KZOK’s FCC Licensed Morning Disc Jockey is also a drummer…in case you didn’t know that already. Next week The Late Show with David Letterman is featuring “Drum Solo Week” which will conclude Thursday with The Professor, Neal Peart from Rush. Therefore in anticipation of the event, here is Scott’s Top 10 Drummers of all time list.
Gibson.com recently released their Top 10 list, and I feel compelled to differ with them. They’re all around us, you know, and they seem like normal people on the surface, but… Really all you have to do is attend an event like Donn Bennet’s annual Woodstick drummer gathering to get an idea of how many great drummers there are out there who will never be famous. That’s why lists are boring and suck.
9 & 10) Dave Grohl and Matt Cameron. I remember seeing Dave Grohl with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nirvana[/lastfm] and thinking he was rock solid but I could pound a kit just as hard…then I was lucky enough to see him with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Queens of the Stone Ag[/lastfm]e. Jaw on the floor, whole show. And when [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rush[/lastfm] went on extended hiatus after Neil Peart’s personal tragedies, who did Geddy Lee call when he wanted a drummer for his solo album? The drummer for [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Soundgarden[/lastfm] and[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Pearl Jam[/lastfm], natch.