In the new June edition of Classic Rock there is a list of "the 50 greatest drummers in rock".
These were chosen by experts! - The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, Drumtech in London, Metal Hammer, Total Guitar, Rhythm, Classic Rock, some drum techs, and a host of drummers (including Chili Pepper Chad Smith - it says here).
They had to nominate their top 10 drummers. Matt Sorum was disqualified because it was his idea and he did a lot of the writing in the mag on various drummers.
Top Ten :
Not what I would have chosen, Grohl wouldn’t have made my top 20, and I think being dead helped Bonham & Moon - as it always does with any artist.
James, Roger Taylor made number 37.
This is what they said about Chad:
Defining moment : Higher Ground.
A modern drummer with a traditional attitude, Chad Smith is rarely noticed with the Chilis – he just gets on with the job in a quiet, unhurried manner that compliments the more flamboyant tendencies of his bandmates. Whether strutting thru funk, blazing across a rock groove or hitting the soul train, Smith takes it all in his stride. And his recent work on the Glenn Hughes album Soul Mover really proves the point that he is a world-class performer who deserves much more attention
Any comments Soulmover?