Best Rock Drummers

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221 Matt Tong

"Tong then sat at the drum kit and what they heard according to the three was "Magic, It's a sound we thought could possibly never exist"-There right if we thought Travis baker was fast... haven't seen Matt.. not only fast but he knows when to be heard when to be silent and invokes a feeling using anything necessary (ie guitar pedal) used in the song "Uniform" He deserves top 10 if not number 1 - Dame

The world's catchiest drummer. Listen to the outro to Helicopter by Bloc Party and you'll see what I mean. His fills are my favorite in all of rock, and Silent Alarm is one of the best rock drum albums out there. It's a shame he left Bloc Party; he's an absolute beast on the kit.

222 Cesar Zuiderwijk

Ask a few of this lists top drummers and they'll tell you: Cesar should be at least 199 places up!

This is the best drummer ever. I've been to his concert (band Golden Earring)
He played the stars of heaven and he is no longer the youngest

The most talented drummer of all-time.
Most people don't know how creative this guy actually is.

223 Dave Weckl Dave Weckl

Uhh? This list makes no sense. Some of the best are on the backside of 100.

How the hell is Dave Weckl #166? Top Ten should be as follows: Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Dave Weckl, Mike Portnoy, Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers, John Bonham, Keith Moon, David Garabaldi, Questlove.

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224 Steve Gadd

"Just because I can, doesn't mean I will and just because I won't, doesn't mean I can't"

Just look up some of his drum solos, or try to get your head around some of his licks! He is absolutely amazing! His technique is better than every other drummer out there and certainly better than Dave Grohl... Wow you can play some loud single strokes on a snare drum lets give you number 6 on this list. Gadd is an absolute legend and has played with the best of the best. Just a shame not many people know him

How is he not on this list! He is amazing should be in the top 10. - Rubes114

I can't Believe I had to add this guy on this list. He plays the MOST wide variety of genres and plays it better than most guys who speciailise in one place. -10 faith in Drumming Humanity

225 Nao Kawakita

Her crazy drumming and her sweet singing? I'm surprised she isn't sharing the first place with Yoshiki-kun.

226 Will Champion Will Champion William "Will" Champion is an English musician and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer and backing vocalist of the alternative rock band Coldplay.

Extremely talented musician and especially drummer. He should be in the top 20

Listen to 'Every teardrop is a waterfall'. He is awesome!

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227 John "Turbo" Leitch

Number one drummer in Or. Outside of Portland Oregon and Vacnouver Washington. John was called Turbo and you can only guess he is not just a drummer he is vocals and an entertainer. He believes you always do your best and you never let down your fans never. He has trained under world drummers. He had dedicated his life to music he is single no children, because he knows Music is number one to him. He drives a band to perfection. He can move a mountain with his music. Turbo was first introduced to Rush as a kid by his older brother, once he heard Rush he told his brother I am going to be better then them. He has made Drumming his Life and on stage he is bigger than life. He plays and puts on a show no matter what. I can not tell you how good he is he is professional all Music all about the clicks.

A phenomenal drummer. Its hard to take your eyes off of him when he plays. He can play pretty much anything. From covers to originals. You name it, he can play it. He fits his nickname "Turbo" for sure. He rocks. If you haven't had the privilege of seeing him play, you're missing out. He isn't only a drummer, he is a great promoter and is willing to help anyone else out there succeed in the music industry. He is dedicated and driven and works extremely hard to be the best.

Has to be one of the up and coming drummers in the nation! With is uncanny ability to replicate covers! This kid is also driven! You have yet to see his best side! Originals! This kid will be moving up quick!

It's been a long time since I heard a drummer with this much talent!

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228 Phil Ehart

Kansas drummer is still one of the best out there. There diverse music ranges from a simple beat as in Point Of Know Return to a complex musical inspiration as is The Wall.

Deserves to be near the top.38 years as master drummer with Kansas

I think Phil Ehart is the Greatest!

No Way 343. Top 10 at least.

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229 Ashton Irwin Ashton Irwin

I know 5 seconds of summer is still a very young band but I think they're going to be really the next EPIC pop/rock band EVER! So maybe you should check them out

Ashton is an amazing drummer. Proven by recent videos too! He won 'Biggest Drum Personality' beating Travis Barker, Tommy Lee, and even Ringo Starr! If you go to a 5 Seconds of Summer show, you would be blown away by the drum show he puts on!

Ashton is great, his personality makes him even better. His drumming soothes me. Really great live too!

5 Seconds of Summer is pretty much on its way to becoming the next big pop-rock band. All of the members have so much potential, and their songs are fantastic when it comes to both lyrics and melody. Amazing to see such talent from such a young band! P.S. Ashton is absolutely amazing, okay I love him. (You caught me, yes I'm a fan woop. )

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230 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he's Christian . He's the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. more. V 2 Comments
231 Roy Mayorga

listen to him, when he was in Soulfly! especially in "Umambarauma". absolutely great

232 Brain Downey
233 Joe Morello

I thought these were rock drummers! I'm not complaining, though, he's good!

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234 Dave McClain

Dave mcClain's not even in the top 100!? That is complete BS! He is one of the best drummers alive and this is just another case of him being way underrated. Listen to imperium, Locust, Asthetics of Hate, Halo... I could go on forever! Please people, get some brains. He is better than the majority of people in the top 10. Just because you're in a famous band doesn't classify you as being one the best drummers. It's the quality, not popularity.

He's one of the best drummers alive, just listen to some Songs of him (like Imperium) and you will see what I mean

If you have ever seen machine head live, you know why he should be in the top 10

His performance at Knebworth during Halo was awesome.

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237 Jordan Burns

For those of you who have never heard Strung Out, I strongly encourage you to hear 1 of their 13 records from start to finish. Then truthfully you will see why Jordan Burns is the epitome of progressive metal punk rock. Honestly he should at least be in the top 20. See for yourself.

How is this guy 124th on the list? Way better than most of the top ten (Toby Keith, Neil Peart, and The Rev excluded)

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238 Ron Bushy

Just the drum solo for Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida is good enough for him to make the top 100.

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239 Kenneth Schalk

A great Prog/Metal drummer that deserves to be on the list. Polyrythms aren't easy.

240 Stet Howland
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