Top 10 Most Inspirational Rock and Metal Drummers


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1Neil Peart - RushNeil Ellwood Peart, OC (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.V1 Comment
2Mike Mangini - Dream Theater, AnnihilatorMike Mangini is an American drummer. Since 2010, he has been a member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.
3Mike Portnoy - Dream TheaterMichael Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine.
4George Kollias - NileGeorgios "George" Kollias is a Greek heavy metal drummer and music teacher best known for his work with American technical death metal band Nile.V1 Comment
5Dave Lombardo - SlayerDavid "Dave" Lombardo is a Cuban American drummer, best known as a co-founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
6Danny Carey - ToolDaniel Edwin "Danny" Carey, born May 10, 1961 in Lawrence, Kansas, is an American drummer and instrumentalist best known for his work in American Grammy Award-winning progressive rock band Tool. He has also contributed to albums by and played with such artists as Zaum, Green Jell├┐, Pigface, Skinny more.
7Tomas Haake - Meshuggah
8Gene Hoglan - Dark AngelEugene "Gene" Victor Hoglan II is an American drummer. He is acclaimed for his creativity in drum arrangements, including use of odd devices for percussion effects and his trademark lengthy double-kick drum rhythms.
9Flo Mounier - CryptopsyFlo Mounier is the drummer of technical death metal band Cryptopsy. He has toured Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia and the United States as a headlining act over the last 24 years, and combined record sales have reached over 300,000 copies to date.
10Ian Paice - Deep PurpleIan Anderson Paice is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the English rock band Deep Purple.

The Contenders

11Keith Moon - The Who
12John Bonham - Led ZeppelinJohn Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Bonham (nicknamed Bonzo) was a professional hard rock drummer who was best known for being the drummer in the band Led Zeppelin. Bonham was also one of the background singers in the band. His drumming is mainly displayed on the more.
13The Rev - Avenged SevenfoldJames Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged more.
14Randy Black - Annihilator, Primal Fear, DuskmachineRandy Black is a Canadian-born metal drummer and recording artist best known for his stints as the drummer for Annihilator, Primal Fear, Duskmachine, and Bif Naked.
15Brann Dailor - MastodonBrann 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.
16Jason Bittner - Shadows Fall
17Francesco Paoli - Fleshgod ApocalypseFrancesco Paoli is the drummer for the Italian technical death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse, formed in 2007.
18Joey Jordison - SlipknotJoey Jordison, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer best known for his work as the former drummer and co-songwriter for the heavy metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist in the Horror-punk band Murderdolls.
19Ginger Baker - Cream
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Top Remixes

1. Neil Peart - Rush
2. Mike Mangini - Dream Theater, Annihilator
3. Mike Portnoy - Dream Theater
1. Neil Peart - Rush
2. Keith Moon - The Who
3. John Bonham - Led Zeppelin



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