Best Rock Drummers

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201Matt Mcdonough

He should be higher he makes verry good drum beats that complement the rest of the music extremely well

Matt has been one of my favorite drummers since the birth of Mudvayne.. I'd give him a perfect 10

Very technical and very underrated.

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202Nicholas Barker

Ah, one of my favorite black metal bands. Dimmu Borgir. This guy can keep a super fast bass drum beat while keepin up to beat with cymbals and snares like no one else can. He is amazing and i like many of their songs just for the drumming.

Easily the fastest and best drummer ever. Just listen to the opening of 'For the World to Dictate Our Death' to see what I mean.

203Jon Theodore

I believe that the only reason that this guy isn't higher up on the list is because The Mars Volta isn't very mainstream. Were they more well know, then he would be one of the top 10 at least. Maybe number 2 right behind Danny Carrey. I saw The Mars Volta live and they were amazing, and Jon Theodore wasn't an exception.

Hands down the best drummer I have ever seen live (and I've seen most of the living, highly regarded rock drummers). It's a shame he is no longer with The Mars Volta, as their music hasn't been the same since. In what was an all-around immensely talented band, it was impossible not to be glued to him during their live shows.

come on!!! He must be the best or among the best five drummers in the world, He has a unique style, a style not heard long ago.... for me the best!

He has unique and progressive style in The Mars Volta and catchy hip-hop grooves in One Day As A Lion. Very versatile

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204Jukka Nevalainen

Should be a lot higher up than this the guy is a legend and nightwish would definitely not be the same without his style of drumming

The reason that he's this far down the list can only be that not all that many people kow about him - otherwise I can't understand it. He's more than just great.

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205Beatmaster V

Damn Most Of The this Drúmmers on the top can�'t play near good than The V, why I never hear a drum solo from Metallica hah or the rest. -

206Chuck Comeau

Chuck Comeau is the best human being and best drummer ever! He's an example of hard work and really passionate about music, he is always doing his best for the band!

Awesome... This drumer from simple plan band. He is the best man. Way we don't vote for him I like him so much more than any one

I can't believe that he'd be the 284th drummer of the world. He's so much better. And I think Simple Plan deserve this. Because they're my number one since 2002.

Chuck is the best

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207Tadayoshi Okura

He is the best. Lots of heart and soul in his drumming.

208Nao (Alice Nine)

He's a REALLY good drummer. He looks like he always enjoys playing the drums and he is really nice. He can also make other people smile as he drums because he is so funny.

He is a really good drummer and he put so much heart into it. He always look so happy and that is so unique for a drummer.

He is a great drummer in his own right. He works very hard to keep up with the rest of the band.
Constantly practicing, and working. He really is the best drummer in my opinion. Beside, playing funk on drums isn't easy, and he makes it look so easy. And he looks like he's having so much fun while he's playing every song.

He's so sympathetic and cute! Every drummer should be like him! There are so many drummers on this planet but he is definitely the best one!

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209Josh DunJoshua William "Josh" Dun is an American musician. He is currently the drummer for the band Twenty One Pilots.

Josh has this amazing energy when he drums, and nothing stops him - he stands up while playing, hits the drums so hard that you're afraid they're going to break, and uses his entire body until he's swimming in sweat to make the best sound possible come out - and he succeeds, every time. He's incredible, and makes the drums to so much more than you're used to.

Literally bae, one of the best/out of many drummers I am a fan of.

He's better than that Ashton Irwin 5sos I call be he's the best drummer in the world

Pure Awesomeness

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210Derek Roddy

best drummer out there
fast
crazy blasts
insain endurance
good all around

211Dennis ChambersMilton "Dennis" Chambers, is an American drummer. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2001.

This Cat should be #1 HANDS DOWN! I have never to this date seen anyone as good as Dennis, and believe me I eat, drink, and sleep music... Dennis you ROCK my friend...

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212Ted Kirkpatrick

in 106? he is great!
he can play the drums really great, much better than many drummers in this list...
just listen to "Viento Borrascoso" or "Ark of Suffering", and you will now what REAL drumming is! - rock2metal

What a musician and the leader of an underrated progressive metal band.

Just cause no one has heard of the band dosen't mean he isn't amazing.

213Jean-Paul Gaster

Definitely worth mentioning more than some of these "drummers" from cheesy bands. He stands out from every album they do.

Great creativity and exceptional timing and rhythm, definitely a stand out drummer

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214Jeremiah Green

Seriously, the best indie rock drummer ever to exist. Why is he this low? He deserves at least the top 50. Not necessarily better than Keith Moon or John Bonham, but one of the best for sure. Modest Mouse rules.

215Atom Willard

Insanely Fast and Technical.
One of the best around right now.

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216Igor CavaleraIgor Graziano Cavalera is a Brazilian musician. He is best known as the former drummer for Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, which he co-founded with his brother Max in 1984. Max left the band in 1996, and Cavalera himself would depart ten years later, making him the last original member of Sepultura ...read more.

Hasn't anyone ever listened to Sepultura?!
Igor is absolutely amazing on drums, he can play the drums unbelievably fast paced AND keep an awesome beat!
Listen to song like arise, Orgasmatron, roots bloody roots, attitude and while your at it listen to every other Sepultura song when the cavalera brothers were in the line up.

Igor is a machine on drums!

I can't believe Igor is so far down this list, listen to him do Symptom of the Universe then straight into some tribal Brazilian. I have been on this sight for hours looking and voting but seeing Igor over 100 places below Lars I will now cry myself to sleep

Only Americans are in top list I guess. Igor Cavalera wins most of the best drummer in top 20. Listen to "Beneath the Remains". Igor is the best drummer. - awanshrestha

The best of the best heavy metal drummer...

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218Alex Rodriguez

Listen to "It's Far Better To Learn" by Saosin and you will understand Alex's true talent. The only trouble is trying to find him on the internet when all that comes up is an overrated baseball player

Listen to Vocies and collaspe on the Saosin self titled album and you will know this guy is going to be a one of the best drummers of all time.
- denvergymnast

I can't even believe he's not on this list! he should be at least near slipknot and avenged sevenfold.

Watch live videos of saosin on YouTube, he is a monster on drums especially on live performances

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219Matt Tong

"Tong then sat at the drum kit and what they heard according to the three was "Magic, It's a sound we thought could possibly never exist"-There right if we thought Travis baker was fast... haven't seen Matt.. not only fast but he knows when to be heard when to be silent and invokes a feeling using anything necessary (ie guitar pedal) used in the song "Uniform" He deserves top 10 if not number 1 - Dame

The world's catchiest drummer. Listen to the outro to Helicopter by Bloc Party and you'll see what I mean. His fills are my favorite in all of rock, and Silent Alarm is one of the best rock drum albums out there. It's a shame he left Bloc Party; he's an absolute beast on the kit.

220Cesar Zuiderwijk

Ask a few of this lists top drummers and they'll tell you: Cesar should be at least 199 places up!

This is the best drummer ever. I've been to his concert (band Golden Earring)
He played the stars of heaven and he is no longer the youngest

The most talented drummer of all-time.
Most people don't know how creative this guy actually is.

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