Best Alternative Rock Drummers

Unlike Progressive Rock or Heavy Metal, Alternative Rock isn't known for extremly talented musicians! Still these drummers managed to become legendary, not only in their genre, but also in the whole music history!

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1Danny CareyDaniel Edwin "Danny" Carey, born May 10, 1961 in Lawrence, Kansas, is an American drummer and instrumentalist best known for his work in American Grammy Award-winning progressive rock band Tool. He has also contributed to albums by and played with such artists as Zaum, Green Jell├┐, Pigface, Skinny ...read more.

Legend. One of the best and most unique drummers out there. - ryanrimmel

2Dave GrohlDavid Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.

Dave Grohl had a distinctive drumming, that was explosive and perfectly fit bands, like Nirvana or Queens Of The Stone Age! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

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3Patrick CarneyPatrick James Carney is an American musician best known as the drummer for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio.

Patrick Carney and The Black Keys are absolutely underrated! If you hear a Black Keys Song, you know it's this guy drumming! Also he can play so much out of one little drum kit! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

4Brad Wilk

Absolutely stunning and explosive drumming! I think we can agree his solo in Killing In The Name Of was insane! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

5Chad SmithChadwick "Chad" Smith is an American musician and current drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he joined in 1988 and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Chad Smith is a legend! His drumming style isn't that complex, but it's just awesome and super creative! What can I say? He's awesome! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

6Chad SzeligaChad Szeliga is an American drummer and percussionist from Elyria, Ohio. He is best known as the former drummer for the band Breaking Benjamin.

One of the most technical Drummers in the Alternative Rock Genre! Absolutely stunning at playing and creating a perfect sound for a band, like Breaking Benjamin! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

7Scott PhillipsThomas Scott "Flip" Phillips is an American musician and songwriter. He is the drummer and co-founder of the bands Creed, Alter Bridge, and Projected.

Scott Philips is the drummer in Creed and Alter Bridge! He was overshadowed in Creed, but in Alter Bridge his drumming was extremly memorable! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

8Meg WhiteMegan Martha "Meg" White is an American drummer known for her work with Jack White in the Detroit rock duo The White Stripes.

The White Stripes have multiple reasons to be that great! Meg White is a major reason! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

9Joey JordisonJoey Jordison, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer best known for his work as the former drummer and co-songwriter for the heavy metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist in the Horror-punk band Murderdolls.

Jordison is extremly overrated, but still this guys drumming in Slipknot was absolutely insane at times!
Eyeless, Psychosocial, Wait And Bleed, all great drumming songs! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

10Taylor HawkinsOliver Taylor Hawkins is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters.

Played for the Foo Fighters since The Colour And The Shape! Supercool and energetic drumming, that keeps up with legendary Foo Fighters! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

The Contenders

11Jimmy Chamberlin
12Philip SelwayPhilip James "Phil" Selway is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the drummer of English rock group Radiohead.
13Gavin Harrison
14Matt Helders
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