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TK-421

Senior Member
I'm adding the following Guitar Center Drumoff appearances to my list:
Keith Carlock - Club Nokia in Los Angeles 2013
John Blackwell - Club Nokia in Los Angeles 2013
Gerald Heyward - Club Nokia in Los Angeles 2013
Terry Bozzio - Club Nokia in Los Angeles 2012
Aaron Spears - Club Nokia in Los Angeles 2012
Ilan Rubin - Club Nokia in Los Angeles 2012
Mike Portnoy - Club Nokia in Los Angeles 2012

That puts me at 32.
I was at that GC Drum Off Finals with Keith Carlock playing with the Wayne Krantz Trio! I guess that means I also saw John Blackwell and Gerald Heyward perform, since that was the same show. Totally forgot about that!

That's 2 more I can add to my list.
 

TK-421

Senior Member
I know he's not on the list but he's mentioned on this website more than many who are. So that suggests he's at least got an honorary spot on the list even though he doesn't want to be on it. I much preferred his Zappa, Missing Persons, UK, Brecker Brothers playing over what he's doing now anyway. Buddy Williams isn't on the list either and I have him on mine. They guy is on so many great albums. Lonnie Liston Smith, Michael Jackson. And to think he was playing at a local bar/restaurant in the suburbs of NJ about 30 mintues outside of Manhattan. I didn't even know he was playing but I met a friend for a drink, heard a band playing as I walked from the car to the door and said "That drummer sounds GOOOOD!". Spent the rest of the night in a half empty bar and got to meet him. A friendly but quiet guy.
Still gotta ding you for it. Not on the list means it doesn't count! And now you've fessed up to another ding in Buddy Williams. Shame, shame!

On a more serious note, I totally agree with you on Bozzio. I'm not at all into his solo "semi-orchestral-percussion-behind-a-monster-kit" work, but his work with Zappa and Missing Persons was first rate.

In fact, I skipped the 2012 Guitar Center Drum Off Finals because Terry Bozzio was the featured performer that night. Meh!
 

TK-421

Senior Member
in alphabetical order, with the year if the first time I saw them (if I can remember)

49....

Alex Acuna - mid 90's
Tommy Aldridge - 1983 I think
Tim "Herb" Alexander - 1991
Vinnie Appice - 1984
Kenny Arnoff - 1992ish
Ignace Berroa - mid 90's
Paul Bostaph - 1995
William Calhoun - 1991
Dean Castronovo - 1995
Dennis Chambers - 1997
N'Dugu Chancellor - 2001
Vinnie Coliauta - 1993
Phil Collins - 1988
Stewart Copland - Police Reunion tour...
Virgil Donati - 1998
Aynsley Dunbar - 1988
Phil Ehart - 1980
Peter Erskine - 1992
Richie "Gajate" Garcia - 1999
Evelyn Glennie - 2003
Omar Hakim - 1989
Jeff Hamilton - 2011
Roy Haynes - 2001
Heracio Hernandez - 2004
Steve Houghton - 2003
Tommy Igoe on drumset - 1998
on the marching field - 1983
Elvin Jones - 1999
Many Katche - 1992
George Kollias - 2006
Dave Lombardo - 1987
Brian "Brain" Mantia - 1998
Nicko McBrain - 1984
Stanton Moore - 2003
Vinnie Paul - 1991
Neil Peart - 1983 (saw Rush on every tour from Signals on...)
Mike Portnoy - 1992
Jeff Queen - 1993
Derek Roddy - 1999
Chad Smith - 1991
Steve Smith - 1993
Todd Sucherman - 2007
John Tempesta - 1993
Lars Ulrich - 1986
Jeff "Tain" Watts - 1997
Dave Weckl - 1989
Alan White - 1988
Zoro - 1998

2 guys who I sort of can't believe are not on the list, (and 2 of my biggest influences)

Clive Burr - 1982
John Pannozzo - 1982
Totally agree with you about Clive Burr. LOVE those early Iron Maiden albums! I also remember videotaping an early Iron Maiden concert off MTV (remember when they were about music?). I must have worn that VHS tape out watching it over and over.

