Sunday, June 06, 2010

how stupid is this?

Rolling Stone list top 100 drummers...

Have we talked about this before? What is it?... a damn athletic event?
Jesus! How about the drummers with the most emotion, the most FEEL, the most
SOUL!? Where's the list for most dependable drummers?...the guys who are most like clockwork? Neil Peart #1? Why?...'cause he has the most cymbals? This list is SHIT!
I'll go with Keith Moon 'bout that? I cried like hell when he died! I'd come home from high school every day and play to Who records. Next on the list I'd have ANY respect for would be #2 Bonham who I'd also play to...and then #55, Ringo. Charlie's at 61, I'm sure he cries himself to sleep at night about that...but the real crime is that Al Jackson is at 97! Y'all some dumb sumbitches witch y'all's ignunt-ass LISTS!! It's MUSIC! NOT A FUCKIN' SPORT!!

1. Neil Peart (Rush)
2. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
3. Ginger Baker (Cream)
4. Keith Moon (Who)
5. Terry Bozzio (Zappa, Jeff Beck)
6. Bill Bruford (Yes)
7. Danny Carey (Tool)
8. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
9. Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
10. Carl Palmer (ELP)
11. Stewart Copeland (Police)
12. Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
13. Steve Gadd (Steely Dan)
14. Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Frank Zappa)
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 (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, Bogart, Appice)
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 (Satriani)
51. Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
52. Greg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Satriani)
53. Ralph Humphrey (Mothers Of Invention)
54. Mike Bordin (Faith No More)
55. Ringo Starr (Beatles)
56. Zak Starkey (The Who)
57. Jon Theodore (Mars Volta)
58. Phil Ehart (Kansas)
59. Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull)
60. Jimmy Chamberlain (Smashing Pumpkins)
61. Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones)
62. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
63. Brian Mantia (Primus)
64. Mike Sus (Possessed)
65. Jason Rullo (Symphony X)
66. Dave Grohl (Scream, Nirvana)
67. Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson)
68. Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
69. Ray Herrera (Fear Factory)
70. Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
71. Matt McDonough (Mudvayne)
72. Scott Travis (Judas Priest)
73. Jack Irons (RHCP, 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 (RHCP)
88. Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
89. Alan Gratzer (REO Speedwagon)
90. Matt Sorum (The Cult, GNR)
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...

Dear Terry, The ignunts need lists cuz they can't decide for themselves by listening, but lists like this dont really help....
Or like Dan Baird says : if you don't hear it you aint listening !
Cheers, Roland, holland

Anonymous said...

And what about this : Gary Husband, of Level 42...I'm like , come on ! I get more thrills out of listening to a click-machine !
Cheers, Roland

BaltoJim said...

Just like all of RS's other lists: they name the drummers for the first 100 bands they could think of off of the top of their heads and call them the "Top 100". They must be the top 100... after all, they do play in bands that the RS writers have heard of!

Moose said...

I'm a Keith Moon fan myself. I also think John Entwistle was the most awesome bass player ever!! With that being said... Mitch Mitchell deserves better that 23!!! 23?!? I always thought Mitch was a more subdued Moon. Agree with you on Al Jackson too. The MG's were just bad-ass.

halfpear said...

No Bev Bevan (Move, ELO)? No Zig Modeliste (Meters)? No Mick Avory (Kinks)? No Dennis Thompson (MC-5)? No Mickey Waller (Rod Stewart)? No Thom Mooney (Nazz)? None of the Motown drummers? No Clyde Stubblefield or Jabo Starks?

Boooooooooogus. But you know that...

Anonymous said...

The REO Speedwagon drummer cracked the top 100 :) They probably just threw him on there cause the band is so great. Speakin' of The Band, maybe Levon belongs on there ahead of Alan Gratzer.

dave g said...

Wow, no Paul Thompson (Roxy Music)? Yeah, so much for 'lists.'

alison overton said...

Terry, i agree with you- Keith Moon should be number one on this list. most of these drummers are not contenders- except for Bill Bruford, John Bonham, Mitch Mitchell and the ones Peter mentioned- hey, how about the young kid who was on the 1st couple of Santana records- he really smoked 'em on Soul Sacrifice in the Woodstock movie!!

Anonymous said...

Dale - Melvins.