Best Rock Drummers

The Contenders: Page 9

161 Tim Alexander

wow this guy should have been so much higher. listen to "defy the laws of tradition" and "john the fisherman" and you will know what I am talking about.

Alexander's favorite drummers are Bonham & Peart. He's a perfect mix between the two. He's number 3 in my book.

Sure he isn't the #1 drummer, but listen to songs like "Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers" and "DMV," and you'll hear how amazing he is. Plus, he does crazy fast bass drum beats while his other foot is still on the hi hat pedal.

-John the Fisherman
-Tommy the Cat
-My Name is Mud -

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162 Clem Burke

He's cool! He got the drums under his control, but treats them not like slaves, but like a beautiful punk lady. In my mind he's simply the best drummer the world has ever seen.

Thank you Mr. Burke for so many magic musical moments!

The greatest 3 minutes drum kit ever, Blondie's Dreaming.. Debbie Harry vocals combined with Clem's madman 3 minutes rant is pure legendary. I totally challenge anyone to top his performance.

I just can't see how Clem is so far down on the list but am happy to see that at least he is recognized for the amazing drummer that he is!

Amazing...only problem is he knows it!

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163 Vinnie Colaiuta

Just amazing, so technical. Seen him a few times and he makes a few on here listed above him look like amateurs.

The man. One of the best drummers alive. Just take a listen to his work with Frank Zappa and Jeff Beck and you'll see what I mean

One word: Zappa. Listen and learn.

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164 Kang Min Hyuk

He is very cute, even his personality. His father taught him how to play drums but he himself cultivated his skills. He is so sentimental and easy to cry from bumping himself which makes him even cuter. We love him! Very young but talented. A singer, a drummer, and an actor. He also specializes with Flutes. I love his song, 'Star', it also shows how cute he is.

Though everyone calls him cute, he doesn't like it that much because he wants to be manly, but everything is fine with his looks! Cool, cute, mature...

He is also very clean, he is the one who cleans their room whenever they go out of town and he cleans it before complaining.

This young Korean boy does it with so much ease. Though he is known for his innocent puppy face, this boy has amazing skills too. He can act, sing and play three instruments including flute and piano. His drumming skills are so stylish that you will fall in love with him the moment you feel it. He is genuine, sweet, cute and talented. This 21 year old kid will definitely carve his name in the history of best drummers.. Love you Kang

God He is so damn cute. A very young Korean drummer who can also play flute and piano. This cute innocent puppy boy can play drums with so much style that you fall in love with him the very moment. His song "star" is sooo soulful. His drumming skills are so amazing.. I could watch him play drums the whole day without food and water. He is genuine, attractive and talented. He can sing, act and perform well on stage. This young master will definitely carve his name in the history of best drummers of the world in the near future. Love you Kang..

Only by the look, you can never tell he is very skillful. His drum skill is without any doubt. He's enriched himself with his drum skill range. He has the ability to play different genres. He does not limit himself to grow in terms of playing the drums. It can be seen he's improved a lot.

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165 Pete Sandoval
166 Alan Reni Wren

Alan wren was one of the best drummers of his generation a key example of this was his ability to create such a wide range with a limited 3 piece kit if people had more of a chance to see his awesome ability he would surly be much further up this list

He is one of the most important drummers in existence! He's insanely talented and just an all around amazing drummer. He has a 3 piece kit and he still sounds better and has a greater range then half of the drummers on the list.

He keeps the beat steady but as you listen to it closer, there is some amazing fill work going on. Wish he would return somewhere for us to enjoy.

The best by far... Underrated

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167 Marco Minneman

He should be in the top ten at least with his unique style and incredible ability to play all types of styles, from jazz to technical death metal.

He is better than mike mangini. So. Of course. He is the best drummer.

Just listen to the aristocrats.

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168 Kenny Aronoff

When John fogerty states that Kenny is THE best rock and roll drummer in the world, that's good enough for me

Aronoff should be in the top 20 of all time. If you are a drummer you would agree.

Kenny is rock solid, John Fogerty would have nothing else

The long list of artists who have use Kenny's talents in the studio says it all. He's my favorite because he's all about slammin' that solid groove & not showing off.

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169 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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170 Harry Judd

The batterist of Mcfly, the best, the most amazing drummer I ever seen, he puts all his energy in the drums, and he does very good.

171 Martin Chambers

Woah. How isn't he on the top 5. He is one of the beat drummers of all time. Watch vh1 decades of rock performance. He is the best drummer of all time with the pretenders and can put on a real good show.

I have seen hundreds of shows and Martin Chambers was by far the best performance I had seen for drummers.

172 Mick Tucker (Sweet)

Should be higher up on this list. In my opinion only second to the great john bonham.

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173 Will Hunt

Will Hunt is the perfect balance between having a lot of energy and passion when he plays, and also not completely drowning out the rest of the band. This is a quality often underrated in good drummers.

Tommy Lee thought Will was good enough to take his place as drummer for the last leg of a Motley Crue tour he had to miss. He is currently in Evenessence where he continues to KICK ASS!

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174 Mike Terrana

The best in my book

175 Dean Butterworth

I accidentally clicked on him. I do not consider him to be in the top million drummers of all time.

Good charlottes current drummer and they are the best band ever!

Drummer of good charlotte is absolutly amazing he is so hot.

176 Chad Butler
177 Rocky Gray

Very underrated drummer. Listen to Evanescence's first two albums, brilliant

This list is stupid, Rocky Gray is definitely in top 10, he is amazingly talented.

He's a professional drummer. Maybe underrated, sure. But top ten? Stop it.

He's good, but how is he ahead of Karen Carpenter?

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178 Shawn Drover Shawn Drover Shawn Drover is a Canadian musician, best known for his work with the American thrash metal band Megadeth.
179 Scott Rockenfield

Very underrated drummer, not top 10 but certainly much higher than this rating

Saw him live when Tate was at his peak too. Brilliant drummer

180 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

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