Greatest Drummers of All Time

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181Brad Wilk

The bridge section in Killing in the Name of is one my favorite drum parts ever. I also really liked his Audioslave parts. This guy is just awesome.

Really underrated. He can really groove!

182Sam Samus Paulicelli

Most skilled drummer ever to grace music.

183Brandon Saller
184Kashikura Takashi

Kashikura Takashi of toe is definitely more versed in the ways of percussion than anyone in this list. For the best example of his perception of rhythm, listen to C from their album "the book about my idle plot on a vague anxiety. " I've never heard anyone with such great ambidexterity of all their limbs. His style is different, but he still mops the floor with most of the people on this list.

I lost my words to describe how incrdible he is. Seen him live once with Toe in Indonesia. Mesmerized by his amazing drumming skill, quite exxpressive and soulful, tight fill-in but with smooth breakdown and moves. He's alien! Animal. The best gentleman drummer ever. I love him.

185Levon HelmMark Lavon "Levon" Helm was an American rock 'n' roller, Americana musician, and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and regular lead vocalist for The Band.

Levon Helm, in my mind, was and always will be, The KING of groove and feel, as well as an amazing singer... having worked several of his shows as a stagehand before he died, I have first hand experience of this kind, gentle soul's ability and depth as THE consumate entertainer... I also believe that I have the last set of sticks he ever used in a live performance, as he gave them to me as a gift at his last show held at The Tarrytown Music Hall, in Tarrytown NY. He will be missed...

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186Shuji Suematsu
187Jim Gordon

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say that Jim Gordon should easily be in the top 10 best drummers of all time, taking all aspects of drumming into consideration. I would group him with Ringo, Levon, Bonzo and Keith, as the masters of groove, feel and musically creative drumming... Just think of Layla, Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot, Rikki Don't Lose That Number by Steely Dan, and Carly Simon's Your So Vain, just to name a few. He was one of the main contributors of rock and pop music of the late '60's and '70's music that defined an era when music was great! This man was a genius, and it is a shame that our industry has lost him to mental illness forever. He should be honored with his rightful place amongst the top drummers of all time.

He is a mastermind and that it's unjust he fell victim to his unexpected fate. He did so well for Derek & The Dominos

Certainly one of the best. He played on so many great albums.

188Daniel Erlandsson
189Shiva Mani

He is best in India and he is one of fast drummer with more instruments

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190Jason Bittner

Shadow falls - even if you don't care for that type of music - He can crank it up, check out you tube

191Glen Power

I guess the rob bourdon and glen are same in drumming...
Glen is cute enough also...

192Ray Luzier
193Bun E. Carlos

It's a shame he's not higher on the list. One of the best, most underrated drummers in rock and roll, who was asked to play on John Lennon's last album. That my friends should tell you something right there.

Bun E. Is very underrated and a big reason why Cheap Trick was one of the best American bands of all time.

Cheap Trick wouldn't be Cheap Trick without Bun E.He may not look much in apperence but he makes up for with his skills

194Matt Tong
195Rina Suzuki

Best girl drummer in Scandal band.. She plays drum well even she still young..

196Mark Gibson
197Harry Judd

A Fantastic drummer completely underrated just like his band - McFly they are not a commercial band people! - MichaelMadden2001

198Scott Columbus
199Charlie Adams

Seen in concert twice. I've seen Rush twice. I've seen Van Halen once. Metallic once. Slayer once. Smashing pumpkins twice. All are some serious contenders for being top ten drummers. But to be honest with myself, yes, yanni has the most talented drummer. Take a listen to at least ten dynamic yanni songs and you'll agree most likely. And his solos are just perfect!

If you've ever seen/heard Charlie Adams, you would definitely understand why he's THE BEST! There's NOTHING he cannot play! I agree that with Yanni ( some like & some don't), the music being so diversified, that it takes a special person to be able to perform. All of Yanni's band members have superior musical talent!

Yanni's drummer is certainly amoung the best! Just watch some of his solos on YouTube. Yanni's many different styles of music requires a special technique of drumming with a very diverse beat and speed. Charlie nails it perfectly!

200Max Weinberg

Holds E Street together through all of Bruce's antics.

Max to the Max, he is just as intergral to The Boss just as Steve Van Zandt and the late Clarence Clemmons were

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