Rock Drummers who actually used Rolls

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Ok, I know Simon Kirke has used one a couple of times - right now I can only come up with this one at around 1:19..It's short so maybe some will say it's not a true press roll, but cool nonetheless IMO:

Andy Newmark sneaks a little one in here at around 2:00...again if you call this a press roll:

Also, I can't remember the Springsteen song, it was a hit, but it was before Max...the fill starts as a press roll, sort of, but the guy kind of loses it by end....man, I used to able to remember this stuff!
Vinny maddog lopez?
Newmark plays with such finess
 

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We're talking schooled hands . OK /

Matt Sorum

Tommy Aldridge

Chris Slade

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Some more examples from this old thread.
(link for brevity - I don't mean "use the search". Heck, it took me six or eight tries to find it and I knew more or less what I was looking for.)

 

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Bobby Chouinard comes to mind
Alex Van Halen... nice brush work on Big Bad Bill also
 
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I remember Ringo saying that he actually could not do a proper “press” role as he called it. I don’t think I ever heard him use one in the Beatles catalogue or Charlie Watts for that matter. Bonham could do it. I think it really adds another dimension to throw them in rock tunes when appropriate.
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Ringo plays some beautiful, clean, rolls in Nowhere Man, You Won't See Me, Ticket To Ride to name a few. Charlie doesn't play many rolls in Stones songs, but he has great hand technique. I've heard him play clean, even, rolls during sound check when he's messing around.

Edit: I forgot Charlie's masterful playing in 19th Nervous Breakdown. There's also an old Stones song called "Ride On, Baby" where Charlie plays a nice roll on his floor tom during the intro. But he'd be the first to tell you that if it's not necessary for the song, why do it?
 
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Bill ward
Dave Grohl
Taylor Hawkins
Danny Carey
Travis Barker
Tre Cool

I'm going from memory on some of these but I believe at one point that they all did rolls on songs.
 

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Roger Taylor from Queen is using a lot of rolls with Great effect. Occuring especially on the earlier Records up to a Day at the races.
 

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Also, I can't remember the Springsteen song, it was a hit, but it was before Max...the fill starts as a press roll, sort of, but the guy kind of loses it by end....man, I used to able to remember this stuff!
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Definitely Mitch Mitchell, all of Zappas drummers... It might depend on how we define “rolls”. Double stroke, buzz (multiple bounce, orchestral, press), Single stroke? I think it’s generally accepted, although not entirely accurate, that jazz drummers use more double strokes than rock drummers.
 

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