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Post Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:06 am

I don't have a favorite but I do have some influences:

- John Bonham - I don't have to repeat what everyone else has already said.
- Chad Smith - I love trying to imitate him, playing loose, simple and be groovy. He's a great drummer for anyone to be inspired of, even if he doesn't play the most technical stuff.
- Jimmy Chamberlin - I love his solos ("hidden in songs"), you don't even notice that he's playing a solo because everything he plays is perfect for the song. Oh and he's just "lovely" playing in the complex.
- Carter Beauford - When I need inspiration for grooving I listen to and analyze Carter's grooves.
- Neil Peart - I love his well planned fills and nicely done beats in Rush. I don't find him to be very groovy when he plays though, sometimes he sounds a little bit inhuman to me.
- Brandon Barnes - From Rise Against, a great punk drummer. Plays exactly what the song needs and I love his use of a 4-piece, he does use it to the max and I love his tom-floortom-snare beats. He plays punk though so I'm not sure if he should be in here. Many RA songs are close to rock though imo.
- Billy Cobham - Does he count?

The list goes on but these all represent different sides of rock that I want to be influenced by. I like The Rev from A7X but I don't like playing that kind of music and thus I don't try to imitate him in any way either.

Lastly, I wish more people would know about the acid rock band called Kingston Wall, Sami Kuoppamäki is one hell of a technical rock drummer (also a jazz drummer). He's the guy who convinced me to buy my drum kit.
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Post Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:26 am

*Pert
*Jordison
Bonham
danny (of course) carey
Alex Pelletier (Dispised Icons drummer)
*Dirk Verbeuren (session drumer/soilwork)
*Krupa
B. Rich

*= all time HEROS!!!
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Post Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:46 am

vinnie paul
gene hoglan
TOMMY LEE
travis smith
travis barker
hellhammer
franky costanza
keith moon
roy mayorga
mike portnoy
neil peart
jeremy london
chris adler
john o.
rikki rockett
eric carr
eric singer
lars ulrich
tre cool
craig nunenmacher
daniel erlandson
dave mcclain
joseph abraham
steven spence
dave mackintosh
jason bittner
joey jordison
bash, bang, slam, whatever, yeah, ima drummer.
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Post Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:53 am

Metal Mickey wrote:Reni (Alan Wren) from The Stone Roses could at the very least hang with the other drummers mentioned in this thread.


he's good at what he does. I don't know if I'd go as far as all that. VERY groovy drummer, though.
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Post Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:15 pm

yeh no order.
and i might go a lil over 10

chris pennie from dillinger escape plan
john bonham from zeppelin
jordan mancino of as i lay dying
travis barker of blink and plus 44
mike idk last name, from disturbed.
chad smith (woo!) of rhcp
alex from saosin (yeah!!!)
aaron of flee the seen, killer single kick stuff
jen ledger from skillet, i saw a show and she put on an amazing solo, and only 18 years old!
rob bourdon of linkin park
brandon barnes from rise against

and yeah i know my list is kinda modern, just cause i looked through my itunes
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Post Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:08 pm

Dave Grohl
Brooks Wackerman <-- haters on punk, eat your heart out
ringo star
keith moon
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Post Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:10 pm

It's a shame Brooks gets so tremendously overshadowed by his brother.
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Post Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:00 am

TheYardstick wrote:It's a shame Brooks gets so tremendously overshadowed by his brother.


[b]i suppose but they completely different music. I dont know if it's right to even compare the two[/b]
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Post Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:09 pm

It can't be helped since Chad has scored gigs with Zappa, doing duets with Bozzio, etc.
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Post Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:09 pm

Ringo Starr, Mick Fleetwood, Bill Ward, Jeff Porcaro, Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, Thomas Lang, Virgil Donati, Aaron Spears, and Tony Royster Jr.
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Post Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:21 pm

Mine's changed drastically, in no particular order:

Dave Grohl (QotSA, Nirvana, Them Crooked Vultures, Probot)
Matt Bajda (Funeral Diner)
Morgan Agren (Zappa, Mats/Morgan Band)
Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt)
Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai)
Virgil Donati (Planet X, Steve Vai)
Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch)
Terry Bozzio (Zappa, Missing Persons)
Gene Hoglan (Death, Dark Angel, SYL)
Mark Zonder (Fates Warning)
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Post Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:17 pm

not sure if ive posted on here or not.

1. Chris Eddins (Velcro Pygmies)
2.Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
3.Denver Clark (solo, Band)
4.John Bonham (led Zeppelin)
5.Keith Moon (the who)
6.Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
7.Neil Peart (Rush)
8.Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)
9.Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
10.Alex Van Halen (Van Halen)

no particular order.
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