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Taylor Hawkins

Taylor Hawkins (born Oliver Taylor Hawkins on February 17, 1972 at Harris Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas) is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters. Prior to joining the band in 1997, he was previously the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette on her Jagged Little Pill tour, as well as the drummer for a short-lived experimental band called Sylvia. He has also founded a band named Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, in which he plays drums and sings.

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Gavin Harrison

A psychologist of rhythm no less, born in Harrow, North London; Harrison's early influences stem from his father's jazz collection. Besides playing on records by Kevin Ayers, [Lisa Stansfield, and Iggy Pop, Harrison produced two books, Rhythmic Illusions and Rhythmic Perspectives, and replaced Chris Maitland in Porcupine Tree. Most recently he has joined King Crimson.

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Benny Greb

Benny Greb, born 13.06.80 in Augsburg (near Munich-Germany)
Autodidactic Drummer since the age of 6. Started taking trumpet and piano lessons and the same time. First drumlessons at the age of the 12. Involved in serveral Cover- and Jazz-Bands. After his musical studies he moved to Hamburg in 2001.
The following year perfomance at the World Drum Festival.
2003 Release of the Benny Greb-DVD titled "Vorschlag".

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Ronnie Vannucci Jr.

Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (born February 15, 1976) is the drummer of the American rock band The Killers. He also is known for crashing the hi-hats, 16th note beats, and a fluid and often experimental style. Vannucci cites influences such as jazz legend Papa Jo Jones, Mitch Mitchell, Keith Moon of The Who, and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. He also lists as influences The Cure, U2, Depeche Mode and more modern drummers including Charley Drayton, Steve Jordan, and Ahmir Thompson.

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Brian Blade

Brian Blade (born 1970 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American jazz drummer and composer. Brian made his first appearances as a sideman with pianist Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, and continued to work as a sideman with other musicians commonly known as "young lions." As a leader, he has released three albums - Fellowship, Perceptual, and most recently, Season of Changes, his Verve Music Group debut. Season of Changes has received rave reviews and continues to grow in popularity.

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Paul Thomson

Paul Robert Thomson was born on September 15, 1976 in Glasgow, Scotland, making him the only fully Scottish member of Franz Ferdinand, the band he plays drums for. When Paul originally joined Franz in 2001, he played guitar. He switced over to drums, on one condition: that he wouldn't be blocked by the toms on his drumset. Paul teams up with his wife, Esther, to DJ as Polyester (Paul + Esther). Recently, Paul and his wife had a baby boy, named Georgie. Paul also has a record label, NEW!, which only releases material on 7" vinyl records.

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Jason Bittner

Jason Bittner, drummer for Shadows Fall, started taking formal drum lessons at the age of ten years old, however he had been banging on pots, pans, and garbage cans since he was about five. A native of Albany, NY, he continued to take lessons and perform in his middle school and high school jazz and orchestra ensembles before heading off to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1988. After studying theory, arranging, and Latin and jazz drumming styles, he left Berklee to pursue his musical career outside the educational environment.

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Ian Paice

IAN PAICE! Ian Anderson Paice (born June 29, 1948; Nottingham, England) made his name as drummer with seminal heavy rock band Deep Purple. As of Jon Lord's departure in 2002, he is the only founding member of the band still performing with the group. Heavily influenced by Buddy Rich, Ian is one of the few hard rock drummers who uses swing and jazz inflections in his powerhouse style. He is also left-handed, being one of the few who play on a totally left-handed drum setup (another example is Phil Collins).

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