John Pannozzo was also great. In fact, my very first concert was seeing him with Styx on the Kilroy Was Here tour. Which kinda messed me up for concerts, because that was my first one and it was more more of a theatrical production, so I was thinking "so THIS is what concerts are like???" Of course, that was definitely NOT how concerts were like :)
 

Mighty_Joker

Silver Member
Mine is embarrassingly low. Not many big drummers come through my neck of the woods.

1. Tre Cool, my first ever concert was Green Day at Nottingham Ice Stadium.
2. Vinnie Colaiuta, with Jeff Beck and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
3. Virgil Donati, we hosted him for a clinic and I had a few private lessons with him
4. Dom Famularo, MusikMesse, Frankfurt
5. Mark Guiliana, Manchester Hole in the Wall, with Mark Juliana Jazz Quartet
6. Claus Hessler, we hosted him for a clinic in Nottingham
7. Thomas Lang, we hosted him for a clinic in Nottingham
8. Rick Latham, MusikMesse, Frankfurt
9. Nicko McBrain, Nottingham Ice Stadium
10. Zigaboo, New Orleans Jazz Fest
11. Stanton Moore, we hosted him for a clinic in Nottingham
12. Ash Soan, London clinic
13. Billy Ward, London clinic
14. Dave Weckl, Ronnie Scotts w/ Mike Stern

Think that's it...
 

rhumbagirl

Senior Member
Mine is embarrassingly low. Not many big drummers come through my neck of the woods.

1. Tre Cool, my first ever concert was Green Day at Nottingham Ice Stadium.
2. Vinnie Colaiuta, with Jeff Beck and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
3. Virgil Donati, we hosted him for a clinic and I had a few private lessons with him
4. Dom Famularo, MusikMesse, Frankfurt
5. Mark Guiliana, Manchester Hole in the Wall, with Mark Juliana Jazz Quartet
6. Claus Hessler, we hosted him for a clinic in Nottingham
7. Thomas Lang, we hosted him for a clinic in Nottingham
8. Rick Latham, MusikMesse, Frankfurt
9. Nicko McBrain, Nottingham Ice Stadium
10. Zigaboo, New Orleans Jazz Fest
11. Stanton Moore, we hosted him for a clinic in Nottingham
12. Ash Soan, London clinic
13. Billy Ward, London clinic
14. Dave Weckl, Ronnie Scotts w/ Mike Stern

Think that's it...
I had a chance to see both Mark Guiliana and Stanton Moore at the Portland Jazz Fest this year, but chickened out due to the coronavirus.

BTW, Zigaboo is not on the list.

EDIT: I stand corrected. Zigaboo IS on the list (as Joseph Modeliste).
 
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Naigewron

Platinum Member
28. A few more than I would have guessed.

I have probably seen a few of the typical hired gun players too, but not been aware of who they were at the time.

Daniel Adair - Nickelback, Melbourne, 2006
Morgan Agren - Devin Townsend, Copenhagen, 2019
John Blackwell - Drum clinic, Melbourne, 2005
Tommy Clufetos - Ozzy Osbourne, Bergen, around 2011
Vinnie Colaiuta - Sting, Bergen, around 2013
Tre Cool - Green Day, Oslo, around 2009
Mickey Curry - Bryan Adams at least twice, in Bergen around 2001 and Melbourne around 2004
Brann Dailor - Mastodon, Bergen, around 2013
Virgil Donati - Drum clinic and performance with solo band, Melbourne, 2005
The Drumbassadors - Ultimate Drummer's Weekend, Melbourne, 2005
Mario Duplantier - Gojira, Bergen, several times (at least three)
Dom Famularo - Ultimate Drummer's Weekend, Melbourne, 2005 or 2006
Benny Greb - Drum clinic, Bergen, around 2015
Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters, Bergen (twice) and Melbourne
Gavin Harrison - Porcupine Tree, Bergen and Oslo, around 2008-2012
Taylor Hawkins - Foo Fighters, Bergen (twice) and Melbourne
Wil Kennedy - Ultimate Drummer's Weekend, Melbourne, 2005 or 2006
Tommy Lee - Mötley Crüe, Bergen, 2009
Dave Lombardo - Slayer, Bergen, around 2012
Mike Mangini - Drum clinic, Melbourne, 2005, and with Dream Theater, Oslo, around 2012
Nicko McBrain - Iron Maiden, Bergen, around 2011
Simon Phillips - Toto, Tysnes, around 2011
Mike Portnoy - Dream Theater, Oslo, 2001, 2004 and 2007, Avenged Sevenfold, Oslo, around 2010, and John Petrucci, Melbourne, 2006
Johnny Rabb - Ultimate Drummer's Weekend, Melbourne, 2005
Christoph Schneider - Rammstein, Bergen, around 2015
Tico Torres - Bon Jovi, Bergen, around 2014
Charlie Watts - Rolling Stones, Oslo, 1998
Max Weinberg - Bruce Springsteen, Bergen, around 2012
 

