TOP 20 DRUM FILLS OF ALL TIME

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  • In This Video I Countdown My Top 20 Drum Fills of All-Time.
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  • Rick Beato
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    • Brian P
      Brian P 26 днів тому

      @Matt Peterson He also ignored all jazz, apart from one or two jazz-rock fusion picks. I like Rick butt his list should be called his favourite (not the best) mainstream rock drum fills.

    • Frank Sabatino
      Frank Sabatino Місяць тому +1

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    • TYPE xxi - WOLF
      TYPE xxi - WOLF 2 місяці тому +1

      years old even now getting better

    • Mos Melendez
      Mos Melendez 3 місяці тому +1

      another honorable mention should be Jimmy Chamberlin. You should check out his drum fill on the Airplane Flies High album with the song 'Tribute To Johnny'. His overall drumming is amazing.

    • Mitch 5
      Mitch 5 5 місяців тому +1

      @Butch Gifford I really thought I was the only one all these years that could never figure out what was so great about that song , and radio made it a thousand times more stupid by playing it more than The Police , The Do Do Do The Da Da Da !! ...Hey there's connection there !! of course I do love Stuart Copeland tho !! ✌️

  • ElijahRock92
    ElijahRock92 2 роки тому +6180

    Rick, I believe I speak for many when I say this: we DO appreciate all the hard work it takes to record your videos!

    • Santiago Delgado
      Santiago Delgado 20 днів тому

      ❤️

    • Chris Lascari
      Chris Lascari Місяць тому

      ​@Rick Beato thank you all nonetheless

    • Rick MacDonald
      Rick MacDonald 3 місяці тому

      Yes! And the level of production details (instruments, microphones, amps, etc.) to get the same sounds!

    • Jerry Teeple
      Jerry Teeple 3 місяці тому

      Rick, I get excited when I see you have a new vid release. Man, you do amazing work.

    • Richard Joseph
      Richard Joseph 3 місяці тому

      Hell yeah!

  • Daniel Henderson
    Daniel Henderson 9 місяців тому +253

    That Tom Sawyer fill is so damn good and so damn difficult. When I finally came out of it on beat I felt like a gymnast landing perfectly at the end of a routine. It was probably my 80th attempt.

    • Metrin Slerba
      Metrin Slerba 3 дні тому

      @Joe Decker Only easy thing about Rush is to listen to it.

    • Joe Decker
      Joe Decker 2 місяці тому +4

      Neil always said it was a hard song to play

    • Jaake
      Jaake 3 місяці тому +3

      I can't do the Tom Sawyer fill correctly and I've been playing for 20 years. I can't do the Tool fill either. I just play like a bastardized version of them that sounds similar.

    • Roger Fox
      Roger Fox 7 місяців тому +1

      Stick the landing

    • will promise
      will promise 8 місяців тому +9

      & it should be #1.

  • Lil' Ike
    Lil' Ike 3 місяці тому +4

    I think Achilles last stand by zeppelin deserves a spot. There are some wicked fills in particular around 2 minutes or so into the song there is an other worldly fill there.

    • gbvxtc
      gbvxtc 3 місяці тому +1

      Bonham's magnum opus!

  • Henrik H.S Husøy
    Henrik H.S Husøy 7 місяців тому +115

    One of my favorite drum fills is the one Dave Grohl plays right before No One Knows' chorus by Queens of the Stone Age

    • Matthew Fischer
      Matthew Fischer Місяць тому

      Everything Dave did on this album was better than anything he did in Nirvana.

    • Henrik H.S Husøy
      Henrik H.S Husøy Місяць тому

      @Seelenwinter 666 i love bands with great drumming. It always feels so good when that good drum fill hits 😙🤌

    • Seelenwinter 666
      Seelenwinter 666 Місяць тому

      there are so many good drum fills outside... alone tool have more than 20 or black sabbath, iron maiden and co... so it is nearly impossible to make a ranking for all the music on earth...^^

    • Lee X
      Lee X 2 місяці тому

      Yep was thinking of that song as well

    • Henrik H.S Husøy
      Henrik H.S Husøy 4 місяці тому +2

      @Ash Smith yes man! Song for the dead has also one of the best drum openings. Just WOW

  • Scoddi_G
    Scoddi_G 6 місяців тому +65

    There’s a fill in the outro of the Police’s Message in a bottle that gives me goosebumps every time i hear it and play it. Stewart Copeland is an insane drummer! 😱

    • Hank Rango
      Hank Rango Місяць тому +3

      how beato overlooked this song defies comprehension. copeland's fills throughout the whole song are great, but that final minute is wonderful. the almost banal chorusing of "sending out an sos" while copeland and summers colour it in day-glo is sublime.

    • Andrew Muir
      Andrew Muir 3 місяці тому +3

      I was surprised he didn't crack the top 20 here

  • Rhett Shull
    Rhett Shull 2 роки тому +1469

    I never realized how hard that part of stairway was to play.

    • Matthew Liebrich
      Matthew Liebrich 4 місяці тому

      Bonham was confident in his playing, and that was very important when the rest of the band deviated from his time signature as in Black Dog, Kashmir, and as demonstrated here in the intro to Stairway's guitar solo.

    • Doug Ireland
      Doug Ireland 9 місяців тому

      I love how he brings you in to play on stairway and then has you play rythym while he plays the solo lol! Like just put the rythym on a loop pedal ffs lol!

