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Greatest Rock Drummers of All Time

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Neil Peart (Rush) Report Abuse
Considered by most drumming aficionados to be "The Greatest Living Drummer", Neil Peart combines stunning precision with huge bombast with the prog rock band Rush. His solos are legendary and he is cited as a major influence for nearly every current drummer today.
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Neil Peart is the best percussionist and drummer ever in Rock n Roll. Rivaled only by Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa.
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He has the largest kit, but he is not the number 1 drummer.
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Neil Peart? did you mean the most awesome drummer of all time?
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rite where he needs to be.but anybody who thinks dave grohl or travis barker belongs in this list at all dont kno drums or is narrowminded..vinnie appice (dio ..sabbath) who isnt on list at all blows those 2 guys away combined..carl palmer #3
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as much as I love travis and Tommy I voted for this guy he is the best
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Neil is the king of the offbeat. His changes constantly are second to none. Takke the solo in YYZ for instance. They start the song roll into his incredible solo and then pick up with the song on the exact beat exactly where they left off. Many have tried to match this talent and have failed. This man is the best.
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Neil is the greatest. You are overrated. Talk about overrated, copeland is a joke, tired boring fills, unimaginative.
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Neil is NOT the best rock drummer anymore. He is popular and has a great reputation, but is extremely overrated. He might have deserved this title back in the late-70s and early 80s, but now his playing is tired and lacks power. For my money, Stewart Copeland outplayed all of these cats....with pure energy, chops and creativity.
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Why isn't Buddy Rich in this spot?!
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Buddy Rich towers over them all and Neil is honest enough to admit it.
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Definately he is the best. The perfection in every single movement.
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If anyone disagrees with this listen to Tom Sawyer and wet your pants
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Neil Peart is unarguably the best drummer ever. Thats coming from a guy when Rush is his seventh favorite band. (Followed by Yes, An Endless Sporadic, John Coltrane, Dream Theater, King Crimson, and Transatlantic) He just wins. No one can come up with the **** he does. Its too out there, in a good way. The only other drummers that closely compare are Bruford, Bonham, and Portnoy. No one else comes nearly as close in rock-drumming talent and technicality. He does even more than drumming, he wrote a HUGE portion for Rush and just had an excellent knack for playing. He is a god of Rock and deserves to be remembered forever in history. Also, i'll mention that half the drummers on this list are Prog-drummers.
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Vote 4 ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (thats me lol) I wanna win
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It's hard to define the "best" at anything. However, if someone is an influence to you, well that says alot about that person. If you poll all drummers around the world, from the top professionals to the air-drumming amateur, i'm sure fellow Canadian Neil Peart would be at the top again. So if "influence" validates "best", then there you go. (however everytime I see him play I want to both practice more AND quit at the same time because I suck in comparison! What inner tension of inspirational-resignation! So Rush-esq I must say....CL)
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Neil Peart Is The Best Drummer Of All Time, Hands Down. Sure, Some People Can Play Really Fast, But What Makes Neil's Drumming The Best, Is The Time Signature Changes, The Complexity, And The Amazing Lyrics That He Writes. Put That All Into One And You Have The Best Drummer Ever, Neil Peart.
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Neil is the professor. the drum god. None play the drums as well, and none ever will. Not even the awesome Buddy Rich, who should definitely be second on this list.
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there. now neil is where he deserves to be. the top spot. easily the best. he along with keith moon, best at every part of the drum kit.
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Another Drummer that should be near the top of this list Is Alan White of Yes phenominal drummer and what about Carman Appice.
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I am a drummer myself I have studied many different drummers for many years My son is also a very successful rock drummer . He would definitely vote for Bonham but I think Peart without a doubt is light years ahead of anyone. There are a pile of good drummers out there people But I don't see Billy Cobham or Ian Paice on this list Comeon These Guys are Legends
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John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) Report Abuse
Bonham was a rock anomaly, a drummer so astounding he often stole the show from his bandmates. His drumming was so powerful it felt like mountains crashing down around the stage, yet the precision with which he filled every space allowed you to hear every single beat. A force of nature.
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He is my vote for the # 1 Rock drummer. I say rock, because fusion,jazz etc. are a different world. His Ludwig Speed King single bass pedal rivals double bass players out there. His speed,intensity and most of all soul can not be questioned. The guy is a rock drumming icon
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Anyone who thinks he's not the best really should listen to Achilles Last Stand. He's not only amazing, but keeps up incredible intensity and precision for over 10 minutes.
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#1 he play with only 1 bass drum wow
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Bonham was the greatest! He hit everything. He pounded the drums hard without losing any technique. He knew when to be subtle. He is truly the greatest ever.
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i think he should be number one for sure, just the groove he had , the speed and persision all at the same time, foot like a jack rabbit. truely the best
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Seriously? He was the best!!
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should be number one
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Bonham is the greatest drummer of all time. It is an absolute crime he is not at #1. No one can touch him with a 1,000 foot pole when it comes to drumming. Quote on quote "John Bonham died so he could join heavens rock band." If you disagree with me just listen to his song "Moby Dick" live at Royal Albert Hall.
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vote 4 me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (thats me lol) I wanna win
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If Holly mother of god , can describe drumming chops Bonham had them in aces. Totally original, powerful , fearless, and still could stand back and take us through Stairway to heaven" while exploding when need be.
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This is a drumming legend. All others pale beside him.....
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he is the master at technicality. If you are a drummer, three names to idolize: Neil Pert, Keith Moon, and John Bonham.
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Keith Moon (The Who) Report Abuse
While he's one of the greatest drummers ever, Moon is better known for his extracurricular activities. He was a legendary party animal, hell bent of self destruction with a dangerous violent streak and no regard for the rules. The prototypical rock rebel, Moon also possessed the fastest hands ever and an uncanny sense of timing and rhythm.
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#1. Just listen to Won't Get Fooled Again" It's the greatest drum track in rock history
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#2 intensive genial
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not the most skilled but the most original drummer ever,just look around him in 1964 and you,ll get my point..was the neil peart of the 60,s because he brought drums to the front of a band was noticed where the rest hid and were boring to watch and listen to
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Yes!!! amazing drummer and he is mad!!! :D
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A bit of a polariser. By any technical standards, he was poor; lots of raw aggression, but unable to keep a steady beat. But this was part of The Who's sound - can you imagine The Who with a technical drummer like Phil Collins? Just wouldn't work.
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The best EVER! Example: "Won't get fooled again"!!!, "My Generation", "I Can See for miles", "Cobwebs and Strange" and "Go to the Mirror". Impressive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Overrated? Pffft. Keith Moon may have been overshadowed by his antics but he was the most original drummer ever. And the since The Who are better than any group on this list, Moon goes to the top.
