The 5 Classic Rock Drummers That Stood The Test Of Time
Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin / YouTube
The drums are the glue that sticks the song together perfectly. So to be a drummer takes a lot of effort to perform and show your abilities as a magnificent player for the group. It’s not an easy task of course, but these five incredible drummers of all time say otherwise.
John Bonham – Led Zeppelin
Bonham’s skills are the rock itself. You cannot appreciate rock if you do not appreciate Bonham’s way of delivering the simple and the most complicated of heavy backbeat. Unfortunately, his career only lasted short, as he died so suddenly. Yet, he is still highly regarded as one of the best drummers of rock there is.
Be hypnotized with Bonham’s powerful drumming in Led Zeppelin’s “Moby Dick”.
Ginger Baker – Cream, Black Faith, and Air Force
The incredible Ginger Baker popularized the lengthy drum solos as well as the use of two kick drums for performances. Though he hated heavy metal, he was ironically considered as one of the pioneers of such a scene. Neil Peart himself gives compliments to the drummer for his bombastic skills in drumming.
Listen to Baker’s skills in Cream’s “Toad”.
Neil Peart – Rush
This brilliant drummer is known for his innovative ways of playing the instrument, and his unique direction to portray the songs as if they are on another level. As a matter of fact, no one will ever top his ever-complicated drums set in his performances
Listen and be blown away with Peart’s legendary drum performance in Rush’s “Tom Sawyer”.
Roger Taylor – Queen
Taylor may not be the flashiest drummer out there, but he certainly was not a slouch in the rock and roll scene. With Queen’s experimental in different rhythm in music, his best and incredible skills play an incredible role to embrace the true quality of their songs.
Take a look at Roger Taylor’s outstanding performance in Queen’s “Rock It (Prime Jive)”.
Keith Moon – The Who
Forget the unforgettable booze and drugged incidents and you’re left with powerful and insane drumming coming from the talented Keith Moon. His energetic approach to music, as well as his mind-blowing playing style, makes him so prodigious, even today.
Remember Moon’s incredible drumming skills in The Who’s “Happy Jack”.