Top 5

CptHowdy

Member
This is just something i thought i would ask because i almost always ask everybody i know this once in a while.

Top 5 Fav. Bands
Top 5 Fav. Albums
Top 5 Fav. Drummers
Top 5 Fav. Guitarists

If you have anything more to add on to the list feel free to do so, here is my top 5 from the the choices listed above.

Top 5 Fav. Bands:
1. Rush
2. Pink Floyd
3. The Acacia Strain
4. Slayer
5. The Moody Blues

Top 5 Fav. Albums:
1. The Wall (Pink Floyd)
2. 10,000 Days (Tool)
3. Power Windows (Rush)
4. The Resting Sonata (Rose Funeral)
5. Wormwood (The Acacia Strain)

Top 5 Fav. Drummers:
1. Gavin Harrison
2. Danny Carey
3. Dave Lombardo
4. Neil Peart
5. Shannon Lucas

Top 5 Fav. Guitarists:
1. Buckethead
2. Steve Vai
3. Paul Gilbert
4. Ryan Knight
5. John Petrucci
 

Lex

Senior Member
Top 5 Fav. Bands:

1) The Who.
2) Dire Straits.
3) Dave Matthews Band.
4) Pater Moeskroen.
5) Blur.

Top 5 Fav. Albums:

1) Who's Next.
2) Dire Straits.
3) Crash)
4) When The Pawn... (Fiona Apple)
5) Kind of Blue (Miles Davis)


Top 5 Fav. Drummers

Hm... Difficult. A top 10 would be easier and more complete to make. At least these drummers would be in it for sure. Moon being my top one.

1) Keith Moon. No doubt about that.
2) Carter Beauford.
3) Gavin Harrison.
4) Manú Katché.
5) Steve Gadd.



Top 5 Fav. Guitarists
I don't really have a top 5 guitarists.. :)
 

Pkaneps

Senior Member
Top 5 Fav. Bands:
1. Led Zeppelin
2. The Beatles
3. Them Crooked Vultures
4. The White Stripes
5. Creedence Clearwater Revival

Top 5 Fav. Albums:
1. Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
2. The Beatles - Abbey Road
3. Them Crooked Vultures
4. Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
5. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape

Top 5 Fav. Drummers:
1. John Bonham (Zep)
2. Dave Grohl (Nirvana, TCV)
3. Ringo (Beatles)
4. Meg White (The White Stripes)
5. Erik Sandin (NOFX)

Top 5 Fav. Guitarists:
1. Jimmy Page (Zep)
2. Jack White (The White Stripes)
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys)
5. Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, TCV)

Top 5 Fav. Bass Players:
1. John Paul Jones (Zep, TCV)
2. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
3. Paul McCartney (Beatles)
4. Fat Mike (NOFX)
5. Matt Freeman (Rancid)
 

Rascul

Senior Member
This is just something i thought i would ask because i almost always ask everybody i know this once in a while.

Top 5 Fav. Bands
Top 5 Fav. Albums
Top 5 Fav. Drummers
Top 5 Fav. Guitarists
Top 5 Fav. Bands (or what I find counts as a band)

1. Charles Mingus' Jazz Workshop
2. The Mothers of Invention
3. Weather Report
4. Led Zeppelin
5. The Mars Volta

Top 5 Fav. Albums

1. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
2. Charles Mingus - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
3. Frank Zappa - Zappa in New York
4. Weather Report - 8:30
5. King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King

Top 5 Fav. Drummers

1. Brian Blade
2. Elvin Jones
3. Steve Jordan
4. Joey Baron
5. Steve Gadd

Top 5 Fav. Guitarists

1. Frank Zappa
2. John Scofield
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Pat Metheny
5. Anton Goudsmit

Top 5 Fav. Bass players

1. Charles Mingus
2. Jaco Pastorius
3. Richard Bona
4. Les Claypool
5. Greg Cohen

Top 5 Fav. Singers (new one!)

