Stan Loomis

Famous Drummers: Stan Loomis’ Drumming Influence

Stan Loomis leads a very active life with a whole host of hobbies and passions, as well as his current career as an Independent Pharmacy Consultant for Orlando’s Olympia Pharmacy. Moreover, he spends almost all of his time with his loving family comprised of Naomi Loomis, his wife; her two children; and his five other children from a previous marriage. One of Stan Loomis’ most compelling hobbies in his life, is his life long love for music and that of playing the drums in particular. What began as a simple interest at age 11, grew to professional playing throughout high school and college, and now fills a good part of Stan’s life, providing him with joy and fulfillment. Below, we offer his short list of history’s finest drummers, where he got his inspiration from, and his informal training from:

*It should be noted that the choice in these best drummers came from qualifications of the following in relation to drumming ability: the ability to be innovative in sound, add more to a backbeat than just standard beat, and of course keep the rest of the band together musically. The below drummers are all perfect examples of this:

Red Pearl Drum SetRingo Starr: Drummer from the one and the only band, The Beatles.

Neil Peart: Drummer from band, Rush, known for his insane drum solos.

John Bonham: Drummer from band, Led Zeppelin.

Keith Moon: Drummer from band, The Who.

Mike Portnoy: Drummer from bands: Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, and Avenged Sevenfold.

Dave Grohl: Drummer from bands: Nirvana and Queens of The Stone Age

Chad Smith: Drummer from band, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Bill Ward: Drummer from band, Black Sabbath.

Dave Lombardo: Drummer from band, Slayer.

Danny Carey: Drummer from band, Tool.

Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan: Drummer from band, Sevenfold.