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[Top 5 Tuesday] The Top 5 Classic Rock Drummers


One of the best double-bass drummers in classic rock. AVH also had a great unique sound, bringing lots of extra tom-toms into the layout of his kit.


Admittedly I’m not the biggest Rush fan in the world, but I can definitely appreciate the technical work each member does. The giant drumset, the odd time signatures, the samples and trigger pads, it all adds up to make him an icon.


Copeland doesn’t usually rank this high on other drummer lists, but I have a soft spot for him. I’ve always loved the style of the Police, and Copeland always managed to be amazingly proficient without being over-the-top. He didn’t kill you with power or volume, but he played incredibly tight and incredibly smooth.


The flipside of Copeland, Moon WOULD kill you with power and volume (almost literally, when he deafened Pete Townshend with a bass drum full of explosives). Moon played like he lived: wild, crazy and unhinged.


There is everyone else, then there is Bonzo. The greatest ever. Shut up if you disagree.

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