1. Tom Waits
2. Otis Redding
3. Sam Cooke
4. Robert Plant
5. Bob Marley
 

Fuo

Platinum Member
Top 5 Fav. Bands
Tool
Opeth
The Mars Volta
Rush
Black Sabbath

Top 5 Fav. Albums
Still Life - Opeth
Lateralus - Tool
The Bedlam in Goliath - The Mars Volta
Human - Death
Rust in Peace - Megadeth

Top 5 Fav. Drummers
Danny Carey
Neil Peart
Sean Reinert
Brann Dailor
Thomas Pridgen

Top 5 Fav. Guitarists
Randy Rhoads
Tony Iommi
Marty Freidman
Mikael Akerfedlt
Chuck Shuldiner

Top 5 Fav. Vocalists
Mikael Akerfedlt
Maynard
Bjork
Chuck Shuldiner
Steve Wilson
 
Top 5 Fav. Bands
Deep Purple
Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath
Judas Priest
Queen

Top 5 Fav. Albums
In Rock
Led Zeppelin II
Heaven & Hell
Hell Bent For Leather
Sheer Heart Attack

Top 5 Fav. Drummers
Ian Paice
John Bonham
Bill Ward
Roger Taylor
Carmine Appice

Top 5 Fav. Guitarists
Ritchie Blackmore
Tony Iommi
Jimmy Page
Brian May
Alex Lifeson
........................+ the living legend: Jimi Hendrix.

Top 5 Fav. Bass players
Steve Harris
Geezer Butler
John Entwistle
Phillip Lynott
John Paul Jones


Top 5 Fav. Singers
Ian Gillan
Rob Halford
Freddie Mercury
Bruce Dickinson
Ronnie James Dio

Top 5 Fav. Keyboard players (new one!)
Ray Manzarek
Jon Lord
Dr. xxxxx (Rammstein)
Mark Mothersbaugh
.....................
 

aydee

Platinum Member
...

Top 5 Fav. Bands:
1. Weather Report
2. Steely Dan
3. Return To Forever
4. Duke Ellington
5. Thad Jones/Mel Lewis

Top 5 Fav. Band Albums:
1. Aja ( SD)
2. Royal Scam ( SD)
3. Black Market ( WR)
4. Heavy Weather ( WR)
5. Romatic Warrior ( RTF)

Top 5 Fav. Drummers:
1. Jim Black
2. Eric Harland
3. Vinnie Colauita
4. Dave DiCenso
5. Gary Novak

Top 5 Fav. Guitarists:
1. Michael Landau
2. Jeff Beck
3. Carl Veyheryen
4. John Scofield
5. Jimmy Herring

...
 
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DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
Just five?? Oh my, I can't narrow it down that far. Someone special will always get left off the list.

Top 5 Fav. Bands
The Who
Rush
Dream theater
Katatonia
Fates Warning

Top 5 Fav. Albums
The Who - Live at Leeds
The Who - Quadrophenia
Rush - 2112
Rush - Signals
Dream Theater - Images and Words

Top 5 Fav. Drummers
Deen Castronovo
Gregg Bissonette
Jojo Mayer
Gene Krupa
Terry Bozzio

Top 5 Fav. Guitarists
Alex Lifeson
Pete Townshed
Eddie Van Halen
Tony MacAlpine
The Edge

Top Fav Bass Players
John Entwistle
John Entwistle
John Entwistle
John Entwistle
John Entwistle

Top 5 Fav vocalists
Ray Alder
Rodger Daltry
James Labrie - when he's having s good day
Lars Eikind of Before the Dawn
Devon Graves of Dead Soul Tribe
 

brady

Platinum Member
This is just something i thought i would ask because i almost always ask everybody i know this once in a while.

Top 5 Fav. Bands
Top 5 Fav. Albums
Top 5 Fav. Drummers
Top 5 Fav. Guitarists
Yeah, just Top 5 is a tough one... Here goes.


Top 5 Bands:
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
The Black Crowes
Truth & Salvage Co.
Collective Soul


Top 5 Albums:
Duke Robillard - Guitar Groove-a-Rama
Truth & Salvage Co. - Truth & Salvage Co.
The Jayhwaks - Music from the North Country
Oscar Peterson - Night Train
Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes - Live at The Greek


Top 5 Drummers:
Ringo Starr
John Bonham
Steve Gorman
Glenn Kotche
Mark Teixeira


Top 5 Guitarists:
Duke Robillard
Albert King
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Jimmy Page
Rich Robinson
 

jon e rotten

Senior Member
Off the top of my head.....

Top 5 Bands
1. U2
2. Rolling Stones
3. The Cult
4. Little Feat
5. Allman Bros.

