Top Ten Most Overrated Rock Drummers

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21Aaron Solowoniuk

He's the Godfather of Drumming. Bottom line.

22Buddy Rich

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 him

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23Keith Moon

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.

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24Meg White (The White Stripes)Megan Martha "Meg" White is an American drummer known for her work with Jack White in the Detroit rock duo The White Stripes.

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.

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25Cindy Blackman
26Mike PortnoyMichael 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.

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.

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27Peter CrissGeorge Peter John Criscuola, better known by his stage name Peter Criss, is an American musician and actor, best known as a co-founder, the original drummer, and an occasional vocalist of the hard rock band Kiss.

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.

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28Vinnie Paul (Pantera)Vincent Paul Abbott, also known as "Vinnie Paul", is an American professional drummer and producer who is best known for being a former member, and co-founder, of the heavy metal band Pantera.

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.

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29John Otto (Limp Bizkit)

John Otto is definitely not overrated. Does anybody even like Limp Bizkit anymore? Not really.

30Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)Nicholas Berkeley "Nick" Mason is an English musician and composer, best known as the drummer of Pink Floyd.

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

One Of The Best Drummers. Period.

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31Daniel Adair (Nickelback)

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.

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32Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains)

This man really ruined some parts of good songs - CristhianR

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33Phil CollinsPhilip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.

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

Can he do anything but big de, de, de derrs? Using double stick hits, my nan could do that, and she's dead

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34Ian PaiceIan Anderson Paice is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the English rock band Deep Purple.

If he's overrated, then so is Michael Jackson.

35Brann Dailor (Mastodon)Brann 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.

One of the best drummers ever. Pure talent.

36Gustav Schäfer (Tokio Hotel)V1 Comment
37Chris Adler (Lamb of God)Christopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member of the groove metal band Lamb of God.
38Eric CarrPaul Charles Caravello better known by his stage name Eric Carr, was an American musician who was the drummer for the rock band Kiss from 1980 to 1991. Caravello was selected as the new Kiss drummer after Peter Criss left, when he chose the stage name "Eric Carr" and took up the "Fox" persona.

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!

39Eric Singer

Awesome drummer. His early work with KISS on the Revenge album and Alive III is incredible!

40Tico Torres (Jon Bovi)

He is the worst drummer ever! He is bull, a metronome makes a better job than him

The band's name is Bon Jovi, not Jon Bovi

Worst drummer ever? You must have never seen Lars play.

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