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BEST DRUMMER EVER?

Buddy Rich
Neil Peart
John Bonham
Steve Gadd
Ringo Starr
Keith Moon
Carl Palmer
Gene Krupa
Max Roach
Elvin Jones
Ginger Baker
Billy Cobham
Stewart Copeland
Dennis Chambers
Jaki Leibezeit
Terry Bozzio
Bill Bruford
Hal Blaine
Mike Portnoy

Alex Who Halen?

by Tony H
(Hickory,NC USA)

Alex Van Halen

Alex Van Halen

Alex Van Halen is one of the most over rated drummers of all time. Anything he did with any credibility was dubbed over and over to get the sound. Take the beginning of Hot For Teacher as an example.

Michle Anthony was the best part of that band, and Sammy of course. I love Neil Peart he is one of my heroes, but he isn't the number one rock drummer. Have you listened to Mike Portnoy. The man is an animal.

Tommy Aldridge another monster rock drummer. Neil Peart played with one big band. Some of these other drummers played with several groups giving them amazing status in my book.

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Oct 18, 2016
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opinions are like assholes.... NEW
by: Pat Tibbetts

Everyone likes and dislikes someone. When you state your case, understand that there is no drummer that has not ripped off a lick somewhere. Alex Van Halen?..I think he's one of the best (light up the sky was the first solo I learned) Mike Portnoy..amazing..but so is Jerry Royster Jr, Dennis Chambers, And Mike Johnston. I think that guys think the harder edge band drummer works harder which is not true. Double bass drum is fine....but name ten songs in your band set where it's consistently used.....waiting....yeah.. exactly..you can't but that doesn't meat DBD Is a waste of time. You play what you want..admire who you want...Mike Portnoy is amazing but you can name a few..not a lot but a few guys that come close which means he is not the only guy doing it. When Neil Peart joined RUSH in 1975, he was doing stuff that other prog rock bands were not...not Yes, Not Asia..think about that

Apr 08, 2016
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Extremely Inacurate List! NEW
by: Anonymous

Everybody has an opinion but really, come on, Max and Alex 46 and 7, give me a break, and you actually posted this list on a drum site??? And Yes I am a drummer. Ringo Starr so way high up the list, ya ok.. what a joke.. what are you people smoking! Robbi Ryan

Sep 23, 2015
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Aug 13, 2015
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Jan 17, 2015
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Al's quite a fine player. NEW
by: Anonymous

I used to think that he was just o.k. until I really started listening to him. Great snare sound. Chops. Could really drive and wash out a crash cymbal as a ride. Learned that from Ringo. Al's pretty amazing.

Jan 03, 2015
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Martin NEW
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Alex van halen overrated ? Are you kidding. ? If that's coming from a drummer you are an ignorant drummer for sure. Are you even in the same stadium as AVH ??? Hate this kind of crap. What band are you in ?

Jan 03, 2015
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Martin NEW
by: Anonymous

Alex van halen overrated ? Are you kidding. ? If that's coming from a drummer you are an ignorant drummer for sure. Are you even in the same stadium as AVH ??? Hate this kind of crap. What band are you in ?

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