Top 5 Drummers
1. Dave Weckl
2. Brian Blade
3. Jon Bonham
4. Richie Hayward
5. Abe Laboriel Jr.

Top 5 Albums
1. Achtung Baby (U2)
2. Sonic Temple (The Cult)
3. Waiting For Columbus (Little Feat)
4. Live at Fillmore East (Allman Bros.)
5. Mad Dogs and Englishman (Joe Cocker/Leon Russell)

Top 5 Guitarists
1. Robben Ford
2. David Gilmore
3. Keef Richards
4. Derek Trucks
5. Duanne Allman
 

smithnlavis

Junior Member
My top 5 favorite drummer are as follows :

1) Shannon Leto
2) Yoshiki Hayashi
3) Neil Peart
4) John Bonham
5) Joey Jordison
 

Frost

Silver Member
Generic thread but I'll bite.

I'm not claiming these guys are the worlds greatest drummers, but I listen to them more then any other individual drummers,

- Sean Reinert (Cynic, Death)
- Dave Harris (Isis)
- Louis Bellson (God)
- Larry Herweg (Pelican)
- Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
 

MetalHead1337

Junior Member
Top 5 Bands
1. Avenged Sevenfold
2. A Day To Remember
3. All That Remains
4. Parkway Drive
5. Sylosis

Top 5 Drummers
1. Shannon Lucas
2. Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan
3. Blake Richardson
4. Eric Moore
5. Jon Rice

Top 5 Guitarists
1. Tosin Abasi
2. John Petrucci
3. Emil Werstler
4. Bulb
5. Synyster Gates
 

Drums101

Senior Member
Drummers
1. Tony Williams
2. Chris Dave
3. Mark Guiliana
4. Stanton Moore
5. Brian Blade

Bands
1. John Coltrane
2. Mos Def
3. Rage Against the Machine
4. Medeski, Martin, and Wood
5. Matisyahu
 

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
This is too hard. I don't think this way. I think more in terms of favourite performances of drummer / band / album etc. So I say this with no certainty:

Bands:
Pink Floyd
The Beatles
King Crimson
Steely Dan
Queen

Drummers:
Steve Gadd
Bill Bruford
Airto (actually a percussionist but he drums on RTF's first album and it's my fave drumming ever)
Ringo
Bonzo

Somehow I missed Stewart Copeland, John Densmore, Brian Blade, Elvin, Mitch Mitchell, Moonie, Michael Giles, Pretty Purdie, Gene Krupa, Sol Amarfio, Rick Marotta, Art Blakey, Jim Hodder, Jack Dejohnette, Chris Cutler, Harvey mason, Phil Collins, Joe Morello, Billy Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Steve Jordan, Tony Allen, Don Alias, Peter Erskine, Barriemore Barlow, Ian Paice, Nick Mason, Aynsley Dunbar, Will Calhoun, Prairie Prince, Ginger Baker, Charlie, Mick Fleetwood, Karen Carpenter, Paul Thompson, Chester Thompson, Steve Smith, Narada, Jeff Porcaro, Vinnie, Danny Seraphine, Robert Wyatt, Damon Che ... it's a travesty!!

Albums:
Live in Pompeii (Floyd)
Discipline
Abbey Road
Return to Forever
The Royal Scam

Somehow I'm missing out on Aja, Countdown to Ecstasy, Katy Lied, Sgt Pepper, Dark Side, Roxy & Elsewhere, Shiny Beast, Shamal, L, Grace, Led Zep 1, II & IV, Stop Making Sense, Blow by Blow, Electric Ladyland, Are You Experienced, Deep Forest, Mingus, A Night at the Opera, Best of BB King ...

Guitarists:
Jimi
Jeff Beck
Dave Gilmour
Robert Fripp
Uncle Frank

I hate not mentioning John McLaughlin, BB King, SRV, Brian May, Steve Hillage, Eric Clapton, Santana, Steve Hunter, Tommy Bolin, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore etc etc.,

Bassists:
Jaco
Paul McCartney
Tony Levin
John Wetton
Prakash John (for his playing here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqyv87h_zNA

(as usual, lots missing, ie. where's Roger Waters, Greg Lake, Ron Carter and Stanley Clarke??)