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Yeah, but Ringo was the perfect drummer for the Beatles
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The booze and drugs DID take away from his live performances. All the more reason to say that he's UNDER-RATED, not OVER-RATED, you dumb idiots.He should be at #3, but unfortunately Bonham is better. Ringo Starr should be down at #50 or so.
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I disagree with the 'highly overrated' comment. It's all very well saying you were pulling Moon's repertoire in a year, but, Keith Moon revolutionised rock drumming. In the early 60s when he started playing with The Who (or The Detours as they were then), he was doing things no other drummer was doing. Most other drummers at that time were just playing "boom-cha". There are isolated drum tracks on YouTube of Keith, and you should check out 'Young Man Blues' from Leeds (in particular)...astounding. It's a crying shame that Keith's ability and style are overlooked by his crazy behaviour. And the comment above about Ringo being superior because he didn't step on anyone's toes, well, if you truly listen to The Who, not only was Keith's drumming absolutely perfect for Pete's songs, but he left a lot of space for the others to shine - especially live, whilst having the most amazing amount of power and energy. A genius in my humble opinion.
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Mooney - Loved the crazy SOB. unfortunately HIGHLY overrated . Anyone learning to play drums was pulling Moon's repertoir in a year (I did) Now, his penchant for booze and drugs did take a LOT away from his talent so why critizise the dead specially when he was so much fun to watch desintegrate in public.
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Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) Report Abuse
963 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 9 comments
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The worlds greatest drummer ever is Mike portnoy
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Mike portnoy is the best drummer in the world.
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Bonham and Peart are truley legends, but Portnoy is definetly the best Drummer of all time
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Dudes lol Mike Portnoy should be after John Bonham and Neil Peart... yep that's 3rd place to spare you time...
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Why is Mike so low? He kicks every drummers ass above him but Peart and anyone that has ever heard him play knows that
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Portnoy is seriously one of the greatest drummers of all time. If you know anything about drumming, just listen to his timing (or should I say off-timing) and you will know that there are many challenges to his play. I would put him up against anyone. Neal Peart is probably the closest to his playing style...
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dude,this guy is awesome
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....why is Portnoy so low?
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Honestly, just listen to the first three seconds of Honor Thy Father. You will understand.
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Dave Grohl (Nirvana & The Foo Fighters) Report Abuse
946 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 19 comments
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You will all kill me, but anyway... I think he is massively overrated. The fact he was in a legendary band doesn't make him better. He is not bad but not excellent.
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Seriously people. Zeppelin reunion would have toured with him. Too bad it won't happen, but it's not David Grohl's fault
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Well put my friend....i even think his foo fighters drummer (taylor hawkins) is much better
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Dave himself would not feel like he belonged on this list, because he is a true musician and a humble guy. Good drummer... you bet! Great / ground-breaking drummer... nope. The fact that Grohl, Travis Barker, etc. are so high up on this list reveals the lack of either humility and/or musical knowledge of the posters who vote them up. Lay off the hair gel, kids, and do your homework. There is SO much great music highlighting true geniuses on drums... don't be lazy and fall for the popularity contests!
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don't forget Them Crooked Vultures and Queens of the stone age! :)
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Greatest drummer to emerge in the last 20 years.
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An adequate drummer at best. In the right place at the right time; think RIngo Starr.
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if anybody knows anything about music you would know he was nirvanas drummer and also drums for queens of the stone age he not just " GIUTARIST FOR THE FOO FIGHTERS!" very talented drummer but needs to be behind danny carey of course who should up closer to number 1!
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Umm there's a reason why every1 who starts playing learns nirvana first, definitely influential but not top 10 worthy based on skill wheres Dave Lombardo?
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"He plays drums? Glad for him but he obviously shouldn't be in the top 100" You haven't seen/heard him then - think Josh from QOS stated he's the best rock drummer, period.
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He plays drums? Glad for him but he obviously shouldn't be in the top 100.
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He also drummed for early Foo Fighters,
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He also played drums for Tenacious D
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Also played drums for Queens of the stone age
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Um, he played drums for Nirvana before Foo Fighters.
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Excellent drummer, very underrated. Nice to see him back behind the kit in Them Crooked Vultures.
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POWER and exquiste sense of rythm and melody . Grooves TOTALLY original . Perhaps had he decided on one instrument he coulve been the GREATEST ROCK drummer of all times.But what he served , he did with inmense gusto and technique.
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great drummer, but not quite WOW great...
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Um, Dave Grohl is the guitar player for the Foo Fighters
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Bill Bruford Report Abuse
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one of the best, very creative, a maestro, top 5 for sure
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Listen to "One More red Nightmare"... he's genius. Listen to "Heart of the Sunrise"... he's genius! Listen to "Lark's Tongues in aspic"... he's genius! listen to "Close to the Edge"... he's genius! Listen to "Yours is no disgrace"... he's genius! So... Bill is genius!
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Brilliant drummer for the likes of prog kings: King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, Bruford and UK. His innovative drumming ,extraordinary syncopation. Major influence on some of the greatest drummers of the past 20 years..
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Matt Cameron Report Abuse
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Matt is a powerful and creative artist who has been a long time integral part of two of the greatest bands of the last 20 years Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.
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Incredible!
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Phil Collins Report Abuse
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One of the best especially when playing for Genesis
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Phil Collins also was the drummer for the legendary 1970s fusion outfit Brand X. He went from his prog-rock Genesis drumming to a more Cobham / Tony Williams influenced fusion style without any problem. He's on the "Undorthodox Behaviour" & "Morrocan Roll" Brand X albums & half of "Livestock" & "Product."
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listen to his lunacy in "The musical box", his epic "Firth of Fifth", the powerfull "Grande Parade", the strong "Supper's Ready" and the dynamic "Cinema Show". Wowwwwww!!!!!!!!!!
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A vastly underrated drummer!
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At a Music product show, Phil sat on one of the very first electric drums and it became a ad-hoc clinic. In question was his . MASSIVE syncopated fills and he diclosed they were pushed on volume by the bass drum, impecable timing and claims , Ringo as his main influence. nuff said.
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Carl Palmer (ELP) Report Abuse
605 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 7 comments
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Palmer is by far the greatest. Keith Moon was great and so are the others. Look at old you tube videos of EMERSON LAKE & PALMER for the early 70's
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This ranking is a joke,Carl palmer is the best drummer in the world!
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Palmer is the greatest drummer of all time!
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THIS GUY IS MY HERO.......
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Watch in youtube his perfomance with ELP of "Karn Evil 9". I found the jazz rock god! Better than Grohl obviously!
