So a few weeks ago, Delsyd and I struck up an IM conversation about rock drummers. I mentioned that Joey Jordison of Slipknot was voted best drummer alive by some drummer magazine or something, but that I’ve always been partial to Dave Grohl. Probably because my senior year in high school, I listened to almost nothing but Nirvana, but he’s still a fucking good drummer.
Delsyd mentioned Terry Bozzio (above), who drummed for Frank Zappa, and I can dig that. I personally like Grohl’s “beat the holy fuck out of the drums like a redheaded rented donkey stepchild” approach, but Bozio is also the man. Also, I saw Sound Tribe Sector 9 live years ago and Zach Velmer blew my fucking mind. Who gets your vote for your favorite or the best rock drummer ever?