Mike Portnoy and the Mirage Monster

buddy rich, age 6 // 1923

An aerial view of Rush drummer Neil Peart's set.

the King of Drummers | Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl

Buddy Rich

Mike Portnoy "Purple Monster Kit"

Mike Portnoy is best known for being the drummer for Dream Theater and also Avenged Sevenfold.

Neil Peart

Steampunk drum set used by Neil Peart on the Time Machine tour for Rush. A few pics and a video, but near the top, if you click the Mike Portnoy link, there are many many more pictures with much better quality and close-ups. The attention to detail is amazing.

http://custard-pie.com/ john bonham (Led Zeppelin)... John Bonham was an innovator and a pioneer of modern Rock drumming

drum set

Drummer

Neil Peart of Rush - just the mention of Rush zaps me back to being 14 and dateless, like most Rush fans at one point. He ranks up there with the best of all time, in spite of playing rock music, which for drummers is child's play compared to jazz.

Ginger Baker—Baker was one-third of ‘60s powerhouse Cream. Possessed of a bombastic, explosive style, Baker’s playing was often overshadowed by guitarist Eric Clapton and bassist Jack Bruce’s equally explosive battles of ego.

Mike Portnoy & Tama Starclassic Bubinga

John Bonham of Led Zeppelin

Mr. Neil Peart

Peter Criss by Len DeLessio

Queen

Ludwig Double Bass

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