Janet Weiss, not just A Great Female Drummer, but an inventor as well

Janet Weiss Feature

Very few post-punk drummers have combined power with the invention, and Janet Weiss is one of them. She has proven beyond doubt one also needs to master a blend of solid groove with a sense of songcraft. In simple terms, she is not just a drummer, but an inventor as well. Hence, she has closed … Read more Janet Weiss, not just A Great Female Drummer, but an inventor as well

Kenny Aronoff, not only a studio drummer but one of the most outstanding American drummers

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Kenny Aronoff was born on March 7, 1953, in Albany, NY. He is one of the most outstanding American drummers, having served as a sideman for many bands, both live and studio. His longest services were with John Mellencamp, from 1980 to 1996. The drummer’s early life in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, was filled with inspirational moments … Read more Kenny Aronoff, not only a studio drummer but one of the most outstanding American drummers

Alex Van Halen and his Snare brown sound

Alex Van Halen Feature

Alexander Arthur Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician born on May 8, 1953. He is best known as the drummer and co-founder of Van Halen hard-rock band. Alex Van Halen formed the band in 1974 together with his young brother Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony. In 1977, Warner Brother signed the … Read more Alex Van Halen and his Snare brown sound

Sandy West pulls her audience into the action

Sandy West Feature

It takes more than talent to become one of the best drummers, especially for women. And Sandy West is the true evidence to this truth. She grew up knowing just to drum, and that gave her the energy to continue doing what she loved doing the best. “Every time Sandy is behind the throne, you … Read more Sandy West pulls her audience into the action

Mick Avory, The Kinks’ Hard Hitting Things Drummer

Mick Avory Feature

Their passion and desire to grow defines the best drummers in history. And this is exactly what makes Mick Avory a great drummer. Mick Avory is a drummer who believes in focusing on one thing and striving to perfect it. The Kinks, drummer, defines himself as someone who goes beyond the hard-hitting things. At one … Read more Mick Avory, The Kinks’ Hard Hitting Things Drummer

Tomas Haake, Swedish Metal Band Meshuggah’s Thundering Drummer

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Playing drums takes more than just talent and hours of practice. It needs dedication and ear for new styles and the motivation to grow and improve. This is the story of Tomas Haake, whose footsteps have been followed by many drumming enthusiasts. One of Tomas Haake drumming’s major characteristics is his sophisticated foundation of the … Read more Tomas Haake, Swedish Metal Band Meshuggah’s Thundering Drummer

Debbi Peterson, a killer Garage Drummer

Debbi Peterson Feature

No killer garage band does not have a killer drummer. They can do without any other team member, but a drummer always has to be at the center of it all. And that is how The Bangles can be described in the formative days. The bands were regular covers of The Seeds and The Yardbirds … Read more Debbi Peterson, a killer Garage Drummer

Chad Smith, creativity to create anything from nothing

Chad Smith Feature

Chad Smith was born on October 25, 1961. He is an American musician who has been part of the incredibly famous band Red Hot Chili Peppers since 1988. The group was included in the Rock Hall and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Chad Smith started drumming at a very early age, developing his skills … Read more Chad Smith, creativity to create anything from nothing

Tommy Ramone, the drummer who made punk rock a cult

Tommy Ramone Feature

When Tommy Ramone passed away, The New York Times wrote in the obituary headline, “he gave punk rock its pulse”. This simple line is enough to describe who Ramone was and what he was able to accomplish throughout his life. There are many great drummers that have come up throughout history, but very few have … Read more Tommy Ramone, the drummer who made punk rock a cult

Meg White, the most iconic female drummer of all time

Meg White Feature

Think about all the greatest drummers in the world today; they all had someone to hold their hand while beginning their careers. Meg White experience has been different from, and perhaps this is the reason why she stands out as one of the most iconic drummers of all time. The drummer has a distinctive, primal … Read more Meg White, the most iconic female drummer of all time

Chris Dave, famously known as Daddy

Chris Dave Feature

There are very drummers that have received the best compliments from other legendary drummers, and Chris Dave is one of them. At one time, Questlove talked to D’Angelo’s 2012 live comeback and confessed that his worst nightmare was Chris Dave in his drummer. Questlove continued by stating that you need the most lethal drummer alive … Read more Chris Dave, famously known as Daddy

Larry Mullen, Jr. is the technologically savvy and surprisingly funky U2’S Drummer

U2 Experience + Innocence Tour Los Angeles May 16, 2018

Have you ever seen the U2 perform? Then you may have noticed it only has one member who resembles a rock star. And that is Larry Mullen. Larry Mullen is one of the oldest drummers in the industry, having gotten his bearing in the late Seventies. Larry has one of the most amazing and inspirational … Read more Larry Mullen, Jr. is the technologically savvy and surprisingly funky U2’S Drummer

Bobbye Hall, the Queen of Percussion Drumming

Bobbye Hall Feature

The “Queen of Percussion Drumming” Bobbye Hall is a successful musician in what can be termed as a man’s world. Bobbye Hall started drumming at a very tender age and soon became the youngest session drummer in Motown’s history. Her prowess can be attributed to her talent and love for hitting things. Her percussive signature … Read more Bobbye Hall, the Queen of Percussion Drumming

Carter Beauford and his chops-heavy jazz drumming technique

Carter Beauford Feature

Carter Beauford is the founding member of Dave Matthews Band. With his chops-heavy jazz drumming technique and love for Tony Williams, the drummer has been able to create the most incredible groves. Carter Beauford presents his performances with a pop sensitivity you can never hear in any other groove. He is an essential member of … Read more Carter Beauford and his chops-heavy jazz drumming technique

Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood, and his heavy funkadelic style

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“You need talent, you need an innovative mind, and above all, you need muscles, if you must play rock drums.” That is what Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood always said when he was talking to emerging drummers. And that is exactly he approached drums. Grady Thomas once recognized Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood as “the most hardest foot drummer…” … Read more Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood, and his heavy funkadelic style

Jack DeJohnette a pianist, and a creative drummer

Jack Dejohnette Feature

Unlike many renowned drummers, Jack DeJohnette did not take up drumming until he was 18 years only. Before then, he had been playing the piano since age four. Despite his late entry, he would not let anything hold him back from becoming the best drummer everyone would later talk about. Jack DeJohnette may have been … Read more Jack DeJohnette a pianist, and a creative drummer

Nikki Glaspie, a beat conductor, funk philosopher, seneschal of style

Nikki Glaspie Feature

Nikki Glaspie has been named sorceress, alchemist, beat conductor, funk philosopher, seneschal of style, purveyor of pocket, and agent of love, among other titles. They all reflect her work in the modern drumming industry. “If there is any drummer who can make a difference in the woman’s world, it is Nikki,” one of her mentees … Read more Nikki Glaspie, a beat conductor, funk philosopher, seneschal of style

Roger Hawkins, a Rhythm & Blues Master Drummer

Roger Hawkins Feature

Roger Hawkins may be the greatest drummer in the world, as Jerry Wexler, the producer who came up with the term “Rhythm & Blues” claimed. He always knew how to hit his drums in the right manner. Roger Hawkins approach was different from the normal hard-hitting rock style of his age. Instead, he worked around … Read more Roger Hawkins, a Rhythm & Blues Master Drummer

Jim Keltner, One Of The Most Respected Session Drummers In History

Jim Keltner Feature

When you hear the best drummers, you would probably think that is someone who took many years of training. Well, in part, that is true. For Jim Keltner, it was more than just practice. The drummer had a nose for excellent music and was talented in capturing the best scenes. As such, he is one … Read more Jim Keltner, One Of The Most Respected Session Drummers In History