    • Jeremy Knight
      Jeremy Knight 10 місяців тому

      The timing of his kick with the tom-toms is wickedly tricky. Super tight and so hard to get right with the other instruments in the composition

    • Don Woodward
      Don Woodward Рік тому

      In listening to it again (in this video), I'd probably have to rank "Stairway" as the greatest guitar solo ever recorded. It has it all.

    • Shezza57
      Shezza57 Рік тому

      Nailed it Rhett. GJ ☺️

  • sid snot
    sid snot 29 днів тому +17

    My mate Dave did the best drum fill EVER when he fell down a flight of stairs carrying his snare drum and sticks. He’d just finished off a bottle of brandy and was getting ready to load up the boogie bus for a gig. The sound was phenomenal! The rest of the band congratulated him on such an astounding performance and asked for an encore (we were gonna film it) For some unknown reason he shouted at us to ‘just fu.k off!’ Still managed to play a great gig AND pull a fit bird afterwards! ROCK N ROLL FOREVER!

  • Justin Vavala
    Justin Vavala 7 місяців тому +36

    Jimmy Chamberlain has a good handful that I would think deserve a mention. His drumming on Siamese Dream in particular is fantastic.

    • J K
      J K 21 день тому

      Yes!

    • Adam Thomas
      Adam Thomas 4 місяці тому +2

      @Thomas Stevens - I just wrote about that song in a comment! That snare roll late in the song is 🔥🔥🔥

    • Thomas Stevens
      Thomas Stevens 4 місяці тому +2

      Yes! Geek U.S.A comes to mind.

  • Jared Chontos
    Jared Chontos 2 місяці тому +13

    Rick, I cannot BELIEVE how amazing your remakes sound compared to the originals. Absolutely fantastic. Also, Jack is an insane drummer!

  • aricy1
    aricy1 9 місяців тому +40

    I truly think that the Drum Break from "Don't you forget about me" by Mel Gaynor is a must have in any top 20 list. It starts in a very unorthodox part of the bar, has genius moves, and has dozens of "How to play" videos on UA-cam.

    • Marc Weissman
      Marc Weissman Місяць тому

      Agreed, especially since many of the choices on this list are more mini-solos than fills.

    • Tomas Howie
      Tomas Howie 3 місяці тому

      Yes. It’s one of the best, and one of the most fun to play.

    • Dynonine
      Dynonine 8 місяців тому +2

      Yes, awesome pick

    • Calum Phillips
      Calum Phillips 9 місяців тому +2

      Love that one

    • scott rankin
      scott rankin 9 місяців тому +3

      The first one I always think of.

  • Christopher Arella
    Christopher Arella 11 місяців тому +477

    Tool’s “Pneuma” has Danny’s best drum fills from start to finish. Hard to even narrow down one. The whole song is so good it’s bonkers.

    • Nathan Marune Rooney
      Nathan Marune Rooney 15 годин тому

      You said it pal 👊

    • MrGunwitch
      MrGunwitch Місяць тому

      To be fair, you could probably populate the entire top 20 with just Carey drum magic.

    • Stefan Danlag
      Stefan Danlag 4 місяці тому +3

      i spent 15mins of this video thinking that pneuma would be at #1

    • carp3tstain
      carp3tstain 5 місяців тому +1

      @Gabe Ray I saw them in Newark for the first time. Amazing!!

    • Dan Jones
      Dan Jones 5 місяців тому +3

      @Debatable I saw the thumbnail and thought, holy cow did Rick get Danny to do all the drum solos in his top 20? Would have been epic. Disappointed he go one mention.

  • Blade Man
    Blade Man 7 місяців тому +33

    Mitch Mitchell in Little Wing plays an exceptional role in making that song as smooth and delicate as it sounds. He added and took away exactly when it needed it.

  • Kym Valley Gardens Design
    Kym Valley Gardens Design 3 місяці тому +20

    Thank you for making "Phil Collins In The Air Tonight the greatest drum fill of all time", in the eighties fellow drummers scorned Phil for his drumming, but as I am sure you are aware he worked continuously playing drums for a hell of of a lot of artists not just for Genesis! He has to have been one of the most talented drummers there has ever been. By the way I know how long it takes to make a video I have tried. Thank you.

    • George Clarke
      George Clarke 22 дні тому

      Yeah nobody scorned his drumming in the 80’s, especially other artists. There was of course a backlash after the height of his popularity as a songwriter and omnipresent figure. But his drumming was never in question.

    • vennootje
      vennootje 27 днів тому +1

      It's a great fill, definitely, but I would never go so far as calling it the greatest. The immense gate sound effect makes it sound massive, for one. You take that away, it would sound a lot less impressive. But then again, it's all a matter of opinion.

    • nowoTone Productions
      nowoTone Productions 2 місяці тому

      I don’t think fellow drummers scorned him, it was more the general public. A lot of drummers who know about his abilities always pointed that out.

  • Coach Zeppo (Steve LeBlanc)
    Coach Zeppo (Steve LeBlanc) 5 місяців тому +13

    CCR “Who’ll Stop the Rain” has beautiful fills that, in my mind, really make the song move. And honestly had never really noticed them until recently. Understated but perfectly placed.

    • Mitch 5
      Mitch 5 5 місяців тому +2

      Coach I been diggin on that CCR for 50 years , and never really noticed how right you are about those fills...

  • Alexa Brightman
    Alexa Brightman 6 місяців тому +2

    I was getting realllllllly nervous that John Bonham and Neil Peart weren’t in this video. I let out a sigh of relief by the end. 😂

  • Wayne Rossi
    Wayne Rossi 2 роки тому +341

    The video works so well because just like “In the Air Tonight” you spend the whole time just waiting to hear that drum fill and when you hear it, it’s everything you had wanted.

