Discussion in 'Book of Lists' started by Saiyan Rocker, Jan 31, 2021.
What are your top ten drummers?
Not in any order...
1. Tré Cool (Green Day)
2. Nigel Olsson (Elton John)
3. Dave Grohl (Nirvana)
4. Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
5. Neil Peart (Rush)
6. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
7. Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones)
8. Joey Kramer (Aerosmith)
9. Stewart Copeland (The Police)
10. Phil Collins (Genesis)
Ginger Baker- Cream
Ian Paice- Deep Purple (mainly during the 1970s)
Corky Laing- Mountain
Brian Downey- Thin Lizzy
Bill Ward- Black Sabbath
Mitch Mitchell- Jimi Hendrix
Carmine Appice- Vanilla Fudge, Cactus & Beck Bogert Appice
Buddy Miles- The Electric Flag & Jimi Hendrix
Phil Taylor- Motorhead
Ted McKenna SAHB & Rory Gallagher
and about another 20 'named' other rock drummers...
Todd Sucherman -Styx
Neil Peart- Rush
Ian Paice - Deep Purple
Eric Singer - KISS
Terry Bozzio -Missing Persons/Zappa
Scott Travis- RacerX/Judas Priest
Charlie Benante -Anthrax
Tommy Lee -Motley Crue
Paice, Baker, Peart, Laing, some of those others listed, too. I'll add Cozy Powell to that grouping.
I must admit like many guitarists are my favourite musicians within a rock band set up BUT!. In recent years I developed a liking to listening to a rock bands drums and drummers and some rock drummers from rocks golden age (1968-1976) were absolutely outstandingly amazing to listen to.
As Ginger Baker once said in a 1991 video about the 1960s 'super group' Cream-
"A band is only as good as it's drummer right?.. An average band with a good drummer can sound like a good band and a good band with a great drummer can sound like a great band and a great band with a super drummer can sound like a super band. A good drummer makes the other guys in the band sound good that's your gig you make the other guys in the band sound GOOD!." Ginger Baker.
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