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Post Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:13 am

Tomas Haake - Meshuggah
Danny Carey - Tool
Branden Morgan - Misery Signals *check these guys out*
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Post Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:43 am

As far as wanting to play the drums in the first place - Peter Criss.

Defining my technic and style:

John Bonham
Bill Ward
Ian Paice
Neal Smith
Nicko McBrain
Tommy Lee

And I love the 70's fusion stuff like BS&T, Ides of March, old Chicago, Tower of Power, Maynard Ferguson and of course the jazz guys Buddy Rich, Sam Woodward, Gene Krupa and Art Blakey (I can't really play jazz so well but it's good to listen and learn and borrow a few tricks! ha ha
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Post Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:53 am

~Main Influences~
Dave Grohl
Taylor Hawkins
Chad Smith

~Other Influences~
Tre' Cool
Dominic Howard
Kieth Moon
John Bonham
Buddy Rich
Tama/Zildjian/Remo/Vater
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Post Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:27 pm

Jason bittner was the reason why I wanted to get better at the drums, after hearing Shadows Fall "The War Within" Album. Not only it got me into metal, but inspired me to become a better musician.

I like a bunch of drummers that are in metal bands that are "not so popular"

Ben Murray- Light this City

Ben Gordon- Parkway Drive

Justin Salinas- Scars Of Tomorrow


I like Mike Portnoy, but he is not an "influence" for me. He is good
Favorite Drummer: Jason Bittner

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Post Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:22 am

My biggest influences are

Dave Weckl
Mark Craney (gino vanelli, jethro tull)
Vinnie Colaiuta
Terry Bozzio
Jay Lane (charlie Hunter)
Scott Amendola (charlie hunter)
Gavin Harrison ( Porcupine Tree) This guy is killer
Budd Rich
Keith Moon
Neil Peart
Big Sid Catlet (jazz great)
Steve Smith
Jerry Gaskill (King's X)
Simon Phillips
Gorden Cambell(earth wind and fire)
Sonny Emory (earth wind and fire)
Pete Abbott (average white band)
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Post Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:31 am

The Freq wrote:My biggest influences are

Dave Weckl
Mark Craney (gino vanelli, jethro tull)
Vinnie Colaiuta
Terry Bozzio
Jay Lane (charlie Hunter)
Scott Amendola (charlie hunter)
Gavin Harrison ( Porcupine Tree) This guy is killer
Budd Rich
Keith Moon
Neil Peart
Big Sid Catlet (jazz great)
Steve Smith
Jerry Gaskill (King's X)
Simon Phillips
Gorden Cambell(earth wind and fire)
Sonny Emory (earth wind and fire)
Pete Abbott (average white band)



hey, that drummer from Porcupine Tree is cool. I saw this part on one of their dvd's where he did this Cymbol song using these different cymbols. It was pretty amazing
Favorite Drummer: Jason Bittner

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Post Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:36 pm

i gotta admit, the man who made me pick up my sticks again after a year of nothingness is joey jordison, john dolmayan was abit influence but joey just topped it off
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Post Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:23 pm

The biggest influences on my style are Roger Taylor, Keith Moon, and Ginger Baker - my three favourites. John Bonham and Neil Peart are favourites as well, but they haven't really INFLUENCED me as much as the above three.
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Post Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:41 pm

Man after reading through this whole thread you guys need to look back wards a bit ...

Louis Bellson
Gene Krupa
Buddy Rich probably the best ever
Ginger Baker
Carmine Appice
Bobby Caldwell Played for a band called Captian Beyond simply brilliant
John Bonhan everything he did was really original by todays standards he still kicks butt
Ian Paice one of the very best Human Metronome
Matt Abbs Gov't Mule if you get the chance see him it will make you forget most on your list..
Mike Shrieve played for Santana 71 thru like 78 killer drummer...
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Post Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:20 am

Chad Smith
Because I played along the Blood Sugar album for ages.

Simon Phillips
Because I always loved his white kit and his work with Mike Oldfield as I was a kid.

Neil Peart
Because it always gives me the heebie-jeebies when he ends a megaroll on a one.

Brad Wilk
The first real hard hitter I saw in my life live and it blew me away.

Fritz Randow
He personally explained the "laid back" concept to me and I carried him into his hotel room after we got mucho wasted afterwards. (looooong ago :) )

Matthias B.
A local superdrummer/teacher who explained a lot of technics to me, stickcontrol, rudiments.

Georg L.
The guy one class above me in school who played like Terry Bozio and with whom I played (guitar) lots of night long sessions.

My brother
He's the one who got the drumset in the basement, where I started playing drums, too.
Trick drums (and I love them!)
DW hardware/pedals
Istanbul and Paiste cymbals
Remo heads
Vic Firth 2B b(r)oomsticks
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Post Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:41 pm

Nicko McBrain
Lars Ulrich
Any of the Megadeth drummers
Animal (Muppets)
Chad Smith
Clive Burr
Neil Peart
John Bonham
Alex Van Halen
And so many more
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Post Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:56 pm

Tons of drummers have influenced me, but I'd have to say these are my top four favorite/ most influencial

1- John Bonham (no brainer!)
2- Terry Bozzio (along with all other Zappa drummers)
3- Matt Chamberlain !!!! ( I can't believe his name hasn't come up yet! Maybe the most creative and musical drummer on the planet!)
4- Chad Sexton

I have been lucky enough to meet Terry, Matt, and Chad. All 3 were very cool and very encouraging in person!
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Post Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:24 am

Mine are:
The Rev- Avenged Sevenfold
Travis Barker- Blink 182
Mike Pornoy- Dream Theatre
Carter Beuford- Dave Mathews Band
Shinya- Dir en Grey
Chastise
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Post Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:10 pm

Neil Peart, Phil Rudd, John Bonham, John Dolmayan, Nick Mason, Ringo Starr, and ROBO (The Misfits).
Zildjian
CB
Wuhan (sometimes)
Vic Firth