Top Ten Most Overrated Rock DrummersChris-1
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He is a great drummer by far he fought and the help and support and his strong willing to play and his band members he really rocks
People think that just cause he has one arm and can play the drums that he is good.V 1 Comment
He's the Godfather of Drumming. Bottom line.
Buddy Rich is the greatest jazz drummer ever
Best Drummer Of All Time. Period.
Buddy is overrated, whenever he played with his band you couldn't even hear his playing because it was drowned out by the other instruments
His own parents could play better than himV 7 Comments
Moon is amazing. Whoever voted for him don't know drumming.
This comment is to short and simple, music is about hearing the bigger picture, don't just focus on keith moons down falls. Most drummers get drunk and do strange things.
He was famous for his fills and loudness, which were very good a lot of the time but also trashy and sloppy a lot of the time too. Lacked subtlety when it was needed (even Townshend commented on his struggles to play on the more 'refined' material. If you asked him to play a solid 'in the pocket' hi-hat, kick and snare beat for 20 seconds+ with no fills you would've got pure mediocrity or an absolute racket. Oh, he was an irritating twat too!
Keith and the rest of the WHO were all about volume. In that regard, Moon was one of the greatest ever.V 6 Comments
If she blew quarters out of her butt at the drums it would be more interesting.
I played drums since I was 10. Meg White's drumming is so beginner. Heck she doesn't even belong in 35th place. She belongs in 200th!
She wasn't really a musician, but I'm not sure why people still defend her.
She can't even keep time. Just listen to Seven Nation Army.V 1 Comment
Mike portnoy is quite possibly the best progressive rock drummer there is. He is absolutely full of himself and there is no denying that. The thing is, is that dream theater and liquid tension experiment, for the most part, are bands only appreciated by other musicians. And of course not everyone on this list is gonna be a tony royster jr or a jojo Mayer, but they were able to play what was necessary to resonate with their band most soundly. Can you imagine portnoy in acdc? He would have over played so much. It would be a constant drum fart in the background. Although I do believe Travis barker is awful. If everyone had the opportunit to see another drummer mimic travis's drumming with the symbols and hi-hat 4 feet lower and without violently rocking his head up and down they would find that Travis only has the talent of putting on a good visable performance.
A Show-Off and an Overrated Drummer. It's good to see that Dream Theater didn't accept him back into the band, although Dream Theater isn't Progressive at all and sucks big time.
Overrated. He has ZERO dynamics, doesn't move out of his comfort zone, doesn't challenge himself, and plays the same way every song. He does the same fill over and over again: linear sextuplets (R L R L on snare and R L on bass). If you listen to any of his songs you'll hear it. He overuses the double bass not to mention I can do everything he does with one pedal. Super uncreative. Thinks he's the best around. Admired by amateur players who think he's a GOD. He plays a giant set because he can't sound well when he plays a five piece. The most overrated drummer of all time.V 3 Comments
Peter Criss is an absolute disgrace to rock music. If you watch any KISS performances during the farewell tour, Peter plays unbelievably weak. In Paul Stanley's book, he said that Peter's drumming skills had deteriorated so much that special effects had to be implanted in each drum to sound everything Peter hit the drum head because he didn't have the strength to play loud enough for the audience to hear without them
People keep acting like Peter Criss is the greatest thing that ever happened to KISS, when Eric Carr and Eric Singer were both better. No one would know who he was if it weren't for Beth.V 2 Comments
I really like his music, but people think Phil is the greatest ever. If you think he's one of the best, you've never heard Neil Peart, John Bonham, Keith Moon, or Danny Carey - ryanrimmel
OK, I can see why do most people think he's overrated because of his 80s pop albums. But just listen to the 70s Genesis albums (the ones with Peter Gabriel as lead singer) and you'll see he is one of the best drummers. - Nintendonix
Can he do anything but big de, de, de derrs? Using double stick hits, my nan could do that, and she's deadV 2 Comments
Vinnie Paul and Dimebag essentially created Groove Metal in the late 80's early 90's and Pantera as a whole saved metal from being relegated to history books and Holiday Inn Express Shows...This Man and is contributions to metal and music in general are vastly underrated...
Vinnie Paul is not overrated! Anyone who says that he is, is not credible at all to even comment here.
I personally don't think he is great, but he is can groove damn well.V 2 Comments
John Otto is definitely not overrated. Does anybody even like Limp Bizkit anymore? Not really.
Nick Mason overrated... I hardly think so. Nick may not have mind blowing speed or do amazing solos but the man is a great drummer. Always on the beat, complements the Floyd sound perfectly and doesn't show off. And he is quite stellar when he has to be, like on Saucerful of Secrets and Time. If anything he is underrated.
Really? Really? Nick Mason overrated? Go listen to his fills on the opening for Time and some of his stuff in Echoes (my favorite song to listen to the drums). Then try and say it again.
I would say underrated, not overrated - theone90990
Nick is not overrated. Whoever added this must be retarded. He's underrated if anything. - BrianScott01V 3 Comments
Simple beats, everyone thinks they're great though, somehow
Wait people think Nickelback is great? I've never heard of ANYONE who actually likes Nickelback.
Also simple beats aren't by default bad it's all in how they're used (See Ringo Starr)
However Nickelback just sucks in general.
This man really ruined some parts of good songs - CristhianRV 1 Comment
If he's overrated, then so is Michael Jackson.
One of the best drummers ever. Pure talent.
One of the most UNDERRATED and unrecognized drummers of his time. Eric Carr saved KISS's ass and is, in my opinion, one of the top 5 rock drummers of the 1980's, if not all time!
Awesome drummer. His early work with KISS on the Revenge album and Alive III is incredible!
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