Best Rock Drummers

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141Christian Coma

Easily the best drummer ever. He plays like a nutter! Honestly, listen to him drum, and you'll wonder how he does it. Do Black Veil Brides give him RedBull or something before they play? Who knows. He's just amazing

The best drummer ever! He gets so into his music and has such a good time while doing it.

Great band. Great guitarists. AND A GREAT DRUMMER!

Best. Drummer. Ever. FULL STOP! - purdygirl2639

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142Kami

Kami the best, fhf, fyobr which I know. It the God and sitting for shock it gives all itself(himself). Gave more precisely. We grieve over its death, such person as it should not die, for such people as Кami are not present more. Only it. Only Kami. Not only that it it is remarkable plays on drums, it also is very good itself(himself). A small angel with long red hair...

Kami is really amazing. As a drummer and as a person. Not "was", but "is". People are alive, when we keep them in our hearts. You are in our hearts, dear Kami-san. We remember You. Thank You from the bottom of our hearts. Rest in peace.
He is the best. Definitely.

There was something remarkable about Kami's drumming - whether playing something complex or simple, he never just simply 'drummed along' to the music in a way you'd expect - he always added something special. An amazing, truly underrated drummer who gets my vote.

143Joey Castillo

Is the best drummer in rock right now to me. He has a new fresh sound that is quick and on point.

144Jason Bittner

This guy is amazing, he should be top 20 easily...200 bpm double bass and amazing metalcore fills.

wtf is he doin below all these worthless drummers vote him up noobs

145Prairie Prince

Absolute genius on drums. Saw him with Todd Rundgren recently and he adapts to any style without breaking sweat.

Tightest, in-the-pocket drummer ever. Seen him a dozen times and am always blown away. Wish he was higher on this list than where he is!

Currently touring with Todd Rundgren, who's said he's one of the best.

Prince is a king among drummers.

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146Jason Costa

Jason Costa is amazing! Should be in the top ten! I don't think he's the best drummer, but come on, he needs votes! The top ten should be Joey Jordison, Neil Peart, The Rev, John Bonham, Danny Carey, Jason Costa, Nicko McBrain, Matt McDonough, Mike Wengren, and Shannon Larkin. And to the other guy who posted a comment for Jason, he did not play the drums on This Calling. He's only been with ATR for their last two albums (Overcome and For We Are Many).

Jason Costa has got to be in the top 75 and moving up. People just don't know who he is. Look him up and listen.

I can't believe after 100 entries Jason hasn't been one, id say he's a load better then Slipknots Joey. Listen to This Calling, amazing

147Billy CobhamWilliam Emanuel "Billy" Cobham is a Panamanian American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, who permanently relocated to Switzerland during the late 1970s.

my god.. this is my first hour on this site and the lack of these three drummers on this list has shown me just who the target audience is for these lists.. sigh, is there any point to describing these incredible drummers when people are making inclusions based on things like "polyrhythms aren't easy" or "fastest drummer ever".. hopefully people will pull their heads out of their asses by the time they turn 20 (judging by the top 5 I'm guessing most of you are 13-18) - wildaminal

It is unbelievable that he rates this low, considering he is regarded by many as one of the greatest, for years and still is by many professional drummers I know.

Where is Airto Moreira, also unbelievable to be omitted from this list.

You obviously have never heard Billy Cobham.
You must be a real youngster. Most professional drummers can't hold a candle to him. Check out his first solo album, then tell me all the drummers you've rated ahead of him deserve their ranking. Idiots!

The best drummer ever.

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148Dave Abbruzzese

Nobody beats the crisp, grooving sound that Dave A brought to Pearl Jam. Too bad nobody who isn't a big Pearl Jam fan knows who he is.

149John Densmore

This is bull! The Doors? Come on, John should be higher.

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150Hayden Scott
151Travis Smith

I've been a drummer for 10 years and he is by far the drummer I learned the most from studying. I have most of their songs memorized too. That took me the better part of 6 years to do. Gotten to meet trivium on numerous occasions and I enjoyed it every time.

