Best Rock Drummers
The Contenders: Page 8
Mikko is an extremely incredible drummer, but not only is he an amazingly talented musician, versatile and incredibly skilled and fast on the drums, but he is also a wonderful and very unique individual. Along with the other members of Apocalyptica, he takes the time out of his busy day to interact with fans after gigs, charming and amusing with his great sense of humor, and making people happy just by being his real, caring self. Pearl Drums have made videos focusing just on Mikko during a live Apocalyptica performance, and he has written and helped write spectacular songs for/with Apocalyptica over the years. Let's just say that the guys of Apocalyptica played with him for live shows and then officially added him as band member...
Mikko is an amazing musician. He has such passion when he plays! He gives and gets energy to and from the crowd! Not to mention he is a super nice guy. So many musicians don't seem to have the time or patients for the fans but I've met Mikko and he loves the "meet and greet" time as much as the Apocalyptica fans do! ! So for this reason and many more he should be voted as the best drummer!
Mikko is perhaps one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. He is extremely passionate about life and sharing that enthusiasm with every person he encounters. A jack of all trades and always caught smiling with such positive energy! Absolutely amazing drummer with so much to give to the audience during each live and recordings.
Incredible talent. Definitely deserves higher place on this list.V 53 Comments
Oh come on! He is full of energy and he is very very good! He deserves a place in the top 30, maybe TOP TEN!
I've never seen a best drummer than joe rickard
He is the best drummer
Come on peple, listen to IF WE ONLY and oter songs. He needs to be highter up, like top 50 or the top 10 and the same thing to Jordan Mancino, he needs to be highter up too.V 3 Comments
May not be one of the most recognized drummers due to his use of electronica, but listen to Joy division and New order records. Try to keep the speed and the balance this guy finds in their songs. Amazingly fast. One of the first drummers to use drum machines to back his tracks.
I agree!! He is very underrated and unappreciated and had to tolerate the abuse from producer Martin Hannett on the Joy Division albums.
How on hell Stephen is not on the top ten?! Incredible drummer, hear Age of Consent, Hurt or She"s Lost Control live. And on top of that, he is a very nice guy.
One of the most underrated musicians ever. Listen to Age of Consent if you don't believe me.V 2 Comments
Is the best drummer in rock right now to me. He has a new fresh sound that is quick and on point.
He is the best drummer he is the perfects man in the world he played so good he is the best human in my life he is my lifesaver really I love him so much he is the only man who I love I wish he lives in my country but he is only in Japan I wish so much that he come to Germany yes that's my onlyest wish I will meet him I will live with him together please ruka when you see this and anyone translate this for you come to my country pleasr I will see nightmare live
Ruka is in a band called Nightmare one of his best songs are White Room (No not the one by Creme. )
Ruka is very rude! But he's always playing with emotion, with intensity and feeling the power of every song
Easily the best drummer ever. He plays like a nutter! Honestly, listen to him drum, and you'll wonder how he does it. Do Black Veil Brides give him RedBull or something before they play? Who knows. He's just amazing
The best drummer ever! He gets so into his music and has such a good time while doing it.
Best. Drummer. Ever. FULL STOP! - purdygirl2639
the bestV 6 Comments
Kami the best, fhf, fyobr which I know. It the God and sitting for shock it gives all itself(himself). Gave more precisely. We grieve over its death, such person as it should not die, for such people as Кami are not present more. Only it. Only Kami. Not only that it it is remarkable plays on drums, it also is very good itself(himself). A small angel with long red hair...
Kami is really amazing. As a drummer and as a person. Not "was", but "is". People are alive, when we keep them in our hearts. You are in our hearts, dear Kami-san. We remember You. Thank You from the bottom of our hearts. Rest in peace.
He is the best. Definitely.
There was something remarkable about Kami's drumming - whether playing something complex or simple, he never just simply 'drummed along' to the music in a way you'd expect - he always added something special. An amazing, truly underrated drummer who gets my vote.
His passing is such a huge loss in the Japanese rock scene. Hell, I 'd argue to the rock scene in general. He is a legendary drummer who loved to innovate with his work. He always ventured into new territory with his drumming and has inspired so many people to do the same. He was very passionate about drumming and it showed! He has enjoyed talking about how he decided a certain drum pattern for a new song in interviews and loved new experiences in his profession (The reason he joined Malice Mizer was because he liked their style of music and just asked the rest of the group personally if he could join). He was such a wonderful, sweet man and all the fans miss him so dearly.
