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My Top 10 Drummers

Posted: July 02, 2010 02:51 PM

Andy Doerschuk_1

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Here’s my list of the top ten drummers who had a big influence over my style and development. I know they’re mostly old guys, but so am I.

1. Mitch Mitchell
2. Ginger Baker
3. Tony Williams
4. John Bonham
5. Gene Krupa
6. Al Jackson Jr.
7. Jim Keltner
8. Terry Bozzio
9. Zigaboo Modeliste
10. Clyde Stubblefield

I’d love to see your top ten list.

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Posted: July 21, 2010 09:34 PM

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Thats a hard top ten to beat alright!! (o: mitch would be my number 1 also

Posted: July 21, 2010 10:15 PM

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Looks like Mitch is a popular choice!  This is by no means in order, but these are my 10 favorites that have provided inspiration, influence, and education for me and my playing.

1. Mitch Mitchell
2. Billy Martin
3. John Bonham
4. Steve Jordan
5. Stanton Moore
6. Tony Williams
7. Steve Gadd
8. Glenn Kotche
9. Carter Beauford
10. Billy Ward

Posted: July 22, 2010 08:40 AM

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1. Bernard Purdie
2. Al Jackson
3. Steve Gadd
4. Billy Cobham
5. John Bonham
6. Stewart Copeland
7. Mel Gaynor
8. Dave Grohl
9. Vinnie Colaiuta
10. Jimmy Chamberlain

Posted: July 22, 2010 07:04 PM

sirock

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so many great players to choose from but these guys are probably my biggest influence personally..

Mitch mitchell
John bonham
benny greb
clyde stubblefield
zigaboo
chad smith
dave grohl
dusty watson
coady willis
stewart copeland

Posted: July 22, 2010 11:06 PM

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My favorite drummers list is in no particular order, but here are 10 really good drummers in my opinion that have done things to separate themselves from most regular players. There are so many more to appreciate as well but here are ten great drummers. Each of these drummers has a unique style of playing of their own which sets them a part from the field of drummers who are content to stay mainstream and not venture out to discover unchartered innovations.

Dennis Chambers
Billy Cobham
Miroslav Musicant
Lenny White
Tony Williams
John Bonham
Ringo Starr
Buddy Rich
Phil Collins
Carl Palmer

A couple of good and upcoming drummers to watch for that record in my studio are Tyrone Hendrix, cousin to Jimi Hendrix. This cat keeps his pockets sewn up like a sweat shop. Next is Dennis Dove who is from New York and now lives here in Portland. See Dennis Dove videos and more on Youtube, Facebook, Drum Kings and more.

Posted: July 25, 2010 10:50 AM

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In no particular order:

Vinnie Colaiuta
Gregg Bissonette
Brian Blade
Jack DeJohnette
Johnny Vidacovich
Steve Smith
Dave Weckl
Harvey Mason
Phil Ehart
Mike Portnoy

If I do that again next week, the list would probably be different.  Peace and goodwill.

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Posted: July 25, 2010 10:58 AM

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Neil Peart
Peter Criss (never gets any respect :(
Dave Lombardo
Vinnie Paul
Richard Christy
Shawn Drover
Dave Grohl
Taylor Hawkins
Mike Portnoy
Karen Carpenter
Animal

Posted: July 27, 2010 03:03 AM

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In no particular order, and like most, this is a fluid list…..it changes frequently.
1). Gavin Harrison
2).Stanton Moore
3). Benny Greb
4).Ian Paice
5). Stewart Copeland
6). Bill Stewart
7).Keith Carlock
8). Jojo Maier
9).John Bonham
10).Steve Gadd

I could easily make this a top 20 list!

Posted: July 27, 2010 11:28 AM

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Ledfoot - 27 July 2010 03:03 AM

I could easily make this a top 20 list!

Couldn’t we all!

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Posted: August 23, 2010 05:06 AM

dreeddrums

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just 10’s a little rough

keith moon
john bonham
steve gadd
chad smith
dave groul
nat townsley
zack velmer
ringo
matt cameron
barker

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Posted: August 23, 2010 09:47 PM

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I dont really have an order but here ar my top ten:

John Bonham
Stewart Copeland
Mitch Mitchell
Buddy Rich
Vinnie Colautia
Steve Gadd
Stanton Moore
Dennis Chambers
Ian Pace
Mike Portonoy

Posted: August 26, 2010 05:00 AM

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you’ll notice mine are almost all current metalheads lol
In no particular order:

Chris Adler
Gavin Harrison
Aaron Gillespie
Neil Pert - Hence the “ALMOST all current metalheads”
Jordan Mancino
Matt Greiner - not enough respect
Adam Grey
Jason Bittner
Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan - RIP
Brann Dailor

and the list goes on but those were the first 10 great drumming influences on me that popped into my head

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Posted: August 28, 2010 03:50 PM

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guarilio989 - 26 August 2010 05:00 AM

Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan - RIP

he was great its sad to see him go. i dont know if avenged sevenfold will be the same

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Posted: August 29, 2010 10:00 AM

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Dreeddrums - 28 August 2010 03:50 PM
guarilio989 - 26 August 2010 05:00 AM

Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan - RIP

he was great its sad to see him go. i dont know if avenged sevenfold will be the same

well if you haven’t yet, check out there newest album Nightmare. Mike Portnoy played on it and surprisingly enough, Mike very accurately personified Jimmy’s style. It’s almost scary how close he sounds to Jimmy. the tone and levels of the drums were a little different than in records past but obviously every kit sounds different. Yes the band will never be the same but the music will always have Jimmy’s spirit in it.

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Posted: August 29, 2010 06:33 PM

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guarilio989 - 29 August 2010 10:00 AM
Dreeddrums - 28 August 2010 03:50 PM
guarilio989 - 26 August 2010 05:00 AM

Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan - RIP

he was great its sad to see him go. i dont know if avenged sevenfold will be the same

well if you haven’t yet, check out there newest album Nightmare. Mike Portnoy played on it and surprisingly enough, Mike very accurately personified Jimmy’s style. It’s almost scary how close he sounds to Jimmy. the tone and levels of the drums were a little different than in records past but obviously every kit sounds different. Yes the band will never be the same but the music will always have Jimmy’s spirit in it.

i have’nt actually, but ill have to go get it. i was’nt tryin to say that avenged sevenfold will fade out but merely that he was a great player and way to young to go, 28 thats crazy. also that allot of bands have big problems when ever a band mate dies look at Zepplin, The Who, the Chilli Peppers. but about what you said about Mike Portnoy, i understand trying to keep the same style/ feel if he was finishing up the record for the band. but if it was a brand new album i think i personally would try and play more my own style rather then tyring to portray someone eles’. do you know if jimmy played on any of the songs or was it all mike?

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