Best Rock Drummers

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121Steve Jocz

Well... for a rock band, we need a very good guitar player, a very good bass player AND a very good drummer. Sum 41 is a very good band so Steve Jocz IS a very good drummer. He must be on the top 10 :D I'm gonna see them in 13 July in France and it's my second show of them and no one can tell me that this band sucks.
Sorry for my English I'm French

Steve Jocz from SUM 41 is one of the best drummers of all time! Check his drum skills in Screaming Bloody Murder! The new album from SUM 41! It's heavy, and it's awesome!

He is highly under rated! Not saying he is the best but he should be higher than this, much better than Tre Cool and easily can do what travis can!

This shouldn't be for him! He should be in top tens

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122Sakura

What should I say, about an amazing man, like Sakura - San. First, that I admire him very much. The fist time, I heard him, was the time, he was L'ARc~en~Ciel and I really like his style, the way he combines wild riffs with soft rhythm. But for what I admire him most it, that he never had let bring him down, even when he was at the deepest point in 1997. But from there he fought himself high up. For that he has my very deep respect. He's right, when he's saying, that music creates a nice civilization, when children hear good music from very early childhood on and learn to play it. I love music, since I was a little child. Today I'm a singer and songwriter.

When Sakura was the drummer, there was style and soul in their music, it was really a basic instrument. Now, after he's gone from the band, the drum sounds the same in every song... so sad.

Perhaps one of the faster and strong drummers nowadays, he is a man who loves the music and because of that he try different styles, bands and instruments.
His songs has much more than a drum.

"Sakura brought a unique style to the band."

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123Shannon Larkin

Shannon Larkin is the most entertaining drummer I have ever had the pleasure to see live numerous times. Every time I see Godsmack, I always say watching Shannon is it's own show worthy of the price of admission.

Saw these guys open up for Metallica and out performed them big time! Check out their drum solo on you tube and you'll see why I think so highly of them.

Best drummer I have ever seen live. Love Matt Cameron but Shannon is by far the best. Theatrical drumming at it's finest.

Amazing form and a sound that is all his own. He has a great time while playing and you can hear his passion in the rhythm. I wish I could figure out some of his style points.

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124Michael Moose Thomas

Untouchable double bass, terricfic sound of drums. I have really not heard other drummers pound the drums like that, giving Bullet their sound. Pity he's not even on this list. Listen to " Alone", "waking the demon", "scream aim fire" etc... Unbelievable drumming. - shankarrohan

Moose is an unbelievable drummer. He has fast, powerful beats that mix in with what Matt, Jay and Padge are trying do with the other music in the songs. When needed, Moose can also create beats and solo's that make amateur drummers like me just wish that we could play some of the stuff that he does, eveen the stuff the sounds easy, it's not.

90 is seriously unfair! He definitely deserves to be placed much higher! His drumming is unbelievable! Take for example Waking The Demon! Just Awesome!

He must b at least in the top 100's rather.. in the top 50's

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125Andy Hurley

He is one of the bestest drummers in the history. For those who love or like listen to Justin Bieber and Jonas Brothera and who hate or dislike Fall Out Boy, you must listen to the true music

Fall Out Boy is probably one of the most hated bands today by musicians, but there's no denying that Andy Hurley is an amazing drummer.

Andy Hurley is the WORLD'S BEST DRUMMER! Everyone hates him or Fall out boy because their jealous, because seriously they are AMAZING

You can say whatever you want about Fall Out Boy, but you can't deny how incredible his drumming abilities are.

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126Brandon Barnes

His fills, intros, and drumming work are all equally captivating. I used to like Rise Against because of Tim's voice and lyrics. The guitars are super-solid as well, but the drums have a very big impact as well. Take a listen to:

The Good Left Undone
Under the Knife
Kotov Syndrome
Prayer of the Refugee

The list could go on. There are better songs, but that's a few to start with.

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127Jen Ledger

Way too low, needs to be higher up. She is a great drummer and a great singer too plus she drums and sings at the same time ain't that amazing. She rocks me off overtime she plays the drums. Being a drummer for skillet has made the band awesome.

Really she isn't on the top 10? She is an amazing drummer for Skillet. Also an amazing singer. And She always will be. Forever! What do you think? Best drummer ever! She RULES!

Wonder of anyone knows that she is a great endurance drummer. She also has a world record for the longest drumming at a stretch. Needs more help.

She is amazing

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128Thomas Pridgen

the dude is a beast on the drums!

129Don Brewer

Brewer is extremely talented and grossly underrated in my opinion. Listen to just about any version of "I'm Your Captain" and tell me you disagree.

Very versatile... This poll is more for the new schoolers; surprised @ their knowing who g krupa was.

130Eric Singer

Eric singer is Amazing, his only downfall is Eric Carr came first and Carr was the better Drummer there was something magical about Carr, But Eric Singer is a solid Stud himself, also one of the good guys and should be in the Top 8

Amazing drummer. I love his work with Badlands.

Why should singer so low he should be in the top ten at least top 100

One of the most solid drummers on this list, he's way to high.!

