Greatest Drummers of All Time

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101Joey Kramer

Joey Kramer is the best drummer, especially when he plays 'Walk This Way'.

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102Snowy Shaw
103Tom Hunting
104Bob Bryar
105Art Blakey

Probably the mentor of all great drummers to-day.. Brian Blakey Davison as he would have liked to have been known as.. Instead of Brian "Blinky Davison" of The Nice, refugee, etc. Not on this list.. An artist in the art of rhythm drumming. Art Blakey was his inspiration

Probably the most complete drummer to pick up sticks. Though jazz was his focus, he could play many different genres of music. - AKPickin

84th is ridiculous for Blakey. Top 20 all day and you could easily argue top 10. - Kidkoffee

Blakey's "Niagara Falls" drum roll.

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106John DolmayanJohn Dolmayan is a Lebanese-born Armenian–American songwriter and drummer. He is best known as the drummer of System of a Down.

Just the fact that he can do double base, fast drum rolls, and always has a natural rhythm set up in every System of a Down song puts him at #1 in my book. Listen to Soil. That's him at his best.

The fact that he is currently at #97 while Tre Cool at #37 is just sad. Such complex drumming shouldn't be ignored. Most of these people voting are really just voting for their favorite bands instead of focusing on the drummer. Bull!

Never misses a beat both live and at the recording studio. Fast, hard, and unforgiving.

He has his own way to play... And he is one of the bests! It's not his position!

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107Mikkey Dee

Mikkey is insane! Rocked with Motorhead, Helloween, King Diamond and Dokken, thats a pretty impressive list. Listen to Hell Was Made In Heaven and tell me he doesn't belong in the top 10 -

Mikkey is the beast with motorhead. Like lemmy sad. "the best drummer he had ever played with"

108Tim Herb Alexander

Herb considers both Peart & Bonham as his main influences. one can clearly hears that. Bonham should be number one; Peart number two & Alexander number three.

the only bassist alive that can keep up with les claypool's inhuman bass playing

This guy is way too far down this list.

109Christian "CC" Coma

Black Veil Brides! CC is a amazing drummer, his solos are cool. He's very talented! BVB!

110Brann DailorBrann Timothy Dailor is an American drummer/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he is the drummer, backing vocalist, lead vocalist and primary lyricist.

Unique sound and creativity, absolutely recognizable!

111Arin Ilejay
112Jason Rullo
113Butch TrucksClaude Hudson "Butch" Trucks is an American drummer who is one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band. One of Trucks' first bands was local Jacksonville band The Vikings, who made one 7-inch record in 1964.
114Jimmy DeGrasso

Some amazing Megadeth solos. Also check out his work with Alice on YouTube.

115Gilang Ramadhan
116Gusti Hendy
117Jared Falk

He is absolutely legendary. The reason he is not in a good position of this list is because he is not in a band but his drum solos are incredible. He is my inspiration as a drummer.

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118Scott PhillipsThomas Scott "Flip" Phillips is an American musician and songwriter. He is the drummer and co-founder of the bands Creed, Alter Bridge, and Projected.

How is scott not at least in the top 50? Seriously?

119Brandon Scott
120Peter Erskine

One random sample to hear him is on Maynard Ferguson's New Vintage. I never tire of his playing. Should be in top 10- most drummers know that.

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