    • MLGpachino MLGpachino
      MLGpachino MLGpachino 8 днів тому

      It is just tasteless, there is nothing very special about it just a pop drum fill with gated reverb. Collins has had much better moments.

    • MLGpachino MLGpachino
      MLGpachino MLGpachino 8 днів тому

      @Riff Raff I also share it. Can't have a good drum fill in a rather crappy song

    • Sydney Avery
      Sydney Avery Місяць тому

      @Wayne Rossi Exactly!

    • george474747
      george474747 3 місяці тому +1

      Although it is disappointing that you don't get the drum fill from Eastenders...

    • Shawn Mclaren
      Shawn Mclaren 6 місяців тому

      @Riff Raff Does that mean his opinion is invalid or? 🤔

  • Patrick Yurco
    Patrick Yurco 9 місяців тому +40

    Rick, I have to admit, i have never seen one of your videos before, but as a lifelong drummer (40+ yrs), the title caught my eye. Loved it! Not because of the fills that you chose, but because you and your fellow musicians played all of the music (not counting Vinny!). It was refreshing and impressive. Great job! I will definitely be checking out more of your videos. Oh, and your choice for #1 couldn't have been anything else. Cheers!

    • Patrick Yurco
      Patrick Yurco 2 місяці тому +1

      @Randy Best I guess we can agree to disagree, but I certainly respect your point of view. There are thousands of excellent drum fills that have been recorded by outstanding artists. This list is subjective by definition and "just for fun." I don't necessarily agree with all of THEIR rankings of the "top 20 drum fills." I can look up/listen to fills that I think are some of the best all on my own. To me, what makes this interesting is that they played the fills/music. Cheers!

    • Randy Best
      Randy Best 2 місяці тому +1

      That’s interesting because that’s the very reason why I didn’t enjoy this video. I think it’s silly that they are playing along with the songs. I’d rather just hear the song itself and part without other people singing or playing along, especially when it’s a top 20 drum fill list. I don’t want a guy playing guitar or bass along.

    • Paul Kent
      Paul Kent 3 місяці тому +1

      Do you think that Bruford on King Crimson "Neurotica" or something off of Bruford's Gradually Going Tornado should have made the list?

  • Pil Roberts
    Pil Roberts 5 місяців тому +2

    Pick Withers laced Dire Straits’ Sultans of Swing with innumerable but brilliant little fills.

  • William Gabrielski
    William Gabrielski 5 місяців тому +12

    You could do videos on the 20 greatest drum fills by Rush, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Tool and several others. Neal Peart’s series of fills in the intro to Xanadu by Rush is incredible.

  • joel haaland
    joel haaland 9 місяців тому +1

    I'll admit to being hopelessly biased towards Zeppelin and may be my choice is too long to be considered a fill but I love Bonhams' drum section on Fool In The Rain. There is a youtube that I found with an isolation of him playing it in the studio, it is amazing, like everything about that band !

  • Lucas Adrián Woitazen
    Lucas Adrián Woitazen 6 місяців тому +1

    Primero pensé, ¿porqué no aparece Mike Portnoy? Pero deberían hacer una sección dedicada enteramente a Dream Theater.

  • zonkered
    zonkered 6 місяців тому +2

    In my time of dying has the greatest drum fill towards the end when Bonham fills bt pages solo. Matter a fact the top 6 should have been all alternating bt Neil Pert and John Bonham. That’s how great those two were!

    • Darren C
      Darren C 5 місяців тому

      Love in my time of dying. And rush. Just glad Cobham was in there. He is a fill machine

  • Steve
    Steve 9 місяців тому +9

    All your work is frankly amazing, and you’re giving it away to us. I appreciate the work you’re putting in. BTW, your drummer is just brilliant. Tom Sawyer? Woah..

  • Robert TV
    Robert TV 2 місяці тому +2

    Rick, keep doing this. This is high level quality video that you don't see often in UA-cam. I think you're the only one making this kind of content and we really, really appreciate it.

  • newu22
    newu22 Рік тому +467

    What is so interesting is the Phil Collins one isn’t even the most complex, but it’s certainly the most memorable

    • Gary Hancq
      Gary Hancq 9 місяців тому

      And it was played first by Chester Thompson on Zappa's More Trouble every day from the Live at the Roxy Album. Phil loved it so much he ended up hiring Chester. Chester is way under rated!

    • Riff Raff
      Riff Raff 10 місяців тому

      That's not the story. The producer suggested to include drum beats throughout the song instead of just at the end. The drum fill was always there. Musically, the song makes no sense without it.

    • 66PHILB
      66PHILB Рік тому

      As someone once said; "Any fool can write something complicated..."

    • Dan Cobb
      Dan Cobb Рік тому +1

      Same applies with the top guitar riffs, often very simple to play but it generally requires a genius to create that iconic sound.

    • jeff stuart
      jeff stuart Рік тому

      @David Seres Neil Pearts best work was on hemispheres. Try listening to a song called la villa straigata, can't ever spell it right lol. Every drummer I know says that is the hardest song to play. Mike portnoy said if you can play that song you can play anything. Vinny Paul said it took everything he had to play the song.
      I agree much of Pearts mainstream music is pretty simplistic as you say. You really have to dig into their collection. I'm not a huge rush fan by any means but I respect any drummer that every single drummer says inspired them.
      Also you spoke about him being tight! He was very aware of that and went to drumming school to loosen up. How many drummers you know that after they make it big are humble enough to admit their not perfect and are willing to let another drummer teach them?
      Neil wouldn't even consider himself the best drummer either. He would probably say buddy rich but as all great musicians say every drummer or musician has their own aspects that make them great. Its more of what the fan likes or appreciates in that artists

  • HiVizCamo
    HiVizCamo 3 місяці тому +1

    I think Mel Gaynor's fill from Don't You Forget About Me would have been a great choice, love that one I always anticipate it, so good.

