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, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the more.

Dammit Dave as talented for the foos' as he was for Nirvana

Bangin' 'em out - hard core!

Foo Fighters>Nirvana - Brobusky

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 Jellÿ, Pigface, Skinny more.

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

3 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.
4 Josh Dun Josh Dun Joshua William "Josh" Dun is an American musician. He is currently the drummer for the band Twenty One Pilots.

Slightly biased because of my love for twenty one pilots, but Josh puts so much energy into his drumming. Even though some of these drummers may be more experienced and can drum 'better', the energy from Josh Dun does not compare to any other. He truly gives the best performance whilst drumming! - Carlss

Should be number one. Clique unite!


5 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

6 Brad Wilk Brad Wilk Bradley J. "Brad" Wilk is a musician, actor, and activist from the United States. He is best known as the drummer of the rock bands Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage.
7 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.
8 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

9 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

10 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

The Contenders

11 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

12 Gavin Harrison
13 Matt Helders
14 Tre Cool Tre Cool Frank Edwin Wright III, known professionally as Tré Cool, is a German-born American drummer, best known as the drummer for the American punk rock/pop punk band Green Day. He replaced the band's former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990.

Really?!? How is Tre not on the list?!?!?

15 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. He is the co-founder and drummer for the Blackened Death Metal band Sinsaenum more.
16 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.
17 Steve Shelley
18 Darren King
19 Boris Williams
20 Ben Gillies
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