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Posted: 12 May 06, 07:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I was listening to Brian May - Live At The Brixton Academy this morning on the bus, and I noticed that his drummer seems pretty excellent. Not quite as good as Rog, of course, but good. Anyone else think so?


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Posted: 12 May 06, 07:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cozy Powell, he was (sadly gone now) one of the best rock drummers going, Rainbow was probably his finest hour!

later replaced by Eric Singer for the second BM outing, also a great drummer with the lkes of Kiss


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Posted: 12 May 06, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cozy Powell was a good drummer and I remember Brian referring to him as the 'greatest sticksman to ever live' or something to that affect when I saw them on this tour...but anyone can sound good with a double bass set up. What was that Armada crap all about?

Was a good drummer but not the 'greatest' surely!


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Posted: 12 May 06, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw Eric Singer playing drums for Alice Cooper last summer. Good gig. Cheap Trick opened. They rocked.


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Posted: 12 May 06, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah Cozy was an excellent drummer and he loved his cars.

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Posted: 12 May 06, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw Cozy with the Brian May Band in Hollywood, and I have to admit he was probably the best drummer I've seen live, and far better than our Roger. Actually in the lists of best drummers you most likely will find Cozy Powell instead of RT.


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Posted: 12 May 06, 10:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

luis663 wrote:

I saw Cozy with the Brian May Band in Hollywood, and I have to admit he was probably the best drummer I've seen live, and far better than our Roger. Actually in the lists of best drummers you most likely will find Cozy Powell instead of RT.


They have very different styles, but I prefer Cozy to Roger as well. I love the energy and power he brings to a song, although it can be overbearing at times. But all in all, he was a real powerhouse. Listen to "Now I'm Here" on the Live at Brixton album for an example of him turning up the energy a few notches.

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Posted: 12 May 06, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wish I'd had the chance to see Cozy..:-S

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Posted: 12 May 06, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Cozy Powell was a good drummer and I remember Brian referring to him as the 'greatest sticksman to ever live' or something to that affect when I saw them on this tour...but anyone can sound good with a double bass set up. What was that Armada crap all about?

Was a good drummer but not the 'greatest' surely!


not sure I agree about the "anyone can sound good with a double bass set up" it's bloody hard to do well and not just blast away for the hell of it, Cozy used them very well IMO and had a real style, Eric on the other hand also uses double bass drums but although he is a great drummer, he has no discernible style of his own, (one of the reasons he gets lots of studio work) Doesn't make him a bad drummer just not one you could say Arh that's Eric on the drums, Cozy was always recognisable.


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Posted: 12 May 06, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger was (or is?) an extraordinary drummer, but of course Cozy was a hell of a lot better.


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Posted: 12 May 06, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I was listening to Brian May - Live At The Brixton Academy this morning on the bus, and I noticed that his drummer seems pretty excellent. Not quite as good as Rog, of course, but good. Anyone else think so?


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Posted: 12 May 06, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cozy Powell was a great drummer.He played with every singel legendary hard Rock band like ..Whitesnake
Black Sabbath
Jeff Beck Group
Donovan
Ingwey Malmsteen
Chrysalis
Tony Ashton
John Lord
Hot Chocolate
Rainbow
Bernie Marsden
Michael Schenker Group
Graham Bonnet
Robert Plant
Phenomena
Roger Daltrey
Emeron Lake & Powell
Gary Moore
Brian May
Glen Tipton
Peter Greens like


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Posted: 12 May 06, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that Cozy is a better drummer that Roger. Roger is more of a pocket drummer than anything.


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Posted: 13 May 06, 06:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pocket drummer..well i can agree that.But Roger was the reason why i began playing drums.I just love his hi-hat snare thing.


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Posted: 13 May 06, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Iam the one wrote:

Cozy Powell was a great drummer.He played with every singel legendary hard Rock band like ..Whitesnake

Ingwey Malmsteen




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Posted: 13 May 06, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Iam the one wrote:

Cozy Powell was a great drummer.He played with every singel legendary hard Rock band like ..Whitesnake
Black Sabbath
Jeff Beck Group
Donovan
Ingwey Malmsteen
Chrysalis
Tony Ashton
John Lord
Hot Chocolate
Rainbow
Bernie Marsden
Michael Schenker Group
Graham Bonnet
Robert Plant
Phenomena
Roger Daltrey
Emeron Lake & Powell
Gary Moore
Brian May
Glen Tipton
Peter Greens like


Something many people don't know is that he was tipped to "replace" Bonzo in Zeppelin. However, after time away, the Zeppelin boys felt it wasn't right to continue, so Cozy went his way, and Page, Plant and Jones went theirs.


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Posted: 13 May 06, 23:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Speaking of which ... do any of you know if Cozy or Bonzo ever mentioned each other in interviews or something? any photo of them together?


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Posted: 14 May 06, 04:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger and Cozy played on the comic relief single the stonk and are in the vid along with Brian and many other stars