  • Sprite
    Sprite Місяць тому +2

    Totally loved this. Had to rewind several times to digest and take it all in. Thank you, Rick, for sharing your ear for greatness with me. 💕

  • RunningMusicNerd
    RunningMusicNerd 8 місяців тому +9

    Rush's Fly by Night has a sick fill leading into the chorus

    • Hunter Napier
      Hunter Napier 2 місяці тому

      Fly by Night has an entire ALBUM worth of drum fills. I especially like the ones in Best I Can. Plus some of his BEST drumming is in Bytor and the Snow Dog

  • Shane Pitsch
    Shane Pitsch 4 місяці тому +4

    The drum fills that Simon Phillips plays on Jeff Beck’s Space Boogie are pretty incredible.

  • Amirhossein
    Amirhossein 2 роки тому +734

    Bill Ward and his drum fills are so damn underrated. He should have been there.

    • G Ch
      G Ch 8 місяців тому +1

      @danalogue The macine guns dude, always banging my body when i Hear the song

    • superf7
      superf7 10 місяців тому

      “Jack the Stripper” is a good example.

    • KrushKrills
      KrushKrills 10 місяців тому +1

      seriously.. id listen to ward & sabbath all day over peart & rush, Oh wait I do lol

    • Templar Punk
      Templar Punk Рік тому

      Bill was throwing down some very jazz-like fills on the first album.

  • Andres Avila
    Andres Avila 8 місяців тому +20

    Seriously, everything about Deep Purple, on this case the Ian Paice's work in songs like 'Child in time' or 'Pictures of home', is criminally underrated in this channel.

    • Mike Ciresi
      Mike Ciresi День тому

      @thiswayhomem8 Paice has never been given his due he is beyond talented.

    • thiswayhomem8
      thiswayhomem8 4 дні тому +1

      I whole heartedly agree ... He never gets a mention from anyone ... He's an amazingly skilled and imaginative drummer , with a catalog of great fills.🥁

    • Friar Tuck
      Friar Tuck 8 місяців тому +1

      probably doesnt like the purple......Paice is a legend

  • Fred S
    Fred S 5 місяців тому +1

    My second favorite drum fill is Bonham's fill on Fool in the Rain, after the timpani part. But my absolute favorite, and I know they're notorious blockers, is Queen's Dragon Attack, after "got a dragon on my back!". I kind of feel that song is forgotten. I never hear it on the radio.

  • David Greening
    David Greening 4 місяці тому +8

    Tons of great stuff there Rick. I was surprised Ian Paice from Deep Purple wasn't in the list and very glad to see Ginger Baker get a mention. Keith Moon, wow, he really completed the sound of The Who.

  • Joe Feldpausch
    Joe Feldpausch 9 місяців тому +5

    I suspect that at some point, Jack, having worked to replicate the top 20 greatest drum fill might just create his own greatest, signature drum fill that you will feature in a future “greatest of all time.” Drums, being my first musical love as a kid, made this one especially cool! 🤘

  • Ragav Raghunath
    Ragav Raghunath 2 роки тому +410

    BIll Ward's drum fills on War Pigs...the whole song has a great mix of amazing drums, bass and guitar

    • Phil Toolson
      Phil Toolson 7 місяців тому

      No doubt about War Pigs Ragav. The whole song is full of awesome drum fills , snare fills, floor Tom's and bass drum rolls all together flowing with awesome bass lines and Toni's guitar licks......bad ass song

    • Lindsay S
      Lindsay S 9 місяців тому

      I was hoping to hear some sabbath!

    • Andrew Ward
      Andrew Ward 2 роки тому

      I was looking for someone to say this lmao

    • Aussie Todd
      Aussie Todd 2 роки тому +2

      The whole Paranoid album was awesome!!

    • Three Six Nine
      Three Six Nine 2 роки тому +3

      @Dream Diction Geezer

  • Nitin Khandekar
    Nitin Khandekar 9 місяців тому +6

    Neil's fill at the end of Red Barchetta (during and right after the last lyric of the song) is superior, imo, to the Tom Sawyer fill/solo. Of course, you could make a whole list for just Neil, or Bonham, or a number of these drummers (not the biggest Moon fan but he was "Mr. Drum Fill").

    • Martin Cade
      Martin Cade 2 місяці тому

      I'll add a personal favorite from Bonham - the way he played fills in live versions of Whole Lotta Love that seemed to recklessly go too long, over the bar lines and past when you think the fill would end, then he brings it back in time along with the rest of the band.
      And I agree, I could come up with a top 10 list just for Neil Peart or John Bonham drum fills.

  • Cora Stanley
    Cora Stanley 8 місяців тому +1

    All great drummers and fills. Great rip down memory lane.

  • Dean Corbitt
    Dean Corbitt 6 місяців тому +3

    Great drumming, Jack! Very impressive to nail all of these intricate drum fills. Especially on Stairway and Aja.

    • Patrick Fitzgerald
      Patrick Fitzgerald 6 місяців тому +2

      Cudos to Jack and have to say the drum tuning is exceptional!

