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RIP Neil Peart. Now Who’s the Best Rock Drummer in the World ?

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Who’s the best rock drummer alive. It usually depends on criteria, but his playing was so diverse that he could play other styles. In recent years he went to see a an old drummer guru from some sort of religion and the learned a new style of holding the stick similar to shop sticks. So in a lot of songs when he didn’t hit the drums hard, this technique would just sound way better. It’s controlled almost similar how your finger/hand can make a guitar sound more organic. The guy never stopped trying to learn more and more. 

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Let me guess ... the question is rhetorical and your answer is this guy? 

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More of an R&B guy I suppose, but my vote would be for Al Jackson. I never really liked Rush. After my time I guess. 

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Matt Cameron

 

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Travis Barker. 

Honorable mention to Dave Grohl for being the best drummer in his own band despite not actually being their drummer.

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10 hours ago, Wyobraska said:

That girl from the White Stripes obviously. 

Say what you will about Meg, but she has an amazingly recognizable style that just plain worked for the stripped down sound of The White Stripes. 

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4 minutes ago, retrofade said:

Say what you will about Meg, but she has an amazingly recognizable style that just plain worked for the stripped down sound of The White Stripes. 

Completely agree, she just isn't a top drummer.  

I would Ringo Start up there for a top drummer still alive though.  Dude was always on point.

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I liked Tom Sawyer and all of their other songs but this one is my fave:

 

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43 minutes ago, Broncomare said:

I liked Tom Sawyer and all of their other songs but this one is my fave:

 

Before “climate change” we had “acid rain”.  I loved the reference in this video... 😂 

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4 minutes ago, NorCalCoug said:

Before “climate change” we had “acid rain”.  I loved the reference in this video... 😂 

This was from the mid 80's too!

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stewart copeland

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Shit, any drummer who can keep the groove will do. Anything else is just showing off :ph34r:

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On 1/12/2020 at 7:09 AM, BSUTOP25 said:

Let me guess ... the question is rhetorical and your answer is this guy? 

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Karen Carpenter of course. You remind me of a nearly perfect douche that’s all rough around the edges like a graph. Something that a left winger would do to when trying to draw a super sensitive libertarian fool like you . 😝😝😝😝😝😝👍

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Did any of you folks make it to New Wave Day at the US Festival in 1983? If so, did you see the performance by drummer Terry Bozzio of Missing Persons? He’s not one of the greats, but I loved his really aggressive playing style. That dude hit the drums hard. 

For the young pups that don’t know what the US Festival was, it was a several day festival with a New Wave Day, A Rock Day, A Heavy Metal Day, a Country day the next weekend.  What made it so unique was that it was so huge. On Heavy Metal Day:, Van Halen,  Scorpions, Triumph, Ozzie Osborne, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot. Sold 375,000 tickets for the show. They collected about 375,000 tickets at the show, but a lot of people were crashing the show for free by jumping the fence, so the attendance isn’t exactly known but it was definitely well into the 400,000’s. IN FVCKING SANE. Definitely more than Woodstock. 


 

 

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4 hours ago, renoskier said:

Shit, any drummer who can keep the groove will do. Anything else is just showing off :ph34r:

No, there’s lots of songs that require much more than the basic snare and bass stuff that doesn’t come across as showing off. You must not listen to a lot of rock. It’s even better than those Air Supply drum solos that make you tear up a bit and get emotional. 

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