Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rolling Stone Mag's top 100 drummers!

1. Terry Anderson (Olympic Ass-KIckin' Team)
2. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
3. Ginger Baker (Cream)
4. Keith Moon (The Who)
5. Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck)
6. Bill Bruford (Yes)
7. Danny Carey (Tool)
8. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theatre)
9. Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
10. Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake, & Palmer)
11. Stewart Copeland (The Police)
12. Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
13. Steve Gadd (Steely Dan)
14. Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Sting)
15. Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)
16. Tim Alexander (Primus)
17. Simon Phillips (Toto, Jeff Beck)
18. Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs, Winger)
19. Matt Cameron (Soundgarden)
20. Dennis Chambers (Santana)
21. Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa)
22. Phil Collins (Genesis)
23. Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
24. Virgil Donati (Planet X)
25. Max Weinberg (E Street Band)
26. Vinnie Paul (Pantera)
27. Ansley Dunbar (Jeff Beck, Whitesnake)
28. Mike Shrieve (Santana)
29. David Garibaldi (Tower of Power)
30. Steve Smith (Journey)
31. Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle)
32. Alex Van Halen (Van Halen)
33. Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
34. Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
35. Alan White (Yes)
36. Carmine Appice (Beck, Bogert & Appice, Vanilla Fudge)
37. Stanton Moore (Galactic)
38. Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
39. Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche)
40. Hal Blaine (Elvis Presley, Beach Boys)
41. Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
42. Marco Minnemann (Weirdoz)
43. Cozy Powell (Rainbow)
44. Tommy Aldridge (Whitesnake)
45. Chester Thompson (Santana)
46. Morgan Agren (Frank Zappa)
47. Jeff Porcaro (Toto)
48. Dean Castronovo (Journey)
49. Mike Giles (King Crimson)
50. Jeff Campitelli (Joe Satriani)
51. Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
52. Greg Bissonette (Joe Satriani, David Lee Roth)
53. Ralph Humphrey (Mothers of Invention)
54. Mike Bordin (Faith No More)
55. Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
56. Zak Starkey (The Who)
57. Jon Theodore (The Mars Volta)
58. Phil Ehart (Kansas)
59. Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull)
60. Jimmy Chamberlain (Smashing Pumpkins)
61. Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones)
62. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
63. Brian Mantia (Primus)
64. Mike Sus (Possessed)
65. Jason Rullo (Symphony X)
66. Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Scream)
67. Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson)
68. Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
69. Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory)
70. Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
71. Matt McDonough (Mudvayne)
72. Scott Travis (Judas Priest)
73. Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam)
74. Roger Taylor (Queen)
75. Jose Pasillas (Incubus)
76. Earl Palmer (session man)
77. BJ Wilson (Procol Harum)
78. Joey Kramer (Aerosmith)
79. Gene Holgan (Death)
80. Danny Seraphine (Chicago)
81. Igor Cavalera (Sepultura)
82. Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy)
83. Travis Barker (Blink 182)
84. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
85. Nicholas Barker (Dimmu Borgir)
86. Paul Bostaph (Slayer)
87. Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
88. Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
89. Alan Gratzer (REO Speedwagon)
90. Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver)
91. John Dolmayan (System of a Down)
92. Chad Sexton (311)
93. Mark Zonder (Fate's Warning)
94. Gary Husband (Level 42)
95. John Densmore (The Doors)
96. Jon Fishman (Phish)
97. Al Jackson (MG's)
98. Jim Gordon (Derek & the Dominos)
99. Dave Abbruzzese (Pearl Jam)
100. Sean Kinney (Alice in Chains)


Anonymous said...

Love to see T on #1, but c'mon... Ringo is 55... what a shitty list.

Mike Elliott said...

Ditto above...and where's Animal?

Anonymous said...

They missed Dale from Melvins

Anonymous said...

Rock Star,
Obviously, the right guy is in at #1, but WTH is up with Jim Gordon at #98? And Russ Kunkel? Johnny Barbata? Neither of those guys make the list? And Ringo does?


roscoe said...

You can't have Max Weinberg above Ringo or Earl Palmer, or Charile.

I'm a list hater

Anonymous said...

...and what about Jim Keltner??

Bobzilla said...

Whar's Davey B?

halfpear said...

And where is Zigaboo Modeliste? Or Bev Bevan? Or Kenney Jones or Thom Mooney? Or Steve Jordan OR TOMMY ARDOLINO, f'r crissakes?

Flawed list, but glad you're toppermost of the poppermost, TA.

Anonymous said...

Dude- are you not SH*TTING, right about right now???

this is FABULOUS.

WHAT IS WRONG with all these contrary posts????
THIS IS AS IT SHOULD BE- I TELL anyone who I can hold still to listen, you ARE the most jaw-dropping living rock drummer, performing today, period.

Sorry to gush- again- blame the post-TG Prosecco-cocktail buzz.
(syntax probably belies this)
ANYWAY. BIG kudos.

OK-that being said- agreed, Steve Jordan's pretty dang bad, too.
but let's see HIM write "Raindrops", dammit.
...AS, if.
: )