Greatest Drummers

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John Bonham
Soundtrack, Argo
John Bonham is still regularly voted in polls as the greatest and most influential rock drummer of all time, an opinion which has also been expressed by the likes of Roger Taylor of Queen, Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He started playing drums at the age of five using a makeshift kit and later progressed to real drums...
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Keith Moon
Keith John Moon was born to working class parents in Wembley, London, England, on the 23rd August, 1946. At the age of 12, he had joined the Sea Cadet Corp and was given his first musical instrument, the bugle. He left school by 15 and was in his first band, The Beachcombers; this was around the summer of 1963...
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Neil Peart
Neil Peart is one of the most universally respected rock drummers, and is best known for his nearly superhuman, pyrotechnic drum playing, and for providing intellectual lyrics for his band's songs. Neil has served as both drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush since 1974, joining bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson...
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“ Jimi Hendrix Experience ” - phbasketball6
“ The Smashing Pumpkins ” - phbasketball6
Tommy Lee
Soundtrack, Knocked Up
“ Motley Crue ” - phbasketball6
Chad Smith
Soundtrack, The Fighter
Chad Gaylord Smith was born in St Paul, Minnesota on October 25th 1961. He later moved to Michigan, where, whilst he was still at school, ran away from home for a period of time. When he returned with a dog called Bong, his mother sent him to a boarding school, kept the dog and shortened his name to Bo...
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Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters front-man, will always be remembered as the drummer for Nirvana. But, drumming for a great band such as Nirvana is not Dave's only claim in the world of music. Dave's musical career began at age 15 as the guitarist and later as the drummer for a punk band called "Freak Baby"...
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Alex Van Halen
Soundtrack, Twister
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“ Aerosmith ” - phbasketball6
“ Ramones ” - phbasketball6
“ ZZ Top ” - phbasketball6
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Lars Ulrich
Soundtrack, Zombieland
“ Metallica ” - phbasketball6
Dennis Wilson
Soundtrack, Marley & Me
Dennis Wilson was born Hawthorne, California in the fall of 1944 to Murry and Audree Wilson. The middle son of three brothers, Dennis was rebellious, argumentative and as he often acknowledged, the "black sheep" of the family. His integration into America's band, The Beach Boys came when his mother pushed his brothers to allow him to play with them...
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Larry Mullen Jr.
Lawrence Joesph Mullen was born in Artane Dublin Ireland in 1961. Studied with Ireland best known drummer Joe Bonnie who died in 1974. Sister Mary Mullen died as a child.
“ U2 ” - phbasketball6
Phil Collins
Music Department, Tarzan
Phil Collins was born in Chiswick, London, England, to Winifred (Strange), a theatrical agent, Greville Philip Austin Collins, an insurance agent. He spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. He played the "Artful Dodger" in the West End production of "Oliver!" alongside the future movie screen "Artful Dodger," Jack Wild...
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Max Weinberg
Max Weinberg is the drummer of E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen's major band. His snare drum from the "Born In The USA" tour, "The Big Beat", is on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC. Max started up his own record label and production company in 1990 called Hard Ticket Entertainment. He produced the albums by Killer Joe on this label...
“ E Street Band ” - phbasketball6
“ The Police ” - phbasketball6
Roger Taylor
Soundtrack, Moulin Rouge!
Roger Meddows Taylor (born 26 July 1949) is an English musician who performs as a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the drummer of the rock band Queen, but has also served as songwriter and occasional lead vocalist. As a songwriter, Taylor contributed songs to Queen's albums from the very beginning...
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Ginger Baker
Soundtrack, Casino
“ Cream ” - phbasketball6
“ The Stooges ” - phbasketball6
“ The Rolling Stones ” - phbasketball6
Taylor Hawkins
Soundtrack, Boyhood
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“ The Doors ” - phbasketball6
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr is a British musician, actor, director, writer, and artist best known as the drummer of The Beatles who also coined the title 'A Hard day's Night' for The Beatles' first movie. He was born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, in a small two-storey house in the working class area of Liverpool...
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Levon Helm
Music Department, The Last Waltz
Levon Helm was in the right place at the right time. He saw the birth of rock and roll and, though he was too much of a gentleman to say it, his role in helping to keep that rebellious child healthy was more than just instrumental. On May 26, 1940, Mark Lavon Helm was the second of four children born to Nell and Diamond Helm in Elaine...
“ The Band ” - phbasketball6
“ Guns N' Roses; Velvet Revolver ” - phbasketball6
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Danny Carey
Music Department, Man of Steel
Born in Lawrence, Kansas as Daniel Edwin Carey. Grew up in Paola, Kansas. Has two brothers. Danny received a scholarship in High School to go to the Conservatory of Music in Kansas City. Went to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His first concert was Lynyrd Skynyrd. He played as a studio drummer early on with Carole King. He is now living full time in Los Angeles.
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Buddy Rich
Soundtrack, Whiplash
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“ The Kinks ” - phbasketball6
“ The Yardbirds ” - phbasketball6
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Pete Best
Sound Department, The Babadook
“ Avenged Sevenfold ” - phbasketball6
Meg White
She is not the older sister of The White Stripes band mate Jack White, as we were originally led to believe. Rather, Megan Martha White, born in Detroit on December 10, 1974, is Jack Gillis White's former wife and current drummer. Meg's drumming style is unique in its simplicity, and Jack has often stated that this simplicity is essential to the White Stripes' childlike aesthetic...
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