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Post Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:40 am

AndeAir wrote:Am i the first to say..... Gene Krupa!!!!

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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:19 am

to many to list but heres a few:

Billy Ward
Taylor Hawkins
Grohl- esspessally on "Songs For The Deaf" QOTSA
William Goldsmith
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:25 am

In no particular order.

Bill Bruford
Nick Mason
Billy Cobham
Jon Theodore
Danny Carey
Neil Peart
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:02 pm

Mainly my Drum teacher The Late Great Pete "The Animal" Sivaslian. He taught me to never be arrogant and to learn from everyone!

Sooooo Everyone!
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:40 pm

Hmmm!! Let's start with Neil Peart!

Carter Beauford
Keith Moon
Lars Ulrich
John Dolmayan
John Bonham
Nikko Mcbrain

Too Many to list. These are a few.
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Post Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:48 pm

jeff porcaro R.I.P .- toto, steely dan
dave garibaldi- tower of power
steve gadd
dave weckl
chad smith- just cos i love the chili's
guy richmond- sister sledge
time to get funky, like a bow legged monkey
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:16 am

Theses are pretty random but I love most styles of music! Theres probalbly more too that escape me at the moment!

In no perticular order;
John Bonham - Led Zeppelin
Matt Cameron - Soundgarden, Pearl Jam
Sean Kinney - Alice In Chains
Brad Wilk - Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave
Dave Krusen - Pearl Jam
Dave Abbruzzese - Pearl Jam
Vinnie Paul - Pantera, Damage Plan, Rebel Meets Rebel
Mike Portnoy - Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, Transatlantic
Mick Fleetwood - Fleetwood Mac
Tommy Aldridge - Whitesnake, Ozzy
Bill Bruford - Yes, King Crimson
Jeff Porcaro - Toto
Phil Colins - Genesis, Solo
Nick Menza - Megadeth
Nicko McBrain - Iron Maiden
Dave Weckl - Session, Solo
Stewart Copeland - The Police
Jose Pasillas - Incubus
Dave Grohl - Nirvana, Foo Fighters, QOTSA
Chad Smith - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Carter Buford - Dave Mathews Band
Ian Paice - Deep Purple
BIll Ward - Black Sabbath
Simon Wright - Dio
Mitch Mitchell - Jimi Hendrix
Gregg Bissonette - Session
Taylor Hawkins - Foo Fighters
Vinny Appice - Dio, Black Sabbath
Matt Sorum - G N'R, Velvet Revolver, The Cult
Jimmy Chamberlin - Smashing Pumpkins
Yamaha Drums/Hardware
Remo Heads
Zildjian Cymbals
Vic Firth Sticks
Mapex Pedals/Snare
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:06 am

Dennis Chambers
Jason LaMarca (ind.)
Jeff Sipe (ind.)
Steve Smith
Vinne Colaiuta
Horacio Hernandez
Joel Rosenblatt
John Bonham
Michael Derosier (heart)
Neil Peart
Jeff Porcaro
Ganesh Giri Jaya

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Post Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:34 pm

heres a few of mine:

Chad smith-RHCP
John Bonham-Led Zep
brann dailor-mastadon
Chris Adler-Lamb of God
Keith Moon-The who
Ian paice-Deep Purple
Matt Stein-White Knuckle Trip
Ernie-Forevers Been Lost
Brad Wilk - Audioslave/Ex RATM
Ben Koller-Converge
Mike Novak-Every Time I DIE
ddrum maple
ludwig snare
Aqaurian heads
Factory metal percussion
Endorsering Silverfox sticks

Coming soon C&C Drum kit
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Post Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:11 am

Dave Grohl- Nirvana, Foo Fighters: When I first started playing, I was waaaay into Nirvana. This guy's monsterous playing influenced me big time. Every time I watched live videos of Nirvana, I couldn't believe the power he had behind the kit and the way he never overplayed.

John Bonham - Led Zep: Again, his power, his unbelievable right foot, and his unmistakeable feel and groove on all the Zeppelin tunes influenced me big time. I love his fills, his bass drum work, and just how heavy his groove was. Not to mention the sound he got from his drums. He made me want big drums.

