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Post Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:59 pm

Tobias Ralph - Seen him when I was like 12. The band I was in opened for Dripping Goss and they had this new drummer (aforementioned) who just blew me away. I was so intrigued by his playing and how fast he could move his hands while keeping the rest of his body idle.

2nd- Derrick Phillips (Charlie Hunter Trio/ Revolution Hall Troy NY) At times the room was so quiet all you could hear was his brush on the snare drum and right-angled stick screeching the ride cymbal. It was intense.
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Post Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:06 pm

David Garabaldi !!!!
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Post Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:35 pm

Buddy Rich (no explanation needed)
Neil Peart (Rush)
Carl Palmer (with the Carl Palmer Band)
Dave Weckl (Clinic)
Ginger Baker (with Hawkwind)
Simon Phillips (with The Who)
Manny Elias (with Tears For Fears)
Jason Bonham (with Bonham)
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Post Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:29 pm

Dave Lombardo i was kicking it in Slayer's Room during one of their shows looking directly over the stage from the second floor at Dave Lombardo and man he was just laying it down so damn amazingly great and effortless it was bliss to me, i hung out with him for a little bit after the show, he came off to me as a bit shy, it was a little surprising, nonetheless he was an awesome dude with no hint of an ego
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Post Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:06 pm

stanton moore in clinic
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Post Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:48 pm

I would have to say Steve Gadd, his grooves are addictive!
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Post Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:13 pm

Tim Alexander of Primus, Tales From the Punchbowl Tour w/the Meat Puppets (probably the best concert I've ever attended, Primus jammed for over two hours).

Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Far Beyond Driven Tour w/Prong and Sepultura

John Tempesta of White Zombie, Astro-Creep Tour w/The Melvins and Reverend Horton Heat.

Danny Carrey of Tool, Aenima Tour, Lollapalooza.

Hans Nyman of Veryle Turnstyle, played a show with them acouple of years ago and the guy blew most of us away with only a snare, kick, tom, floor tom, hats, 1 crash, ride. Much fun!
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Post Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:46 pm

john longstreth-origin,
hannes grossman-necrophagist,
nick pierce-the faceless,
kevin talley-daath, chimaira, slayer, misery index, dying fetus,
dave lombardo-slayer,
mike justian-unearth,
eddie bayers-session drummer
paul liem-session drummer
just to name a few.
double bass ludwig classic maples. blastbeats over swiss triplets.
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Post Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:12 am

I have only attended 1 clinic and it was with Bobby Rock (Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Nelson Bros.) and he was incredible. He had a huge Peavy Drum set with the art work of the Sistine Chapel painted on it. By far one of the great soloists I have seen.
My other top choices are Dave Lombardo (seen twice with Slayer) Nick Menza (seen twice with Megadeth) also got to see Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Far Beyond Driven Tour w/Prong and Sepultura (someone mentioned earlyer, this was an incredible show) I got to see 2 of my faves in 1 show, Vinnie and Igor, and they jammed together on stage during "Kaiowas." Tommy Lee (saw with Motley Crue on the Girls x 3 tour with the spinning kit--amazing!) Scott Travis: Judas Priest. Chris Adler: LoG twice, and it will be 3 times this Tuesday so for the person wjho put down "MARIO from the French band GOJIRA !!! dono ??? check it out !!!" I will be doing just that when the LoG tour rolls through my neck of the woods on Tuesday and I'll let you know!!!
Bill Ward: Black Sabbath, still kicking ass after all these years.
There have been so many for me too that it's hard to remember them all, but those are the ones of note. And to those who have seen Buddy Rich live>>>I am JEALOUS !!!
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Post Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:46 am

Nick Dyer all the way!!!
"Two of you sold my wallet,
one of you stole my tie.
Didn't you say that you're wathing?
Do or die!"

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Post Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:31 am

wow a lot of reply's to this!

I have seen a lot of greats play in concert or at clinics:
Neil Peart, Pat Torpey, Tris Imboden, Mike Portnoy, 1st guy from 'primus',
Ian Mosley (Marillion), drummer from Italian band "DFA", 'bermuda' schwartz, karl lathem, jim depalma, jerry gaskill, alex van halen, etc...
- even though they are all OBVIOUSLY GREAT
the 2 that really stand out in my head are:

A. Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree)
(okay, most you know him- phenom :!: )
1. Bill Gibson
(that's right, from Huey Lewis & the News!)
I have always liked that he could put "Intelligent" drumming into
an easy pop song, but seeing him play live with "H&the NEWS" and
a little bit w/"Chicago" (the band) (they both toured together)
he was amazing!!!! And has only become better and better! (some
drummers (oddly) slow down a bit w/age- not him. He was playing mostly
"Jazz drumming" inside of rock songs, and rock drumming inside of
SWING, always very tight, no mistakes, free flowing, stood out in the
band yet made it sound better / did not 'over play', and on and on and on. Good b.g. singer too.

post script- i even recall 'non drummers' in the audience saying,
"Wow, he's a really good drummer!"
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Post Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:11 am

drummer_dude9164 wrote:probably a band a lot of you dont like, but the drummer of Avenged Sevenfold, The Rev, is awesome live. he has many stick tricks that he can pull of extremely fast, and still have perfect timing in the song. definietly worth watching. .check him out on youtube

if you like A7X, then you should check out the band they stole their sound from ... At the Gates. blows guys like trivium, a7x out of the water... all those "hardcore metal" bands these days are just stealing from At the Gates!
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:33 pm

Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:38 pm

Danny Carey, Chad Sexton (from 99-01), and Danny Glass
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:33 am

Trym Torson from Emperor/Zyklon.

Blows me away everytime I see him play.