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131Mel Gaynor
132Rian Dawson

Rian is a truly talented and passionate drummer. Just from listening to him talk about his band you can tell that drumming is his life. He gives it his all and it's clear. He's one kick ass drummer even if this list is for rock and not specifically pop punk.

133Andols Herrick

Simply the best drummer around, his beats in songs such as "Jesus of Suburbia", "Dammit" and "Original Prankster" are just crazy. This man has changed the music world forever.

134Bun E. Carlos

I was listening to Dream Police and was impressed so much with how Bun E's playing "blended" in I had to look and see where he placed in the world of drumming.

My personal opinion is that if you don't hear the drums you got yourself a great drummer. It simply means they are one with the song. Great skill required here.

There are many other factors, I know, but if they hurt the sound of the band or damage the song or music, then what good are they.

As Hippocrates said... Physician "do no harm"...

Cheap Trick are one of the most influential bands of the past 30 years, and one of the reasons for that is their heavy rhythm section and the crisp and steady drumming of Bun E. Carlos.

A very underrated drummer. Not a big crasher, but capable, steady and one of the best. John Lennon thought so too.

Love his look and love his playing. He's dependable, steady and a great stick man. - FearlessFreep

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135Jordan Mancino

O dude, all those drummers up there are crap. Their styles are all copied from other drummers and from other band's styles. Jordan mancino, the TRUE METAL DRUMMER created his own style which could lighten up the name of AS I LAY DYING. His power lasts for hours and hours and he just makes a concert better than anything. He is amazing, and energetic man... His sweet double bass drumming, mhm. See those drum plays done in the legendary songs of AILD. Why don't you all noobs listen to AILD songs before you vote? I'm sure it will change your minds.

PS. ROFL! Lars Ulrich is higher than Jordan ROFL.

An awesome drummer, but of course you'll hear better. Even though the band has been around for a while, they aren't all that bad.

Jordan is by far the best and deserves 1 place by far. I also love his double bass drumming is amazing.

Jordan is way better than the people that are placed higher than him! What is wrong with you people?!

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136Tomas Haake

This guy is probably the best drummer ever. What the hell is someone doing from thirty seconds to mars and Avenged Sevenfold above tomas haake. Seriously. - camsell123

Just listen to 'I' by Meshuggah. There's one stage there where he's playing in 3 different times! I don't care who you are. That's incredibly difficult.

the absolute best, most techniqual drummer ever no one comes even remotely close! listen to destroy, erase improve

Danny Carey said he wished he could play like this guy. Say no more...

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137Mikko Siren

Mikko is an extremely incredible drummer, but not only is he an amazingly talented musician, versatile and incredibly skilled and fast on the drums, but he is also a wonderful and very unique individual. Along with the other members of Apocalyptica, he takes the time out of his busy day to interact with fans after gigs, charming and amusing with his great sense of humor, and making people happy just by being his real, caring self. Pearl Drums have made videos focusing just on Mikko during a live Apocalyptica performance, and he has written and helped write spectacular songs for/with Apocalyptica over the years. Let's just say that the guys of Apocalyptica played with him for live shows and then officially added him as band member...

Mikko is an amazing musician. He has such passion when he plays! He gives and gets energy to and from the crowd! Not to mention he is a super nice guy. So many musicians don't seem to have the time or patients for the fans but I've met Mikko and he loves the "meet and greet" time as much as the Apocalyptica fans do! ! So for this reason and many more he should be voted as the best drummer!

Mikko is perhaps one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. He is extremely passionate about life and sharing that enthusiasm with every person he encounters. A jack of all trades and always caught smiling with such positive energy! Absolutely amazing drummer with so much to give to the audience during each live and recordings.

Incredible talent. Definitely deserves higher place on this list.

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138Joe Rickard

Oh come on! He is full of energy and he is very very good! He deserves a place in the top 30, maybe TOP TEN!

I've never seen a best drummer than joe rickard
He is the best drummer

Come on peple, listen to IF WE ONLY and oter songs. He needs to be highter up, like top 50 or the top 10 and the same thing to Jordan Mancino, he needs to be highter up too.

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139Stephen Morris

May not be one of the most recognized drummers due to his use of electronica, but listen to Joy division and New order records. Try to keep the speed and the balance this guy finds in their songs. Amazingly fast. One of the first drummers to use drum machines to back his tracks.

I agree!! He is very underrated and unappreciated and had to tolerate the abuse from producer Martin Hannett on the Joy Division albums.

How on hell Stephen is not on the top ten?! Incredible drummer, hear Age of Consent, Hurt or She"s Lost Control live. And on top of that, he is a very nice guy.

One of the most underrated musicians ever. Listen to Age of Consent if you don't believe me.

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140RUKA

He is the best drummer he is the perfects man in the world he played so good he is the best human in my life he is my lifesaver really I love him so much he is the only man who I love I wish he lives in my country but he is only in Japan I wish so much that he come to Germany yes that's my onlyest wish I will meet him I will live with him together please ruka when you see this and anyone translate this for you come to my country pleasr I will see nightmare live

Ruka is in a band called Nightmare one of his best songs are White Room (No not the one by Creme. )

Ruka is very rude! But he's always playing with emotion, with intensity and feeling the power of every song

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