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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   50 years ago today, the coolest drummer of all time found himself a steady and lucrative gig   (ultimateclassicrock.com) divider line 75
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2013-01-13 12:25:56 AM

GypsyJoker: blue_2501: [www.metalinsider.net image 620x384]

I like Rush and all, but Mike Portnoy would run circles around Neil. Also, Dream Theater is a goddamn legend.


[www.drummerworld.com image 350x410]

"Why does Mike Portnoy need so many farkin' drums?"


Buddy Rich laughs at these shenanigans.
 
2013-01-13 01:20:07 AM

JosephFinn: GypsyJoker: blue_2501: [www.metalinsider.net image 620x384]

I like Rush and all, but Mike Portnoy would run circles around Neil. Also, Dream Theater is a goddamn legend.


[www.drummerworld.com image 350x410]

"Why does Mike Portnoy need so many farkin' drums?"

Buddy Rich laughs at these shenanigans.


I'll admit, for a traditional drummer, that was damn good.
 
2013-01-13 02:03:22 AM
www.boom973.com
 
2013-01-13 02:09:23 AM
Close, but it was actually 50 years ago last October.

i.ytimg.com
 
2013-01-13 02:19:35 AM
He is no Elvin Jones, but for a jazz guy doing Rock N Roll, Charlie Watts is a damn fine drummer.
 
2013-01-13 03:24:20 AM
Subby, your math is off by a decade; Peter Criss joined KISS 40 years ago, not 50.
 
2013-01-13 03:27:37 AM

elgripe: Subby, your math is off by a decade; Peter Criss joined KISS 40 years ago, not 50.


While you're clearly joking, Peter Criss was also a jazz drummer who wound up drumming for a rock band.

/Eric Carr was better, though.
 
2013-01-13 04:46:25 AM

blue_2501:

I like Rush and all, but Mike Portnoy would run circles around Neil. Also, Dream Theater is a goddamn legend.


My favorite Dream Theater cut: Link
 
2013-01-13 05:55:00 AM
Thanks, Subby, , for showing some respect for Charlie. He's steady and solid - one of the greats,.
 
2013-01-13 07:32:32 AM

JosephFinn: GypsyJoker: blue_2501: [www.metalinsider.net image 620x384]

I like Rush and all, but Mike Portnoy would run circles around Neil. Also, Dream Theater is a goddamn legend.


[www.drummerworld.com image 350x410]

"Why does Mike Portnoy need so many farkin' drums?"

Buddy Rich laughs at these shenanigans.


Animal held his own
 
2013-01-13 09:49:46 AM

blue_2501: I like Rush and all, but Mike Portnoy would run circles around Neil. Also, Dream Theater is a goddamn legend.

Charlie Watts and Ringo are both proof that what most bands need is a competent timekeeper who can keep the beat going, and that not every drummer needs to be a Neil Peart wankster.

Meh, that's what the Bass Player is for. OOHH! BURN!


Lol. That solo is god awful. All muscle, no dynamics, no subtlety and no groove (not to mention borrowing a bit from Peart's solos). Like all of Portnoy's work.

Fun couple of links:
what a real drummer with exquisite chops, creativity and dynamics might sound like

DT songs? Yeah, nice warmup for shiats n giggles
 
2013-01-13 10:43:58 AM
Is this one of those threads where people try and convince every one else that Neal Pert is the greatest drummer EVAR!

/he's not
//rush sucks
 
2013-01-13 03:59:17 PM
Mr. Watts is top notch. Respect...
 
2013-01-13 04:41:09 PM
Pray 4 Mojo: Never understood why he couldn't hit the snare and the hi-hat at the same time.

Not a fan of his... not a detractor... but he always looked like he was one miss hit from a complete trainwreck the way he "air times" with his hands. Reminds me of Rain Man.


So much THIS. There's moments on Stones records where he's utterly feeble, for example he'll *gasp* try a fill and it's a beat too late. Note: although my favorite drummers are Carl Palmer, Bill Bruford and John Bonham, straightforward kick on 1 & 3, snare on 2 & 4, hi-hat plays 8ths drumming (listen to: any Al Green record) is a real skill too.

blue_2501: Meh, that's what the Bass Player is for. OOHH! BURN!

