Famous drums intro...


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Don't know about "greatest", but straight off the top of my head, these are some awesome drum intros:

Dream Theater - 6:00
Mike Portnoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDCG7daJ7cc

Led Zeppelin - Rock & Roll
John Bonham: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwFqRB2FQu4

Limp Bizkit - My Generation
John Otto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE9CXWV1alg

Nickelback - Follow You Home
Daniel Adair: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSsu7ZonCuQ

Toto - I Will Remember
Simon Phillips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O-8Cm_uo5g

Guns N'Roses - You Could Be Mine
Matt Sorum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlzptZ9wieQ

And for being dead simple, yet instantly recognisable:
Bryan Adams - Summer Of 69
Mickey Curry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFjjO_lhf9c

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Great thread MAD!

Thin Lizzy - Johnny the Fox meets Jimmy the weed.
70's rock at its finest. The great Brian Downey.

Rage Against the Machine - Snake Charmer
Short but nice and crisp. Brad Wilk.

Fats Domino - I'm Walkin'
Earl Palmer doin' what he does best, grooovin'. Best clip I could find with the intro...

Little Richard - Keep a Knockin'
I love Bonzo but he straight up stole this from Earl.

The Offspring - Gotta' Get Away
Ron Welty sets up a nice groove on this tune.