Keyboardists
Herbie Hancock
Keith Jarrett
Joe Zawinul
Eddie Jobson
Mirette Giraudy

No Chick, Richard Wright, George Duke, Michael Cotton, Vince Welnick, Stomu Yamashta, Klaus Schulz ...

Sax
Wayne Shorter
Michael Brecker
Mel Collins
Trane
John Helliwell

I don't like leaving out Stan Getz and Paul Desmond. Never got into Bird despite his huge talent. And I love Captain Beefheart's weird tootlings.

Vocals:
Freddie Mercury
Jeff Buckley
Dusty Springfield
John Lennon
Annie Lennox
 

Red Menace

Platinum Member
Top 5 Fav. Bands
Deep Purple
Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath
Judas Priest
Queen
Mira Che! Eres un hombre de buen gustos amigo.

Ok, My turn, In no particular order...

Top 5 Fav. Bands
Black Sabbath/Ozzy
Judas Priest
Thin Lizzy
Rage Against the Machine
Bob Marley

Top 5 Fav. Albums
Paranoid - Black sabbath
Vagabonds of the Western World - Thin Lizzy (note my signature)
Vientos del Pueblo - Victor Jara
Legend - Bob Marley
Painkiller - Judas Priest


Top 5 Fav. Drummers
Cozy Powell
Buddy Rich
Bill Ward

So I've only been drumming for a year and change, I don't have a bunch of drum heroes yet... although I'm really digging Daniel Glass and Earl Palmer

Top 5 (or so) Fav. Guitarists
Jimi Hendrix (Duh...)
Tom Morello
Carlos Santana
Toni Iommi
Chuck Schuldner
Django Reinhardt
Chuck Berry

Top 5 Fav vocalists
Janice Joplin!
Chavela Vargas
Miguel Aceves Mejia (It's getting all Mexican in here!)
Little Richard
Freddie Mercury
Ronnie James Dio (RIP)/Ozzy
 
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Gracias hermano! y tu eres un vergatario (lo máximo, supremo) a lo Venezolano....me hiciste reir!!!

Mira Che! Eres un hombre de buen gustos amigo.

Ok, My turn, In no particular order...

Top 5 Fav. Bands
Black Sabbath/Ozzy
Judas Priest
Thin Lizzy
Rage Against the Machine
Bob Marley

Top 5 Fav. Albums
Paranoid - Black sabbath
Vagabonds of the Western World - Thin Lizzy (note my signature)
Vientos del Pueblo - Victor Jara
Legend - Bob Marley
Painkiller - Judas Priest


Top 5 Fav. Drummers
Cozy Powell
Buddy Rich
Bill Ward

So I've only been drumming for a year and change, I don't have a bunch of drum heroes yet... although I'm really digging Daniel Glass and Earl Palmer

Top 5 (or so) Fav. Guitarists
Jimi Hendrix (Duh...)
Tom Morello
Carlos Santana
Toni Iommi
Chuck Schuldner
Django Reinhardt
Chuck Berry

Top 5 Fav vocalists
Janice Joplin!
Chavela Vargas
Miguel Aceves Mejia (It's getting all Mexican in here!)
Little Richard
Freddie Mercury
Ronnie James Dio (RIP)/Ozzy
 

creepshow

Member
Personal favourites.

Top 5 Bands:

The Clash
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Echo & The Bunnymen
The Cure
The Smiths

Top 5 Albums:

Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Tinderbox
Tears For Fears - The Hurting
U2 - Boy
New Order - Substance (cheating, I know)

Top 5 Drummers:

Topper Headon (The Clash)
Larry Mullen Jr. (U2)
Stephen Morris (Joy Division/New Order
Mike Joyce (The Smiths)
Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus/Tones On Tail/Love & Rockets)

Top 5 Guitarists:

The Edge (U2)
Daniel Ash (Bauhaus/Tones On Tail/Love & Rockets)
Robert Smith (The Cure)
Johnny Marr (The Smiths)
Joe Strummer/Mick Jones (The Clash)

Top 5 Bassists:

Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order)
Paul Simonon (The Clash)
Simon Gallup (the Cure)
Steve Severin (Siouxsie & The Banshees)
John Taylor (Duran Duran)

Top 5 Vocalists:

Ian McCulloch (Echo & The Bunnymen)
Bono (U2)
Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie & The Banshees/The Creatures)
Peter Murphy (Bauhaus)
Joe Strummer (The Clash)
 
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