Inarguably the best of the best.
Absolute genius on drums. Saw him with Todd Rundgren recently and he adapts to any style without breaking sweat.
Tightest, in-the-pocket drummer ever. Seen him a dozen times and am always blown away. Wish he was higher on this list than where he is!
Currently touring with Todd Rundgren, who's said he's one of the best.
Prince is a king among drummers.V 2 Comments
This guy is amazing, he should be top 20 easily...200 bpm double bass and amazing metalcore fills.
wtf is he doin below all these worthless drummers vote him up noobs
Jason Costa is amazing! Should be in the top ten! I don't think he's the best drummer, but come on, he needs votes! The top ten should be Joey Jordison, Neil Peart, The Rev, John Bonham, Danny Carey, Jason Costa, Nicko McBrain, Matt McDonough, Mike Wengren, and Shannon Larkin. And to the other guy who posted a comment for Jason, he did not play the drums on This Calling. He's only been with ATR for their last two albums (Overcome and For We Are Many).
Jason Costa has got to be in the top 75 and moving up. People just don't know who he is. Look him up and listen.
I can't believe after 100 entries Jason hasn't been one, id say he's a load better then Slipknots Joey. Listen to This Calling, amazing
my god.. this is my first hour on this site and the lack of these three drummers on this list has shown me just who the target audience is for these lists.. sigh, is there any point to describing these incredible drummers when people are making inclusions based on things like "polyrhythms aren't easy" or "fastest drummer ever".. hopefully people will pull their heads out of their asses by the time they turn 20 (judging by the top 5 I'm guessing most of you are 13-18) - wildaminal
It is unbelievable that he rates this low, considering he is regarded by many as one of the greatest, for years and still is by many professional drummers I know.
Where is Airto Moreira, also unbelievable to be omitted from this list.
You obviously have never heard Billy Cobham.
You must be a real youngster. Most professional drummers can't hold a candle to him. Check out his first solo album, then tell me all the drummers you've rated ahead of him deserve their ranking. Idiots!
The best drummer ever.V 2 Comments
Nobody beats the crisp, grooving sound that Dave A brought to Pearl Jam. Too bad nobody who isn't a big Pearl Jam fan knows who he is.
This is bull! The Doors? Come on, John should be higher.V 1 Comment
I have listened to many a drum solo by Steve Smith, during his time with Journey, and he is, as I have heard Steve Perry say many times, "the best rock and roll drummer in the world."
Steve smith is in my opinion the best drummer ever
Can't believe this amazing Journey drummer is not listed here and yet Dean Castrovano is here and Steve is his hero.
I've been a drummer for 10 years and he is by far the drummer I learned the most from studying. I have most of their songs memorized too. That took me the better part of 6 years to do. Gotten to meet trivium on numerous occasions and I enjoyed it every time.
One of the most insane drummers ever to be on the death metal scene, awesome double bass and lighting fast feet
Best drummer ever in my opinion. fastest pedal hits I've ever heard - mike2fristickV 2 Comments
Sevendusts drummer is amzing and is the best drummer ive seen live this guy will blow you away with his vocals and drumming
Incredibly unique drummer, what a performer. The man is very talented with such a great style.
The best show hands down
He will blow your mind! Make you look at drumming in a whole new light
Alex is the best! I live in Costa Rica and I read what someone wrote, that no drummer could make a 10 min solo spinning around... well Alex's band (Mana) came to me country and in the middle of the concert, he played a 10 min solo! and spinning around! well you can find it in youtube typing: solo alex mana costa rica.
Check it out! He's #1!
Has been named a top 3 drummer by 'Modern Drummer' 3 times... THE BEST! His solos are completely out of this world! (10-15 min regularly) Great composer and singer too
Definitely, he is the best no one can beat this guy. He give everything that he can in the stage. Nice person, who fights for the human rights and the conservation of the environment. I admire this guy!
Alex is by far the best alive! I saw him perform live for the first time when I was 12 and I just saw him a couple years ago!, he just gets better and better!, his wrist snapping and speed control over his rhythm and beats are unbelievable truly one of a kind!V 9 Comments
Tony is and always will be my favorite drummer, I know this is an opinionated list but why would someone put Travis Barker even above top 100 when tony is all the way at 97? Tony is arguably the best drummer in the world and not for speed, but because he can control that speed and make it sound beautiful.V 3 Comments
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