Best Rock Drummers

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81 Andy Ward

His name should definitely be added to this list. One of the most underrated drummers in prog rock history. Listen to Echoes and The Sleeper by Camel. His drumming is truly a masterpiece.

82 Doug Clifford
83 Da Kurlzz Da Kurlzz

Without him Hollywood Undead will not be the same, his scream is amazing. During concerts he gives his all, and that's why the fans love him. He has an amazing personality.

A great drummer in Hollywood Undead.

84 Vinnie Paul Abbott

vinnie paul is one of the greatest drummers of all time, banging on the high-hat and the bass drum while slamming drum sticks on his snare and toms. and who's that guy who's #2 (better than john bonham?! no way). Yoshiki Hayashi? is that some kind of japanese footcream? - pauler94

man, Vinnie Paul at 65, thats just shame.. People, vote for the true legend, this is unexeptable, Steve Adler and Phil Collins are upper at the list, pretty darn bad opinion of him you have there... As the guys said, "God on the drums.. "

There are so many amazing drummers on this list, but Vinnie Paul knows exactly what he's doing behind a drum kit, and makes the raw power of Pantera even better with such well timed technicality.

Vinnie will blow your hair back and deserves to be top10

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85 Nick Menza Nick Menza Nick Menza (1964-2016) was a professional drummer best known for his work in Megadeth from 1989-1998 and in 2004. He recorded drums on four of Megadeth's albums "Rust In Peace", "Countdown To Extinction", "Youthanasia", and "Cryptic Writings".

Nick Menza is probably one of the most talented drummers of the 80s heavy metal era (not that death metal crap). The way he drums is just fantastic to watch and listen to. - Haydos

nick menza is a very underated drummer. megadeth are one of the greatest metal bands ever and nick menza drummed for most of megadeths career.

Awesome

Can't Stop Listening Dread And The Fugitive Mind - prateekkathal

The guy gut ears, his drumming fits perfectly to the songs,
Can't get his drumming especially the outro at 'ashes in your mouth'

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86 Jeff Porcaro

Hundreds of artists had to have Jeff Porcaro on their albums. His feel was like no other. Check out his shuffle on "Rosanna"

Just the best of all of them a top performer and a real nice guy. Too far down this list to make the list make sense

I can't believe Jeff Porcaro is ranked 150th. He was a much greater talent than the this ranking. He was simply awesome.

Technically superb and innovative drummer who really understood how the drums should fit into a song. Check out his work with Boz Scaggs and Steely Dan. A much missed musician who was taken too soon. God bless Jeff.

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87 Brian Downey

Most under rated drummer in a great band. Not flashy and should be in top 10!

So underrated. Lays down the law and makes sure everyone keeps it

He is great, I saw him in 2012 in zwolle yeah

88 Don Henley Don Henley Donald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career.

He can't be overlooked with songs like Withcy Woman and Hotel California. Drums don't always have to be played super fast - even if a piece can be reproduced by a good musician reproduction is not the same as creation, and creation is a unique thing. I played Bass but when I hear Don Henley play I want to play drums. - ekos

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89 Aaron Gillespie

Great drummer, his timing is impeccable. he's defiantly an influence on me music wise. oh and he can sing man! Love his music

His is just so talented. You can feel every drip of passion he have in music. His vocal is great too. Great singing.

He can drum amazingly, he can sing amazingly, at the same time! What more could you want?

He's fantastically talented. He should definitely be higher up the list than this.

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90 Joey Kramer

For 30 years, he's been rockin, an inspiration to all.

he's very underrated and he can play drums very well - rock2metal

The drummer for the American rock band, Aerosmith.

Good coffee too.

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91 Budgie

Underrated genius!

The best drummer of all time. He is amazing. - wubbalubbadubdub

Emotional... suspense... explosion

92 Chester Thompson

All the way down at #89? This guy has one of the closest, if not the closest, drumming style to Phil Collins who is in the Top 30. They drum together live after all! - Oneside

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93 Shaun Foist
94 Dave Mackintosh

. NOT EVEN IN TOP 20? ...
THIS GUY IS SIMPLY THE BEST IN THE WORLD.
HAS THE ABILITY TO PLAY ALONG WITH THE FASTEST OF ALL SOLOS AND RHYTHMS.
HE CAN PLAY ANY DRUM BEATS BY ANY OF THE DRUMMERS HERE. BUT NO OTHER DRUMMER HERE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PLAY THE BEATS PLAYED BY HIM.
WATCH HIS DRUM SOLOS ON YouTube. HEROES OF OUR TIME IS SIMPLY AMAZING.

His speed is simply amazing, also keep in mind that he keeps up that incredible speed for about 7 minutes straight, he should be higher up

omg idk y this dude isn't already on here. his speed beats everyone on this list easy, just listen to Revolution Deathsquad

No. 100? Is this a joke? This guy is incredible!

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95 Stephen Perkins

there's a reason that janes addiction are legends, perkins should be top 20 at least!

Of Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, and Banyan, Perky is a rock god, looked up to by other drummers for decades, he will melt your brain live.

96 Shannon Lucas

love em'

97 Neil Sanderson

Amazing drummer. He also plays piano and sings backing vocals.

Awesome drummer... I can't believe he's this low on the list.

Neil is an awesome drummer and backing vocalist!

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98 Cobus Potgieter

Man has extreme fluidity when playing and has some major hidden skills up his sleeve.

Hey might just be a youtube drummer, but he deserves a lot more attention than he does right now. Insane skills.

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99 Jake Garland
100 Flo Mounier Flo Mounier Flo Mounier is the drummer of technical death metal band Cryptopsy. He has toured Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia and the United States as a headlining act over the last 24 years, and combined record sales have reached over 300,000 copies to date.
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