Incoming a bunch of posts of people who know absolutely nothing about percussion, but will chime in on a subject they know nothing about as if they are experts. Most of the post will be either the drummer of their favorite band, since your average btard thinks that their personal musical preferences are a valid judgement on quality, or a token Neil Peart response, because they "heard" he was awesome.
They are the most replaceable behind the bass player. They are often in the shadows doing thankless work bc it really is the easiest and least interesting part of the band... Dave Grohl wouldn't have survived the end of nirvana but he moved to the front and put a guitar in his hands... well of course he would have played for a different band but he wouldn't be dave grohl as we know him had he not changed instruments and went lead vocal
Really? Lars Ulrich the best drummer? That same faggot who sold out and whined over Napster?
Fuck you, OP.
I can name a better drummer without even thinking about it.
His drumming on Frank Zappa's "Shut U 'N Play yer Guitar" is just stellar.
>I don't know anything about Neil Peart other than I heard Tom Sawyer once and it sounded cool therefore I declare Neil Peart to be the best ever because I heard some other people saying that too.
Exactly anons, I only mentioned Bonham and Copeland just off the top of my head, Peart and Collins are also phenomenal.
Mitch Mitchell is also another great drummer that I don't think has been mentioned yet.
Don't care for this "best" silliness.
I'll say that I dig this Steve Jordan performance, though. It's not complex, but there's a real intensity to it, that's unique. He grooves HARD.
That attitude is the problem. Like Jimmy Chamberlin said "no one will remember the guy who could play like Bonham or Peart".
Basically you have to be original, which she isn't, and she's shit at covering other people.
Quite possibly the worst "metal" drummer in history. They don't even play Dyer's Eve live ever, because he can't physically do it, which is sad since it's pretty slow and unimpressive for a metal song.
I know, I'll get slammed, but I used to love listening to Toto just for Jeff Porcaro's percussion. Other than that I always list Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Mitch Mitchell as my favs. Although, my wife drug me to a Dave Mathews band concert once, and I gotta say, was fascinated by Carter Beaufort. I know he is all fills, but it struck me as working well.
Drummer like Lars Ulrich and Joey Jordinson who just do fast and loud, I wouldn't call percussionists in the least.
Meshuggah! Haake is god-tier drummer
I know very little about talented drummers in jazz or funk, country, etc. But I know that in metal Danny Carey would shit on Ulrich while drumming blindfolded, the obsession and story behind how he got to his level is stunning
Suprised it's gone over 100 replies without Dave.
Ringo Starr (laugh what you want but that guy revolutionized drumming, even if it was because he could barely play)
These 5 should be the basis of any drummer and I don't think a lot of drummers would disagree
it's a simple way of saying im better than u at drumming
he's shit though. listen to some prog rock/metal or jazz fusion drummers and you'll realize that pop drummers like ulrich are overrated
Portnoy is the embodiment of a virtuoso, but there's something about him and his drumming that I just find boring as fuck. Dream Theater is the most boring band I can think of, to be completely honest.
this ain't even real life bitch.
like nigga whore wearing make up and shit.
is that a dress?
nigga what the fuck is this shit.
why she out in nature disturbing the peace and shit.
bitch ain't even got no shoes on (fucking foot fag click bait).
>be try to chill in the sun and warm up for hunting
>the fuck is this vibration
>fuck is this nigga fucking shit up.
>get fucked up by a mongoose because shits fucked.
>fuck this bitch whore
OP made it too easy. Travis is a great drummer, but there are several that are better, which does not include fucking Lars.
Once again, OP is a faggot.
mfw when i ctrl+f and dont find Spencer Prewett from Archspire
What bassist doesn't appreciate their drummer??
>also Tim Alexander
Of course there is soul but not all art is supposed to be about happy feelings and rainbows. There must also be chaos, aggression and gloom.
I've been a Metallica fan all my life, and Lars is definitely better than he gets credit for. But he's far from the best.
For hard rock, I'd pick Bonham. Neil Peart is really fucking good but I don't like Rush's music as much.
But the really amazing stuff is in jazz. Buddy Rich was the best of all time, no question. Gene Krupa was a close second.
nobody mentioned BENNY GREB?!
amazing style and creative genius
>THIS MANY DAD-ROCK BABIES ON /B/
Semi-pro musician here who makes a living performing music from Jazz to Latin to Classical to Country to Hip-Hop.
I've played with at least 20 drummers that make Neil Peart look like an old dude playing drums at your local Guitar Center.
Jazz/Fusion/Latin drummers played circles around Peart before he even touched drumsticks.
Saying Peart is a "god" or anywhere above an average level of playing in the prog world is a huge flag on the top of your head that says "I listened to a few Rush songs where Peart did a WICKED fill, like YYZ or La Villa Strangiato. RUSH4LYFE"
Shoutout to the anons who said actually proficient drummers.
Kyle, from Incantation. He's got a mustache.
bass players and drummers go together like stink on shit, faggot. Anyway here check it out. Just fucking bass players and drummers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Pm4F-wHdw
IN YOUR FUCKING FACES GUITAR FAGS!
haha yeah man that beat for Spaghetti Western was what REALLY got me into herb when I was a kid.
Shannon Larkin? He's a damn good drummer
It's old man. Just like dads. Music today though, it'll never get old, and always be new.
Anyway, I always thought shit like Zeppelin, Sabbath, Alice Cooper, etc. were dad rock, because that's what my dad was into. I actually always liked it though, so I didn't need to call it something like dad rock, to let people know that I thought I was too cool for it.
SHUT UP Joey Jordison was, is and will be the best drummer ever
i never pic a favorite musician based on a solo. I've seen too many musicians run through a battery of skill drills in a mind blowing solo then release an album full of basic 1-2 beats or three chord garbage lvl music.
In my opinion the best drummers do more than keep time with a flashy fill at the end of the measure. I think a drummer that adds to a song to lift it to another level is the top tier of percussionist.
This is why Sean Reinert has been my favorite drummer for a long time. His basic beats are more complexed than most drummers fills. He understands when less is more and when ripping it up will make the song.
not the best, but my favorite. I hope he gets his shit together one day and comes out on top.