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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

Tommy Aldridge, John Bonham, Neil Peart, Jeff Kathan.

by Rick Barton
(Minot, North Dakota)

Tommy Aldrige

Tommy Aldrige

Tommy Aldrige John Bonham Neil Peart

I have seen many good drummers but this list of drummers deliver the very best in timing, groove, coming right at you explosiveness!!! We can never forget the great Jazz fusion drummers of our era. Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colliuta, and many others.

But it is fair to say that technically NEIL PEART has to be at top!!! I am sure there are drummers unknown who can be in this class of drummers!! But the key is Practice, Practice, Practice!!

To be a drummer takes a special person, who has the ability to be multi-tasked at the same time!!! You have to be able to be explosive but smooth at the same time!!!

Rick Barton.

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Nov 09, 2015
good post NEW

I have seen performance of a lot of drummers but the names of drummers you have listed are Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colliuta are really great performers. I like to watched a lot shows, concerts and musical shows as well. I'm big fan of all of them. Thanks a lot talking about them.

Jul 24, 2015
by: Jimmy J

If you've ever seen early footage of him playing, especially the first Zeppelin album, just watch the body language, the facial expressions & the intensity; It is truly a sight to be seen; simply amazing & unmatched!

Dec 18, 2010
by: Jo Jo's Daughter

Jeff Kathan is number 1 next to John Bonham who is an ANIMAL on the drums who will become the all times best!!!!!

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