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Who is the greatest drummer ever? This is a list of the best drummers of all time, voted on and ranked by music lovers worldwide. Add your own list or vote on the greatest drummers of all time here. Although many of the top drummers in history are rock drummers, this list is not restricted to just rock music.
Today, Rolling Stone published its list of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time,” and spoiler: Meg White is ranked higher than U2’s Larry Mullen Jr. and Blink-182’s Travis Barker; Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith comes in at No. 64; Phil Collins is at No. 43; Tool’s Danny Carey and Dave Grohl are ranked No. 26 and 27, respectively; and Neil Peart, who was voted by our own readers as music’s greatest drummer, doesn’t even crack the top 3.
Think of the hallmarks of history’s greatest drummers, and you find that Terry Bozzio (b. 1950) bears all of them. With Frank Zappa, Missing Persons, the Brecker Brothers, Jeff Beck, and others, he’s made stellar music even better by his very presence, through transcendent chops, a fertile imagination, a deep time feel, riveting showmanship, and a disregard for genre boundaries.
They all had to lose their virginity at some point - but unlike the average individual, some of these celebrities lost their virginity to other celebrities. These stars also often talk publicly about losing their virginity to each other, giving a rare glimpse into their sex lives.
How many drummers can claim they appeared on a million-selling instrumental hit? That features a drum solo? In 5/4 time? If that were all Joe Morello (1928–2011) accomplished—the track in question is “Take Five” by the Dave Brubeck Quartet—it would have been remarkable.
Release contributions: all Korn releases Davis was recruited from the fellow local band Sexart by the rest of the original band members to join the band which was named briefly Creep. After Davis joined the band the group quickly changed their name to Korn.
To celebrate this news, Paste has put together a list of 15 of the best Van Morrison songs from all phases of the man’s storied career—the ones that quintessentially define the Northern Irish icon’s wholly unique fusion of blues, jazz, classical, pop, skiffle, and R&B and make him such an international treasure.
Born in Dartford, England, in 1943, he was expelled from a technical college when he was sixteen. He immediately joined his childhood friend Mick Jagger and another R&B aficionado, Brian Jones, in a combo, Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys, that by 1962 — with bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts — had become the Rolling Stones.
Unlike many solo musicians, Adams does not use a rotation of session musicians, preferring to use the same musicians for all his studio and live work. History Although Adams' solo career started in 1979, a constant backing band did not materialise immediately.
Tom Waits is one of the best singer/songwriters of all time, hands down. This list of the best Tom Waits albums includes pictures of the album covers when available. The Tom Waits discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Tom Waits albums can be found at the top of the list.
Brant first met up with Fu Manchu ten years ago, and eventually produced their 1994 debut, No One Rides For Free. After the band’s original drummer was asked to leave, Bjork got the call. Though he was a fan of the band’s sound, Bjork admits that switching bands was a tad difficult.
But Rich's influence extended far beyond the big-band era or even jazz: He was the first American drummer that many of the earliest British rockers ever heard, teaching fans like John Bonham and Bill Ward to blast past a simple backbeat toward hard-hitting improvisational patterns, encouraging Phil Collins to abandon a two-bass-drum set-up and focus on his hi-hat work, and just plain flooring Roger Taylor.