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For me, Carl is probably the best...his classical training really shows and coupled with his fellow classically trained musicians made for some of the best music in any category. Pictures at an Exhibition is a must hear.
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This drummer is hard to beat. I think he should be further up than this. Anyone ever hear or Toccoto? Incredible!!
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Terry Bozzio(Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck) Report Abuse
An amazing solo drummer. has a huge drumset and uses all of his pieces to perfection.
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Watch in Youtube his drum solo with Zappa. WOW!
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he doesn't deserve to be on the top ten, neither to be on the top 50 best drummers.
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I believe Terry has been a little undrated here.Just listen to Frank Zappa's album Zootalures and see if you agree.
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Ginger Baker (Cream) Report Abuse
A jazz drummer who played in blues bands, Baker had the incredible stamina of two drummers and the manual dexterity in both limbs to pull off complex jazz beats and extended solos
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Masiively underrated. Watch Toad and come back latter guys!
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I don't agree with this ranking. Even if John Bonham were alive today, he would admit he was influenced by Ginger. (Quoted from JHB) Yes.. he is strong minded, but thats to be expected with brilliance of that statue.
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ringo, charlie whats, mic fleetwood, phill collins before baker yeah right. how do people come up with this stuff. i can see buddy rich, neil pert and maybee keith moon...but ringo???baker is top three
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Ginger had but ONE problem . he was not likeable or cute and did not take direction well . He had the chops and he wanted EVERYONE to see it. the ugliest drumming style ever , but his patterns , grooves and musicality were impecable . A lil less ego may had given him the Mansion Charlie Watts has.
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Stewart Copeland (The Police) Report Abuse
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a unique snare drum sound, one of the best
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Sting did help Stewart Copeland to create highly inventive rhythm patterns. Actually, the band's spontaneous style of playing did a great job for Stewart Copeland. There are a lot of other great drummers around but Copeland was the one who created a distinct style that will be remembered for generations yet to com. To me, Copeland is the finest percussionist in the world, ever!!! The way he plays is incomparable. He is the one and only Stewart Copeland and has a heavy influence on me. It's his multiple rhythms that really stick out in The Police. If course, I love to hear Neil Peart, but lately, I mean in later years, Peart could not create anything better than revolve around his own creative axis!!! That was never the case in the short tenure of Copeland with The Police. To me, Copeland is the best percussionist/drummer in a rock band, ever!!!
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Drumming and weight lifting , with a slight touch of hand muffling and cymbal bells patterns for good measure. A lot of Stings prodigious Bass patterns owe a LOT to Copeland amazing musical talents.
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Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) Report Abuse
502 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 2 comments
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Listen to "The Wizard" by the original Black Sabbath. Bill Ward plays the lead on drums.
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Bill INVENTED Heavy Metal drumming. Truly remarkable, without him Lars and Danny Carey would sound like Ringo.
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Ian Paice (Deep Purple) Report Abuse
455 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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Ian deserves to be higher on this list. He has such great technique, he has a great amount of speed in his drumming, and has inspired tons of drummers. His drum solos are great because he's so creative in said solos and they don't sound like carbon copies of Ginger Baker's "Toad". That's another drummer who should be higher. Ginger Baker. Anyway, if Ian Paice has an appropriate spot on this list, it should probably be around 7th-9th.
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Over the span of time this Deep Purple drummer NEVER to leave the band had undoubtibly been one of rocks most influential drummers over and over. Speed King to Child In Time, Strange kind Of Woman to My Woman from Tokyo. His steadfast playing style, playing hard or so soft, the combinations, the four decades of playing alone makes him one of the top picks regardless. Working in one of ROCKS MOST INFLUENCIAL BANDS PERIOD should land him somewhere on the list of top ten drummers if not in the top 5. Ian you will always be one of my favorite drummers and musicians always!
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Buddy Rich Report Abuse
he is crazy with his solos and is a amazing drummer
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Buddy Rich hands down the greatest of all time While Neal is definetly the"professor" Buddy Was and Always Will Be The Master of the drum kit absolutely no contest!
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Neil Peart (ranked 1) did a tribute to buddy Rich and references him as the best
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Personally this guy is one of best drummers to ever use a drum set
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If you asked any of these aforementioned drummers who the best of all time was, they would name Buddy Rich!
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Buddy Rich was the BEST! NOBODY could touch him. I am a drummer and his solos make the rest of us look like underlings!!!!
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Belongs in the top 5!
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I'm sorry, but why on earth is Buddy not on at the top? It doesn't matter that it's rock and roll drummers, Buddy would whip all of their butts and send them home crying to mama. Except for Neil.
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Although this is supposed to be R&R drummers. There was not much Rich could not do. his hand work was so effing fast you wonder how he got from floor tom to snare and you HEARD it but did not see it. His "buzzing" using the WHOLE snare and its tuning gave him sounds where todas drummers need 7 drums to achieve. The typical Jazz left hand hold and his finger dexterity made this possible where ever bzzzzz was clean and in tune (Listening Mr. Jazz Watts") . Ever seen a drummer do a whole song hust on the HH ? He did on the carson show. ANY of the new boys .. step forward!
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Danny Carey (Tool) Report Abuse
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Danny is without a shadow of a doubt the most powerful drummer on this list (Bonham being a close second), and arguably one of the most creative. To put Grohl, Collins and Cameron (even though they are great drummers in their own right) ahead of Danny is highly questionable to say the least. As far along as rock drumming has come it's truly mind blowing how Danny has raised the bar even higher. Nobody in the business today can come close to matching the tribal depth and overall mastery of the kit like Mr. longlegs. The entire Lateralus album is certainly one of the greatest drumming albums from start to finish. Mr. Carey is the only drummer that deserves to be on any top drummer list right after the old school drum gods like Bonham, Peart, Moon, Bruford, Bozzio, Palmer, etc. Not Lombardo (even though he is close) and definitely not Portnoy. Portnoy might have the talent but his drum parts are practically stale compared to Carey's. No amount of talent alone will ever replace innovative thinking when it comes to writing and arranging musical parts. When you have both the talent and the creative mind it becomes a lethal combo. DC is living proof of this. Long live Danny The Octopus Carey, and long live Rock 'N' Roll!!!!!!!!!!!! If Danny aint in your top ten list (maybe even top 6 or 7) then it aint much of a list!
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Danny Carey is not only a legend with drums but also a great guy himself with calm exposer and wisdom. If you listen to ticks n leeches, you simply would say that drumming ends here. He's the most creative and alien drummer on earth and for the listeners, he is just too addicting so are the musics of TOOL. Danny Carey has no match and it is understandable that most of the ordinary people will not even understand his logic and philosophy in drumming and which is why probably the best man has the tag of 12 over here. His drumming might not make you dance but certainly will make you think. Salute to Danny ... May you live long.
