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100 Greatest 'Rock' Drum
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100 Greatest
ROCK DRUM PERFORMANCES
[ March 05 list]

1. Moby Dick - John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
2. Toad - Ginger Baker (Cream)
3. Ticks And Leeches - Danny Carey (Tool)
4. 21st Century Schizoid Man - Michael Giles (King Crimson)
5. La Villa Strangiato - Neil Peart (Rush)
6. Erotomania - Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
7. Cobwebs And Strange - Keith Moon (The Who)
8. Tarkus - Carl Palmer (ELP)
9. Hot For Teacher - Alex Van Halen (Van Halen)
10. Heart Of The Sunrise - Bill Bruford (Yes)
11. Jesus Christ Pose - Matt Cameron (Soundgarden)
12. Fire - Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix)
13. Aja - Steve Gadd (Steely Dan)
14. Space Truckin - Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
15. By-Tor And The Snow Dog - Neil Peart (Rush)
16. A Quick One - Keith Moon (The Who)
17. Wipeout - Ron Wilson (Surfaris)
18. Dharma For One - Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull)
19. Rosanna - Jeff Porcaro (Toto)
20. One More Red Nightmare - Bill Bruford (King Crimson)
21. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow Suite - Ralph Humphrey (Frank Zappa)
22. Rat Salad - Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
23. Do What You Like - Ginger Baker (Blind Faith)
24. Frankenstein - Chuck Ruff (Edgar Winter)
25. Toccata - Carl Palmer (ELP)
Keith Moon
26. Revolution Is My Name - Vinnie Paul (Pantera)
27. Tank - Carl Palmer (ELP)
28. Reflection - Danny Carey (Tool)
29. Dance Of Eternity - Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
30. Soundchaser - Alan White (Yes)
31. Tragic - Terry Bozzio (Bozzio Levin Stevens)
32. Won't Get Fooled Again - Keith Moon (The Who)
33. Eternity's Breath Part I & II - Narrada Michael Walden (Mahavishnu Orch)
34. Manic Depression - Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix)
35. Aenima - Danny Carey (Tool)
36. Tripping Billies - Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)
37. Late In The Evening - Steve Gadd (Paul Simon)
38. Ice Cakes - Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs)
39. Baby Don't You Do It - Keith Moon (The Who)
40. No Excuses - Sean Kinney (Alice in Chains)
41. My Generation - Keith Moon (The Who)
42. YYZ - Neil Peart (Rush)
43. War Ensemble - Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
44. Who Are You - Keith Moon (The Who)
45. Karn Evil 9 - Carl Palmer (ELP)
46. The Grudge - Danny Carey (Tool)
47. In A Gadda Da Vida - Ron Bushy (Iron Butterfly)
48. People=Shit - Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
49. Happy Jack - Keith Moon (The Who)
50. Symptom of the Universe - Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
Max Weinberg
51. Vital Transformation - Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
52. Rock And Roll - John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
53. Fireball - Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
54. Painkiller - Scott Travis (Judas Priest)
55. Burn - Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
56. Sgt Baker - Tim Alexander (Primus)
57. Metropolis - Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
58. South Side of the Sky - Bill Bruford (Yes)
59. Message In A Bottle - Stewart Copeland (The Police)
60. 6:00 - Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
61. Soul Sacrifice - Mike Shrieve (Santana)
62. You Could Be Mine - Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses)
63. Rain - Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
64. How Many More Times - John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
65. Frizzle Fry - Tim Alexander (Primus)
66. Forty Six & Two - Danny Carey (Tool)
67. Supernaut - Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
68. One Of These Days - Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
69. Eleven - Tim Alexander (Primus)
70. The Ox - Keith Moon (The Who)
71. Silent Scream - Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
72. Lateralis - Danny Carey (Tool)
73. The Noonward Race - Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
74. Elephant Talk - Bill Bruford (King Crimson)
75. Seven Days - Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting)
Neil Peart (Rush)
76. 2112 - Neil Peart (Rush)
77. Achilles Last Stand - John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
78. Tom Sawyer - Neil Peart (Rush)
79. Apostrophe - Jim Gordon (Frank Zappa)
80. Spoonman - Matt Cameron (Soundgarden)
81. Angel Of Death - Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
82. Great King Rat - Roger Taylor (Queen)
83. White Room - Ginger Baker (Cream)
84. A Change Of Seasons - Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
85. The Noose - Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle)
86. When the Levee Breaks - John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
87. Candy's Room - Max Weinberg (Springsteen)
88. Walking On The Moon - Stewart Copeland (The Police)
89. Pretty Noose - Matt Cameron (Soundgarden)
90. Bad Reputation - Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy)
91. Regatta De Blanc - Stewart Copeland (The Police)
92. War Pigs - Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
93. Acid Rain - Mike Portnoy (Liquid Tension Experiment)
94. The Wizard - Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
95. Bargain - Keith Moon (The Who)
96. Raining Blood - Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
97. In My Time Of Dying - John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
98. Dyers Eve - Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
99. Where Eagles Dare - Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
100. Over The Electric Grapevine - Tim Alexander (Primus)

