Best Alternative Rock Drummers

Unlike Progressive Rock or Heavy Metal, Alternative Rock isn't known for extremly talented musicians! Still these drummers managed to become legendary, not only in their genre, but also in the whole music history!

The Top Ten

1 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David 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.

Dave Grohl had a distinctive drumming, that was explosive and perfectly fit bands, like Nirvana or Queens Of The Stone Age! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

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2 Danny Carey Danny Carey Daniel 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 ...read more.

Legend. One of the best and most unique drummers out there. - ryanrimmel

3 Patrick Carney Patrick Carney Patrick James Carney is an American musician best known as the drummer for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio.

Patrick Carney and The Black Keys are absolutely underrated! If you hear a Black Keys Song, you know it's this guy drumming! Also he can play so much out of one little drum kit! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

4 Brad Wilk Brad Wilk

Absolutely stunning and explosive drumming! I think we can agree his solo in Killing In The Name Of was insane! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

5 Chad Szeliga Chad Szeliga Chad Szeliga is an American drummer and percussionist from Elyria, Ohio. He is best known as the former drummer for the band Breaking Benjamin.

One of the most technical Drummers in the Alternative Rock Genre! Absolutely stunning at playing and creating a perfect sound for a band, like Breaking Benjamin! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

6 Chad Smith Chad Smith Chadwick "Chad" Smith is an American musician and current drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he joined in 1988 and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Chad Smith is a legend! His drumming style isn't that complex, but it's just awesome and super creative! What can I say? He's awesome! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

7 Scott Phillips Scott Phillips Thomas Scott "Flip" Phillips is an American musician and songwriter. He is the drummer and co-founder of the bands Creed, Alter Bridge, and Projected.

Scott Philips is the drummer in Creed and Alter Bridge! He was overshadowed in Creed, but in Alter Bridge his drumming was extremly memorable! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

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

The White Stripes have multiple reasons to be that great! Meg White is a major reason! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

9 Joey Jordison Joey Jordison Joey 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.
10 Taylor Hawkins Taylor Hawkins Oliver Taylor Hawkins is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters.

Played for the Foo Fighters since The Colour And The Shape! Supercool and energetic drumming, that keeps up with legendary Foo Fighters! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

The Contenders

11 Jimmy Chamberlin Jimmy Chamberlin James Joseph "Jimmy" Chamberlin is an American drummer and record producer. He is best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins.
12 Philip Selway Philip Selway Philip James "Phil" Selway is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the drummer of English rock group Radiohead.
13 Matt Helders
14 Gavin Harrison
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