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Carl Palmer
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Stewart Copeland
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Jaki Leibezeit
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Classic rock man

by Roger

John Bonham

John Bonham

Drummers aren't meant to steal the show, they’re supposed to hold it down like a rock. John Bonham was a goddamn boulder, a giant walloping mountain tops with redwoods, Paul Bunyan stomping on the Grand Canyon.

Ironically, he ended up hogging the spotlight from Page’s hyperspeed guitar crunch, the multi-instrumentalist virtuosities of J.P. Jones, and the showboating pomposity of Pretty Boy Plant.

When you hear Led Zeppelin records today, what stands out are those massive snare bombs, skin-tight 4/4s, and mind-blowing fills where you can still hear every…single…beat.

Still not convinced? Go out, buy the Led Zeppelin DVD, skip to the chapter with “Moby Dick”, and don’t say another word.


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Oct 31, 2015
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Jun 08, 2010
Neil = #1
by: Trey

If you're saying he is the best you are absolutely wrong. Yeah you are right he holds own the place like a rock but this is about drummers in a whole not necessarily what they did with the band. Neil takes the gold on this one and hopefully can maintain the title for as long as possible.

Jun 08, 2010
Neil Peart
by: Anonymous

i guess people think peart is #1 because of all the pieces he has, he is surroundd by drums, half of which he never uses, its like the flashier the car the better and faster it must be.bonham did more with less no double bass etc,bonham always was and always will be #1 rock drummer, neil peart himself would be the first to admit it.

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