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Ringo ahead of Danny.. Really, really.. No one ever plays like Danny. He makes HIS own rhythm.. Very hard to copy his style. He's def. top ten..
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This guys style and ability are a deadend for most, if not all, everyone else on the planet!
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Should be #2, dude is amazing!
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Bar None, THE BEST there is! If Danny isn't one of your favorite's you simply aren't listening. His style defys logic...how can one man with only 2 arms and 2 legs sound like he might be an Octopus? His timing is impecable. His philosophy's incomparable. If you haven't had the pleasure, may I suggest you start with Fortysix &2 and move on from there...you mind WILL be blown. Try YouTubing Danny Carey you will not be sorry.
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has an amazing sense of rhythm. His songs change beat so much
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Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan - Avenged Sevenfold Report Abuse
422 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 21 comments
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i listened to many drumers and i think everyone has hes own style same as sullivan had so we cant talk about who was the best but about who we like more . .
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I think 15th is a very appropriate spot for the Rev, He certainly wasn't the best by definition but he does deserve to be on this list and he didn't even have time to fully grow as a drummer. He may not be "the best" but he's definitely my favorite. Love you Jimmy!
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If only his band didn't suck
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The rev should easily be in the top 10, dont need to explain it because his drumming does it for me
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If people think he should even be in the top 100 they obviously haven't listened to anything besides Avenged Sevenfold. I used to love them but I've realized they are not as good as people make them out to be, none of the members are the best anything.
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Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan should be in a catagory all by himself. He was, is, and always will be the number 1 drummer in the World!!!
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Jimmy was not just a drummer but a caring friend to the rest of the band and a very dedicated person.. i hope you are having fun in your afterlife
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BEST drummer ever. If not #1, at least top 5.
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i think he should be in the top 3 The Rev is apparently under appreciated in the general publics eyes not even in the top 100 according to rolling stones
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If he wasnt dead he wouldnt even be in the top 200, Just because he has died
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Jimmy 'THE REV' is 1 place for his amazing talent and piruets with sticks on the really hard songs!!!!
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HE SHOULD BE AT LIKE # 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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the best drummer and no one could say anything about it he should be 1 and then travis barker then neil peart
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He died therefore he shoots to stardom, which makes him the greatest drummer..Herp Derp..
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One of the best drummers of all time. He was right along side Mike Portnoy and Chris Adler. R.I.P Rev
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he is the number one best drummer! damn! we love u R.I.P Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan
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he sould be in the top 3,
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for his age the rev was a very good drummer he was so creative R.I.P. Jimmy
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One of the fastest and most skilled drummers, can continue a very complex and technical beat even while singing.
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good drummer, not sure of top 5 though...great at technicals and splittin vocals along with it. may he rest in peace.
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he is one of the best drummers and song writers ever metal till death
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Jeff Porcaro Report Abuse
381 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 7 comments
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RIP, Jeff. Listen to the 16-note high-hat work on "Lowdown" by Boz Scaggs. So much great studio work. As far as that goes, *any* drummer who worked successfully with Becker and Fagan gets a nod. Porcaro is top 5, for sure.
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are you lot kidding? Porcaro down in 18th place.. sick! He made the rest of these guys look like they were drunkards beating pots and pans at an 18th birthday party!
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Richard Marx dedicated the song "One Man" to him and said Porcaro was the best drummer he had ever worked with. Michael Jackson made a dedication to Porcaro in the liner notes for his 1995 album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.
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hes on my top 10
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AWESOME!!!!!!!
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Rolling Stone had him in the top 5 I recall. Drum beat on Rosanna is rock solid
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Amazing drummer!
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Dave Lombardo (Slayer) Report Abuse
Called the “The Godfather of Double Bass” Lombardo's sets feature some of the powerful beats ever. His unpredictable and genre bending fills make him stand out from just about every other metal drummer out there.
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LOMBARDO is the greatest drumme of all time.
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lombardo is the beast should be top 1
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Should be top 3.
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Should be in top 10
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Simon Phillips (TOTO) Report Abuse
Simon Phillips (born 6 February 1957) is an English jazz, pop and rock drummer. He went on to play with a wide array of musicians including Big Jim Sullivan, Big Country, Toto, Steve Lukather and Los Lobotomys, Jeff Beck, Whitesnake, Jack Bruce, Brian Eno, Duncan Browne, Toyah, Mike Oldfield, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Gary Moore, 10cc, Mick Jagger, Ph.D., Joe Satriani, Russ Ballard, Mike Rutherford, Phil Manzanera, John Wetton, flamenco guitarist Juan Martin, Asia, Stanley Clarke, Jimmy Earl, Derek Sherinian, Nik Kershaw, Gordon Giltrap and Jordan Rudess. And he was the drummer for The Who in their 1989 American reunion tour.
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Ringo Starr (The Beatles) Report Abuse
330 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 13 comments
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Trust me. He really is one of the greatest. Greater than Peart. Peart doesn't even act like a real musician should. He's just Sitting there doing technicalities. That's not what music is about. I'm a musician and a drummer, so I actually know music. Trust me. The three greatest rock drummers are Keith Moon, Ringo Starr and John Bonham. They invented rock drumming. Starr really played with his heart, and if you say that he just did simple stuff, you obvioudly has very little knowledge about music and drumming.
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One of the absolutely greatest and most groundbreaking drummers of all time. He invented the modern rock drumming, practically every rock drummer that came after him is inspired by him, whether they know it or not. He was a very musical drummer; a true musician.
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John Lennon liked to put people down. He would not have asked Ringo to play on his solo albums if he'd thought he was a poor drummer
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When asked in an interview if Ringo Starr was the best drummer in the world, John Lennon answered "he's not even the best drummer in The Beatles". Should drop lower on the list.
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I believe that Ringo is one of the best drummers of all time. He did pretty good and is still going today.
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ringo should be number 1
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I hate that Beatles players automatically get voted in the tops for things like this just because they're Beatles. Ringo's beats are ridiculously simple and boring and there are far better drummers out there.
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Ya know, It would be different if he influenced some part of drumming, but let's be honest, he didn't. Maybe he was amazing, but he never really showed it. I agree, Buddy Rich would seriously outplay him with two appendages. Jimmy Chamberlin should also be alot higher.
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Ringo over Mooney? What is wrong with you people?
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Hahaha, Ringo at 4th? You must be kidding? Buddy Rich would outplay him with one hand and one foot.
