Best Modern Drummers


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21 Taylor Hawkins Taylor Hawkins Oliver Taylor Hawkins is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters.

Best drummer of all time in my opinion with Dave Grohl at his side nothing can stop him. Just love the Foo Fighters. Can't forget that Hawkins also has a killer rock voice.

Best of the best of the modern drummers... also his singing while playing is flawless

This dudes a freak. Easily top 5

22 Matt Helders

Just listen to his drumming.

Joke Jeldeea isn't even in the top 5

Dudes sick

23 John Dolmayan John Dolmayan John Dolmayan is a Lebanese-born Armenian–American songwriter and drummer. He is best known as the drummer of System of a Down.

The drummer from System Of A Down who won DRUM! Magazine's 2006 Drummer of the year. - Prelude

24 Dave Makintosh
25 Zach Hill

One of the most talented individuals to every play the drums.

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26 Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.
27 Jordan Mancino

The relentless drummer from the Metalcore band As I Lay Dying known for his speed and very accurate double bass drumming. - Prelude

28 Carter Beauford

Nearly flawless in execution. One the best technically adept drummers anywhere.

Simply fantastic, a really "Two Hands" drummer, vigorous as well as tender and with a wonderful voice…what else!
Live shows are for life and he's full of fans because he's the Dave's hero…and he's an Hero for all of us. Carter Forever, a myth!

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29 Jojo Mayer

I listen to metal too, but you guy are homogenized and delusional because it. This guy can play double bass with one foot.

Just look him up. He is guaranteed to blow your mind away.

30 Aaron Gillespie

He's an absolute beast. Nicest guy you'll ever meet. If you don't know of him, check him out. You will not be disappointed.

31 Matt Halpern

The man is beyond awesomeness, periphery are unbelievably underrated. They are a dream lineup and matt is definitely the best at this moment. As a drummer I would also add he is the toughest to cover, that's because of his sick off tempo wizardry

32 Brooks Wackerman
33 José Pasillas

He's just incredible. He mixes many genres into one to form a style like no other.

34 Travis Smith

The former drummer for Trivium, he is best known for his very fast footwork, a skill that has been noted several times by music magazines such as Revolver and Modern Drummer as well as by other media. - Prelude

No matter if it's an intense breakdown or speedy thrash verse. He is always great! And his intros like these in "Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr" or "Kirisute Gomen".

35 Daniel Adair

He is a very talented drummer especially for the modern rock industry.

36 Luke Holland

He is only 21 and is traveling the world doing what he loves with the band The Word Alive. Plus he is so smart, he can be a drum teacher.

I know he isn't exactly a legend but he has a badass set of skills yo

37 Shannon Larkin
38 Jaska Raatikainen Jaska Raatikainen

The drummer and one of the founding members of Children Of Bodom. Listen to Silent Night Bodom Night, Are You Dead Yet and Trashed, Lost And Strungout to find out more. - Prelude

39 Alex Rodriguez

He's phenomenal! Without him there would be no Saosin.

40 Julius "Jukka" Nevalainen

He IS the BEST drummer ever! Just watch his stage performances!

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