mikyok

Platinum Member
From the top

Chris Adler - x3 with Lamb of God either at festivals or supporting someone.
Tommy Aldridge - x2 in 2004 with Whitesnake great 21st birthday present
Tim Alexander - x2 Primus
Vinny Appice - Dio Sabbath
Pete Ray Biggin - Level 42
Matt Cameron - x3 Peal Jam
Danny Carey - x3 London/Manchester/Prague (class city) with Tool
Lenny Castro - x2 Toto
Deen Castronovo - Journey
Dennis Chambers - UK Drum Show
Jim Chapin - 1 on 1 lesson in 2004
Luis Conte - James Taylor
Abe Cunnigham - x3 Deftones
Brann Dailor - 2/3 times Mastodon
Shannon Forrest - x2 Toto
Steve Gadd - x2 James Taylor
Matt Garska - Animals as Leaders
Dave Grohl - Them Crooked Vultures (One half of the greastest rhythm sections ever and Dave Grohl)
Gavin Harrison - x3 Porcupine Tree
Taylor Hawkins - Foos
Don Henley - Eagles
Joey Jordinson - Korn in 2007
Joey Kramer - Aerosmith
Abe Laboriel JR - Paul McCartney in Paris 2018 (What a gig!)
Thomas Lang - UK Drum show
Dave Lombardo - x2 Slayer
Nicko McBrain - x4 Iron Maiden
Ian Paice - Deep Purple
Carl Palmer - Asia (Original lineup reunion)
Vinnie Paul - Hell Yeah or Damageplan
Neil Peart - x 2 Rush
Simon Phillips - Toto
Mike Portnoy - x3 Dream Theater/x1 Sons of Appollo/x1 Neal Morse
Stanley Randolph - Stevie Wonder
JR - Met him at UK Drum Show
Phil Rudd - AC/DC
Eric Singer - Alice Cooper
Matt Sorum - Velvet Revolver
Pat Torpey - Mr Big
Tico Torres - Bon Jov - Sorry!
Lars Ulrich - x2
Alan White - Yes
Brad Wilk - x1 Audioslave/x2 Rage Against The Machine
 
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Odd-Arne Oseberg

Platinum Member
Not many, though I may have missed one or two. I still think Paolo belongs on that list.
  1. Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Karizma, Herbie, Jeff Beck, many many times)
  2. Steve Gadd (Legends tour)
  3. Kirk Covington (Tribal Tech)
  4. Peter Erskine (Steps Ahead and clinic at Players's School)
  5. Josh Freese (Sting)
  6. Gregg Bissonette (Toto)
  7. Eric Harland (Clinic at with Zakir Hussain)
  8. Zakir Hussain (Clinic with Eric Harland)
  9. Gary Novak (Mike Landau)
  10. Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Santana)
  11. Simon Phillips (Toto Tambu tour and solo Symbiosis tour)
  12. Steve Smith (clinic at Players' School)
  13. Dave Weckl (Mike stern, sound check, clinic, intensive.)
  14. Don Alias (New Standards)
  15. Jack DeJohnette (New Standards)
  16. Ranjit Barot (John McLaughllin)
  17. David Garibaldi (TOP)
  18. Gary Husband (John McLaughlin)
  19. Mike Clark (Headhunters and clinic)
  20. Abe Laboriel jr. (Sting)
  21. Narada Michael Walden (Jeff Beck)
  22. Hilary Jones (Robben Ford)
  23. Bill Stewart (Scofield)
  24. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
  25. Will Calhoun (Frankfurtmesse)
  26. Thomas Lang (clinic)
  27. Gary Chaffee (Skype lesson :) )
 