The above list is with courtesy of Digital Dream Door Site
They are not compiled by myself. They have a page for your comments
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DRUMMING FACTS & FEATS

Loudest Drummer

A peak reading of 109.1 decibels was recorded during a show by the French one-man show The Jerome Experience (aka drummer Jéróme Dehèdin) at the Celtic Warriors 10th Birthday Bash at Woodgreen Animal Shelter, Cambridgeshire, UK on April 12, 2003.
A peak-level sound meter was used to record Dehèdin's drumming, which peaked at a volume equivalent to a propeller plane taking off and louder than a pneumatic drill from 3 m (10 ft) away!!

Largest Dhol Drum Ensemble
A total of 314 dhol players from the UK performed for 8 min 40 sec at Oldbury, West Midlands, UK on July 3, 1999, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Sikh faith.

Drumming Marathon
The longest drumming marathon by an individual lasted for 84 hours and was achieved by Arulanantham Suresh Joachim (Australia), from February 1-4, 2004 at the Magic Factory, Zurich, Switzerland.


Longest Team Drumming Marathon
A team of 14 drummers completed a drumming marathon of 52 hr 15 min at the Nexus Music Academy, Coventry, West Midlands, UK from May 17-19, 2005.
Quote - "We students at Nexus Trust were taught by Simon Alexander who is now Head of the Drum department. He pushed us to achieve this World Record (along with the Director of the college Dave Silber, staff members and supporters- friends and family). 14 of us broke this record and most of us could have kept going. Five of the record breakers were girls." - Victoria Foster
(team member/record holder)

Most Drumbeats In A Minute
The most single-stroke drumbeats played in one minute is 1,026, achieved by Johnny Rabb of the USA, on April 28, 2000, at the Nashville Music Institute, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Largest Japanese Drum Ensemble

On August 9, 1998, at Irie stadium, Muroran City, Hokkaido, Japan, 1,850 musicians gathered to play Yamabiko on 1,845 Japanese drums for 25 minutes.

Largest Autographed Drumstick Collection
Peter Lavinger of New York, USA, has collected over 1,300 famous drummers' sticks since 1980. He was faced with a peculiar problem after he had picked up his 100th starry stick. He had no proof of their amazing origin. "People would say 'Yeah, sure it was'," he remembers. It led to the mammoth task of tracking down drummers and persuading them to sign their own sticks from 13 years ago! The length of a drumstick ranges from 4.15 cm (16.3 in) to 38.5 cm (15.1 in), and weighs between 40 g (1.4 oz) and 70 g (2.5 oz). The top of a drumstick is called the tip, which narrows down to form the stick's neck.
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