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Post Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:43 pm

Derico Watson with Victor Wooten
Carter Beauford of Dave Matthews Band

Vinnie Colaiuta, Will kennedy and Dennis chambers were all jamming at the Baked Potato in Hollywood.........it was a humbling experience watching them.
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Post Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:35 pm

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Post Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:18 pm

It would definitely have to be Virgil Donati's clinic at Dales Drum Shop in Harrisburg PA. Besides the obvious talent, he was a nice guy.

Also Portnoy and Peart. I never met them, but saw DT once and Rush 4 times. Always a good show.
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Post Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:09 pm

I saw Max Weinberg once, that was awesome. It was a concert by a 13 year old autistic pianist and his jazz trio, and Max was a guest drummer, at the end he played double drums with the drummer from the trio, it was amazing.
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Post Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:15 pm

I've seen some excellent drummers in my day..
Of course Neil Peart ranks up there.
Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden is a great solid metal player.
Robert Sweet of Styper wether ya dig the message or not, rocked some nice fills and beats..
The dueling drums of Butch Trucks/Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers are amazing
Matt Abts is another not so well known but excellent blues/rock/jazz fusion player from GOVT MULE

These are just a few that pop in my noggin at the moment..they all have made an impact on my playing over the years!
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Post Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:19 pm

Honestly the best, in terms of technical ability, I've seen live is Dave Weckel, although I don't really care for his style of music. I've also seen Carter Beauford, who was admittedly very good, but again, I don't really care for the music. I've seen Steve Ferrone as well. He's not the flashiest player around, but very solid. I really dig Steve Ferrone's style. Then there's this one kid I saw at a house show last year. I don't even remember the name of the band. He was about 18 years old and I've never seen anyone play so well technically with his hands and his feet. He did some crazy double bass stuff that I can't do at all. He was seriously better with his feet than most drummers ever get to be with their hands. Honestly, most of the drummers I really like wouldn't be considered technically the best, or even near it. For me it's not about how "good" you are technically, but more about how it fits with the music, so it's hard to say who the best is in my opinion.
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Post Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:21 am

Gene Hoglan for evil metal trickery, Danny Carey for superlative creativity and annoying independence (!) :mrgreen: Nicke Andersson, for busy, super-hand speed fills, Raymond Herrera, for playing like a gigantic robot, Vinnie Paul, for bring in Pantera ! and Brann Dailor for being self taught and sounding like two people playing at once...
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Post Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:16 pm

Vinnie Colaiuta. I have seen him with Sting and with his band at Modern Drummer Festival in 2000. The guy is an amazing drummer. Next would be Steve Gadd.
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Post Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:37 pm

I've seen some great drummers in my time, but I'd have to say Terry Bozzio is the best. Unbelievable. Saw him in clinic a few times, as well as performing with Jeff Beck, and with David Torn and Mick Karn (Polytown).
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Post Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:08 pm

Chad Sexton - 311 no question about it
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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:32 pm

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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:49 pm

Mike Portnoy - He actually had his son sitting on his other throne and was talking and playing with him WHILE playing in concert.

Dave Lombardo - The man is incredible

Ray Herrara - This guy is a machine.

Tommy Clufetos - As good a showman as he is a drummer.

Shannon Larkin - A phenominal drummer but can't hold a conversation.

Scott Travis - amazing.

Igor Cavalera - I was sitting 6 feet away fron him and still can't figure out some of his drum parts.

Stet Howland - Also a great showman in addition to great drumming.
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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:25 pm

daney carey - Tool

cornbread compton - Engine Down

two completely different styles, but both mesmorized me...so much so, i hardly paid attention to any other band member.
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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:39 pm

i almost forgot the most impressive player i've seen. what's so impressive is how much sound he gets out of such a simple set-up.

CHRIS PENNIE of DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. that man can shred some skins, bro.
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