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Post Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:16 pm

Fred LeBlanc from Cowboy Mouth. Check em out.
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Post Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:32 pm

I've seen many incredibly awesome drummer live, at clinics, in Disney Land lol.

My top 3 would have to be...

1. Chad Sexton - 311
-he is my idol for getting behind a kit. I've been to probably about 7 of their shows and they have a song called Applied Science and right smack dab in the middle there's an amazing drum solo. Each time it's completely different/amazing. The whole band gets involved in the solo too !

2. Bill Bruford - King Crimson
- I saw him perform a clinic in some small place. Anyway, he's like the pioneer of "hardcore" drumming; odd time signatures, heavy hitting, ridiculous bass tones, etc...

3. Travis Barker - Aquabats, Blink-182, Box Car Racer, Transplants
- I've never been to any of his performances. I was lucky enough to meet him at a Nightmare Before Christmas gift shop in Disney Land. I was probably like 13 at the time (17 now) and my face lit up when i saw him. At first i thought it was some tall motherfucker with a crazy mohawk and tattoos. But i noticed the Marilyn Monroe tat on his neck. My first reaction now is "HOLY SHIT, YOU'RE TRAVIS BARKER!!" He's a really chill guy. Shook his hand, got some photos with him. ...The gift shop was tight with security and they literally closed it down so he can come through. I was lucky enough to be in there at that moment.

--might I add, he actually bought for me the Nightmare Befor Christmas dvd.
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Post Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:29 pm

bill stevenson (the descendents), jizmik da gusha (GWAR), chad sexton (311)
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Post Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:01 pm

I was visting people in Arizona when I saw Joey Jordison Play a drum solo live... The best thing I have EVER SEEN!!!
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Post Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:03 pm

Dave Weckel and Billy Cobham easily
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Post Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:19 pm

As far as being a showman and having great chops for me it is definately Shannon Larkin Of Godsmack! He's a riot! Boundless energy and awesome stick tricks and a SOLID groove. It's hard to take your eyes off of him to watch the rest of the band! He plays like my other idol who I have not gotten to see live but ANIMAL was the man!LOL ANyways since Shannon is so scrawny and has arms the size of peoples fingers it looks just like animal rocking out! I saw Neil peart who was friggin awesome from a playing standpoint and the guy is a god in my eyes but to a normal person he would not be that entertaining which is why I had to go with Shannon for live PERFORMANCE.
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Post Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:03 am

Terry Bozzio(sp?)
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Post Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:05 am

I would not say the best, but I went to a Terry Bozzio clinic, and that was probably the most enjoyable and enlightening.

Seeing Neil Peart and Danny Carey twice each was a real dream come true.
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Post Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:37 pm

Chester Thompson (precision), Carl Palmer (dynamics), Terry Bozzio (over-the-top excitement) and John Weathers (total insanity)
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Post Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:40 pm

For me, that'd be Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick.

I'm not a fan of drum solos most of the time, but this guy made my jaw drop.

Let alone the skill, taste, and grace with which he plays the songs.
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Post Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:42 pm

my favorites were Danny Carey, unfortunately not with tool, but with his side project volto. Sheila E., Jojo mayer, and Rodney Holmes, who is one of my favorite drummers.

other ones ive seen are Jason Bittner, Chad Smith, Ian Paice, Keith Carlock, Roy Haynes, Zoro, and Chris Adler
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Post Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:27 pm

meizmatt wrote:my favorites were Danny Carey, unfortunately not with tool, but with his side project volto. Sheila E., Jojo mayer, and Rodney Holmes, who is one of my favorite drummers.

other ones ive seen are Jason Bittner, Chad Smith, Ian Paice, Keith Carlock, Roy Haynes, Zoro, and Chris Adler


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Post Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:14 pm

Gabe Serbian (The Locust)
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Post Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:07 pm

The19thHole wrote:Alex Rodriguez of Saosin. Great double bass player, and hes got a sweet OCDP.. like it really matters.


I agree, Alex is awesome! I also like Jose Pasillas From Incubus.
I love his drumming style, It's really unique !!
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Post Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:02 am

i have three!
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Nick Dyer-12 Gauge Break Down!!!!!!