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    Are there any drummers that you think are underrated?
    Here is my list

    Bill Ward
    Vinny Appice
    Clive Burr
    Vinny Paul
    James "The Rev" Sullivan
    Chris Alder
    Steven Adler
    Rob Reiner
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      AC/DC rock music: Gaolbreak
    • Aug 6th 2017
     
    Again it depends on yor definition of "underrated". On your list I probably wouldn't consider Cozy or Bill Ward as underrated, they're acknowledged superstars.
    Vinny Appice is an interesting one. I'm no drummer but I've heard a wide range of opinions of him from great to being a joke. Not much swing to my ears and looks as stiff as an ironing board when he plays. I'd like to hear feedback from drummers on here about him.
    Maybe I would add Clive Burr to the list.
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    Posted By: GaolbreakAgain it depends on yor definition of "underrated". On your list I probably wouldn't consider Cozy or Bill Ward as underrated, they're acknowledged superstars.
    Vinny Appice is an interesting one. I'm no drummer but I've heard a wide range of opinions of him from great to being a joke. Not much swing to my ears and looks as stiff as an ironing board when he plays. I'd like to hear feedback from drummers on here about him.
    Maybe I would add Clive Burr to the list.

    I forgot about Clive Burr
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      AC/DC rock music: Thankass
    • Aug 7th 2017
     
    Phil Rudd
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    Gil Moore - Triumph
    Jerry Mercer - April Wine
    Alan Gratzer - REO Speedwagon
    Sib Hashian - Boston
    Steve Smith - Journey
    Chris Slade - AC/DC
    Matt Frenette - Loverboy
    Frank Beard - ZZ Top
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      AC/DC rock music: Thankass
    • Aug 7th 2017
     
    Joey Kramer
    Steven Adler

    Both got important swing for their bands.
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      AC/DC rock music: Thankass
    • Aug 7th 2017 edited
     
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    • AC/DC rock music: nimeta
    • Aug 7th 2017
     
    the late Scott Columbus. I think Manowar treated him badly, although one never knows what really happens behind the scenes with that band. Loved the early Manowar stuff.

    Ian Paice also...but would hardly call him under-rated.

    Agree also on Clive Burr. He became a somewhat forgotten part of the IM history, but played on 3 mega-albums. A very worthy mention (Nikko is bloody good too, but I think he is pretty well recognised)

    What would be more interesting is an "over-rated drummer" thread. Could start with Ringo and Lars.
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      AC/DC rock music: Rocco
    • Aug 7th 2017 edited
     
    Doug "Cosmo" Clifford
    Meg White
    Phil Rudd
    Patrick Keeler
    Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
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      AC/DC rock music: Jem
    • Aug 7th 2017
     
    RIG
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    Clifford Hoad
    Jerry Shirley
    Andy Parker
    Dallas "Digger" Royal
    Tony Currenti
    Cliff Davies
    Frank Noon
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      AC/DC rock music: acadacauk
    • Aug 7th 2017
     
    Angusrudd--ACDC fansnet house band
    • AC/DC rock music: 900
    • Aug 7th 2017
     
    Herman Rarebell was good in The Scorpions.

    Interesting fact: his real name is Herman Cowbell but he changed it as they thought it would be too comical for a drummer.
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      AC/DC rock music: Thankass
    • Aug 7th 2017
     
    Posted By: 900Herman Rarebell was good in The Scorpions.

    Interesting fact: his real name is Herman Cowbell but he changed it as they thought it would be too comical for a drummer.
    And Rarebell isn't?...... hahahahahahaha. Maybe because in Dutch this is very funny.
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      AC/DC rock music: Rocco
    • Aug 7th 2017
     
    Posted By: 900Herman Rarebell was good in The Scorpions.

    Interesting fact: his real name is Herman Cowbell but he changed it as they thought it would be too comical for a drummer.


    LOL. Did you know that Klaus Meine's real name is actually Minstrel? He changed it for the same reason.
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    Alex Van Halen
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    Tico Torres
    Kelly Keagy
    Michael Cartellone
    Rikki Rockett
    Fred Coury
    Roxy Petrucci
    Randy Castillo
    Eric Carr
    Greg Bissonette
    Anton Fig
    Max Weinberg
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    Simon Kirke.

