Best Hard Rock-Metal Drummers


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21Cozy Powell - Rainbow, Black Sabbath, WhitesnakeColin Trevor "Cozy" Powell was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath.

This guy set a world record for the most drums (400) played in under one minute, live on television (BBC). - Metal_Treasure

22Alex Van Halen - Van HalenAlexander Arthur "Alex" Van Halen is a Dutch-born American musician, best known as the drummer and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.
23Tomas Haake - Meshuggah

Maybe the people voting on here are not familiar with Tomas? Or Danny Carey for that matter... Faster is not better in my opinion. Innovation and difficulty should be standard of which the "best" should be measured.

When it comes down to it there isn't a drummer on this list that is as complex as Tom Haake. The rev just plays really fast but safe and uninspired metal core and really isn't the best. Tom Haake is a genius

Let's face it, progressive metal and the wide use of polyrhythms and very technical drumming leads to some great drummers. Tomas Haake is a cut above the rest in my book!

This guy and Danny Carey are amazing

24Ginger Baker - Cream
25Joe Rickard - RED
26George Kollias - NileGeorgios "George" Kollias is a Greek heavy metal drummer and music teacher best known for his work with American technical death metal band Nile.

Yeah right John bonham at 13 and George kollias at 21. Side by side george will blow the led zepplin drummer away, Bonham wont even keep up. George kollias, gene Hoglan and Peter Sandoval are the best three metal drummers of all time.. All three should be in top 3 spots.

27Michael Thomas - Bullet for My Valentine

He is a tight drummer with a great sense... He deserves to be in top 10

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28Taylor Hawkins - Foo FightersOliver Taylor Hawkins is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters.
29Brad Wilk - Rage Against the Machine
30Matt Greiner - August Burns Red

The speed, the complexity, the epic sound. No one is nearly at this drummers level. Double bass at it's best! Pure genius talent.

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31Phil Rudd - AC/DCPhillip Hugh Norman Rudd is a New Zealand-based Australian drummer, best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 through 1983, and again from 1994 to 2015. Upon the 1977 departure of bass guitarist Mark Evans from AC/DC, Rudd became the only Australian-born member of the more.
32Ringo Starr - The BeatlesRichard Starkey, MBE, known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
33Chris AdlerChristopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member of the groove metal band Lamb of God.

Really Chris Adler is only nine hundred years old still putting out the sickest rhythms and amazing double bass ever

34Jordan Mancino - As I Lay Dying
35Gene HoglanEugene "Gene" Victor Hoglan II is an American drummer. He is acclaimed for his creativity in drum arrangements, including use of odd devices for percussion effects and his trademark lengthy double-kick drum rhythms.
36Christian "CC" Coma
37Roger Taylor - QueenRoger Meddows Taylor is an English musician , multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter born on April 26th,1960 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He was the drummer of the band Queen and wrote few of many hits such as including Under Pressure, A Kind Of Magic and Radio Ga Ga. Despite being well known in Queen more.

HELLO... ? It's ROGER TAYLOR! From the greatest band in the universe, QUEEN! Roger is AWESOME! Absolutely the Best!

Are you kidding me?! Roger Taylor is the greatest drummer on Earth! Ever!

38Steven AdlerSteven Adler is an American musician. He is best known as the former drummer and co-songwriter of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s.
39Yogi Watts - Demon Hunter

Number 12 for metal in my opinion

40Scott Travis - Judas PriestMark Scott Travis is a Grammy Award winning American rock musician, best known as the drummer for the English heavy metal band Judas Priest and the American heavy metal band Racer X.
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