Top Ten Best Female Drummers of All Time

A list for the talented women in a supposed man's world.

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1Jen Ledger

First, a little bit of history on Skillet and where they were when Jen joined them:

In 2006, Skillet released their sixth album, Comatose, which is regarded by many to be their best/highest-quality album before or since. And a year later, their drummer of seven years, Lori Peters, left the band. Their new drummer would have to learn all the music, techniques, and feel for the style in only a few months, and on top of that all be dropped into a relentless touring and performing schedule that garnered a reputation for Skillet as one of the hardest working rock bands in history.

Jen did all of that and more.

She's amazing. Her charisma and attitude give her a very compelling stage presence, she is a skilled artist that illustrated their latest single and album covers, and she has generated a gigantic new fanbase for Skillet that has played a part in what they are today.

And she is a complete BEAST on the drums. She usually does a solo in concert between songs ...more

She's so beautiful and she sounds so great but don't let this beauty fool you because when she sits behind those drums she's a complete BEAST, I'm pretty sure she's THE BEST DRUMMER OF ALL TIME just the best female drummer

Talented drummer from the Rock band Skillet

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2Senri Kawaguchi

Best female drummer in the world, and just turned 17.

For a young girl she is amazing the timing is immakelet, I predict for her a great and famous enough to be number one without a challenge

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3Beata Polak (Wolf Spider)
4Samantha MaloneySamantha Maloney is an American musician best known for playing drums in the bands Hole, Mötley Crüe, Eagles of Death Metal and in Peaches' live band "The Herms".
5Linda McDonald (The Iron Maidens)
6Nicki Wicked (Crucified Barbara)
7Clementine (Zepparella, AC/DShe)
8Mercedes Lander
9Pitchu Ferraz (Nervosa)
10Karen CarpenterKaren Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.

She's not only the greatest female singer of all time but also the best female drummer. She beat out John Bonham of Led Zepplin in the Rolling Stone 1976 reader poll. She did both simultaneously well in perfect rhythm. Hal Blaine, who rarely praised anyone on their drumming skills, always spoke highly of her drumming. In her passing, we lost a legend!

The Contenders

11Sheila E.
12Megan Martha White

In every single white stripes song she drums perfectly for the song I think her drumming is amazing and she is a very pretty women - Ryanbread28

She is not that energetic and fast like some above, but an excellent drummer none the less.

Oh come on, she can't drum my dog can drum better - Jetticus12

13Cindy Chaco (Embodied Torment)
14Meytal Cohen

How can you forget her she is the best female drummer of all time watch her covers on YouTube... Love her and more than that her drumming... Hell yeah meytal for playing good metal for us my/m/

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15Janet Weiss

Not just the greatest female drummer, but one of the best rock drummers period. Has a sense and feel for the backbeat that few others possess.

Janet Weiss' drumming is bad ass, check her out in the song Oxygen or Surface Envy (Sleater Kinney)

16Kayla Miller
17Angie Scarpa (Black Sabbitch)
18Sandy West
19Rina Suzuki

She is the most talented female drummer. She began playing the drums at 15 years and she plays it perfectly. She showed everyone that a woman can play drums.

I suggest everyone to watch her drum solo live at Budokan... she got the skills too...

20Carola Grey

This German drummer is absolutely amazing, and I've seen her play live!

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Top Remixes

1. Beata Polak (Wolf Spider)
2. Linda McDonald (The Iron Maidens)
3. Samantha Maloney



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