  • Jordan Saltmarsh
    Jordan Saltmarsh Місяць тому +1

    Huge shoutout to Jack for nailing all these fills! Especially the Vinnie fill from the Buddy Rich concert! Whoof!!! That’ll part your hair! Bravo, Jack!

  • Jim
    Jim 2 роки тому +123

    Mitch Mitchell is a legendary drummer. This whole list could be filled with his drum fills, I love the fill on Bold As Love.

    • #Hesch tag
      #Hesch tag 2 роки тому

      Absolutely

    • Susan Maggiora
      Susan Maggiora 2 роки тому +1

      Homur Simpsin Along with Neil & Stewart, he’s the cat I air drum to the most 🤣 I should probably mention Larry Mullen Jr as well.

  • panheadcraig
    panheadcraig 9 місяців тому +1

    John Bonham on Misty Mountain Hop , that two stroke roll near the end is one of the best ever !!

  • Zack Berlin
    Zack Berlin 3 місяці тому +5

    One of my favorite drum fills is from "I'll Wait" by Van Halen. Love it

    • Timothy Freitag
      Timothy Freitag Місяць тому

      @S. W. 2:36

    • S. W.
      S. W. Місяць тому

      I'll have to check it out. How far into the song?

  • Brandon Buchner
    Brandon Buchner 6 місяців тому +6

    In the Air Tonight is certainly one of the most well-known and relevant, and i love air drumming along to it, but man that Rush fill takes my top spot. I'm also surprised that there wasn't more Keith Moon. If you think his fills are crazy in the recorded stuff, check out some footage of live concerts. The dude never sits in the pocket. He's like an octopus.

    • Marc Weissman
      Marc Weissman Місяць тому

      My thought exactly! #1 and #2 on this list definitely should've been reversed, imo.

    • Captain Percy
      Captain Percy 3 місяці тому

      He is one of my favorites to watch live performances of. I love those types of drummers, like my dude Shannon Larkin of Godsmack. He is the IRL Animal from the muppets.

  • Mike Reeves
    Mike Reeves Місяць тому +2

    Love that you used a Hiwatt when playing the Who tune. Little details like this are what make your videos exceptionally cool!

  • Josef Moberg
    Josef Moberg 2 роки тому +37

    Can we take a moment to appreciate the amazing attempt at that Vinnie fill at 7:27. Sick man.

  • Volker Pinkernelle
    Volker Pinkernelle 8 місяців тому +7

    I am missing Ringo's break in "Rain" right before the backwards tape starts. A great one in my humble opinion!

  • Mathew Hunter
    Mathew Hunter 5 місяців тому +3

    I always thought that the small fill after the keyboard intro in Bloody Well Right - Supertramp was epic. Very basic but I think that is what makes it so good.

  • tim84k10
    tim84k10 Місяць тому +3

    46 and 2 has an incredible fill that needed to make this very tough list

  • Mark Hersch
    Mark Hersch 8 місяців тому +5

    There are so many mind-blowing fills on Dragonforce's "Through the Fire and Flames", it's worth a mention. (Originally recorded with Dave Mackintosh on drums, now equally impressively handled by Gee Anzalone).

  • Dark Side of Synth
    Dark Side of Synth 2 роки тому +475

    Serious question: how about putting up a Rick Beato's band and do some jams and/or release some tracks every once in a while. You have an incredible line-up over there. Nothing fancy, just half an hour every quarter or so on a live stream. I think it would be cool.
    Thumbs up if you like the idea.
    Thanks.

    • Nelson Martinez
      Nelson Martinez Рік тому +1

      Simple Minds - "Don't You" have a great fills and one of the more populars

    • Don Mallen
      Don Mallen 2 роки тому +1

      I would like that immensly.

    • firewalker
      firewalker 2 роки тому

      Great idea, but the copyright/royalty issues would be a nightmare. Think of the number of blocked videos Rick has to deal with now., the "blockerbots" would go into overload. If it could be a possibility, and Rick having nearly 1.75m subscribers, I'm sure that there might be a UA-cam meltdown in the making. That said, how about making it like a PPV benefit? Who would possibly block that?

    • //AutoBarn
      //AutoBarn 2 роки тому

      This.

    • C Stepaniuk
      C Stepaniuk 2 роки тому

      Rick, I love listening to you play, you should do it.

  • mastod0n1
    mastod0n1 8 місяців тому +5

    Kenny Aronoff's fill in John Mellencamp's song Jack and Diane is as iconic as a lot of these. Granted, I might be a little biased having lived my entire life in Indiana where John Mellencamp might be held in higher regard than elsewhere, but that fill Kenny does in the song is still incredible.

  • Estravan Michaels
    Estravan Michaels 3 місяці тому +1

    Great nominations Rick and you guys look like you had lots of fun. Glad you included Keith Moon. I love Steve Jansen from Japan - the end of "Gentleman Take Polaroids", "Visions of China". Porcupine Tree "Blackest Eyes", Blonde - end of "Heart of Glass"

  • Steven McCarthy
    Steven McCarthy 7 місяців тому +2

    Genuinely curious, would Motörhead’s - Overkill Along or Van Halen’s - Hot for teacher intros be considered for this?
    When I think of my favourite Drumming sections they’re my immediate go to songs!
    Wonderful video - I think this is my 3rd of 4th time watching, always such great content

  • Nikolay Ovcharenko
    Nikolay Ovcharenko 9 місяців тому +5

    Thank you for remembering Gino Vanelli. Nobody seems to know him now, but what he and his musicians did in the 80s - is insane! Especally the Live at Montreal 1991 album

  • DoucheCake76
    DoucheCake76 2 роки тому +37

    Props to Jack for playing all those fills so amazingly!

