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.



Joey Kramer

publication date: Friday, March 29, 2013

category: Music

clue: If you played drums badly on as many hit songs since the seventies as this rocker, you could write a book about depression too.

explanation: Kramer played in Aerosmith. more…

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


Lars Ulrich

publication date: Thursday, March 28, 2013

category: Music

clue: This Napster-hating Dane may be one of the fastest drummers in metal, but he's not the most accurate.

explanation: Ulrich played in Metallica. more…

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


Meg White

publication date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

category: Music

clue: She kept playing drums with her ex-husband long after their divorce, creating hits like "Seven Nation Army" and "Fell in Love with a Girl."

explanation: White played in the White Stripes. more…

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


Mick Fleetwood

publication date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

category: Music

clue: His eponymous band scored hits with "Dreams" and "Albatross," but bandmates Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham became bigger stars.

explanation: Fleetwood played in Fleetwood Mac. more…

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


Ringo Starr

publication date: Monday, March 25, 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: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Erik Bates


Other Themes in Spring 2013

Do Overs

Last month's tournament was especially difficult, and many wrong answers were guessed. Here's your chance to try again: Each of these five goos was a frequent incorrect guess made for another recent goo. Go »

World War Z

Zombies may be the hottest thing in Hollywood, but you have an entirely different horde to fend off: Ten goos who have an unusual initial in common. They may come last alphabetically, but they have a prominent place in this goo season. Go »

Cyberpunk'd

Cyberpunk fiction depicts futuristic worlds where technology can do anything except free humanity from its nihilistic dystopia. These six visionaries have developed the genre in different mediums. It's up to you to name them all, and that's no April Fools prank. Go »

Fashion Show

They say clothes make the man. They also made the careers of these five goos, who are some of the biggest names and most successful designers in the fashion industry. There's no need to dress up your answers; just get the names right. Go »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

Thirsty? Can I pour you a drink? Belly up to the bar and play the Celebrity Goo Drinking Game, where all of these famous people share their name with drinks you can order at a bar, pub, saloon, tavern, lounge, drinkery, tap room, gin joint, ale house, or watering hole. Go »

Deadly Development

Science can be hazardous to your health! These five pioneers of technology and new ways of living were too clever by half, killed by the very inventions that they hoped would better the human race (or at least further their careers). Go »

Mothers and Daughters

Some great women had a role model for their success. In honor of Mother's Day, here are ten famous mother-daughter pairs who achieved fame in the same profession. For each goo, you must guess both names to be correct. Go »

Spring 2013 Tournament

It's the eye of the tiger. It's the thrill of the fight, risin' up to the challenge of our rival. And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night, and he's watchin' us all with the eye... of the tiger. Go »

Spring 2013 Bonus Goos

This season is almost over! Before summer officially arrives on June 3, enjoy these six bonus goos that are just for fun, with no bearing on the game score. Go »