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Besides Neil Peart and John Bonham, who would be next in line for the best drummer ever?

Written by on 9 May 2022

By Antonello Frau:-

Quora, may you burn in hell for having me look into this question.

Why? Because I cannot believe nobody has mentioned this giant yet:

Stewart Copeland[1] as a drummer is simply astonishing – not to mention the fact that he is a hell of an amiable guy (this is another story, though).

I mean, he is an essential part of that distinctive Police sound because of

  • his sound, so unique and sharply distinct from other drummers;
  • his frantic yet rock steady playing, immediately recognisable in a number of ways;
  • his hi-hat embellishments that make songs like, say, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic or Walking On The Moon, instantaneously identifiable;
  • his innovations (e.g. octobans).[2]

What is it, then, that makes Stewart Copeland an amazing drummer? I would say all of the above, evidently. Plus, in my opinion, answering quests like “the best drummer ever” is a waste of time.

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