  • SnowWalker
    SnowWalker 8 місяців тому +1

    Some mean guitar playing there Rick Beato on Stairway. I've heard so many covers and so many don't get it quite right. Kudos.

  • Land Sea
    Land Sea 2 місяці тому +2

    Bonham's snare drum fill in Misty Mountain Hop is so musical and works to keep the beat of so well .
    .

  • Richard Brach
    Richard Brach 13 днів тому +3

    Very hard to limit 20.....Over the mountain, Painkiller, Fool in the rain, The Prisoner, Honor Thy Father.....The list goes on and on.....Great job with your 20.

  • Luther Peebles
    Luther Peebles 9 місяців тому +3

    I can not argue with number 1. Always sends chills down my spine.

  • ContrarianCorner
    ContrarianCorner 2 роки тому +242

    My lingering thought after this list is giving a serious shout out to Jack -- the guy who just _nailed_ all these legendary fills.

    • neli250
      neli250 2 роки тому +1

      gokblok yeah but I was trying to be nice. He is still a heck of a drummer, that guy. That fill is legendary, tho. jack should’ve practiced it more.

    • gokblok
      gokblok 2 роки тому +1

      @neli250 It's way more than that. "Separate Ways" is straight fuct.

    • neli250
      neli250 2 роки тому +1

      If I’m being picky...his hi hat wasn’t clean enough on the rests on everything little thing police, and he lacked intensity on teen spirit, (play it like the snare owes you money lol whoever said that kudos to them lol) and then journey separate ways was just meh and lacked the passion it takes lol
      I couldn’t do a lot of those myself though. I am a drummer and even though I can’t execute some of these (just not my style) just know what my ear hears. Go ahead and send the hate mail lol

    • jsmyth024
      jsmyth024 2 роки тому

      For real, tho. Go Jack!

    • gokblok
      gokblok 2 роки тому +2

      But he didn't though.

  • Jeremy Stock
    Jeremy Stock 20 днів тому

    GREAT video!!! love the time and care you put into these! And GREAT musicians!

  • Hal 9000
    Hal 9000 7 місяців тому +5

    I like Phil’s fill on Peter Gabriel’s “No Self Control,” better than “In The Air Tonight.” He absolutely rips through the triplets. Nevertheless, I envy your musical knowledge, skill, and drive.

    • Paul Kent
      Paul Kent 3 місяці тому

      And that spooky long, descending guitar note.....

  • emptywig
    emptywig 9 місяців тому +3

    I've always like Nicko McBrain's fill at1:22 of Rime of the Ancient Mariner (studio). What a sweet little run.

  • T-Bomb
    T-Bomb 8 місяців тому +4

    Hi Rick, I absolutely loved your choices for this video, but I thought that John Bonham's ending fill for "rock and roll" should hold for number one.

  • Joe Shmoe
    Joe Shmoe 2 роки тому +129

    Rick!!! We ABSOLUTELY care how long it takes to make a video. Your dedication to put these magical music moments together
    means so much. Music is such a powerful medium, and your passion and dedication allows us a ride we would otherwise NEVER
    get to go on.
    These videos high light timeless pieces that enthrall as much today as the day they dropped. These experiences reinvigorate the same passion and joy as when we was kids!
    Speaking of awesome albums from back in the day. One of my all time faves: Not Fragile - Bachman Turner Overdrive (aka BTO)
    I still rock out as much to that today as in '77. Rob was one of my drummer inspirations.

  • Glenn Hansen
    Glenn Hansen 8 місяців тому +1

    Hey Rick. You can never go wrong with Ringo Starr, John Bonham, Neil Peart, Keith Moon, Phil Collins, Jeff Porcaro and anything by Steely Dan.. Nice guitar work on "Stairway to Heaven," Rick! Your buddies are always incredible, as well.

  • Diego Morales Roccuzzo
    Diego Morales Roccuzzo 8 місяців тому +3

    The sheer vastness of your musical repertoire never ceases to amaze me. Not one time. Great videos!, I'm a new fan =)

  • Nilsson Jonas
    Nilsson Jonas 2 місяці тому +1

    I just love everything about you and your channel. You’ve been such an inspiration. Especially when you talked about how important feeling is to a song. And when you showed us a quantasized Bonham. Getting in to Stargazer…and showing of….you just have to nail it….or skip it.
    Nothing but love to you and to yours!!!!!

  • ImDarkVenom
    ImDarkVenom 7 місяців тому +6

    Rush needed more recognition they were amazing

    • otherkorean
      otherkorean 4 місяці тому +1

      While I think Phil Collins being at #1 is justified, I could have filled the rest of the list with Bill Bruford, Neil Peart, and may some Tool and Dream Theater.

  • grungeman86
    grungeman86 2 роки тому +47

    Hey Rick, love your vids. I really missed a mention to “Hocus Pocus” by Focus. This song is insane, and so are the drum fills all over it.
    Also, regarding TOOL, I wonder if you considered the post-chorus fill in “Vicarious” - this is a KILLER drum fill that surely deserves to be remembered :)

    • CorbCorbin
      CorbCorbin 2 роки тому

      There are better ones off of Undertow.

    • maddruid
      maddruid 2 роки тому

      Hocus Pocus is insane, but the good kind. Tool: ...or anything off of Fear Innoculum. Literally anything.

