World's Greatest Drummer?

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  1. USMarine75

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    How about Dick Vermeil?
     
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    BTW am I the only one that thinks Dick Vermeil sounds like a french dish made of buttered goat penises?
     
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    Marco Minnemann is great.
     
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    Somebody already posted Bernard Purdie, why is this thread still up
     
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    It seems like Vinnie Colaiuta is the "accepted" GOAT, and I find it funny that there really isn't a guitar equivalent of someone predominantly considered the best. Probably the closest I can think of would be either Guthrie Govan, Shawn Lane, or (and most likely the answer) Holdsworth, though I'd definitely say Guthrie is the most similar to Vinnie since both are known for their mastery of like all popular music styles/would be or are the perfect session player. I obviously am not referring to the drum equivalent of Jimi Hendrix/more about influence than overall mastery, then the answer is Buddy Rich most likely, or maybe Bonham or Peart if you want more rock stuff.

    It is funny how you will find asking a group of (mostly prog metal leaning) guitarists on a forum like this would probably get answers that are blasphemy in the drum world such as Peart, Portnoy, Carey, or death metal dudes even like George Kollias. Not to say they aren't good (Carey would still be rated quite highly by drummers), but even I'll listen to a drummer like Peart or Portnoy who I think is defnitely at least good and drummers will be like "when he tries to play jazzy it's disgusting how bad it is" and I can't tell what's good or bad then lol.
     
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    Oh really... according to?
     
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    You're on a guitar enthusiast site, talknig about drummers.

    Outside of people who play the instrument, if you asked the same question of random people on the street, you'll likely hear EVH, Hendrix, Clapton. Then likely Vai, Satriani and Yngwie. Then Slash, Hammet and Gilmour.
     
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    Really go to any drummer specific forum such as drummer world, or find a blog by some drummer that is definitely knows his stuff and isn't just like "The REV IS THE BEST DRUMMER EVER!!" etc, or even just type in Vinnie's name on youtube, click one of the compilation vids, and then read the debates there. Ignore how most of youtube is cancer lol.

    Well yes, but I'd still argue that on a guitar enthusiast site like this there isn't a consensus "oh this guy's overall the best" unless we just talk pure technique then it's probably Rick Graham.
     
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    There are some people out there doing incredible things with drums, but Gene Hoglan is the only one who can take something that sounds cool but simple, play it perfectly in the most complicated way, and still make it look easy.

    There's this guy in Belgium, though, who has mastered the quarduple bass technique. He's got a few videos out there, and that technique is totally mindblowing, and no one else that I know of is doing it at all.
     
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    Outside of Marco Minneman and Gene Hoglan, no other drummer mentioned here impresses me really.

    Just going to throw my own 2 cents in and say John Longstreth, Sean Reinert, Lille Gruber, Troy Fullerton and whoever the drummer in DSO actually is would be my contenders I guess. Each manages to have a unique sound that's pretty quickly identifiable as them when you hear them. I'm not a drummer so when I can pretty quickly recognize their playing it's cool to me.
     
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    Many greats mentioned here, no doubt, but Gavin Harrison is the GOAT for me. His control and musicality are simply unmatched IMO.
     
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    I had a guy online once tell me that the music would be "so much better if it was a real person instead of Superior Drummer".

    Well, hate to tell ya, champ, but it was a real dude and I specifically requested as little time correction and sample replacement as possible in the mixing stage. I guess that's what happens when you practice.


    Back on topic, while he's not the world's greatest (and I really dislike the band he's in), Carter Beauford is pretty damn high on the list, IMO.
     
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    Seriously? A worlds Greatest Drummer thread and not a single mention of the greatest, most proficient drummer ever... Phil Rudd?

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    He guitar, too.
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    A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, really...
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    And, yes...I know who you mean. I'm just being an ass.
     

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