- Feb 16, 2019
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Really? I can name a ton that don't and only a few that do. John Bonham comes immediately to mind as someone that did use rim shots on every backbeat. To be clear, the rim shot on every backbeat is what gets my jimmy's rustled; not drummers that play loudly.I can't think of many modern rock drummers who don't hit a rim shot with every backbeat.
Here's some rock drummers off the top of my head that don't hit a rim shot with every backbeat - regardless of style or era:
Charlie Watts, Jeff Pocaro, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Thomas Hakke, Meg White, Tommy Lee, Janet Weiss, Glen Kotche, Steve Ferrone, Steve Jordan, Neil Peart, Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland, Danny Carey, Steve Gadd, Matt Cameron, Max Weinberg, Nick Mason, Lars Ulrich (let's leave St. Anger out of this but if you want I'll give you that one), Jimmy Chamberlin (who makes great use of rim shots when needed but not all the time), Brendan Canty, D.H Peligro, Travis Barker, all the Black Flag drummers, all the Guns and Roses drummers, Tre Cool, the dude from Bon Jovi (I'm not looking that up), all of the drummers in Primus, Keith Moon, the dude from the Black Keys, Mitch Mitchell, Buddy Miles, Jon Wurster...
Regardless of era and genre I could go on and on and on listing drummers who don't hit a rim shot with every backbeat.
I don't think that most rock drummers do this - regardless of era. Maybe it is just what I listen to but I can only think of a few that do. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