Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Picks Best Punk Rock Drummer Ever

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Chip recently posted a tweet to reveal who he thinks is the greatest drummer in the history of punk rock music.

RHCP’s Flea is a frequent social media user; he regularly posts tweets to express his endless love and support for the Lakers, hosts Q&A sessions with fans, and reveals his thoughts on fellow artists in the industry. Additionally, the bassist enjoys interacting with fans on Twitter and commenting on the contemporary rock sound.

On July 7, Flea took to his Twitter to celebrate Beatles drummer Ringo Starr’s birthday. While celebrating his 82nd birthday, the musician pointed out that Starr had made an outstanding contribution to drumming techniques, emphasizing feeling rather than technical virtuosity. Nonetheless, Flea described Starr as most underrated drummer in rock music history in his tweet.

Recently, Flea revealed his opinions on fellow drummer, Don Bolles. Bolles was involved in the punk scene of the 1970s and 1980s in Los Angeles and played with bands like Germs, 45 Grave, Nervous Gender and Celebrity Skin. Before moving to Los Angeles in February 1978, he also played with several Phoenix punk bands.

Currently, Don Bolles does not focus on the drums; he instead works with other musicians as a DJ and organizes events with them. In his recent tweet, Flea argued that Don Bolles is punk rock’s greatest drummer to date and has revealed that he is a fan of Bolles’ style.

Flea’s tweet read:

“Don Bolles is the greatest punk rock drummer of all time.”

You can check out the tweet below.

Diana J. Carleton