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Post Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:56 pm

I'm old, but here's my list of who I've had the fortune to see (no Order):

Alex Van Halen- Van Halen (my first concert ever)
Tommy Aldridge- With Nugent & Ozzy
Neil Peart- Rush
Nicko McBrain- Iron Maiden
Tommy Lee- Motley Crue
Bun E Carlos- Cheap Trick
Carmine Appice- with Nugent
Vinny Appice (DIO for the guy who asked)
Mike Portnoy- Dream Theater
Scott Rockenfield- Queensryche
Tico Torres- Bon Jovi
Bobby Blotzer- Ratt
Matt Sorum- Cult, GnR
Eric Singer- Kiss, Alice Cooper
Peter Criss- Kiss
Gregg Bissonette- David Lee Roth
Vinnie Paul- Pantera
Cozy Powell- Rainbow
Bobby Rock - Vinny Vincent
Robert Sweet- Stryper
Blas Elias- Slaughter
Billy Ashbaugh- Nsync (cringe in embarrasment (the band))
Dom Famularo- Clinic



Some of the bands i've seen that I don't know the drummers by name: Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Shinedown, 3 days grace, Crossfade, Evanescence, Nickelback, Cinderella, Fuel, Damn Yankees, Head East, Great White, Starship, Judas Priest, Kansas .38 Special, Reo Speedwagon, Styx, Saxon, Skid Row, Alien Ant Farm, Tantric, Orgy, Oleander, Nonpoint, Lifehouse, Weezer, Sammy Hagar,Trapt, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Puddle of mudd and more that i'm not remembering.



I'm sure you all are like me, I'll pick up a groove or chop from everyone and try to mesh them in.
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Post Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:02 am

Taylor Hawkins!

God i love that man!
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Post Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:18 pm

for me, it's out of Danny Carey, Mike Bordin and Terry Bozzio.
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:31 am

There are so many so I gotta short list down to a few. I'll start with Gilson Lavis an unsung hero with a CV as impressive as his talents. I saw him in october '05 with Jools and his orchestra. He was immense. Gob smacking to watch, great sense of texture and dynamics. The whole band were cream of the crop musicians but, he held them all together.

Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy and Virgil Donati would easily be my biggest influences and I must admit Iam most proud of seeing them live as, when you get to see musicians you've listened to and idolised all your life, live performance is a real test of paitence if you've never even seen them on screen. All 3 drummers were equally prolific on stage as on the recordings. So effortless. I was in heavan
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:00 pm

Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:06 pm

You guys, not being from Down Under, probably won't have a clue who I'm talking about, but my favourite live drummer thus far is, hands down, Karl Ammitzboll.. He's the drummer for Kisschasy (Aussie band) and he absolutely went off when I saw them in May last year... Just an amazing drummer, I was gobsmacked. He's absolutely skitz.
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:44 pm

I did a gig with Dave Weckyl, and I have to say I was seriously disapointed. He is awesome and everything you have seen in the videos, but his whole set was the same tempo, very plotting and kind of boring.

Danny Carey was fantastic.

Grahm Broad is incredible, if you get the chance to see him play... as is Josh Fresse.

But the most amazing drummer I've ever seen, the one that moved me the most, was Gary Walls who did percussioin for Pink Floyd the last few go arounds. Amazing.
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:17 pm

The Alien Drummer wrote:I'm old, but here's my list of who I've had the fortune to see (no Order):

Alex Van Halen- Van Halen (my first concert ever)
Tommy Aldridge- With Nugent & Ozzy
Neil Peart- Rush
Nicko McBrain- Iron Maiden
Tommy Lee- Motley Crue
Bun E Carlos- Cheap Trick
Carmine Appice- with Nugent
Vinny Appice (DIO for the guy who asked)
Mike Portnoy- Dream Theater
Scott Rockenfield- Queensryche
Tico Torres- Bon Jovi
Bobby Blotzer- Ratt
Matt Sorum- Cult, GnR
Eric Singer- Kiss, Alice Cooper
Peter Criss- Kiss
Gregg Bissonette- David Lee Roth
Vinnie Paul- Pantera
Cozy Powell- Rainbow
Bobby Rock - Vinny Vincent
Robert Sweet- Stryper
Blas Elias- Slaughter
Billy Ashbaugh- Nsync (cringe in embarrasment (the band))
Dom Famularo- Clinic



