Smokin drummers

by Kekkisguitars | created - 10 Sep 2011 | updated - 18 Sep 2011 | Public

The order is not important

1. Gene Krupa

Soundtrack | Avengers: Age of Ultron

Gene married Ethel McGuire in 1934. She was the switchboard operator at the Dixie Hotel where Gene was living while he was working in the pit band of "Girl Crazy." They were divorced in 1942 and remarried in 1946. Ethel died in 1955. Gene then married Patty Bowler in 1959 and they adopted two ...

2. Buddy Rich

Soundtrack | Whiplash

Buddy Rich was born on September 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Bernard Rich. He was married to Marie Allison. He died on April 2, 1987 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

4. Neil Peart

Soundtrack | Small Soldiers

Neil Peart is one of the most universally respected rock drummers, and is best known for his nearly superhuman, pyrotechnic drum playing, and for providing intellectual lyrics for his band's songs. Neil has served as both drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush since 1974, joining bassist/...

5. Cozy Powell

Soundtrack | Hot Fuzz

Cozy Powell was born on December 29, 1947 in Cirencester, England as Colin Powell. He was an actor, known for Hot Fuzz (2007), MacGruber (2010) and Black Sabbath: Headless Cross (1989). He died on April 5, 1998 in Bristol, England.

6. Dave Weckl

Writer | Dave Weckl: Back to Basics

Dave Weckl is a writer and producer, known for Dave Weckl: Back to Basics (2003), Na plovárne (1999) and The Art of Drumming (2018).

7. John Bonham

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

John Bonham is still regularly voted in polls as the greatest and most influential rock drummer of all time, an opinion which has also been expressed by the likes of Roger Taylor of Queen, Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

He started playing drums at the age of five ...

8. Keith Moon

Actor | Tommy

Keith John Moon was born to working class parents in Wembley, London, England, on the 23rd August, 1946. At the age of 12, he had joined the Sea Cadet Corp and was given his first musical instrument, the bugle. He left school by 15 and was in his first band, The Beachcombers; this was around the ...

9. Ian Paice

Soundtrack | Twister

Ian Paice was born on June 29, 1948 in Nottingham, England as Ian Anderson Paice. He is married to Jacky. They have three children.

10. Mike Portnoy

Music_department | Dengue Alien

Mike Portnoy is an American drummer, songwriter and producer, born on April 20, 1967 in Long Island, New York, USA. In 1985 he founded the progressive metal band Dream Theater together with guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung while they attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston. ...

11. Lenny White

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Lenny White was born on December 19, 1949 in New York, USA.

12. Gregg Bissonette

Music_department | Payback

Gregg Bissonette was born on June 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Payback (1999), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Best in Show (2000).

13. Rod Morgenstein

Actor | The Grindhouse Radio

Rod Morgenstein is an actor and composer, known for The Grindhouse Radio (2015), Winger: Down Incognito (1993) and Winger: Madalaine (1988).

14. Steve Gadd

Music_department | Hors-la-loi

Steve Gadd was born on September 4, 1945 in Rochester, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Outlaws (1985), The Last Mimzy (2007) and Cándida (2006).

16. Phil Collins

Soundtrack | Tarzan

Phil Collins was born in Chiswick, London, England, to Winifred (Strange), a theatrical agent, Greville Philip Austin Collins, an insurance agent. He spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. He played the "Artful Dodger" in the West End production of "Oliver!" ...

17. Chuck Burgi

Actor | Kevin Can Wait

Chuck Burgi was born as Charles Arnold Burgi III.

19. Carmine Appice

Soundtrack | No Way Out

Carmine Appice was born on December 15, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

20. Anton Fig

Actor | Man on the Moon

Anton Fig was born on August 8, 1952 in Capetown, South Africa. He is known for his work on Man on the Moon (1999), Perfect (1985) and Beethoven's 2nd (1993). He has been married to Laura Sametz since November 14, 1999.

22. Jeff Porcaro

Music_department | Dune

Jeff Porcaro was born on April 1, 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro. He is known for his work on Dune (1984), The Color Purple (1985) and Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982). He was married to Susan Norris. He died on August 5, 1992 in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Bill Bruford

Soundtrack | Apollo 18

Bill Bruford was born on May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England as William Scott Bruford. He has been married to Carolyn since March 2, 1973. They have three children.

24. Dave Lombardo

Soundtrack | Punisher: War Zone

Dave Lombardo was born on February 16, 1965 in Havana, Cuba. He is an actor, known for Punisher: War Zone (2008), Dawn of the Dead (2004) and Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015).

25. Stewart Copeland

Composer | Rumble Fish

Stewart Copeland was born on July 16, 1952 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA as Stewart Armstrong Copeland. He is known for his work on Rumble Fish (1983), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999). He has been married to Fiona Dent since 1993. They have ...

26. Terry Bozzio

Soundtrack | Take Me Home Tonight

Virtuoso drummer Terry John Bozzio was born on December 27, 1950 to Italian-American parents in San Francisco, California. Terry started playing the drums on makeshift sets at age six. Inspired by the Beatles' famous appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," Bozzio begged his father for drum lessons at...

27. Ansley Dunbar

Actress | Four Drops of Poison

Ansley Dunbar is an actress, known for Four Drops of Poison (2013), Naklin (2014) and For Love of Zombies (2011).

30. Terry Bozzio

Soundtrack | Take Me Home Tonight

Virtuoso drummer Terry John Bozzio was born on December 27, 1950 to Italian-American parents in San Francisco, California. Terry started playing the drums on makeshift sets at age six. Inspired by the Beatles' famous appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," Bozzio begged his father for drum lessons at...



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