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    John Bonham has been leading the pack for some time now in the category of greatest drummers of all time. But drum god Mike Portnoy thinks Neil Peart is the greatest of all time.

    https://www.metalsucks.net/2021/02/2...r-of-all-time/

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    well for me Mike Portnoy is my favorite greatest drummer of all time.

    I know i'll take heat for it, but Neil Peart is not one of my top favorites.. He is great but I'm not a huge fan
    That's the crazy part about opinions, you'll never fully agree with everyone.
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    BUDDY RICH, everyone else is a distant 2nd.
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    It seems the worlds greatest drummers were chosen usually from a very strong influential band, undoubtably for their drumming talent. I believe being in that situation has pushed them above some of the real truly talented drummers.
    I don’t believe in a worlds greatest because there are too many contributions of styles and abilities and would only be just that, an opinion of a worlds greatest drummer.
    As far as the greatest drummer of all time?, time is still ticking.....

    IMO, John Bonham, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich are only a few of the worlds greatest “Influential” drummers of all time.
    Last edited by Olimpass; 02-27-2021 at 05:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olimpass View Post
    I don’t believe in a worlds greatest because there are too many contributions of styles and abilities and would only be just that, an opinion of a worlds greatest drummer.
    I feel the same. I just thought Mike Portnoy's opinion was interesting and newsworthy esp. because he's a such a skilled drummer himself.
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    "drum god Mike Portnoy"

    G-O-D, a drum G-O-D!!! Good yes, a G-O-D not freakin' likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    "drum god Mike Portnoy"

    G-O-D, a drum G-O-D!!! Good yes, a G-O-D not freakin' likely.
    Try not to take it so seriously Rick. I know I’ve used that terminology for some drummers like John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bill Bruford, Joe Morello, Ringo Starr, Steve Smith, on and on....etc. It just means they are or were a strong influence to a drummer or many drummers.
    It’s not like we mean they’re omnipotent.
    Last edited by Olimpass; 02-28-2021 at 12:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    I feel the same. I just thought Mike Portnoy's opinion was interesting and newsworthy esp. because he's a such a skilled drummer himself.
    I understood that drummer, thanks.
    Wasn’t Mike Portnoy previously a Keith Moon fan, mimicking his moves and all? I remember seeing something about that if I’m not mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    John Bonham has been leading the pack for some time now in the category of greatest drummers of all time. But drum god Mike Portnoy thinks Neil Peart is the greatest of all time.

    https://www.metalsucks.net/2021/02/2...r-of-all-time/

    What are your thoughts? Agree or disagree?

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    I agree 100% Neil Peart , there will never be another like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olimpass View Post
    I understood that drummer, thanks.
    Wasn’t Mike Portnoy previously a Keith Moon fan, mimicking his moves and all? I remember seeing something about that if I’m not mistaken.
    You may be referring to his tribute band / bands. He did a Beatles tribute - Yellow Matter Custard , A Zeppelin Tribute - Hammer of the Gods , The Who Tribute - Amazing Journey and a Rush Tribute - Cygnus and the Sea Monsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NPYYZ View Post
    You may be referring to his tribute band / bands. He did a Beatles tribute - Yellow Matter Custard , A Zeppelin Tribute - Hammer of the Gods , The Who Tribute - Amazing Journey and a Rush Tribute - Cygnus and the Sea Monsters.
    Oh wow, great! Thank you for that info. I will have to check that out.

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