Best Rock Drummers

The Contenders: Page 5

81 Vinny Appice Vinny Appice Vincent Paul "Vinny" Appice, is an American rock drummer and the younger brother of drummer Carmine Appice.

Should have seen him at the the competitions on Sunset in the late seventies.

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82 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 plays with much feeling, and he is quite technically skilled. He always puts the song first, exercising discretion rather than showing off, but he still uses many interesting patterns to keep songs interesting.

Scott is definitely one of the best and most innovative... the fills he uses, I've never heard any other drummer ever use... his grooves are unmistakable given his signature hi hat work

Scott Phillips drums like a champion. Strong rhythms and tasteful fills.

Alter Bridge and Creed is gold! Credit goes to their members!

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83 Chris Slade

the greatest all round drummer of all time

Watch video for thunderstruck. He is a tank!

His work on The Firm albums is amazing.

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84 Phil Selway Phil Selway Philip James "Phil" Selway is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the drummer of English rock group Radiohead.

The most amazingly accurate drummer of all time - MilesG102

He's the most artistic, his drumming is far from being by the numbers, it adds a sharp new dimension of atmosphere to the songs
I can't believe he's at the 150th position when such generic no talents are in the top 10. - PinkflASHES

Best use of irregular timings ever.

85 Frank Beard

Just barely in the top 100? Come on! If you listen to the drums on La Grange then you will know how talented he is - greatesttop10s

Frank should be in the top 25 at least. He's my favorite drummer ever

86 Mikkey Dee Mikkey Dee

Easily the most talented drummer of all-time, and hailed so by great frontmen such as Lemmy Kilmister and King Diamond. Listen to "Hell Was Made In Heaven", Mikkey's up there with Lars, Bonham and Peart as the best. -

mostly underrated what the hell does Lars Ulrich in the front? he said "that he isn't a great drummer" he is just average :) and where the hell is clive bunker one of the greatest drummers all time

He should be top 10 no doubt! One of the best of all time

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87 Jaki Liebezeit

should be number one on this list. tasteful, bombastic, and endlessly creative; jaki's technique was perfect, but the band he was in (Can) also had an insanely unique message they want to convey (not to mention they were some of the best experimental rockers of all time, with their influence reaching just about everywhere nowadays). I believe this is the problem with a lot of drummers nowadays (the rev, shannon leto, slipknot drummer), sure, they have great technique, but technique is only a means to convey your art, and if you don't have anything mind expanding and new to show, they shouldn't be included on this list. - wildaminal

Jaki isn't just a drummer.Jaki is a legend for himself, the man who inspired me to play the drums and create my own Band.Rest in Peace Jaki, We will miss you.

88 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 has a certain style that works. He and Dan work well together and he can play basically any genre he wants. His drumming is complex and as I mentioned earlier just works. He is part of a duo that has basically revived rock music in this generation. The Black Keys are the best band of the 21st century

Get this guy above that Hollywood Undead crap - BrianScott01

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89 Phil Rudd Phil Rudd Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd is a New Zealand-based Australian drummer, best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 through 1983, and again from 1994 to 2015. Upon the 1977 departure of bass guitarist Mark Evans from AC/DC, Rudd became the only Australian-born member of the ...read more.

Phil Rudd is definitely a better drummer than he receives credit for. I do a lot of reading concerning rock bands, and I have seen time and time again that post AC/DC rock drummers credit Phil Rudd as one of their greatest influences and idols. The drumming in AC/DC's songs play a major role. Just listen and pay attention to the drum line. I don't believe a drummers skill should be based on how fast or how complicated they try to play, but more so how much their drumming adds to the song to make it powerful. That is what makes Phil Rudd one of the best.

Phil Rudd is the basis for all rock drummers. If he isn't hitting a beat it simple means it isn't needed. And he is just a machine. No fancy stuff this is hat drumming is about, set the beat and drive the song home!

One of the best absolute time-keeper drummer of all time. With Phil, less is more, and he can do much more with a simple 4/4 beat than fancy drummers with their fancy drumming. Rudd doesn't show off when he plays. Plus, he has that magic swing that no other drummer have.

Awesome drummer
just listen to him hold these guys togethet

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90 Doug Clifford
91 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.

92 Steve Forrest

I really like him. He is so passionate, so dedicated. And crazy with all his tattoos and wild expressions. And he can sing too! Very talented.

It's a very brilliant drummer! Beautiful Sunshine Steve

He's always full of energy! Nobody can compare with him!

Amazing performer, a huge loss for Placebo.

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93 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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94 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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95 Jeff Porcaro

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.

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

Like all of Toto, Jeff is a very underrated musician. Give him a listen, and be surprised.

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96 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

97 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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98 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.

99 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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100 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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