Who’s your favorite drummer?

Rolling Stone magazine recently asked its readers to pick the best drummers of all time. The top ten goes something like this:

1. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
2. Keith Moon (The Who)
3. Neal Peart (Rush)
4. Dave Grohl (Nirvana)
5. Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
6. Buddy Rich (Tommy Dorsey, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong)
7. Stewart Copeland (The Police)
8. ?uestlove (The Roots)
9. Ginger Baker (Cream)
10. Michael Shrieve (Santana, Sammy Hagar, Todd Rundgren)

So who is your favorite drummer? Wrong. It’s Tony Thompson. Here is Tony doing what he does best: hammering out some thick-as-a-house beats in reverence of the song:

It’s more important for him to be the solid backbone of the track than to showboat. But when it is called for, he rips out some sick-ass fills as well. Just listen to this guy.

This concludes our episode of “Who’s your favorite drummer?”.

Song Credits:
Le Freak, by Chic [1979 Atlantic Records]
Good Times, by Chic [1979 Atlantic Records]
Let’s Dance, by David Bowie [1983, EMI America]
Material Girl, by Madonna [1984 Sire / Warner Bros.]
Addicted to Love, by Robert Palmer [1986 Island Records]
Modern Love, by David Bowie [1983, EMI America]
Bang A Gong. by Power Station [1985, Parlophone]
Some Like it Hot, by Power Station [1985, Parlophone]

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