I became a professional drummer because of Genesis – especially Phil Collins and Chester Thompson had a huge impact on me and my drumming. I love longer songs like “Driving The Last Spike“
and, “Firth of Fifth” which represents their drumming best.
2nd. Band/Nirvana/Smells Like Teen Spirit
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” is not just their most popular song, but it’s a challenge for most drummers who would like to learn the groove. I like its complexity and the aggressive way it’s been played by Dave Grohl.
3rd. Band/Porcupine Tree/Anesthetize
I love Gavin Harrison who is the drummer of Porcupine Tree. The song “Anesthetize“ is a legendary song of that band – complex but still beautiful and a great listen!
4th. Band/Pink Floyd/Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd is another band I adore. “Wish You Were Here” is one of my personal favorites of this band because of it’s simplicity and its slow groove.
5th. Band/Rammstein/Du Hast
Rammstein polarizes. Some hate them and others love them. I really like them because they are absolutely unique and “Du Hast” is one of my favorite rock songs ever. It’s a mixture of aggressive rock and a bit of disco.
ACDC are the masters of rock. Although their songs are pretty simple to play, it’s hard to find that ‘rock’ attitude necessary to play the songs. I love “Thunderstruck“ because of its guitar licks.
7th. Band/Rage Against the Machine/Killing in The Name of
“Killing in The Name of“ is another great rock song that I love listening to and playing drums. It’s outstanding & unique in the way the musicians play their instruments and how they use dynamics to shape the song.
8th. Band/Led Zeppelin/Stairway to Heaven
“Stairway to Heaven“ is not just a rock song that made history. It’s one of the most popular guitar licks ever written. I personally like how the song is built up from a quiet slow beginning to a fulminant ending.
9th. Band/Guns & Roses/November Rain
This song is a bit cheesy due to the 90s when it was written and the music video was produced. Still “November Rain“ is another great rock song that I like because of its musical variety using common rock song instruments and a whole orchestra.
10th. Band/Metallica/Nothing Else Matters
This was the first Metallica song I noticed when I was a teenager due to its popularity. I studied it and played along with Lars Ulrich’s drumming which is powerful and versatile at the same time.
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