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    Kurt Cobain/Nirvana is mainly my inspiration.

    Don't know what it is but... I think it's the fact on how he came from practically nothing to a Legend.

    I know Kurt didn't do drums but how he done what he did...

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    Everyone is. I suppose the typical answer is to say there's one exceptional drummer that inspired me, but really all the drummers both here and everywhere else together all contributed something else to drumming. They take their own individual ideas and blend them into their style, and it inspires and influences the people that listen to them.
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    I was inspired to start playing music by Billie Joe Armstrong, of Green Day. He inspired me to play guitar, and write my own songs. I've been writing a lot with my band lately and he helped shape the way I write music. He was my first real rock hero.
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    So itchie, how did the kick sound?
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    I started playing because of Lars Ulrich. I still think he is an underrated drummer. Yeah he doesn't do fast technical fills or play solid 32nd notes but he works for Metallica.

    *grabs fire proof suit*
    Who would have come up with something better? Lol

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    Ringo Starr

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    Tommy Lee and Alex VanHalen

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    Ringo Starr... I love Beatles.

    I agree with you Xoferif09, Iím not a big Metallica fan but I have to admit, Lars Ulrich is top notch.

    Jordison515... I havenít listened to Green Day in AGES !! I enjoy their music. What kind of music do you play in your band? How long you been playing guitar?

    Iíve heard of Tommy Lee before, never knew who he was though. Just searched him up and must listen to them. Alex Van Halen, I donít listen to Van Halen but again... Iíll have to start doing so.

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    Ringo Starr... I love Beatles.

    I agree with you Xoferif09, Iím not a big Metallica fan but I have to admit, Lars Ulrich is top notch.

    Jordison515... I havenít listened to Green Day in AGES !! I enjoy their music. What kind of music do you play in your band? How long you been playing guitar?

    Iíve heard of Tommy Lee before, never knew who he was though. Just searched him up and must listen to them. Alex Van Halen, I donít listen to Van Halen but again... Iíll have to start doing so.
    We play metal. You can hear our stuff at: reverbnation.com/allihave The stuff we have on there isn't what made the final cut, however. Fate did, but it's faster.
    So itchie, how did the kick sound?
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    I was just wondering why the link wouldn't work, and then I realised that it keeps the drumchat.com in the address bar.
    Doesn't sound too bad actually... I'm listening to Fate - FULL DRUM TRACK, and I quite like it.

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    My inspiration is Drummer. He's my hero!

    Seriously, my inspirations are all over the map. Some inspire me for one reason, and others inspire me for other reasons. I have a drum teacher who has also become a good friend. She inspires me because of what she has had to overcome in her career, what she has accomplished, how great she plays, and what a down to earth person she is.
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    The drummer that impacted my playing the most was "Ronnie Tutt" ...who worked for Elvis Presley's TCB band. The man could play any style of music and play it with so much taste...his dynamics were world class and his style was unmistakable. Dave Weckl blows my mind...and I guess my favorite at this stage of my life is Carter Beauford. The man dominates the stage, always has a free and easy smile on his face ( hard to fake a smile like has...and who wouldnt smile if you could play at his level and play with the band he gets to work with all the time ..make any drummer smile ).

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    Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, and way to many to list

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    It varies. I've had my Phil Rudd phase, my Stewart Copeland phase, my Neil Peart phase, my Jeff Porcaro phase, my Ringo and Charlie Watts phase, my Manu Katchť phase, my Bill Bruford phase....and it goes on and on. Who am I listening to this week or month?

    Jon Farriss with INXS:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0x3H_SvDY0&feature=player_detailpage"]YouTube - ‪INXS - Black & white‬‏[/ame]

    Jaki Liebezeit with Can:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyJzv4AFZXc"]YouTube - ‪One More Night - Can‬‏[/ame]

    Vinnie Colauita with Chick Corea: (watch the 1:15 mark where he puts out his cigarette, lol)
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk9al9JksSE&feature=player_detailpage"]YouTube - ‪Vinnie Colaiuta John Patitucci w/ Chick Corea‬‏[/ame]

    Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and his Global Drum Project:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omLJdiUTpR8&feature=player_detailpage"]YouTube - ‪Global Drum Project - Baba‬‏[/ame]
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    for the moment its charlie watts and the stones, and roxy music, just because.

    also p-ndo-a steve coleman and the five elements station,
    alan holdsworth and chick corea for there inventiveness, essentially the guys who write killer tunes for killer drummer's.
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    Steve Gadd. Not very original of me I know.

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    Brian Bennett was my main inspiration to start playing drums, although i guess the late Tony Meehan must have also inspired me because as many will know, he was the original 'Shadows' drummer..........and a fine player also

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    Nicko McBrain

    Nuff said.


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    My Father. As a kid, he wanted to play drums, but because it was the Depression, he wasn't able live his dreams. so, he AWAYS supported amd encouraged me in mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowdrummer View Post
    Brian Bennett was my main inspiration to start playing drums, although i guess the late Tony Meehan must have also inspired me because as many will know, he was the original 'Shadows' drummer..........and a fine player also
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowdrummer View Post
    Brian Bennett was my main inspiration to start playing drums, although i guess the late Tony Meehan must have also inspired me because as many will know, he was the original 'Shadows' drummer..........and a fine player also
    An awesome awesome player. I've still got on vinyl "Geronimo": The Shadows 20 Smash Hits, that I used to play along with as a younger player. It was a record I found in my folks record collection, played it to death trying to get those snare rolls, floor tom patterns and cymbal flourishes on songs like "FBI", "Apache", "Kon Tiki" etc. That sits next Boz Scaggs, Paul Simon's "Gracelands", The Skatalites and The Patti Smith Group's "Radio Ethiopia" in my vinyl collection.
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    I was first inspired by Gene Krupa, along with Buddy Rich and Joe Morello. I was rudimentally inspired by Frank Arsenault, who was a World Class Champion in the Rudimental Drum. I had the opportunity to take a clinic with Frank and that is all it took!
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    I guess my inspiration to want to start playing the drums started way back when Rush came onto the music scene. Who doesn't want to play the drums like Neil Peart plays the drums? There are others of course, but he inspired me the most drumming wise.
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    I'm inspired by so many drummers...John Bonham, Bill Bruford, Danny Carey, Carter Beauford, Chad Sexton, Steve Judd, Gavin Harrison, Chad Smith...the list goes on. But musically my greatest inspiration is probably Rush. Not just Neil but the whole band. In the 40 years they've been around, they've created some truly incredible music.
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    Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts, Buddy Rich, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, John Fogerty, Mark Farner, Doug Clifford, Don Brewer, Roger Daltry, Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, Merle Haggard, Butch Trucks, Elvin Jones, Bill Stewart, Hal Blaine, Mickey Dolenz, David Gilmour, Mitch Mitchell, Ginger Baker, Phil Collins, Diana Ross, Dwight Yoakam, Don Henley, Paul Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, Alice Cooper, Freddie Mercury, Sandy Nelson, Brian Willson, Peter Noone, David Bowie, Dave Clark, John Bonham, Nick Mason, Keith Moon, Stuart Copeland,

    to name a few!

    all the best...

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    lars ulrich is totally awesome

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