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BruceW

Senior Member
13 for me, to the best of my recollection.
Kenny Aranoff (with John Mellencamp)
Neil Peart (Rush)
Gregg Bissonette (with Ringo)
Ringo
Todd Sucherman (master class)
Max Weinberg (Springsteen)
Nigel Olsen (Elton John)
Tico Torres (Bon Jovi)
Bun E Carlos (Cheap Tirck)
Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson...yes, I went to a Marilyn Manson show, heh)
Ed Shaughnessy (clinic)
Mick Avory (The Kinks)
Alex Van Halen (Van Halen)

what was interesting to me was the names of some that I have seen that aren't on this list:
Liberty Devito
Martin Chambers
Myron Grombacher
Chris Franz
Rick Allen
 

Stroman

Platinum Member
Okay, I finally had a chance to compile my dismal list.

1) Bermuda Schwartz (Weird Al)
2) Gregg Bissonette (Clinic)
3) Jason Bonham (Jimmy Page)
4) Bill Bruford (Bruford and Patrick Moraz)
5) Dennis Chambers (Playing on a practice pad next to me at Gordon Miller Music)
6) Danny Gottlieb (clinic)
7) Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead)
8) Joey Kramer (Aerosmith)
9) Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead)
10) Neil Peart (many times, from 1980 through 2015)
11) Simon Phillip (The Who)
12) Buddy Rich (BR Big Band)
13) Ed Shaughnessy (he judged a competition I was in and gave a clinic.)
14) Steve Smith (Journey)
15) Pat Torpey (Mr Big)
16) Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
17) Johnny Vidacovich (at the Maple Leaf in NOLA)
18) Alan White (Yes, and a clinic)
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
You've seen several that I wish I had been able to see, most notably Alex Acuna, N'dugu (love his stuff with George Duke), Aynsly Dunbar (loved his playing with Zappa) and Omar Hakim.

interesting story about the N'Dugu show. It was a clinic at the Bands Of America Summer Symposium, and after the clinic, me N'Dugu, Johnny Lee Lane, Jim Campbell, Steve Houghton and a bunch of the other directors were all talking, and N'Dugu and Johnny both got the call about Micheal Jackson dying...hours before it made the news. I just remember N'Dugu pulling the phone down from his ear slowly, and he goes "Micheal's dead...." Both of them bolted to the main office area and were gone on a plane that night. The next day, it was all over the news...that was surreal...

the Jackson 5 were the very first live concert I ever saw, in 1974...I was 5....it hit me hard too b/c that was some of the first stuff that I played along to on drum set
 

lsits

Gold Member
31:



Carmine Appice - clinic
Barrie Barlow - Tull
Frank Beard - ZZ Top
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz - Weird Al
Gregg Bissonette - Ringo
john Bonham - Led Aeppelin
Don Brewer - Bob Seger
Bill Bruford - Yes
Billy Cobham - clinic
Phil Collins - Clapton
Ray Cooper - Clapton
Aynsley Dunbar - Jefferson Starship
Phil Ehart - Kansas
Mick Fleetwood - Fleetwood Mac
Steve Gadd - Clapton
Don Henley - Eagles
Joey Kramer - Aerosmith
Rick Marotta - Linda Rondstat
Nick Mason - Pink Floyd
Ian Paice - Deep Purple
Carl Palmer - Asia
Neil Peart - Rush
Shawn Pelton - group that opened for the Eagles
Simon Phillips - Toto
Buddy Rich
Ringo - Ringo
Steve Smith - Jourmey
Todd Sucherman - Styx
Bill Ward - Black Sabbath
Max Weinberg - Springsteen
Alan White - Yes
 

DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
Terry Bozzio - Club Nokia in Los Angeles 2012
Aaron Spears - Club Nokia in Los Angeles 2012
Ilan Rubin - Club Nokia in Los Angeles 2012
Mike Portnoy - Club Nokia in Los Angeles 2012

That puts me at 32.

