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Drummer Battle: Charlie Watts vs. Ringo Starr

It’s one of the great questions in music, isn’t it?  “Do you prefer the Beatles or the Rolling Stones?”  During Drum Month, we certainly couldn’t pass up a “Drummer Battle” variation of this iconic question.

Both drummers were the final pieces the complete the puzzle that was their respective bands, but they couldn’t be more different.  Watts with his jazz influence could compliment his bandmates effortlessly on literally every song and style they’ve ever recorded.  Starr helped give a sense of structure and is what Dave Grohl once called “The King of Feel.”

But which one is best?

Vote in the poll below and post the reasons for your vote in the comments!


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels.  True story.