Hahahahaha LOL!

media.tumblr.com

Um, NO.

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/Also: John Wetton
//Prog rock baby
 
2013-01-13 04:44:21 PM

Waxing_Chewbacca: JosephFinn: GypsyJoker: blue_2501: [www.metalinsider.net image 620x384]

I like Rush and all, but Mike Portnoy would run circles around Neil. Also, Dream Theater is a goddamn legend.


[www.drummerworld.com image 350x410]

"Why does Mike Portnoy need so many farkin' drums?"

Buddy Rich laughs at these shenanigans.

Animal held his own


I'm kind of curious if Buddy was providing the sound for the Animal side as well.
 
2013-01-13 04:46:01 PM
Oh dammit, second one should be:

2.bp.blogspot.com

/What is this preview button you speak of?
 
2013-01-13 08:38:13 PM

Martonio: But Larry Mullen Jr wasn't even 2 years old in 1963!

/Keith Moon reference was already taken


U2 have gotten a LOT of mileage out of the group despite the fact that none of them are particularly exceptional at their instrument.
 
2013-01-13 10:15:39 PM
Benson from Regular Show?
 
2013-01-14 01:29:11 AM
Funny subby, I didn't realize that you spelled John Bonham as Charlie Watts.

Good try though :)

/seriously, Charlie Watts?
//Jason has more talent than Charlie
///CANNOT STAND THE ROLLING STONES
 
2013-01-14 01:37:30 AM
I don't understand what the headline's referring to, as Ringo Starr joined the Beatles in August 1962.

JosephFinn: Waxing_Chewbacca: JosephFinn: GypsyJoker: blue_2501: [www.metalinsider.net image 620x384]

I like Rush and all, but Mike Portnoy would run circles around Neil. Also, Dream Theater is a goddamn legend.


[www.drummerworld.com image 350x410]

"Why does Mike Portnoy need so many farkin' drums?"

Buddy Rich laughs at these shenanigans.

Animal held his own

I'm kind of curious if Buddy was providing the sound for the Animal side as well.


I love that clip, but to answer your question, Ronnie Verrell performed all of Animal's drumming on The Muppet Show, including the drum battle.
 
2013-01-14 06:47:00 AM
I'm thinking Bernard Purdie has been working for longer than 50 years.
 
2013-01-14 11:32:48 AM
brap

"I like how he always looks stonefaced and like he'd rather be ANYWHERE else."

It's not just the way he looks. He really would rather be anywhere else. It's no secret that Charlie is only in the Stones for the money. Jazz is what he really enjoys playing.

If I were used to laying down complex jazz beats, I would imagine doing what the Stones do would get monotonous. Putting up with the grind of touring & Mick's ego would probably get old quick, too.
 
2013-01-14 07:54:53 PM

blue_2501: [www.metalinsider.net image 620x384]

I like Rush and all, but Mike Portnoy would run circles around Neil. Also, Dream Theater is a goddamn legend.

Charlie Watts and Ringo are both proof that what most bands need is a competent timekeeper who can keep the beat going, and that not every drummer needs to be a Neil Peart wankster.

Meh, that's what the Bass Player is for. OOHH! BURN!


Dude...compensate much?
 
2013-01-14 10:11:25 PM

jedzz: I don't understand what the headline's referring to, as Ringo Starr joined the Beatles in August 1962.

JosephFinn: Waxing_Chewbacca: JosephFinn: GypsyJoker: blue_2501: [www.metalinsider.net image 620x384]

I like Rush and all, but Mike Portnoy would run circles around Neil. Also, Dream Theater is a goddamn legend.


[www.drummerworld.com image 350x410]

"Why does Mike Portnoy need so many farkin' drums?"

Buddy Rich laughs at these shenanigans.

Animal held his own

I'm kind of curious if Buddy was providing the sound for the Animal side as well.

I love that clip, but to answer your question, Ronnie Verrell performed all of Animal's drumming on The Muppet Show, including the drum battle.


You, sir, are awesome. Thanks for the info!
 
2013-01-14 11:38:51 PM

Top Geezer: Most folks forget (or don't know) that he's a jazzer at heart


What? That's like the one interesting fact about Charlie Watts that anybody has ever known.
 
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