Best Rock Drummers

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141 Jordan Mancino

O dude, all those drummers up there are crap. Their styles are all copied from other drummers and from other band's styles. Jordan mancino, the TRUE METAL DRUMMER created his own style which could lighten up the name of AS I LAY DYING. His power lasts for hours and hours and he just makes a concert better than anything. He is amazing, and energetic man... His sweet double bass drumming, mhm. See those drum plays done in the legendary songs of AILD. Why don't you all noobs listen to AILD songs before you vote? I'm sure it will change your minds.

PS. ROFL! Lars Ulrich is higher than Jordan ROFL.

An awesome drummer, but of course you'll hear better. Even though the band has been around for a while, they aren't all that bad.

Jordan is by far the best and deserves 1 place by far. I also love his double bass drumming is amazing.

The other drummers up there are crap? Please keep that drivel to yourself. Really, that is just nonsense. Unless you are like 7 years old, then good job typing complete-ish sentences. Now go learn something.

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142 Tomas Haake Tomas Haake Tomas Haake is a Swedish drummer and main songwriter of the experimental metal band Meshuggah. He is known for his polyrhythms and technical ability. In 2012, he was named the 5th best Modern Metal drummer by He was named the number one drummer in the "Metal" category, in the July 2008 more.

This guy is probably the best drummer ever. What the hell is someone doing from thirty seconds to mars and Avenged Sevenfold above tomas haake. Seriously. - camsell123

Just listen to 'I' by Meshuggah. There's one stage there where he's playing in 3 different times! I don't care who you are. That's incredibly difficult.

the absolute best, most techniqual drummer ever no one comes even remotely close! listen to destroy, erase improve

Danny Carey said he wished he could play like this guy. Say no more...

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143 Mikko Siren

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.

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144 Joe Rickard

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.

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145 Stephen Morris

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.

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146 RUKA

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

147 Christian Coma

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 best

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148 Kami

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.

149 Joey Castillo

Is the best drummer in rock right now to me. He has a new fresh sound that is quick and on point.

150 Jason Bittner

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

151 Prairie Prince

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.

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152 Jason Costa

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

153 Billy Cobham Billy Cobham William Emanuel "Billy" Cobham is a Panamanian American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, who permanently relocated to Switzerland during the late 1970s.

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.

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154 Dave Abbruzzese

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.

155 John Densmore

This is bull! The Doors? Come on, John should be higher.

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156 Hayden Scott
157 Mike Gibbins
158 David Lovering
159 Clark Trasmonte
160 Travis Smith

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 - mike2fristick

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