    Very simple, but an excellent solid drummer, much like good 'ol Rudd.
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      AC/DC rock music: Elvir79
    • Aug 7th 2017
     
    Chris Slade.

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    Mikkey Dee
    • AC/DC rock music: 900
    • Aug 7th 2017
     
    Posted By: ThankassAnd Rarebell isn't?...... hahahahahahaha. Maybe because in Dutch this is very funny.


    Let me guess, 'cut' bell-end? :-D

    Posted By: RoccoLOL. Did you know that Klaus Meine's real name is actually Minstrel? He changed it for the same reason.


    BoL

    Posted By: carolinareaperAlex Van Halen


    Awesome drummer. Such an interesting feel to everything he does, totally suits the inventive nature of Ed's guitar riffs.
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      AC/DC rock music: Thankass
    • Aug 7th 2017
     
    I remember Herman Rarebell (in Dutch weirdbell) having a solo song as Herman Ze German haha. Playing somewhere on the beach or so. I then assumed he was a big star in those days, not really knowing him.
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    RIG
    Gary Harry James
    Troy Lucketta
    Charlie Watts
    Corky Laing
    Nick Menza (RIP)
    • AC/DC rock music: shocker
    • Aug 8th 2017
     


    Terry Bozzio must be just the oposite drummer of Phil Rudd. Less is best for Phil but more is better for this guy.


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    I'm going to name two ladies: Meg White and Sarah Jones.
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      AC/DC rock music: CliffFIN
    • Aug 8th 2017
     
    Eric Carr
    AJ Pero - he was so so so great maybe THE most underrated
    Richie Ramone
    Twist Twist Erkinharju
    Steven Popcorn Adler
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      AC/DC rock music: edu
    • Aug 8th 2017
     
    Chris Sharrock
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      AC/DC rock music: Gaolbreak
    • Aug 8th 2017
     
    Simon Wright
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      AC/DC rock music: CliffFIN
    • Aug 8th 2017 edited
     
    Posted By: GaolbreakSimon Wright


    Somebody had to say it.

    But back to AJ Pero, he was the man. Left way to early, love his playing - the only true instrumental talent on Twisted Sister (of well Mendoza is a good bassist)





    And I do think that Richie Ramone was the best Ramones drummer, tech wise, but Marky Ramone is far better than most think as well:

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    Posted By: GaolbreakSimon Wright


    Haha Beat me to it!
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      AC/DC rock music: Gaolbreak
    • Aug 9th 2017
     
    Posted By: mutt_langes_perm
    Posted By: GaolbreakSimon Wright


    Haha Beat me to it!


    I knew that bait would hook the elusive mlp fish :)
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    Freddy Steady.
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      AC/DC rock music: JW147
    • Aug 10th 2017
     
    Howard Lee Grimes (Hi records rhythm section)
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      AC/DC rock music: CliffFIN
    • Aug 10th 2017
     
    Peter James Bond
    • AC/DC rock music: rnrd
    • Aug 11th 2017
     
    I agree on Meg White. Very nice thump and swing.
    Steve Gorman - black crowes
    Ringo star
    Steve Johnson - alabama shakes
    Steve Jordan
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    I would agree on AJ Pero and Frank Beard. Both have a distinctive sound that doesn't get much credit. Of course, this is in this genre of music. There are a bunch of other drummers out there in other genres who don't get the credit they deserve.
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    Frank Beard is awesome.
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    Ginger Baker, who had a massive impact on Frank Beard by the way.
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      AC/DC rock music: Thankass
    • Aug 12th 2017
     
    John Coghlan
    • AC/DC rock music: 900
    • Aug 12th 2017
     
    Posted By: Badlands66Ginger Baker


    Good one.

    Also Mitch Mitchell, who had a fantastic energy which seemed to punctuate and accentuate Hendrix' songs, without getting in the way of anything.