Best Rock Drummers

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161 Shawn Drover Shawn Drover Shawn Drover is a Canadian musician, best known for his work with the American thrash metal band Megadeth.
162 Steve Smith

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.

163 Valentino Arteaga
164 Chad Butler
165 Tommy Ramone Tommy Ramone Thomas Erdelyi, better known by his stage name Tommy Ramone, was a Hungarian American record producer, musician, and songwriter.

This dude is awesome should be #2 after Tico Torres

166 Billy Ficca
167 Jack Irons Jack Irons
168 Tony Palermo
169 Tony Hajjar
170 Clark Trasmonte
171 Morgan Rose

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

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172 Alex El Animal Gonzalez

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!

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173 Yuki

As a drummer the drumming tends to stand out the most in a lot of bands but in Versailles (Philharmonic Quintet) all the members are extremely talented. The drumming is beyond Godly in many of Versailles songs.

I would definitely check out Aristocrat's Symphony live World Tour. The best drumming I have ever heard and as said I'm a drummer myself. - Taloper

He's a gentle soul, but you can tell that he has so much passion for what he does and the music that he creates. I've never seen a drummer quite like him; professional, goofy, and delicate all at once. He's truly an inspiration.

Lots of great drummers on here but I have to vote for who I know and I've never seen or heard anyone quite like Yuki. Yuki is the drummer for Versailles. The way Yuki does it surpasses all expectations of what drumming is. Never before have a seen this kind of action! Amazing Talent!

I watched most of Versailles' live videos and listened to all of their songs and really, this guy is so amazing! His speed is crazy. Definitely the best. He has that remarkable personality too!

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174 Christoph Schneider

He's Not The Best Drummer In the World but Definitely underrated as a drummer. His Drumming at Volkerball and Live Aus Berlin is Just Amazing. His drumming is Especially Built to suite the heavy sound of Rammstein. (The Best Live Band The world will ever see). Just listen to his Work in songs like Waidmann's Heil, Wiener Blut, Liebe Ist Fur Alle the, Keine Lust, Mann Geegan Mann, B and Weisses Fleisch and You'll get an Idea of How great he is not just in the studio But Also Live.

Easily underrated as a drummer and a lot of non Rammstein fans have not listened to some of the other more complex drum tracks he has produced in Rammstein. He deserves more credit for his works, almost never once have I seen him struggle live and he still churns out new beats for different songs always leaving new tones of innovation for Rammstein.

I like his style. It's perfect for Ramm's music.. for their style.

Underrated and actually the best

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175 Josh Dun Josh Dun Joshua William "Josh" Dun is an American musician. He is currently the drummer for the band Twenty One Pilots.

Josh has this amazing energy when he drums, and nothing stops him - he stands up while playing, hits the drums so hard that you're afraid they're going to break, and uses his entire body until he's swimming in sweat to make the best sound possible come out - and he succeeds, every time. He's incredible, and makes the drums to so much more than you're used to.

Josh Dun top 5 material? Don't make me laugh. A good drummer needs to be able to keep within the style of the band. This guy plays like he wants to be in Van Halen. Doesn't help when Tyler is only hitting a few notes on his keyboard. And he's mediocre. The whole band is mediocre. He's nowhere close to even Travis Barker. And news flash for all you super fans who think self taught means legendary. Buddy Rich never practiced at all, and now is recognized as the greatest jazz drummer ever. Neil Peart only practiced for a few years until joining Rush, and can now play a full round kit. And then there's Josh, who just was self taught...and he got more years of practice than even Peart. So yeah. He is not a great drummer. He's by far the most overrated drummer ever. Check yourself, TØP fans. - naFrovivuS

BEST DRUMMER EVER VERY TALENTED. AND VERY ENERGETIC WHEN HE DOES IT I see lots of drummers lightly taping the drums and he is just whamming them so hard they will break and also has a good personality

He is amazing

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176 Chris Thatcher

Just to clear things up... he wasn't on any albums until Somewhere in the Between. All of Streetlight's songs have been carried by the awesome drummers that have played on them. Chris Thatcher's work on Somewhere in the Between and 99 Songs of Revolution is amazing! Definitely a top 5 for me!

Anyone who scrolled passed this name I suggest you listen to a few songs "That'll Be The Day" "Point/counterpoint" and "The Blond Lead the Blind" He is possibly one of the top 5 rock drummers of all time. - TryptoPhun420

He has great technical ability and can play with speed! no other drummer like him! - walid626

He should be way higher, everything he does for Streetlight is simply amazing!

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177 Sean Kinney

Most people don't know how creative this guy actually is. He is such a professional despite being hit with some of the worst things a human being should have to go through.

the way sean looks when he plays is ubelieveable. watch a live performance and you will fall in love, no one can top him

Alice In Chains drumming animal, the best moves at drumming i've ever seen in my life, he really rocks

CRIMINALLY underrated drummer. Listen to "No Excuses" holy crap that is ADVANCED

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178 Simon Phillips

There is no one that can compare with Simon. He plays with speed, finesse, heart and regardless of the dynamic level he does it all flawlessly. Although there are a lot of people on this list that can rock out extremely well, they do not compare to Simon. Simon is everything and anything that all the musicians he has accompanied could ever wish for... Drummer/percussionist/artist etc. The greatest thing about Simon is his versatility. He plays any style as extreme or subdued as requested. Please listen to Jeff Beck's "Space Boogie". I saw him play this at a Sacramento drum clinic and as incredible as it is, he plays it without any assistance of others or electronics. Simon is truly in a higher category.

This guy is amazing. I can't believe he is ranked this low. He should be in the top ten. I love Ringo (and the Beatles), but this guy would blow Ringo out of the water, even in his prime.

You can't really compare drummers and true artist... Simon is a true artist!

He blends the styles so good.

801 Live... awesome drum work.

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179 Michael Deorsier

Mike Derosier is an amazing drummer who still rocks. His latest band, Clever Bastards is a good listen.

Like every member of Heart, during the 70,s, Mike is underated.

From 75-82 he keeped the beat for the one of the best groups ever.

No one plays the drums like Mike.

180 Daniel Adair

He's amazing to watch live!

He was good when with Three Doors Down as their touring drummer, but when he joined Nickelback as a member of the band, that was when the talent that had been lurking underneath the surface was finally allowed to be seen.

Unleashing a creative and artistic prowess, he's much more than just a basic meat and potatoes kind of player, not one to shy away from trying different set ups, techniques and sounds.

And the passion and excitement he exhibits when playing live, especially during his solo, is contagious, making what are normally long drawn out ego boosting drum solos into something quite enjoyable and leaving you wanting to hear and see more.

Daniel is An amazing drummer, and is a member of the best band of the world! Nickelback! He is very talented, will become a legend in some years!

Talented drummer, very comfortable with the drum sticks, and he's from Nickelback so...

An inspiring musician and very good artist on the scene!

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