Millenium(ish) Rock Drummers

Ransan

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On a related note, I guess I’m just not that into hard rock drumming as a stand-alone thing. It fits the music and works well in context, but it’s just not subtle or musically inspiring in the way that stuff from back in the day was. Not to me, anyway.
As far as context within the group’s direction, I always thought Disturbed drummer Mike Wengren has and still comes up pretty tasty grooves working in a metal band.
 

Ransan

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The fill at 0:27 makes the "one" beat of the next bar feel like 10 tons when it drops.

Oh yea and the intro to Loco will get your bird a flyin as well as the high hat openings on the 1 and 3 making the beat sound a little delayed, (geeking out here). I felt Bug possessed alot of A grade quality skills, more so than the drummers of the bands I listened to in that genre.
However it wasn’t the same style of drumming later, though I don’t know if it was direction or lack of motivation, etc... Chamber Music wasn’t that memorable of an album.

He has some very clean work on the CC self titled album that to me is masterful.
 
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NackAttack

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I don’t know if it was direction or lack of motivation, etc... Chamber Music wasn’t that memorable of an album.
I always heard there were a lot of issues within the band. I watched them on their first tour after releasing it and I don’t know if they even played 1 song from the album. The whole set list was self titled and I couldn’t have been happier.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

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I think it's only right and proper to add Chad Smith to the pantheon. Though he joined the Chili Peppers in 1988, he recorded, in my opinion, his best work with them in the '90s. "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" and "Californication" are iconic albums in my music museum.

The '90s. Where can I find a time machine?
the only reason I didn't mention him is b/c he is actually a Gen Xer....closer to my age (51) than the rest
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

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Ahh hell yeah - The break in Dig, I swear all his cymbals are getting thrashed I love that! Severed is a beast of a song and Internal Primates... don’t even get me started on “Spuug” as he was known at that point.
Mudvayne, to me, was the nu metal band that really wasn't nu metal...they just got lumped into the genre b/c of the image. Matt McD was so solid. I thought LD50 was great, but honestly, The End Of All Things To Come was their best effort to me. So solid. So destructive....

he also marched drum corps - that is actually what got me into those guys. As well as Chad Sexton and 311

His PERSONALITY is that of an ungraceful pounder. But I agree, he has technical ability well beyond that. I just can’t stand watching him play. I feel like he’s about to jump up and punch someone or steal their lunch money. LOL
I have met him 3-4 times, and was able to have extensive discussions with him, and he is DEFINITELY one of the nicest, funniest, non egotistical dudes, and is at least as smart about the world of drum set as Steve Smith is. He reminded me of the kid who goes into the drum store for the first time, and is "eyes wide open" at all of the possibilities.
 

Pootle

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But let's not overlook my favorite rock drummer of that era: Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyro's. The latter band's first album (1993) contains some of the best drum tracks I've ever heard. He left nothing in the tank for that project.
Stephen Perkins was 21 when he recorded Nothing Shocking, his drumming/percussion on that record was awesome, some
great fills and sequencing. Massive inspiration for me at the time.
 

C.M. Jones

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Stephen Perkins was 21 when he recorded Nothing Shocking, his drumming/percussion on that record was awesome, some
great fills and sequencing. Massive inspiration for me at the time.
Yes, and he only got better from that point on. Perkins is a dedicated drummer always striving for enhancement.
 

wraub

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This post sent me down a hole looking for Helmet songs, and realizing how influential this guy was to me as a drummer... especially the bass drum work.

Facebooks just reminded me of one of my favorites..John Stanier of Helmet. I always love playing Helmet!
 

Ryan Culberson

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Don’t think he’s been brought up yet, but Jose Pasillas from Incubus is a badazz player. I’m not a huge fan of the music, but really enjoyed listening to his playing. He kinda reminded me of a modern day extension of Stewart Copeland, Synchronicity-era.
 
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