Some of the bands i've seen that I don't know the drummers by name: Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Shinedown, 3 days grace, Crossfade, Evanescence, Nickelback, Cinderella, Fuel, Damn Yankees, Head East, Great White, Starship, Judas Priest, Kansas .38 Special, Reo Speedwagon, Styx, Saxon, Skid Row, Alien Ant Farm, Tantric, Orgy, Oleander, Nonpoint, Lifehouse, Weezer, Sammy Hagar,Trapt, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Puddle of mudd and more that i'm not remembering.



I'm sure you all are like me, I'll pick up a groove or chop from everyone and try to mesh them in.



lucky! I saw CS when Evans handled their set. As for bb, it was either Hummel or Szcilla? sp. Shinedown's my fav. Nickelback: Adair or Vikedal
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:18 pm

The Alien Drummer wrote:I'm old, but here's my list of who I've had the fortune to see (no Order):

Alex Van Halen- Van Halen (my first concert ever)
Tommy Aldridge- With Nugent & Ozzy
Neil Peart- Rush
Nicko McBrain- Iron Maiden
Tommy Lee- Motley Crue
Bun E Carlos- Cheap Trick
Carmine Appice- with Nugent
Vinny Appice (DIO for the guy who asked)
Mike Portnoy- Dream Theater
Scott Rockenfield- Queensryche
Tico Torres- Bon Jovi
Bobby Blotzer- Ratt
Matt Sorum- Cult, GnR
Eric Singer- Kiss, Alice Cooper
Peter Criss- Kiss
Gregg Bissonette- David Lee Roth
Vinnie Paul- Pantera
Cozy Powell- Rainbow
Bobby Rock - Vinny Vincent
Robert Sweet- Stryper
Blas Elias- Slaughter
Billy Ashbaugh- Nsync (cringe in embarrasment (the band))
Dom Famularo- Clinic



Some of the bands i've seen that I don't know the drummers by name: Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Shinedown, 3 days grace, Crossfade, Evanescence, Nickelback, Cinderella, Fuel, Damn Yankees, Head East, Great White, Starship, Judas Priest, Kansas .38 Special, Reo Speedwagon, Styx, Saxon, Skid Row, Alien Ant Farm, Tantric, Orgy, Oleander, Nonpoint, Lifehouse, Weezer, Sammy Hagar,Trapt, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Puddle of mudd and more that i'm not remembering.



I'm sure you all are like me, I'll pick up a groove or chop from everyone and try to mesh them in.



lucky! I saw CS when Evans handled their set. As for bb, it was either Hummel or Szcilla? sp. Shinedown's my fav. Nickelback: Adair or Vikedal
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:29 pm

grey_fox wrote:Taylor Hawkins!

God i love that man!


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Post Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:01 pm

WITHOUT QUESTION, JAMES KOTTAK FROM THE SCORPIONS

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Post Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:01 pm

Thomas Lang, Dave Weckl and Dominic Howard... he was great live with Muse!

I would love to see Jo Jo Mayer, Steve Gadd, Tony Royster Jr, Danny Carey, Dennis Chambers, Virgil Donati and Stewart Copeland.
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Post Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:21 pm

the best drummer I've ever seen in person was Flo Monier from Cryptopsy, and he's one of the coolest guys you'll ever meet! Second I'd have to say Mike Portnoy then I'd have to say it's a tie between Vinnie Paul and Dave Lombardo
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Post Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:10 pm

The very best live drummer i ever saw was Ginger Baker ,in 1968 there was no one even close coming from a jazz backround he flat played anything he wanted to...other that were great ,Ian Paice,Vito Delapata(canned heat) John Bohnam, and the drummer fro Grand Funk Railroad ,i forget his name and Matt Abs..
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Post Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:57 pm

Vinnie is amazing live. Seen him at the baked potato, and with sting.
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