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Top 30 Richest Drummers

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1. Ringo Starr (The Beatles, $300 million)
2. Phil Collins (Solo/Genesis, $250 million)
3. Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters, $225 million)
4. Don Henley (The Eagles, $200 million)
5. Lars Ulrich (Metallica, $175 million)
6. Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones, $160 million)
7. Larry Mullen Jr. (U2, $150 million)
8. Roger Taylor (Queen, $105 million)
9. Joey Kramer (Aerosmith, $100 million)
10. Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, $90 million)
11. Travis Barker (blink-182, $85 million)
12. Stewart Copeland (The Police, $80 million)
13. Alex Van Halen (Van Halen, $75 million)
14. Nick Mason (Pink Floyd, $75 million)
15. Tommy Lee (Motley Crue, $70 million)
16. Bill Ward (Black Sabbath, $65 million)
17. Jon Fishman (Phish, $60 million)
18. Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band, $55 million)
19. Rick Allen (Def Leppard, $50 million)
20. Tre Cool (Green Day, $45 million)
21. Danny Carey (Tool, $40 million)
22. Tico Torres (Bon Jovi, $40 million)
23. Max Weinberg (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band/"Conan O'Brien," $35 million)
24. Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead, $30 million)
25. Bill Kreutzmann (The Grateful Dead, $25 million)
26. Neil Peart (Rush, $22 million)
27. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters, $20 million)
28. ?uestlove (The Roots, $16 million)
29. Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses, $15 million)
30. Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac, $8.5 million)

I don't understand how some of these guys are richer than Mick?

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Wow, can't believe ?uestlove is that low... Probably the most unique/talented of all those on that list. That being said, I'm not sure about everyone on that list, but Dave Grohl and Phil Collins should be considered multi-instrumentalists shouldn't they?

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Well then you wouldn't have to work. You could just bang on the drum all day.
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I'm sure you are making good money playing the skin flute
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money for nothin'. chicks for free.

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Lemme tell ya, them guys ain't dumb.

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warms my heart that danny carey is up there.

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well nick mason made out okay. i guess it helps to be a member of a band as enduringly popular as pink floyd.

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I'd like to punch Max Weinberg in the face

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Dave Grohl didn't really make his money from drumming. Just saying.

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[quote name='Proudiddy' timestamp='1357161773' post='2073503']
Wow, can't believe ?uestlove is that low... Probably the most unique/talented of all those on that list. That being said, I'm not sure about everyone on that list, but Dave Grohl and Phil Collins should be considered multi-instrumentalists shouldn't they?
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Wait wait wait...dd you really just say that? Did you really just say that Questlove is more unique/talented than most of those drummers on that list???

You're the guy that doesnt play music, huh?
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[quote name='Bwood' timestamp='1357222226' post='2074595']
Wait wait wait...dd you really just say that? Did you really just say that Questlove is more unique/talented than most of those drummers on that list???

You're the guy that doesnt play music, huh?
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What he said...

"talented" is subjective though, and depends on what you define as talented. Great solos? Awesome in the pocket? Groove player, flashy etc etc etc....

For my money (and yes I'm a lil biased) Danny Carey can't be beat. The stuff he does with time signatures is insane.

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Low blow BWood. Low blow.

Just because I don't currently play music doesn't mean I can't appreciate it or recognize unique ability. I've watched and listened to pretty much all of these guys and the only ones that stand out to me from the rest, whether it be style or actual technique is ?uestlove and maybe Stewart Copeland (who is also underrated on this list IMO).

Tell me again, how many record sales do you have?

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Danny Carey is by far the baddest, but ?uestlove damn sure aint no slouch....

He aint gonna be on the 'richest' list, but Chad Sexton from 311 is fuggin awesome. I am a bit biased too, I cant stand most of what they have put out since Grassroots....

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I think part of the problem may be that some people may think of ?uestlove for being on Jimmy Fallon, whereas I think of him from this song - 3 minutes 15 seconds on...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIcJwRqnxkw

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[quote name='Proudiddy' timestamp='1357224812' post='2074633']
Low blow BWood. Low blow.

Just because I don't currently play music doesn't mean I can't appreciate it or recognize unique ability. I've watched and listened to pretty much all of these guys and the only ones that stand out to me from the rest, whether it be style or actual technique is ?uestlove and maybe Stewart Copeland (who is also underrated on this list IMO).

Tell me again, how many record sales do you have?
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I fugging love quest love but you're going to make me have to argue against him. He simply does not belog in the same sentence as most of these guys.

You are obviously more of a hip hop guy, that's why you dig quest over some of these hall of famers.

Not trying to make fun of you, that statement was just pretty ridiculous.

Oh and when I figure out how to balance my new job with recording times, I will make sure to send you a copy.

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[quote name='Bwood' timestamp='1357226279' post='2074663']
I fugging love quest love but you're going to make me have to argue against him. He simply does not belog in the same sentence as most of these guys.

You are obviously more of a hip hop guy, that's why you dig quest over some of these hall of famers.

Not trying to make fun of you, that statement was just pretty ridiculous.

Oh and when I figure out how to balance my new job with recording times, I will make sure to send you a copy.
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Just had to give you a jab in return.

But for some reason, I've always been really passionate about music, even though I can't play an instrument, lol. Hopefully that changes in the years to come.

But, regardless, I stand by my statement. I have also always prided myself on being diverse in my interests and music. Yes, I'm a hip-hop/rap guy, or at least was throughout most of my life, but my music collection has grown more and more balanced over the years due to the crap that the industry is currently pumping out. I also consider myself an artist in many respects (film, writing, illustrating, etc.), so I appreciate how others express their creativity or style in other mediums. ?uestlove always has stood out to me aside from his group performances.

I'm no expert on Tool or their music, but I know who they are and I'm familiar with them. That being said, I was never impressed with them. Not to insult your opinion or musical taste, we all have our own... I just never cared for them.
Either way, I think the list is a result of group popularity moreso than actual ranking of their abilities so your favorite is likely underrated on that list as well as many others. Again, JMO.

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Well the most overrated drummer of all time is on top of the list so that should instantly tell everyone something.

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[quote name='Proudiddy' timestamp='1357228681' post='2074766']


I'm no expert on Tool or their music, but I know who they are and I'm familiar with them. That being said, I was never impressed with them. Not to insult your opinion or musical taste, we all have our own... I just never cared for them.

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You're dead to me.

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For the record, Lars Ulrich is a twat.
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and more overrated than ringo starr.

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[quote name='Floppin' timestamp='1357232421' post='2074867']
For the record, Lars Ulrich is a twat.
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Lars is a Boss.

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[quote name='Proudiddy' timestamp='1357228681' post='2074766']

I'm no expert on Tool or their music, but I know who they are and I'm familiar with them. That being said, I was never impressed with them. Not to insult your opinion or musical taste, we all have our own... I just never cared for them.
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Dude.......... :-(

Tool and Deftones are two of my all time favorites.

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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R2F_hGwD26g

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[quote name='Bwood' timestamp='1357266453' post='2075761']
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R2F_hGwD26g
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F-kMVqLdf8&sns=em

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