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The Best Drum Solos Of All Time

The drum is an instrument associated with the finest in rock and with the most glamorous of musicians. The drum solo has been the hallmark of rock and roll music. From the earliest days onwards, drum solos have been used to allow the rhythm section of the band to work out some their excess energy while the rest of the band rests and waits for the main part of the concert to start off again.

Some of these drum solos, meant to be just interludes, have become legendary pieces of music in themselves. One of these most memorable drum solos is the composition Moby Dick by led Zeppelin. Played by the star guitarist John Bonham, this composition is by far, considered to be the best drum composition of all time. Legend has it that Bonham composed the entire song only so that he could demonstrate his ability to play the guitar. True to his ambition, the song is all about Bonham and his guitar. Another great drum solo by the master John Bonham is the piece Heartbreaker. While not as unique and as path breaking a composition as Moby Dick, Heartbreaker is marked by the same genius as Moby Dick itself.

Other famous drum solos

While Moby Dick is a legendary drum solo, no doubt, it is by no means the only one. The composition In-A-Gadda-Va-Gida by Iron Butterfly is perhaps the very piece that the band iron Butterfly and the drummer Ron Bushy is known by. However, to enjoy the song to the fullest, it is imperative that every music lover and drum enthusiast play the longer version of the song.

Other famous drum solos come to mind. One is Wipeout by The Ventures. Unfortunately, this song has come to be known chiefly for its melody and its guitaring, even though the truth is that the drumming made the composition what is was.

The drum solo that made and marked Keith Moon as one of the greatest drum players of all time is the piece My Generation. Moon belonged to the well known band, The Who. The song My Generation is definitely one of the best The Who songs of all time and set aside Keith Moon as one of the finest drummers and a force to reckon with.

Drum Solos

The list of great drum solos carries on with pieces such as Hot for Teacher by Alex van Halen and Rush by Neil Part. All of these drum solos are great and fantastic pieces of composition and are all unique in their own ways. For the music lover to enjoy these pieces of music, it is best that they make a collection of these famous tracks and listen to them, pondering over the composition and the skill of the drummers. Needless to say, these drum solos are likely to be particularly enjoyed by drummers who are aspiring to be great and are looking for their role models. So if you love the drum, get hold of some of these drum solos and enjoy the beat!


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