    • Karl Drogo
      Karl Drogo 2 роки тому

      @sapinva sad. especially prog has some fills and drummers that are way better than all before minimum 10

  • crunchers9
    crunchers9 9 місяців тому +1

    I think you should have included Zeppelin's Nobody's Fault But Mine. I was playing the opening guitar bits while in a rehearsal studio and a stranger came in, sat down at the drum set and played Bonham's fills. Perfectly!

  • Donald Neill
    Donald Neill 8 місяців тому +2

    You guys did such a great job of Stairway that I nearly choked when it cut off. Love these videos to death but every clip makes me want to go relisten to the originals for the millionth time!

  • 2wheels·6strings·andAsf
    2wheels·6strings·andAsf 9 місяців тому +1

    Everytime one of Beato's vids pops on it makes me smile... Your attention to detail and demeanor is fantastic... Your theory vids have finally helped me bridge the "plateau" a lot of us hit, thank you Rick!!!

  • Manuel Guzman
    Manuel Guzman 8 місяців тому +1

    Q hermosa selección de fills, q hay incluido el fill de colaiuta en el memorial de buddy rich es una belleza, una joya de la corona de los videos bateristicos

  • Jules
    Jules 2 роки тому +57

    I love the appreciation Rick has for TOOL and how they are in most of his lists.

    • Jules
      Jules 2 роки тому +15

      Radosław Walkowski completely agree. Danny Carey is my favourite drummer and imo one of the best ever. But I’m not going to get into an argument who’s the best because you could argue so many drummers

    • Radosław Walkowski
      Radosław Walkowski 2 роки тому +12

      Drums in Tool are very characteristic and pretty sick in my opinion (I mean that opened hi-hat to snare is amazing)

  • lastdaysguitar
    lastdaysguitar 9 місяців тому +3

    Good to see a Mitch Mitchell reference! One guy that gets sadly overlooked on fills is John "Willie" Wilcox from Utopia - he played some great stuff. Would have been good to have Danny Serefini from Chicago, he belongs in here.

  • chris corr
    chris corr 9 місяців тому +18

    “Don’t You Forget About Me” one of the greatest drum fills.

  • Simon Sheldrick
    Simon Sheldrick 7 місяців тому +4

    The drums used in this video are tuned to perfection! I could listen to him noodle all day.

  • BluePhoenix7677
    BluePhoenix7677 8 місяців тому +2

    “Do What You Like” by Blind Faith could easily have taken any spot on the list, too! Great list!

  • Matt S
    Matt S 2 роки тому +918

    RIP to the greatest... Neil Peart.

    • Randal Scandal
      Randal Scandal 8 місяців тому

      @Martin Cade But instead we had nirvana. UGH!

    • Skabanis Malaka
      Skabanis Malaka 9 місяців тому

      @Frank Jaegervand Larssen still second though…no 0ne groves like JB

    • Frank Jaegervand Larssen
      Frank Jaegervand Larssen Рік тому +1

      @Mick0722MX Sure they are, but facts are facts. Btw: Having "Heart" as a favorite automatically disqualifies you from having an opinion.

    • Mick0722MX
      Mick0722MX Рік тому

      @Frank Jaegervand Larssen Drum greats are fans of many drummers' works. Give it a rest with the Neil worshiping already.

    • Gabe Abraham
      Gabe Abraham Рік тому +1

      So sad. Rest In Peace legend.

  • Liam Fitzpatrick
    Liam Fitzpatrick 5 місяців тому +1

    My favourite drum fill: Opeth - Windowpane, 3 mins 40 seconds in to the song. Amazing. The track also features a great little drum fill at the intro just as the drums come in.

  • Tyndan
    Tyndan 7 місяців тому +11

    You need to make another one of these, Rick! Leaving Mike Portnoy and Brann Dailor out of a "greatest drum fill" list is a sin!

    • Devin Jeffrey
      Devin Jeffrey 4 місяці тому

      @Marcus Vinícius 😎👊🏻🙏🏼

    • Marcus Vinícius
      Marcus Vinícius 4 місяці тому +1

      @Devin Jeffrey hi Devin. I remember opening that vynil plastic package in 1981. I remember the incredible sensation of hearing for The first time each one of those songs. That day Roger blew my mind. For sure, it's the most underrated DIY album of all times. Fantastic compositions, incredible ambience and outstanding musician(s). Yeah, I know he did it all himself. But with extreme competence.

    • Devin Jeffrey
      Devin Jeffrey 4 місяці тому +1

      @Marcus Vinícius
      Dude!!!!
      You’re killing me
      That album is beyond epic!! And he did ALL the instruments (other than a few keys). Sicker than sick and never talked about!!!!
      Thank you for saying that, gives me hope!

    • Marcus Vinícius
      Marcus Vinícius 4 місяці тому +1

      @Devin Jeffrey Let's get crazy from his first solo is also a greeeeeaaat (and gigantic 😂😂😂) drum fill that get into this list.

    • Devin Jeffrey
      Devin Jeffrey 4 місяці тому +2

      Agree.
      And believe it or not, Dragon Attack Roger Taylor (middle part of song).

  • j freed
    j freed 9 місяців тому +3

    The pre-solo “ Whole Lotta love” drum fill is above the other Led Zeppelin examples… John Bonham uses the same drum fill at the end of the instrumental section of “All of my love” several years later.
    _Wappata wappata wappata wappata Wap - bum bum bum bum bum…_ a triplet feel played over a 4/4 key sig. it’s jazzy and funky and ‘late’ and thus defines the drummer without a single note from his signature kick.