I was at that show too!

I don't recall Aron Spears. Or else I'd be up to 99. Did he go on early? I know I got there partway into the show.
 

TK-421

Senior Member
So as of now, the Top 5 Drummerworld members who've seen the Top 500 Drummerworld Drummers are as follows:

5th place: MntnMan62 (34 drummers seen)
4th place: mikyok (43 drummers)
3rd place: Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX (49 drummers)
2nd place: TK-421 (me!) (81 drummers)

And the winner (as of now)....
DrumEatDrum with 98 drummers! (yay!)

That's downright impressive. 👏
 

rhumbagirl

Senior Member
I was at that show too!

I don't recall Aron Spears. Or else I'd be up to 99. Did he go on early? I know I got there partway into the show.
I'm going by YouTube proof here, although who's to say I wasn't taking a bathroom break during his show. There should probably be a new rule for this challenge that says you had to have gone to the event to see the specific drummer OR the drummer made a surprise appearance and you recognized him or her (or were impressed enough to later look up their name).
 

mikyok

Platinum Member
I assume you were there ’cuz of a woman. 😐

Guilty as charged, at least he could sing in tune in 2003.

My wife saw them in Dublin last year and it was painful from the vids I've seen.
 

notvinnie

Senior Member
  1. Alex Acuna
  2. Tommy Aldridge
  3. Kenny Aronoff
  4. Frank Beard
  5. Carter Beauford
  6. Poogie Bell
  7. Louie Bellson
  8. Ignacio Berroa
  9. Greg Bissonette
  10. Brian Blade
  11. Gergo Borlai
  12. Terry Bozzio (not on the list?)
  13. Jimmy Branly
  14. Tom Brechtlein
  15. Bill Bruford
  16. William Calhoun
  17. Clayton Cameron
  18. Tommy Campbell
  19. Keith Carlock
  20. Lenny Castro
  21. Deen Castronovo
  22. Dennis Chambers
  23. Ndugo Chancler
  24. Billy Cobham
  25. Vinnie Colaiuta
  26. Phil Collins
  27. Luis Conte
  28. Kirk Covington
  29. Mickey Curry
  30. Jack DeJohnette
  31. Sheila E.
  32. Sonny Emory
  33. Peter Erskine
  34. Dom Famularo
  35. Al Foster
  36. Steve Gadd
  37. David Garibaldi
  38. Danny Gottlieb
  39. Rayford Griffin
  40. Omar Hakim
  41. Eric Harland
  42. Gavin Harrison
  43. Richie Hayward
  44. Horacio Hernandez
  45. Don Henley
  46. Ralph Humphrey
  47. Gary Husband
  48. Greg Hutchinson
  49. Tommy Igoe
  50. Elvin Jones
  51. Ricky Lawson
  52. Tommy Lee
  53. Larrie Londin
  54. Rod Morgenstein
  55. Neil Peart
  56. Simon Phillips
  57. Jeff Porcaro
  58. Mike Portnoy
  59. Walfredo Reyes, Jr.
  60. Antonio Sanchez
  61. Danny Seraphine
  62. Steve Smith
  63. Bill Stewart
  64. Roger Taylor
  65. Chester Thompson
  66. Tico Torres
  67. Nat Townsley
  68. Alex Van Halen
  69. Nana Vasconcelos
  70. Carlos Vega
  71. Chad Wackerman
  72. Jeff "Tain" Watts
  73. Dave Weckl
  74. Paul Wertico
  75. Alan White
  76. Lenny White
  77. Tony Williams
 
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