What makes a drummer famous? Is it his looks? His lucky break? His dress? Or is it just his playing? Whichever way drummers become famous, many of us drummers have our opinions about them. What might seem “awesome” to me is just “okay” to you and vice versa. If you have a favorite drummer then we should hear about it! But before we do that lets talk about the famous drummers who made it to the top.
In the music world there are many types of genres. There is punk, rock, punk rock, progressive rock, funk, latin, jazz, country, independent and so on. What makes a drummer good is how he/she can contribute to that style of music. Do they make the beat slam? Do they add intensity to the music or are they boring? Do they lack style or have too much of it? The drummers that I am going to list, are awesome to me. Like I said, this is up to each drummers opinion but here is mine.
For punk rock it’s Travis Barker. He is the drummer for Blink 182. This man has amazing skills in contributing to his bands songs. He makes sure of the little notes not just his speed. He hits the bell of the ride cymbal at times that I wouldn’t even have thought up! He opens and hits his hi-hat at just the right odd time, and uses his toms around the drums to make the song even better. He puts a lot into the music but doesn’t over play which is important. His speed is right on and that is why he is my number one for pick for punk rock.