  • Freaking Out With Billy Hume
    Freaking Out With Billy Hume 4 місяці тому +1

    That fill going into Teen Spirit was actually taken from the Gap Bands "Burn Rubber On Me" . I just happened to see that in an interview with Dave Grohl recently.

  • Fredelin *
    Fredelin * 2 роки тому +233

    Jack did a magnificent job learning (transcribing & practising !) and playing all those drums parts

    • Termite30
      Termite30 2 роки тому +1

      I was thinking the same thing. He did a wonderful job.

    • Graeme Ogle
      Graeme Ogle 2 роки тому +3

      Well done Jack

    • Eddy F
      Eddy F 2 роки тому +5

      Hear hear..mad skills.

    • Richard Petty
      Richard Petty 2 роки тому +12

      I can't believe how well he nailed that Vinnie fill. Would not want to be in his shoes when Rick approached him with this video idea.

    • ThunderWeed
      ThunderWeed 2 роки тому +6

      great drummer

  • ASMR DadBod
    ASMR DadBod 5 місяців тому +1

    The chemistry between John Mclaughlin and Billy Cobham in inner mounting flame gives me chills

  • Alan Tatton
    Alan Tatton 9 місяців тому +2

    I’ve watched a lot of your videos and must say I enjoy all of them. However when it comes to keyboards and drums ELP never seem to get a mention. In my opinion Kieth Emerson was a brilliant keyboardist and Carl Palmer is up there with the best.
    How come they never appear on any of your top tens.

  • NewVision Media
    NewVision Media 4 місяці тому +4

    I love how in all Rick Beato videos, when he says "of all time" it really means: "everything up until 1999, maaaaaybee I'll include something from early 2000's, but definitely nothing newer than 2010"

  • Tavat
    Tavat 2 місяці тому +2

    Rush and Zeppelin should fill at least half the positions on this list.

  • SentientSeven
    SentientSeven 2 роки тому +346

    Can we just take a moment to appreciate how good those snippets sound?

    • Charles Branch
      Charles Branch Рік тому +2

      Great musicians, a lot of studio time and a lot of editing time. Thanks, Billy!

    • David O Yoga
      David O Yoga 2 роки тому +1

      HELL YEA!

    • Powell Randolph
      Powell Randolph 2 роки тому +3

      Absolutely! Great job Rick and everyone who helped out!

    • Bart Stephens
      Bart Stephens 2 роки тому +3

      Wait,....appreciated. Done!

    • Andrej Gregorič
      Andrej Gregorič 2 роки тому +2

      totally, great musicians

  • D S
    D S 8 місяців тому +2

    Great list and obviously there are a lot of fills that deserve consideration that did not make the list but there is one really only change I would make to your excellent well thought out list... Tom Sawyer IS number one.

  • Nick Haines
    Nick Haines 7 місяців тому +1

    Wow, so apparently it's not just me. Generally I'd take Zep, Floyd, Rush, and a slew of other rockin bands over Phil Collins/Genesis (though I do like him/them too), but the instant I heard "drum fills" the first song that popped into my head was "In the air tonight". No matter your preferred style/genre, there's just something magical there.

  • Luke1296
    Luke1296 6 місяців тому +2

    The fill on money for nothing is just so great. Such a good lead into the main song after the opening my sting

  • Spencer Smith
    Spencer Smith 17 годин тому

    I would argue that the fill leading into the second chorus of Journey’s “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” is both more famous and more impressive than the later fill you included.

  • Akira K
    Akira K 2 роки тому +110

    Man, Jimmy Chamberlin is so woefully underrated. There's so much emotion in his drumming. He has tons of power as a rock drummer, but always plays to the songand infuses everything he does with his jazz technique.

    • Matthew Gore
      Matthew Gore 2 роки тому

      Couldn't agree more. The drumming on "Drown" is amazing... seems so simple, but it has just the right feel

    • Andrew Pappas
      Andrew Pappas 2 роки тому +1

      Yeah, he's really good. His playing on songs like Cherub Rock, Zero, Bullet and even songs like Mayonnaise from _Siamese Dream_ or I Am One from _Gish_ are just insane

    • Richard Pepin
      Richard Pepin 2 роки тому +1

      Yes!! Highly underappreciated!!

    • Mat Abercrombie
      Mat Abercrombie 2 роки тому +1

      I think I could do a top 100 of Chamberlin alone. He’s the guy who first made me appreciate the drummer.

    • rhodigian
      rhodigian 2 роки тому

      yes i love him with Smashing pumpkins.
      especially Tonight tonight

  • Gardens&Games
    Gardens&Games 3 місяці тому +1

    I think Ginger Baker's placement as an honorable mention drummer is appropriate here. His fills weren't particularly notable, but his presence in Cream's songs is irreplaceable.

  • Vladislav Shpiro
    Vladislav Shpiro 5 місяців тому +1

    Stargazer gives me shivers, what a powerful piece of music

  • FRAA888 GrindR
    FRAA888 GrindR 9 місяців тому +1

    AMAZING PRODUCTION!!! Way to make these countdowns even cooler!

  • David Kragh-Müller
    David Kragh-Müller 8 місяців тому +1

    Great list! I was pleasantly surprised to see Vinnie, Steve and Dave’s triette (?!) Love that!
    I think newer drum fills deserve some credit too, think about Jack White (yes on drums!) in Another way to Die with Alicia Keys! Insanely great fills (multiple)