publication date: Monday, March 25, 2013 (part of Spring 2013)

category: Music

clue: He became a super Starr by playing in the greatest rock quartet of all time, but bandmate John Lennon said he wasn't even the best drummer in the band.

explanation: Starr played in the Beatles. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Erik Bates

Bang the Drum Badly: They can't all be Neil Peart or Dave Grohl. For years, rock fans have made fun of bad drummers sticking out in good bands, and these five names have all come up in discussions of rock's worst big-time drummers. Try to keep pace with them.

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