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There wasnt much to Ringo at the begining , until you see those old videos (specially the one in washington) where his right foot is a damn cannon, his bass crawling hell just stop hi left hand work and get it closer. His pounding was SAVAGE , the drums were not miked. and his timing metronomic. Suddenly Ringo is playing melodic drumming. From Something, to Come together . "GET BACK " and RAIN are his masterpieces . GRanted he is actually a left handed playing right hand so his left hand shots were ear shattering , and NO drummer in rock was crashing BOTH cymbals to close a song as Ringo did. Now , watch his timing trick on the hi-hat.. he does not hit UP-DOWN . he hits side to side (still does) and has the ability to interject polytrythms by opening and closing the hi hat. . TOTALLY underrated because he was not Keith Moon. Totally superior becuase he did his job with superior creativity without stepping on anyones toes.
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Ringo performed exactly as was needed to make the Beatles the greatest four man group in history.
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Reason for the boring beats: the very simple amps they had back then. Ringos job was to bash out the backbeat so the rest could just about hear him, even though they couldn't hear themselves above the screaming fans. That said, I don't believe Ringo IS one of our greatest ROCK drummers! A great personality - yes . . . . . An inspirational musician . . NO.
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Travis Barker Report Abuse
hes an amazing drummer who is under appreciated and should be on this list!
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my vote..... over appreciated....any unknown studio drummer would be way better
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This list isn't about a popularity contest with the teenagers, for cryin' out loud!
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WTF!!! He should be NO.1 How unappreciated!! I have much respect for David Grohl also.
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are you guys kidding me? "over appreciated" and "out of his league"? you guys dont know what youre talking about. this guy is an amazing drummer and definitely should be easily in the top 10.
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Perhaps he is not the BEST drummer but he is 1000 times better then RIngo and has lots of talent
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what a joke to be even considered in the top 50
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Not a bad drummer, but no where near the talent of Jimmy Chamberlin or Buddy Rich.
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he's only young , but should be on the top 50..
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hahahahahahahah. 50? this guys slightly out of his league in this list. definetly over appreciated.
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there is no way he should be number 48 he is way better than what people think
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average/good at best but doesnt have a huge degree of talent
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An average drummer who is not under appreciated, he is over appreciated to an extreme level. He has skill but nothing close to even top 100 drummers of the world.
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he has his own creativty and is quick when he drums
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Tommy Aldridge Report Abuse
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Tommy Aldrige is defenetly Ozzy Osbourne's greatest drummer that he ever had.great drumer with Black Oak Arkansaw,and White snake also agreat fit for Ozzy Ozbourne band.a lot of stamina and great drumming.
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This nailed before anyone else even knew what it was. SO far ahead of his time...any time.
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Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) Report Abuse
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he's a psychedelic ringo starr in my book.progressive drummers like micheal giles (king crimson 1968-1970) carl palmer and bill bruford blow his doors off hands down
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listen to his drum solo on "TIME", to the Pompeii versions of "Echoes" and "One of these Days", the Ummagumma versions of "Set the control for the heart of the Sun" and "A Saucerful of Secrets", his powerfull drumming in "Interstellar Overdrive", "Money", "Us and Them", "The Great Gig in the Sky" and "The Nile Song"
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Um....he was filled in. Gilmour and the gang let him ride his fast ass cars with the money you gave him, evidently thinking he was a good drumer at #21. Jeez. (rolls eyes)
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Absolutely right! The man's a metronome, he's not flashy, not as fast as others..... but he's style of playing is very difficult, because 1 minor slip up, and everyone notices, he deserves more recognition! Long live the Floyd, lon g live Mason!
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One of the best drummers ever, from psychedelic to progressive to classic rock, he never gets out of beat. Long live the Pink Floyd.
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Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta, +) Report Abuse
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All around most amazing drummer of all time.
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Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band) Report Abuse
248 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 6 comments
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Unique! Lays waaay back and almost swings (for lack of a better description) stylistically... but pushes it right to the front of the groove / beat. Weird! I'm a decent-enough drummer and can stretch time... but I will NEVER be able to touch this.... I already know! (Can anyone please help to describe this "technique" better than I have done? I cannot even explain it adequately...)
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Well under rated here. Just amazing to listen to him.
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Carter's amazing ability to play ambidextrously with a ride cymbal on both the left and right hand sides of his kit makes him unique in the bunch. I agree with the person who said watch Carter play Two Step. He's even said it's the one Dave Matthews Band song that allows him the most flexibility when playing. Carter idolized Bonham and Buddy Rich, and he belongs with the best of them.
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Amazing would describe him in one word! Just listen to any of his live performances of Two Step. He clearly belong among greatest drummers of all time.
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Totally agree. The man is unreal on drums...his technique is like no other!
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Over Bonzo? What is the world coming to?
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Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix) Report Abuse
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He was the best out there, working for the best guitarist out there. He didn't solo, he didn't out perform or out shine Jimi, he played WITH him. Drums are supposed to provide the beat, and rhythm, not take over, Mitchell did it beautifully.
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amazing. his diffrent styles of drumming fitted hendrix perfectly
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lol my names Mitch
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If this were a drum fill contest, this guy would definitely be number 1 or 2.
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Mick Tucker (Sweet) Report Abuse
Considered by many as "The man with the golden arm" he has a 7-minute drum solo in a Sweet song of the same title. People used to say that Tucker had spinners in his hands to account for the fact he can spin his drum sticks during fills.
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His style was copied by so many ... and yet today he's all but forgotten (except by Sweet fans!!) Lovely guy, such a shame he died so young.... he had HUGE hands too!
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Mick Tucker should be in the top ten.
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So undeerated. Never got the cred he deserved. Trueley talented.
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Such a sweet guy too: RIP Mick Big BIG hands!!!
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Steve Holley [Elton John, then Wings 1978-1981] Report Abuse
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i think lars ulrich should be atleast number 4
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Manu Katche Report Abuse
African drummer who has played for years with Peter Gabriel's band. Sheer brilliance.
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Mark Brzezicki Report Abuse
Criminally underrated - played with Big Country, Midge Ure, Ultravox, The Cult, Procol Harum, The Pretenders, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Fish...
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Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra) Report Abuse
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A bright drummer. Should be in the top 10. Listen to all his live tracks with "Mahavisnu Orchestra". Awesome
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Amazing drummer, but much more a jazz drummer than a rock drummer.
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Roger Taylor Report Abuse
72 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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39th? oh my GOD......
