50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time
- By Jon Cohan, Rick Mattingly, and Andy Doerschuk
- August 16, 2011 10:58 am
Tim Alexander. Few drummers of the ’90s had as much impact on progressive rockers as Alexander. In many ways, the former Primus drummer is an aberration among the grunge bashers of the present day, since his playing is highly analytical, his double-bass kit is larger than those of most fusion drummers and he is more often compared with Neil Peart than Dave Grohl. With Primus, Alexander developed a style that involved elaborate linear grooves and syncopated double-bass patterns that ventured well beyond standard sixteenth-notes. He has recorded six albums with Primus and a handful of others with artists like bassist Michael Manring and his own side band Laundry.