Top Ten Greatest Rock and Jazz Drummers of All Time

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1John BonhamJohn 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 ...read more.

Powerful,Groovy,Rock and Roll,Amazing drums solos! No doubt that John Bonham was the greatest drummer of all time he could play anything yes Neil peart and keith moon are good but what would Bonham be like today if he was the king of the 70s he would be he king today! - Sam_10293847

2Buddy Rich

The King of Jazz drumming his fast fills and amazing inspiration! - Sam_10293847

Fast, technical, inspirational, and a rocking jazz drummer! - Sam_10293847

Best drummer ever drawn breathe

3Neil PeartNeil 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.V2 Comments
4Keith Moon

Moon The Loon always knew how to destroy his drums! Literally... - Sam_10293847

5Alex Van HalenAlexander Arthur "Alex" Van Halen is a Dutch-born American musician, best known as the drummer and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.

Amazing technical Double bass grooves! - Sam_10293847

6Mike 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.

Hard rock drummer that knows his drumming experience! - Sam_10293847

7Mitch MitchellJohn Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell was an English drummer who was best known for his work in the Jimi Hendrix Experience.V1 Comment
8Dave GrohlDavid Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.

Hard hitting drummer and Strong Heart player! - Sam_10293847

9Ginger Baker

Cool double Bass patterns for his kit and songs! - Sam_10293847

10Ringo StarrRichard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.

Great Drummer for starting beats with his right hand and fills with his left! - Sam_10293847

He wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles!

The Contenders

11Mike ManginiMike 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.
12Randy BlackRandy 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.
13George KolliasGeorgios "George" Kollias is a Greek heavy metal drummer and music teacher best known for his work with American technical death metal band Nile.
14Mike Terrana
15Gene HoglanEugene "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.
16Nicko McBrainMichael Henry "Nicko" McBrain is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, which he joined in 1982.
17Cozy PowellColin Trevor "Cozy" Powell was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath.
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