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aAnother drummer who DID what he was to do + added tremendous high harmonics even at live gigs. Musically complete. His drumming goes beyond the norm to the ethereal - a sloo moody groove to ear shaterring polythyms . depended lil on the tipical , HH and Ride cymbal to keep time did it on toms .. hey YU GOTTA be a drummer to appreciate that + his contributions to the Queen catalog was inmese . I sometimes listen to Taylor and come out thinking .. HELL of a keyboard player .. his ouput is THAT good.
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Joey Jordison (Slipknot) Report Abuse
With his 250 bpm, the guy deserves to be ranked in the top 10 of greatest drummers of all time. He has already filled in for Lars Ulrich of metallica, toured with KoRn, and played with Satyricon. He just owns the drums these days
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where is buddy rich...Really... list is a joke
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huge fan of dave grohl but doesnt hold a candle to joey as well as a lot of these other guys all very talented but come on....
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quiet frankly a drumming god!!!
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not many people can produce the speed stamina and precision that joey provides for our listening bliss!! definatley top 5 in many of our books way overlooked!!
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ha is abouth 4 place
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not the best but should be in the top 20's in my opinion.
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Joey is full of win.
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Zachary D. Baron Report Abuse
He is a growing boy who needs validation of his abilities from other people. While he may not be the best, he has...potential.
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Steve Jansen Report Abuse
Fantastic drummer with Japan, Rain Tree Crow, Dolphin Brothers, David Sylvian, Nine Horses, and more...as well as a solo career. Legendary.
60 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Should be up at least 20 places.
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John Densmore (The Doors) Report Abuse
58 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 2 comments
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His percussion on "The End" are awesome.
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Too early in the R&R BURST to be apprecaited not onlu for hisdot perfect drumming but his originality . Probably the most melodious drummer ever. In "When the music is over" he's just accenting every sylable of Morrison without EVER screming "look ma how good I am" BREAK ON THROUGH could be the best drum song ever . not the loudest or most popular but his drumming inspired a LOT of people, and some of my toghest exersices was to reproduce a Densmore performance. Again , where is he? Why are we so prompt in discarding greatness if greatness is not accompanied by 4 other guys ?
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LARS ULRICH Report Abuse
EXCEPTIONAL HAND SPEED,,BEST SPEED METAL DRUMMER OF ALL TIME.
55 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 9 comments
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GREATEST DRUMMER THE WORLD COULD EVER HAD AND METALLICA ARE THE BEST BAND ON HISTORY
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i don't care who thinks im crazy or not but lars needs to be number one !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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way over rated drummer! shouldnt be in the top 100!
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Ok Lars is kina overated since about 90 percent of his are the same beat, boom-snap-boom-snap-crash repeat till chorus and hit the crash just a bit more
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abouth 2 or 3 place for his amazing talent with double bass pedal ;)
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This is an insult to the real drummers on this list. The dude can't even keep time anymore. I hate his style, hate the sound of his kit, hate metallica, and he's a whining little primadonna
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Great Drummer for a great band but (dont kill me) although he is very talented i just feel he is a little overrated to be in the top ten sorry
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ALL THA WAY!!
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It is a tough choice Lars / Tommy lee when it comes to speed, but lars makes few if any mistakes. and will stop the fastest of roll on a dime (how you can muffle the whole massive set in a millisecond is one hell of a trick - The naysayers say , they cut his mike... Ive seen him pretty close and every limb and sometime fingers go into that exercise
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Chad Smith Report Abuse
Smith has a great funky rythm and shows creativity in every song. Outsanding drummer.
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without a shadow of the doubt he should be in the top 3..he is the only one who can match with flea..no one else can
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RHCP is my favorite band, but his ranking is understandable, no offense, he is good.
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top 10 for sure
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I totally agree. This list is not ranking correctly drummers!!! Definitively Chad Smith should be amongst the top 20. Hey, Terry Bozzio is at the 98th position and try to find Thomas Lang!?!? What a shame...
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Chad Smith is top 20 material!
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Anyone that plays with Joe Satriani must be good and deserves to climb this list! CHICKENFOOT!!!!!
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is that it. chad smith is top 10 material and definatly better than ringo starr.
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Jimmy Chamberlin (The Smashing Pumpkins) Report Abuse
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Should easily make the top ten of all time, very underated drumming legend who is the coolest drummer I have ever had the pleasure to watch.
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Seriously, he's the most brilliant drummer of all time. Definitely #1 on this list. Amazing fills, unbelievably creative and fast. Dont care what others say. Hes the best, simple as that.
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So underrated. This guy is amazing. Way too low on the list.
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Needs to be higher. MUCH higher.
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If you take a moment and seriously sit down and listen to these drummers, it becomes clear that Jimmy outdoes many (not all) of the drummers above him on the list.
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Alan White (Yes) Report Abuse
47 points - added 5 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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You have got to be kidding me. Alan White IS NOT a great drummer. I just saw him in concert with Yes and he was undeniably the weakest link in the band. Sluggish and sloppy playing for the entire show.
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Alan is not any higher than this perhaps only because not as many get into the complexities of Yes music. I love Bruford too, but White is one of my favs.
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Bruford...sit.
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Brann Dailor Report Abuse
Drummer of progressive sludge metal band Mastodon.
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Gavin Harrison Report Abuse
One of the best drummers of all time. Currently plays with Porcupine Tree. Notable drumming tracks "Sound of Muzak", "Lazarus" and "Blackest Eyes".
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Harrison has played with the best symphonic rock bands out of Europe.....And now Porcupine Tree!!! He definitely belongs on this list, but up near Billy Cobham......mojo
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Without a doubt the most skilled drummer in the world!! He should be top 5 if not number 1!!
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Easily my favourite drummer to emerge in the past decade or so. His work with Porcupine Tree is amazing, but you should also check out OSI.
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Thanks for the comments guys, I will now seek out this group so I can listen to Gavin. My tastes are perhaps somewhat limited, but I want to hear him.
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I'm so glad to see somebody added him. Entirely underrated. He isn't the flashiest drummer, and his rhythms are generally turned pretty low down in the mix compared to some of those higher on the list, but the patterns that he can play are absolutely god-like. He needs some more respect for what he's accomplished.
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This man is revolutionary. Ive never heard anything like him and it is a disservice for such a man to be so low on this list.
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I've followed him for the past 5 years and I agree he is from another Sector. This list is a combination of skill, influence, popularity, etc. so not surprised he's not at the top...yet. Soon he will be climbing very fast given his amazing and creative drumming style, breadth and musical ear, not to mention his infectious grooves. Check out his "19 Days" and other non-hard rock compositions and you'll see that he's hard to pin down into a genre. An intelligent drummer that plays with both his head and heart. A thinking-drummers drummer indeed!
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Honestly there is no better drummer than Gavin. This guy cannot be imitated. He is from another planet.
