Best Rock Drummers

The Contenders: Page 9

161 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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162 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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163 Tony Royster Jr

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.

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164 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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165 Gas Lipstick

This guy never gets his share of the fame, I'm sure half the drummers voted for on these pages are asking themselves why isn't Gas on here? Well I will put his name in, cause if you have ever been to a live HIM concert you will know the power in this guy, yeah he is a big man but damn he can drum, his solos are magnificent and HIM songs wouldn't ever sound the same without this quiet yet talented guy... GAS LIPSTICK ROCKS

His drumming style is amazing, I like it very much.

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166 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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167 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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168 Pete Sandoval
169 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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170 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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171 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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172 Kenny Aronoff

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

Kenny is rock solid, John Fogerty would have nothing else

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

He's amazing in concert. This man's got the beat. -

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 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.

175 Mick Tucker (Sweet)

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

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176 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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177 Mike Terrana

The best in my book

178 Jon Hiseman

Really surprised to see Hiseman right down here at 178. Perhaps he's never been in the public eye enough to have the hight profile he'd need to get right up the rankings. Just listen to him with Colosseum playing Lost Angeles in the live recording (live at the Fillmore I think it was).

179 Daniel Platzman

Amazing if you have ever seen Imagine Dragons live you will understand his talent

He is the drummer for imagine dragons... Great work

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180 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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