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Name That Drum Fill

Rush drummer Neil Peart at his seriously tricked-out kit. Joey Foley/FilmMagic hide caption

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I was driving to work the other day when a well-known pop song came on the radio. At one point in the cut, there's this drum fill that I think must be one of the most recognizable fills of all time. The song has appeared in countless movies and TV shows, and it's all over the Web. It got me thinking about other well-known fills and breaks.

So I put together this little list — listen and see how many fills and breaks you can identify. You can leave your answers in the comments section. Good luck, rock stars!

Hear the drum fills

Drum Fill 1

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Drum Fill 2

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Drum Fill 3

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Drum fill 4

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Drum Fill 5

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Drum Fill 6

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Drum Fill 7

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Drum Fill 8

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Drum Fill 9

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Drum Fill 10

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