Bill Bruford - Yes, King Crimson: Love everything I've heard him on. Yes's "Fragile" and "Close to the Edge" are two of my favorite albums. He has a distinct voice behind the kit that I really dig. Mostly, though, it was his work in King Crimson that inspired me the most; especially the 80's lineup of the band. The way he changed his setup during that period and the way it changed his playing is amazing. Doing things like taking away his hi-hat and playing time on Octabons instead, using Roto-Toms and gong drums, and the way he incorporated electronic elements still inspire me today.

Dave Lombardo - Slayer, Fantomas: My first metal drumming hero. The king of thrash metal drumming and an unrelenting beast with his double bass drumming. It's not that the man plays so fast, because there's guys that can play a lot faster, but it's how hard he hits while maintaining those tempos.

Gene Hoglan - Strapping Young Lad, Death, Dark Angel, etc.: Probably my favorite metal drummer out there right now. He has lightning fast feet AND hands, and is the most creative metal drummer today, in my opinion. His use of the dual ride cymbals, the way he splits up his double bass patterns, and just how heavy and solid his timing is inspires me big time. Check out his playing on Death's "Symbolic" album and Strapping Young Lad's "Alien", and tell me the man isn't incredible.

Dale Crover - The Melvins: This guy obviously has no ego. He plays from the soul and pure creativity just flows out of this character. His use of exotic percussive sounds like the ribbon crasher, trash hats, saw blades, bells, and random other noises that pop up on Melvins albums really influenced me to seek out alternative sound sources. Also, he has a MASSIVE sound and huge drums.

Danny Carey - Tool
: Perfect. His playing is so technically proficient, creative and downright challenging and, well, perfect for Tool. He makes no mistakes live, and the way uses his electronic pads really makes me wish I could learn to be that proficient with them.


Nicko McBrain - Iron Maiden
Tony Williams - Miles Davis, solo
Mitch Mitchell - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Philly Joe Jones - Miles Davis, John Coltrane
Ben Koller - Converge
Chris Pennie - Dillinger Escape Plan
Brann Dailor - Mastodon

and probably about 50,000 more. No, really.
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Post Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:06 am

Myles heskett

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dave grohl
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Post Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:12 pm

Ringo Starr
Dave Grohl
Travis Barker
Tre Cool
and Defenately P-mo from Ludo. If you havent heard them check them out. their from St.Louis and Matt Palermo the drummer has chops that I haven't seen matched since...

Buddy Rich, my last influince.
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Post Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:17 am

Early days:
Ian Paice - Deep Purple
Bela B - Die Ärzte
Dave Grohl - Nirvana
Brad Wilk - RATM
Danny Schuler - Biohazard

Recent days:
Vinnie Paul - Pantera
Dave Lombardo - Slayer
Pete Sandoval - Morbid Angel
Donald Tardy - Obituary
Paul Mazurkiewicz - Cannibal Corpse
Andrew Whale - Bolt Thrower
Fred Estby - Dismember
Adrian Erlandsson - At the Gates
Danny Herrera - Napalm Death
Jim Coker - Brutality

Lee Harrison - Monstrosity
Kevin Talley - Dying Fetus / Misery Index
Dave Culros - Malevolent Creation
Martin Lopez - Opeth
Mike Smith - Suffocation
Nicolas Barker - Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child
Alfred Berengena - Baalphegor
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Post Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:23 am

Steve Gadd,
Mitch Mitchell,
Tony Royster Jr.,
Ian Paice,
Chad Smith,
Tre Cool,
Phil Rudd,
John Bonham,
Buddy Rich,
and, of course, Animal.

There are probably more, but yeah.
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Post Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:54 am

Chris Adler - Lamb of God
Vinnie Paul - Pantera

Chris Adler does some crazy stuff that most metal drummers never even thought of. Even though he's quick on the pedals, he still keeps a nice groove to all of his beats.
Vinnie Paul showed that metal drumming isn't all about speed and double bass roles. He was focused on making damn good music and making the rest of the band sound even better.
My style is more like Vinnie's. I like to play heavy stuff but I don't like to play straight forward beats(unless it's called for), bass rolls, blast beats, etc. Everything he played corresponded perfectly with Dime and Rex. I feel like, if the beat doesn't match the guitars, then it's no good. I've always felt that way since I started drums.