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(CNN)   The world's best drummer lives in Africa, is cool as hell and wants to play something "impossible" before he dies (pic)   (edition.cnn.com) divider line 79
    More: Spiffy, Fela Kuti, Afrobeat, multi-instrumentalist, drummers, Brian Eno  
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2013-12-09 05:36:12 PM  

YoOjo: Terry Bozzio


You know what it's like to beat the shiat out of the farkin' drums, two shows,two nights in a row!? I MEAN I CAN'T farkIN' TAKE THAT KINDA shiat! My hands, hey, I feel like I've been pounding nails, I feel like I've been hittin' my goddamn hands with a hammer!
 
2013-12-09 05:54:36 PM  

Victoly: YoOjo: Terry Bozzio

You know what it's like to beat the shiat out of the farkin' drums, two shows,two nights in a row!? I MEAN I CAN'T farkIN' TAKE THAT KINDA shiat! My hands, hey, I feel like I've been pounding nails, I feel like I've been hittin' my goddamn hands with a hammer!


:-)

Punky's Whips live
 
2013-12-09 06:05:15 PM  
There must be an error. I read the whole article and saw no mention of Stewart Copeland anywhere.
 
2013-12-09 06:38:13 PM  
If he is looking to play something impossible, he should try this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc1HUUuIBsE
 
2013-12-09 07:21:40 PM  
Furio Chirico
 
2013-12-09 07:39:58 PM  

Grapple: Benson's 150 piece drum kit solo?


Very happy to see this here. Good job, both of you.

Stupid mobile only lets you quote one person
 
2013-12-09 07:45:35 PM  
America has rock stars, Africa has people like Fela Kuti, who pretty much become their own country. In that respect, drumming becomes more than beats.
 
2013-12-09 07:49:09 PM  
Um, what?

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-12-09 07:53:01 PM  

overfienduglar: If he is looking to play something impossible, he should try this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc1HUUuIBsE


Wow. A blast beat. Dave Witte frowns upon your shenanigans.
 
2013-12-09 08:33:36 PM  
Hi, boys and girls!
graphics8.nytimes.com
/hot
 
2013-12-09 08:42:09 PM  
impossible?

How about something tasteful and understated?

/hah, thought so
 
2013-12-09 08:47:05 PM  

upndn: What about the dude that plays drums for Rush?


You mean Neil Peart?
 
2013-12-09 08:56:42 PM  
Alex van Halen doesn't live in Africa...
 
2013-12-09 10:14:19 PM  
The drummer from Def Leppard's only got one arm!
 
2013-12-09 10:25:57 PM  

DanZero: Neil Peart?

/ducks
//he's been to africa


Or Krisiun's drummer. Look up 'Live Armageddon' on youtube. The man is Neal Peart on meth.
 
2013-12-09 11:35:44 PM  
You've probably never heard of him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJfojhVoBLw
 
2013-12-09 11:39:48 PM  

DanZero: Neil Peart?

/ducks
//he's been to africa


Bite your tongue - Rutsey was way better.
 
2013-12-10 12:10:29 AM  
67 comments and no Meg White?

/ducks
 
2013-12-10 12:45:48 AM  
If you've never heard of Fela Kuti, you owe it to yourself to check him out.

ROFOROFO FIGHT
 
2013-12-10 12:51:32 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Hi, boys and girls!
[graphics8.nytimes.com image 190x279]
/hot


Wasn't he the Indian of the group?
 
2013-12-10 12:52:12 AM  

Bane of Broone: 67 comments and no Meg White?


I can drum better than her, in my fursuit, while blackout drunk.
 
2013-12-10 01:29:44 AM  
I'm not seeing Dennis Chambers, in here.
 
2013-12-10 04:20:13 AM  
Carter Beauford moved?
 
2013-12-10 06:38:01 AM  
 
2013-12-10 06:44:46 AM  
 
2013-12-10 10:45:49 AM  
Surprised with all the drum-nerds, no one's mentioned Steve Gadd yet. There's more to being a good musician than playing flurries of ultra-fast notes. Serving the song is the big thing. And Steve Gadd does it. Although, he can dazzle the Hell out of you when he wants to.
 
2013-12-10 12:33:26 PM  
Interestingly enough, Steve Gadd, Nail Peart AND Jaki Liebezeit have all cited Tony Allen as their favorite drummer.

You gonna argue with them?
 
2013-12-10 04:20:52 PM  
Benson and Neil Peart!

And just for the laughs, here's Rowan Atkinson playing invisible drums!

/but only Neil know the solo that brings life.
 
2013-12-11 12:22:01 AM  
My top three...

Neil Peart
John Bonham
Jonathan 'sugarfoot' Moffett
 
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