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    Which drummers have influenced you the most?

    Hey fellow drum nerds!

    Just curious, which drummers have influenced you playing the most? I know the list could possibly go on forever, so just pick say 5ish

    For me, apart from my various teachers etc...:

    Stuart Copeland - The Police
    Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson - The Roots, D'Angelo
    Billy Martin - Medeski, Martin and Wood
    Jeff Ballard - Brad Maldhau, Josh Redman
    Kenwood Dennard - Maceo Parker

    It's hard to stop at 5 i know.... so many awesome drummers.

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    Yo Malmborg!!

    1) Jack Dejohnette
    2) Bill Stewart
    3) Dave Weckl
    4) Zach Danzinger
    5) Vinnie Colaiuta
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    Mr tama goh!
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    In no particular order,

    Matt Helders
    George Barnett
    Dave Turncratz
    Aaron Gillespie
    Zac Farro
    Steven Ansell
    Jack Bevan

    ..and many other drummers and beat-makers. I wanna mention people like Jojo Mayer, Carter Beauford, Akira Jimbo and other drummers of their calibre, but I just can't do the things they do. Haha.

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    1 - Jimmy Chamberlin (The Smashing Pumpkins)
    2 - Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
    3 - Yukihiro (L'Arc~en~Ciel)
    4 - Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
    5 - Dave McClain (Machine Head)
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    Ian Paice
    Cozy Powell
    Dave Lombardo
    Neil Peart
    Clive Burr
    Nicko McBrain
    Vinny Appice
    Vinnie Colaiuta
    Munetaka Higuchi
    John Bonham

    ... and a few others but these 10 are tops on my list (in no particular order).
    I don't really like some of the bands they played with but I just love their drumming.
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    Cool, thanks guys. Good to hear what you guys dig.

    Like you, there are sooooooo many drummers I admire and love to listen to, but i don't know how much they've directly influenced my playing style.

    Keep em comin'!!!

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    For me, it will b....

    Mike Portnoy
    Dave Lombardo
    Jason Bittner
    Neil Peart

    Abit of others drummers. basically, tis are the drummers that have influence me ALOT......

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    Chris Adler and Martin Lopez.

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    I admire alot of drummers,

    but the ones that influence me the most is,

    Chad Smith and John Bonham.

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