If you could choose to jam with John
Bohnam, Keith Moon, Dave Grohl, or
Neil Peart, who would you pick?
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Peart, hands down. The others are great, but a Peart they
will never be! —Chad Ballentine
Neil Peart is easily the greatest drummer of all time and not
just in rock & roll, people! —Jd Sumone
Neil Peart, hands down.
No contest. Peart is a great drummer, but Bonham was
amazing. He changed how the drums were played more than
any person I can think of. Bonham was to drums what
Entwistle was to the bass. —Ronald Ward Jones
Bonham, Bonham, Bonham—all day long. If a bass player
could create what would be the perfect drummer, Mr.
Bonham would be the end result. —John Gowrie
Hands down, Bonham. Then I’d have a beer with Dave Grohl
and go on a motorcycle ride with Neil Peart, all the while
thinking about Keith Moon’s funny drumming on the
Smothers Brothers show. —Peter Cottone
For me? Moonie all the way. —Pyrat John Hodges
Keith Moon is so not my style. Consequently, I would have a
great deal to learn by jamming with him. He’s my choice!
They’re all unique and great, but Keith has that special blend
of heart and complete surprise, and I’m sure the other
drummers listed here would agree. His playing was irrational,
loud, sloppy, and fun—and it worked! Oh, sorry ... I’m not a bass player.
Never mind! —Dan Russell David
Dave Grohl, rock & roll everyman. JPJ and McCartney jam
with him—good company. —Ron Kelley
I have a ton of respect for Dave. He has to be my favorite allaround
musician working today. But as a drummer, he’s not
in the same league as John, Keith, and Neil. I bet even he
would say so. —Gil Carter
Is there a way we can extract the DNA from each of these
individuals and create a new monster drummer?