Drums & Drummers by Hupfen

Champion(s):

ConnorA


Runner(s)-Up:

Bix32
Hoops, Hosses, and Trivia


Quiz Description

This past Sunday was my first time in the recording studio as a drummer! While my body recovered, I put together this quiz on drums, drummers, and drumming.

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1 ConnorA 384 98 15
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2 Bix32 367 94 15
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3 robertyknwt 328 91 15
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4 LuskT 316 87 15
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6 StahlhutJ 302 81 15
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7 RobinJRichards 296 75 15
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7 DoyleE 296 75 15
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9 jsparkyp 288 70 15
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10 DixonD 286 67 15
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11 Tortoise 278 63 15
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Questions:

What still-operating percussion company was founded in Istanbul, back when that was part of the Ottoman Empire?

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Zildjian

RLRR LRLL is the most basic form of what humorously-named drum rudiment?

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Paradiddle

Along with being a drummer and songwriter, Rush's Neil Peart writes travelogues inspired by his affinity for what kind of vehicle (usually BMWs, to be specific)?

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Motorcycles

Describe the causes of death for THREE of Spın̈al Tap's four late drummers, according to the film This Is Spinal Tap.

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Mysterious gardening accident, Choked on vomit, Spontaneous combustion, Inexplicable explosion

Despite their rivalry while members of Tommy Dorsey's band, what jazz crooner gave a eulogy at Buddy Rich's funeral?

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Frank Sinatra

I keep five pairs of sticks in my holder. One pair is a set of sticks made by bundling small, loose rods into a single stick. What's the term for that kind of drum stick?

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Rute

In the conclusion of a two-part episode, Latin jazz drummer Tito Puente conceived of a "slanderous mambo" as his revenge against what fictional character, whose actions cost him and a groundskeeper their school jobs?

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C. Montgomery Burns

The Energizer Bunny keeps going and going and going, banging his drum as a parody of what rival company's former pink rabbit mascot?

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Duracell

Ringo Starr was the original Mr. Conductor on Shining Time Station, with non-drummer George Carlin taking over after him. For how many seasons was Ringo in the role? (Don't count specials or spin-offs.)

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1

Scot Halpin won Rolling Stone's Pick-Up Player of the Year Award in 1973 when he took over for what troubled drummer during a live show?

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Keith Moon

Aside from snare and kick, most drum kits have what are referred to as tom drums. In marching percussion, those drums have slightly-altered shapes and what other name?

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Tenor drums

Dave Grohl played drums for... well, almost every rock band, it seems like. But, he appeared on two albums by Queens of the Stone Age (released in 2002 and 2013). Name EITHER album.

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Songs For the Deaf, ...Like Clockwork