Who's the best drummer, dead or alive?

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    Who's the best drummer, dead or alive?
     
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    There's a rumor that he's Keith Moon's dad.
     
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    Dead, you fuckstick.
     
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    I always thought Dead was kind of boring.

    Alive, on the other hand, was quite animated.
     
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    Gene Kruppa
     
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    Gene Krupa was da man.
     
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    Can I change my vote?
     
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    No to peas? . . . er p's? (Similar to, but different than "m r ducks.")
     
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    There's also a rumor you are JasonDawgxxx's dad. :biggrin1:
     
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    Keith Moon. End of story. Ginger Baker of Cream comes in at a close second. Once again KEITH MOON.
     
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    Very good picks so far, My favs are:GENE KRUPA
    BUDDY RICH
    GINGER BAKER
    KEITH MOON
    CHARLIE WATTS
    JOHN BONHAM
    AL JACKSON{BOOKER T & THE M.G.'s}
    CARL PALMER
    IAN PAICE
    NICK MASON
    CLIVE BUNKER
    MICK FLEETWOOD
    And the guy that i think is probably the best drummer today: DAVE GROHL, as evidenced here: YouTube - Queens Of The Stone Age - Avon (Feat. Dave Grohl)
     
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    Thats a great list. I forgot about Clive Bunker of Jethro Tull. One listen to the Jethro Tull album Thick as a Brick will prove my point.
     
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    Oh yeah! What about the team of percussionists who back up the London Philharmonic? Huh? What about them? Then there's the stylin' tympani player who waits and waits and waits and never gets any respect from the conductor for Saint Martins in the Fields.
     
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    Moonie was technically not a very good drummer. Much less Jimmy Page was a bit sloppy as well. But that's not what counts. I love Moonies drumming, but I've played with enough drummers that have the expertise and told me so.


    ROCK:

    Stewart Copeland
    Moonie
    Bonzo
    Neil Peart (i'm shocked there are already over a dozen posts on this, and no Neil)- can
    Steve Gorman
    Richard Starkey

    Jeff Porcaro
    Bill Bruford
    Phil Selway
    Steve Smith
    Zac Starkey - i've seen him 3 times now, and am always impressed
    Chad Wackerman - great name for a drummer, btw

    JAZZ:
    Krupa
    Rich
    Dave Weckl
    Billy Cobham
    Jack DeJohnette
    Steve Gadd - could toss him in rock, too
    Roy Haynes
    Big Sid Catlett
    Art Blakely
     
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    I would say my cousin who plays in a band but I have to go with Gene Krupa.
     
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