Best Rock Drummers

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281Yuya

Yuuya, from SID, he's very good, he has highly technique for all variety drums

282Shuji

He can plays with fantastic skills and very fast!

283Jimmy DeGrasso
284Paul Ferguson

At least 3 of the drummers in the top ten of this list would cite Paul as their major influence - highly underated and for no other reason than the fact that Killing Joke were the band that the press (still) love to hate - this man went where 99 of the drummers in this list would not dare to go. When others were punk, he was disco, when others were disco, he was tribal and when others were tribal, he was polished and precise - we are not worthy. - unspeakable

285Jim Keltner
286Fergal Lawler

My favorite drummer of all time, so good!

287Jun Ji
288Jimmy Lin

How can Jimmy Lin not be the best drummer ever? Just listen to the jazz fusions he has played and you will know what I mean. - The most complex and technically skilled drummer ever! - MikePortnoy

289Shou
290B.J. Wilson

sigh... just looked through this lame list again and noticed he wasn't on it. another drummer that it should be criminal not to include on such a list, he was the prototype for john bonham, and although I'm not the biggest procol harum fan, this guy was INCREDIBLE. watch any videos of him on youtube and you will understand this guys indescribable style. bombastic, tasteful, and severely underrated, wilson will most likely be forgotten in the annals of time, as this list shows, which is just tragic. - wildaminal

Listen to his drumming on, for example, Grand Hotel, and then vote.

241? B.J. wilson surely should be in the top 10!
A drummer who didn't merely provide rhythmic backing but embellished with a sensitivity and understanding of the feel of the songs.

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291Chad Wackerman

excellent jazz fusion drummer who is a touring and studio legend. played with innovative greats such as frank zappa, and allan holdsworth. - wildaminal

292RJ Minichello
293Josh Eppard

has no one seen the dvd on the making of the first part of good apollo? that man was pounding away at his drums for so long and so hard that he actually developed his hand muscles even further than before. not to mention the fact that next to neil pert, john dolmayan, joey jordison, and gustav schafer, his drumset is also a barricade. I honestly don't understand why he wasn't on this list. (if I happened to just miss his name, someone please tell me. my glasses are starting to fail me :p) - ronijohnson

When josh left coheed & cambria, no one could fill his shoes and play like he did. Now he's back and coheed sounds better then ever. Maybe cause he was playing straight rock for 2 years, or playing all his own beats on his solo hiphop record: Weerd Science "sick kids". Sickest drummer ever, fastest single peddle

Definitely belongs in top 10, wether baricaded or 4 pc kit, he's amazing, not just rock but any genre, he finds the groove in all and has the fastest single foot around, he's the talent in coheed and back to fill his own shoes, bigger and even better then before

294Adam Carson

amazing drummer for an amazing band. AFI may not be the most well-known band but they have quite a few amazing albums that deserve more recognition. Adam Carson is an absolutely amazing drummer that deserves more credit than he gets. - ToriHorrorPictureShow

295Rupert Huber

saw him once at a concert in vienna! he hits the snare like hell! - martin22

296Erik Sandin

Come on, he is so good. NOFX's songs are often very fast and Sandin plays drum fast as hell and I saw them live and he was really precise. If you listen to everything in moderation, I am going to hell for this one,... you will understand what I'm talking about - pageg

better drummer with Chris Tsagakis ( rx bandits ) he is a pure clock and in a NOFX shows (i've seen them 2 times), the most precise drummer I've seen ever.

I hope I can see one day Chris Tsagakis live.

He rules. Come on, 225? He should definitely be in the top 10. Listen to the speed he pulls off in decom-posuer or that kickass breakdown in the decline, and you will think the same.

297Mario DuplantierMario Duplantier is a French musician and artist best known as the drummer of technical death metal band Gojira.

Really mesmerizing drumming deserves at least to be at top 15

Come on he need to be in top five to make that top realistic!

Top 10 easily... He is even better live

298Chris Gaylor
299Kris Kohls
300Kevin Talley
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