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Lenny White Report Abuse
38 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Very underated here. Was incredible with one of the greatest fusion bands of all time - Return to Forever
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Michael Shrieve Report Abuse
32 points - added 1 year ago by guest - 1 comment
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He was barely 20 yrs old when he played with Santana at Woodstock. His drum solo and talent on the song "Soul Sacrifice" is legendary. One of the best drum performances ever recorded.
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Chris Sharrock (Icicle Works, The Las, The Wild Swans, The Lightning Seeds, Robbie Williams, Oasis) Report Abuse
Remarkable drummer - listen to The Icicle Works' first album (1984), and look for the live version of Oasis' Shock of the Lightning, in which Sharrock performs an amazing solo. He's an absolute legendary drummer!
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alex van halen (van halen) Report Abuse
he is one of the most awesome drummer in my opinion in many of his live concerts he has 4 drum foot bases how insane is that and he has his own 10-15 min drum solo and after most of the solos he has this part where he plays drum so fast the it sounds like a helicopter and during that his drum lifts 20-30 feet away from the ground usind hydrolics or somthin!!!!!!!!!! awesome!! must listen 2's 1-hot for teachers 2-get up
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Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones) Report Abuse
30 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 4 comments
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are you kidding? one of the most underrated drummers in rock and roll history. his precision and back beat drumming propelled the band into the longest successful rock act in history. he and keith kept the song going so that mick could strut around and do what whatever the hell mick does. one the the best!
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mick is totally a moron he obviously doesnt know a thing about timing
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Charlie rocks solid, the man is a legend. Might not be flash, but he's steady & with Bill Wyman he was tight ~ possibly the best R'n'R beat combo ever. A humble gentleman, Charlie I salute you.
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The luckiest man in history. Give anything that Watts has done that comes inmeditely to mind (like Ringo's come together, Get Back, Rain ..) Watts attributes his lack of ROCK CHOPS to his Jazz background. But still the man can not hit a solid clean rim shot , his snare work is a ploof to a bit of rim from one beat to the other. He has not mastered hand indepebdence and still has to stop his right hand before he comes down with the left. Amplitud ? From one beat to the other he's off by a couple of dbs NOT one simple roll will be a cointinous smooth pass .. he can NOT. Probably the worst drummer with the most luck.
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nicko mcbrain Report Abuse
simply the best drummer ever?!
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one of the best and compared to other heavy metal drummer he plays better with one bass drum only ....
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Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, others) Report Abuse
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Barriemore Barlow Report Abuse
28 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Should be in the top ten in my view,Jethro Tull's best period was with Barrie Barlow!!!
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Mick Fleetwood Report Abuse
28 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 4 comments
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highly underated, my fav is go your on way.
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Listen to fleetwood mac (1968-70) with peter green, danny kirwan and jeremy spencer..... before the women joined the group!
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I could never hear him over Stevie Nicks' billygoat-esque vocals.
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Drumming so exquisite it might as well had been a lead guitar . And when he decided to get intricate , it took a LOT of listens to figure out what it was he was doing. again highly underated.
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Zach Hill (Hella) Report Abuse
Insane math rock drumming with the ability to switch between elaborate time signatures while still keeping the flow of the music.
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Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) Report Abuse
How many drummers have played with a drum kit that has spun upside down, He I think was the first one to do it. There was a report that on the Girls,Girls,Girls Tour that he fell out of it tho. But this did not stop him from still doing it on the rest of the tour. A true drumming legend.
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uhh joey jordison who is 5 times the drummer plays twice the kit twice as fast
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Why isnt he before mick fleetwood? HE WOS UPSIDE DOWN FOR CHRIST SAKE!!!
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Rick Allen (Def Leppard) Report Abuse
Are you kidding me! This guy came back from what would have been the end of most peoples dreams. My man plays with one hand and one foot...are you kidding me? Enough said!
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to come back drumming after such a severe injury is nothing but inspirational.
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He was a terrible drummer though, and couldn't provide a good groove.
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he had both of his legs but one arm
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Vinnie Colaiuta Report Abuse
Sting refers to him as the best drummer in the world. When legendary guitarists Jeff Beck and John McLaughlin need a drummer he's the man. Modern drummer cited Colaiuta as being the most important drummer of our time.
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Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad Report Abuse
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Guy Evans (Van der Graaf Generator) Report Abuse
An overrated drummer, but a powerful one. His jazz rock technique really feats with Van der Graaf Generator style as surrealistic ("Man Erg", "The Sleepwalkers", "Lost") or really agressive ("Killer", "Scorched Earth", "Lemmings"). An essential drummer.
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Tre Cool Report Abuse
have you seen this guy! He can do epic solos. He always has an awesome expression. Hes always got a sense of humor. This drummer from Green Day can show some people how its done!
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Jack Camp - Sworn promises Report Abuse
Such a unique style, he is honestly everything you can look for in a drummer. Taking drumming to the next level. He blast beats and rides are ****ing breathtaking.
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Steven Brugger Report Abuse
While he may not be good his bass chops are growing and plays for his high school jazz band
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Topper Headon Report Abuse
Listen to the entire Clash catalog, the man can't be denied.
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MICHEAL GILES (KING CRIMSON) Report Abuse
one of the earliest poineers of progressive rock...his ability to flow over the music with odd beats and fills smoothly was almost unheard of..was regarded as the best drummer in the world at that time by rock magazines..was a major influence to neil peart and others
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a great drummer, listen to "in the wake of Poseidon" for example.....masterpiece !
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Max Weinberg Report Abuse
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he has a drum kit of a five year old
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Steve Smith (Journey) Report Abuse
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Bobby Jarzombek Report Abuse
Exeptional drumming skills and one of the few drummers that have developped a totally unique style, which is so difficult to comprehend
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Can play what most drummers can, but not viceversa
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Matt Helders Report Abuse
SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10! had a major influnce on british alternative rock drumming and makes massive use of his hit hat pedal and knows how to experiment with things. on top of all that, this guy sings, and he sings high!!
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The video of 'The view From the Afternoon' is dedicated to his drumming!
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Why isnt he in top 10?! :O Hes got such a unique sound and yet give every song a different sound to the last. Snare rolls and the intro to "A certain romance", That is what sums this guy up!
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Benny Greb Report Abuse
Watch any video of Benny Greb soloing and you will see that he has amazing limb independence, almost as good as someone like Neil Peart. Lots of drummers on this list show no limb independence and can just play fast, while Benny can do it all. He has amazing technique which is much more important than speed. He should be waaya high up on this list. If you don't believe me, watch a video of him!
