The best drummers of today

United States
February 10, 2007 12:24am CST
Who are they, in your opinion? They may be your favorite, or they may be in a band you don't like but still admire for their musicianship. Perhaps it's a drummer who influences your own drumming. I don't even really have to think about my answer. Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, the Jicks) and Zach Hill (Hella, Marnie Stern) are two of the greatest, if not THE greatest drummers alive today. Janet Weiss inspired me to start playing the drums when I was in high school, and both Janet and Zach have this amazing ability to make their drumming both rhythmic and melodic. They could write entire songs with just the drums and I would buy the CD.
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• Belgium
10 Feb 07
The son of Ringo Starr, Zak Starsky or something, don't know it right, but he's fantastic. He is know in the Who, and he toured with Oasis last year and the year before.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
i am not a drummer but i like drummers and todays day and age of music and heavy metal and what not joey jordison of slipknot is the best drummer i think he lays down beats so fast its amazing some people might not like heavy metal but he is a good drummer and another drummer who inspires many is david from korn and travis from blink 182 these two inspire many too so there r many out there and many not recognized yet but u always have to remember there is always someone better than u out there as a drummer or a musician i might say but the fact is keep doing what u do and what inspires u and u 2 can become recognized as a good drummer and or musician
@Leon70 (21)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Roxy Petrucci of Vixen.
• United States
11 Feb 07
Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater. Hands down.
• India
10 Feb 07
my favourite drummers are Nicko Macbrain(Iron Maiden) and Mike Portnoy(Dreamtheater). they both are in their own world when playing drums!! nicko of course crazy whereas muke is more efficient and gives really good prog rock offbeats!!!