One of the most insane drummers ever to be on the death metal scene, awesome double bass and lighting fast feet

Best drummer ever in my opinion. fastest pedal hits I've ever heard - mike2fristick

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152Clark Trasmonte
153Morgan Rose

Sevendusts drummer is amzing and is the best drummer ive seen live this guy will blow you away with his vocals and drumming

Incredibly unique drummer, what a performer. The man is very talented with such a great style.

The best show hands down
He will blow your mind! Make you look at drumming in a whole new light

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154Alex El Animal Gonzalez

Alex is the best! I live in Costa Rica and I read what someone wrote, that no drummer could make a 10 min solo spinning around... well Alex's band (Mana) came to me country and in the middle of the concert, he played a 10 min solo! and spinning around! well you can find it in youtube typing: solo alex mana costa rica.
Check it out! He's #1!

Has been named a top 3 drummer by 'Modern Drummer' 3 times... THE BEST! His solos are completely out of this world! (10-15 min regularly) Great composer and singer too

Definitely, he is the best no one can beat this guy. He give everything that he can in the stage. Nice person, who fights for the human rights and the conservation of the environment. I admire this guy!

Alex is by far the best alive! I saw him perform live for the first time when I was 12 and I just saw him a couple years ago!, he just gets better and better!, his wrist snapping and speed control over his rhythm and beats are unbelievable truly one of a kind!

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155Tony Royster Jr

Tony is and always will be my favorite drummer, I know this is an opinionated list but why would someone put Travis Barker even above top 100 when tony is all the way at 97? Tony is arguably the best drummer in the world and not for speed, but because he can control that speed and make it sound beautiful.

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156Gas Lipstick

This guy never gets his share of the fame, I'm sure half the drummers voted for on these pages are asking themselves why isn't Gas on here? Well I will put his name in, cause if you have ever been to a live HIM concert you will know the power in this guy, yeah he is a big man but damn he can drum, his solos are magnificent and HIM songs wouldn't ever sound the same without this quiet yet talented guy... GAS LIPSTICK ROCKS

His drumming style is amazing, I like it very much.

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157John Otto

WOW this guy is so underrated, along with the rest of the band. He defined a whole new genere and sound. Very sad to see just because the critics (who do not know thier ass from a hole in the ground) hate this group he gets a bad rap. Long live L. B! BTW where the hell is Joey rom Anthrax?

I can't believe he is not even on the list, I mean yes limp bizkit is a terrible band, but this guy is amazing and he has his own style unlike so many on the list

John Otto is such an amazing drummer he is definitely least in the top 10. He is very talented and nice person. God bless John.

Go John! You are the best drummer in the whole world. Need I say more? - 05yusuf09

158Tim Alexander

wow this guy should have been so much higher. listen to "defy the laws of tradition" and "john the fisherman" and you will know what I am talking about.

Alexander's favorite drummers are Bonham & Peart. He's a perfect mix between the two. He's number 3 in my book.

Sure he isn't the #1 drummer, but listen to songs like "Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers" and "DMV," and you'll hear how amazing he is. Plus, he does crazy fast bass drum beats while his other foot is still on the hi hat pedal.

-John the Fisherman
-Tommy the Cat
-My Name is Mud -

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159Alan Reni Wren

Alan wren was one of the best drummers of his generation a key example of this was his ability to create such a wide range with a limited 3 piece kit if people had more of a chance to see his awesome ability he would surly be much further up this list

He is one of the most important drummers in existence! He's insanely talented and just an all around amazing drummer. He has a 3 piece kit and he still sounds better and has a greater range then half of the drummers on the list.

He keeps the beat steady but as you listen to it closer, there is some amazing fill work going on. Wish he would return somewhere for us to enjoy.

The best by far... Underrated

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160Clem Burke

He's cool! He got the drums under his control, but treats them not like slaves, but like a beautiful punk lady. In my mind he's simply the best drummer the world has ever seen.

Thank you Mr. Burke for so many magic musical moments!

The greatest 3 minutes drum kit ever, Blondie's Dreaming.. Debbie Harry vocals combined with Clem's madman 3 minutes rant is pure legendary. I totally challenge anyone to top his performance.

I just can't see how Clem is so far down on the list but am happy to see that at least he is recognized for the amazing drummer that he is!

One of the best drummers ever, just listen to dreaming

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