

Saw him play with Journey a few years ago... sung all the Steve Perry stuff & play like Steve Smith and make it look effortless. Amazing...
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According to that list: Ringo Starr, Dave Grohl. I will add The Bonnie Scot - Bon Scott.
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I'll definitely go with Dave Grohl, a very talented and dedicated musician.
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Default Re: Best Singer + Drummer of these Drummers turned Singers?

Good question/thread but WAY too limited. My answer..Queen---Roger.Meadows.Taylor.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:45 AM
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I have never been a huge fan of Ringo's vocals. I like his sound as a drummer and he can sing but I don't believe he is an above average singer.

One of the best drummer/vocalists I've seen live was Brann Dailor from Mastodon, he did a lot of vocals on the Crack The Skye album, including the verses on Oblivion. Given how quick/technical a lot of the Mastodon drum parts are I was impressed that he could pull them off while doing backing vocals live.
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what about shannon larkin?
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what about shannon larkin?
Shannon Larkin sings? Or are you getting him confused with Sully Erna, who's also a drummer?
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: Best Singer + Drummer of these Drummers turned Singers?

You forgot Levon Helm!

If those are my only choices, I would pick Dave Grohl for both (sorry, Ringo...).

If I could pick anybody, it would be this:
Drumming: Grohl
Singing: Helm
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Wayy too limited, but I'll cast a vote for Dave.
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You forgot Levon Helm!

If those are my only choices, I would pick Dave Grohl for both (sorry, Ringo...).

If I could pick anybody, it would be this:
Drumming: Grohl
Singing: Helm
I second Levon! Even after throat cancer.
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The correct answer is Don Henley.
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The correct answer is Don Henley.
+1, easily the best voice of any drummer IMO,

2nd is Dave Grohl, excellent drumming but his voice is not that great
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+1, easily the best voice of any drummer IMO,

2nd is Dave Grohl, excellent drumming but his voice is not that great
I don't mind Daves voice, he's a rock singer, sure he might not be able to sing Opera but he's sold a lot of records since he started singing.
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Phil Collins and Karen Carpenter are clearly the most skilled drummers in that gang of four. Karen was probably the most technically accomplished singer and had the most perfect voice too, but her music isn't for me unless I'm feeling sappy.

I don't like choosing because all listed are exceptional talents and so are Nick D'Virgilio, Levon Helm, Don Henley and Roger Taylor.

Ringo's a tough one - he's not as impressive as a drummer or, especially, a singer as he is a brilliant accompanist and a fine entertainer. That's what makes these comparisons impossible; all you can do is judge technique or go by taste.
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Phil Collins and Karen Carpenter are clearly the most skilled drummers in that gang of four. Karen was probably the most technically accomplished singer and had the most perfect voice too, but her music isn't for me unless I'm feeling sappy.

I don't like choosing because all listed are exceptional talents and so are Nick D'Virgilio, Levon Helm, Don Henley and Roger Taylor.

Ringo's a tough one - he's not as impressive as a drummer or, especially, a singer as he is a brilliant accompanist and a fine entertainer. That's what makes these comparisons impossible; all you can do is judge technique or go by taste.
I don't think Karen Carpenter is a better drummer than Ringo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPjDMZiuhbQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=612806fJb_Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN-YICwcQPk

She's a way better singer (one of my favs), absolutely, but not a better drummer technically.
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Dean Castronovo...

Saw him play with Journey a few years ago... sung all the Steve Perry stuff & play like Steve Smith and make it look effortless. Amazing...
You're right he's too much forgotten in my opinion.
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What about Dino Danelli?

My two favorites have already been mentioned - Don Henley and Nick D'Virgilio. Don beats Nick for voice, but Nick D'Virgilio can play the pants off most drummers (super tasteful), so the logical choice for best drummer is, of course, Nick D'Virgilio. Nick beats Don for best frontman by a lot.
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What about Dino Danelli?

My two favorites have already been mentioned - Don Henley and Nick D'Virgilio. Don beats Nick for voice, but Nick D'Virgilio can play the pants off most drummers (super tasteful), so the logical choice for best drummer is, of course, Nick D'Virgilio. Nick beats Don for best frontman by a lot.
All this helped as of why Nick is with the latest production of the "Cirque du Soleil" called Totem.
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List is too limited.
Best singer and drummer is Buddy Miles.. \m/
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List is too limited.
Best singer and drummer is Buddy Miles.. \m/

Maybe it is Stevie Wonder !
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I couldn't find it, but somewhere there's a clip of Karen and Richard playing a jazz trio and she is wailing.

Here's a bit from their TV show where she's goofing around. But you can tell she has chops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBFW-sIHaow
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