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Post Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:12 am

mine are:

dave grohl

brann dailor-mastodon

matt cameron-pearl jam

travis barker-blink 182

jose pasillas-incubus

mikkey dee-motorhead

joey jordison-slipknot

danny carey-tool

dave lombardo-slayer

Witold "Vitek" KieÅ?tyka-decapitated

Brad Wilk-ex-rage against the machine/audioslave


Chris Adler-lamb of god
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:48 am

do you mean most influential drummers to you?
or just to new drummers in general?
tommy lee and chad smith have influenced me a lot, chad smith and Lars ulrich are responsible for a hell of a lot of youngsters picking up sticks
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:25 pm

Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Bill Bruford, Nick Mason, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Danny Carey, Terry Bozzio, Phil Collins, Carl Palmer.
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:44 pm

I'm sure Don Brewer and other old school drummers that weren't as famous did quite a bit to influence others. 8)
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:50 pm

hannes grossman is necros drummer

and its impossible to say whos been the most influental drummers to me every1 has their own unique style
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:22 pm

Nick Barker, Mike Justain, Horgh, Derek Roddy and Morgan Rose are a few of mine... the only thing is that the list is too long to put on here...

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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:39 pm

Buddy Rich, Danny Seraphine, Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Bill Bruford, Mike Giles, Mike Portnoy, Rod Morganstein, Chris Adler, Steve Smith, Steve Gadd, Carl Palmer, Terry Thomas, John Bonham, Jeff Porcaro
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:42 pm

Mine are.Igor Cavalera from sepultura,dave lombardo from slayer,neil peart,john bohnam,pete sandoval fom morbid angel,vinnie paul from pantera, bill andrews and sean reinhart from death.
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:44 pm

Virgil Donati
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He has set the bar very very high.
He is simply not human!
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:24 pm

so hard to quantify this particular does one gauge a response? so many drummers are responsible for my interest for so many different reasons...

1. Chad Wakerman ( Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. This dude is a f*cking robot. For real, the guy's like a machine.)
2. Stuart Copelan ***( The POLICE, quite possibly the sneakiest drummer ever to grace a stage or studio.)
3. John Bonham ( Zeppelin, Nothing he did is that great by today's standards...but today's standards EXIST because he did the stuff to begin with.)
4. Josh Freeze ( because of The Vandals...not A perferct Circle.)
5. Ginger Baker ( Cream. Not sure why...just really like him.)
6. Trotsky ( Subhumans...guy was, in my opinion, resposible for making the ability to play well a required skill in punkrock drumming.)
7. Byron ( Pennywise...dude is rock solid and amazingly fast and detailed.)

That's a few of em'.

***I'd like to thank the guy below me for the correct spelling of Stewart Copeland"s name...but then again, what the hell? I'm supposed to be good at counting not spelling.
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:45 pm

stewart copeland
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:43 pm

Has no one ever heard of Ted Kirkpatrick - Tourniquet.

John Sferra - Glass Harp

Noah "Wuv" Bernadino (last name a mystery??) - P.O.D.
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Post Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:06 am

i dont think any drummer made me wanna start playing drums but i would say that lars ulrich kept me going in my beginner years. my most influential drummers are now.

aquiles priester
mike portnoy
neil peart
akira jimbo
thomas lang
animal........ you know you love him even if he is a puppet
(even thought theyre technically not drummers i have to say) the blue man group
they did a solo on talk shows a while back where they were putting lights under drums so they shined up through the skins n put paint on the skins while playing it looks amazing n it sounds brilliant too.

ive gotta say also my influence doesnt just stop at coming from drummers i was recently inspired to add a new bit of writing to my drum solo by joe satriani (his guitar playing just inspired something in me for drums).
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Post Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:41 am

I know about a zillion people who were heavily influenced by Mike Portnoy...the only problem is they all start to sound like him! :D

My top 3 are:

Buddy Rich
Dennis Chambers
Virgil Donati
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