Re: Best Rock Drummer
Date: March 2, 2007 16:59
There is John Bonham way atop the list, by a mile, then there is everyone else, imo. He was far and away the best. I mean each to his/her opinion, but John Bonham was just fantastic, had finesse, volume control and power like nobody else ever. He never used a double kick, ever!! BUT he played those couplets like nobody can. His playing was beautiful.
I'd say Ringo and Keith Moon also contributed hugely to their bands' sounds, as does Charlie, of course, and a number of other drummers mentioned.
Any drummer with jazz training has a giant advantage in R+R, and Bonzo's heros were the jazz greats. Dust off your LZ DVD's, and just watch Bonzo. It is snowing up here in the Northeast today, a great day to laze about and watch Bonzo!