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Michael Thomas (Bullet for my Valentine) Report Abuse
This guy has great speed and awesome rhythm. Not noticed much but i think he is incredible
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he has some unreal beats and fills that merge with the bands style so well....check out "4 words to choke upon" (to see for ur self)
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Matt Greiner (August Burns Red) Report Abuse
fast. controlled. tight. and he records all his drum parts. he's actually legit unlike other metal drummers who do the double kicks on a keyboard so it sounds inhumanely tight.
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I couldn't agree more. Matt Greiner is the best hard drummer out there. He does some insane stuff.
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should be ranked top 20 at least. amazing drummer.
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Should be WAY higher up. One of the best metal drummers, if not THE best. Also, very technical.
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Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) Report Abuse
The beast drummer for the Foo Fighters. One of the best active rock drummers today.
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Should be higher
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Levon Helm (The Band) Report Abuse
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Levon Helm at 96? Who are the jokers who put this together!? Levon - if not numero uno - should be in the top 3. If you don't understand why then you know nothing of rock history - and therefore whoever put this together simply aint qualified.
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Ian Mosley (Marillion) Report Abuse
a GREAT drummer that deserves to appear in this list for sure !
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Thomas Lang Report Abuse
An amazing Austrian drummer who composes background music for his own solos and is very active at drum clinics around the world. Check him out on YouTube
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Morgan Rose (Sevendust) Report Abuse
Crazy time signatures and incredible ability to keep a serious beat while laying down some vocals. If you dont think he should be on here you obviouslly dont know drumming.
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Larry Mullen, Jr. (U2) Report Abuse
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there are hundreds of drummer who deserve to be named before ...
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REALLY ???...he maybe has a proffesional attitude but skill wise shouldnt be on this list at all..never heard a buzz roll or even a fill that involved more than 1 tom from him ever
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what an absolute joke larry mullen at 47 ! ive seen many drummers copeland "collins"and many more but larry is just an ultra professional drummer best ive ever seen !
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Moe Hashie (EDGE) Report Abuse
ALL AROUND AWESOME
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steve prestwich(cold chisel) Report Abuse
a very underated rock drummer for one of aussies best rock bands. rip
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former cold chisel drummer he will be missed by all
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Brian Downey (Thin LIzzy) Report Abuse
Brian Downey is one of the greatest rock drummers in the world, he has the groove which many rock drummers dont have at all ...listen to thin lizzy songs
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Massacre, Warrior and ShaLala to name a few great songs where you can listen to Brian's huge talent....
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Vinnie Paul Abbott Report Abuse
Paul is the son of Carolina Abbot and Jerry Abbott, a country music songwriter and producer. He played in Pantera, Tres Diablos, Damageplan, and Rebel Meets Rebel with his brother, late guitarist Dimebag Darrell. His professional musical relationship with his brother often earned them comparisons to hard rock musicians Eddie and Alex Van Halen. Currently, Paul, along with members from Mudvayne and Nothingface, have formed the supergroup - Hellyeah. His biggest influence is Peter Criss of KISS
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Earl Palmer, anybody? Report Abuse
Practically invented R&B / rock drumming back in the day. Was THE monster session guy. Just Wiki this dude, check him out, and then push him to damn near the top of this list (because you won't be able to help yourselves... ; ) ) And check out his playing with David Axelrod in the late 60's and early 70s. ILL. (Much sampled by DJ Shadow, et al.)
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Bev Bevan Report Abuse
The drummer of The Move and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO ).
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Al Jackson, Jr. Report Abuse
5 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 2 comments
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In the dictionary, under "pocket", we should be looking at this gentleman's picture.
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This guy should be number 1. He defines pocket with all his outstanding drumming in all the Stax hits we still listen to today. Check out Cold Feet, by Albert King, or I Thank You, by Sam and Dave and give me one reason Neil Peart is better.
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Aynsley Dunbar Report Abuse
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this great british session also played with zappa.whitesnake.journey.bowie.jefferson starship..with that resume deserves top 20 period.
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Robert Sweet Report Abuse
80's Heavy Metal wouldnt be possible without hard hittin drummers like Robert Sweet from Stryper
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Very original and a showman playing drums
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Álex González, from Maná Report Abuse
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Also there is Alfonso Andre from Caifanes, now that you mentioned a mexican drummer. Listen to caifanes, theyare great too, a lot more dark concept.
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This guy is great. Is a very comprehensive drummer. Also the band is great, they are very commercial band but they are great musicians.
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What!!? What is this guy even doing on this list? He is a very average drummer, this guy is so overrated like the band he is from. Anyone on this list could play circles around him...Seriously who suggested him?
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This guy is one of my true favorites, he incorporates rudiments with unespected timing. Even though some of his drumming might sound simple he can suprise you once you try to play it. Also he's one of those drummer who likes to incorporate the choke, something that is almost never done when using double pedal.
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Thomas Haake (Meshuggah) Report Abuse
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The Late Great Eric Carr from KISS Report Abuse
By far he was the most energetic drummer I've ever seen. The fact he's gone now is a shame becuase KISS has never found a drummer that has the charisma and energy he brought to the band Eric Singer is a very close second. Gone but not forgotten he will always be a trooper in The KISSARMY!!!!!!
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Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello and the Attractions) Report Abuse
fantastic energy, highly inventive rock drummer
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Samuel Formell (Van Van) Report Abuse
The Best Salsa Drummer, He's the image of Yamaha Drum Machines, just hear his and You'll be impressed
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Mike Joyce (The Smiths) Report Abuse
Amazing ability and influence in british indie and new era punk... Very underated!... Real nice geeza aswel ;-)
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John Dolmayan Report Abuse
Great drummer for a legendary band. Knew how to get technical.
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He should be well higher up he experiments when he is drumming and he try's out new things that other drummers havn't yet. He should at least be in the top ten!!!
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He is the best why is he 81????????
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John Dolmayan is from System Of A Down...try adding some details first
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Narada Michael Walden Report Abuse
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Tony Williams Report Abuse
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Mike DeRosier Report Abuse
A former session drummer who played in Heart in the 1970,s into early 80,s....very musical style and did a monster drum solo on Led Zepplins rock and roll (1980) and can be found on several heart cd,s.....dont kill me buts its better than johns. (john bonham is the best ever so dont get me wrong)
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John French (Captain Beefheart) Report Abuse
Out-to-lunch in a GOOD way! Very strange beats and grooves. Check out the album "Safe as Milk".
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Clem Burke Report Abuse
Just has to be on here - fantastic energy, really tight and makes it look so easy!
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Jen Ledger (Skillet) Report Abuse
Her solos are, without doubt, extreme! Watch her in concert, You'll see.
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