Top Ten Greatest Deceased Drummers


The Top Ten

1 Keith Moon (The Who) Keith Moon (The Who)

Cause of Death: Overdose of Heminevrin - Mumbizz01

Rest in Peace Moonie!

2 John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) John Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Bonham (nicknamed Bonzo) was a professional hard rock drummer who was best known for being the drummer in the band Led Zeppelin. Bonham was also one of the background singers in the band. His drumming is mainly displayed on the more.

Cause of Death: Alcohol Overdose - Mumbizz01

3 Eric Carr (Kiss) Eric Carr (Kiss) Paul Charles Caravello better known by his stage name Eric Carr, was an American musician who was the drummer for the rock band Kiss from 1980 to 1991. Caravello was selected as the new Kiss drummer after Peter Criss left, when he chose the stage name "Eric Carr" and took up the "Fox" persona. V 1 Comment
4 Buddy Rich Buddy Rich Bernard "Buddy" Rich was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Widely considered one of the most influential drummers of all time and known for his virtuoso technique, power, and speed, Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" during his career.

Lower than The Rev. Please explain what life is? - 445956

Cause of Death: Heart Failure during surgery - Mumbizz01

5 Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold) Jimmy James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged more.

The best drummer of all time

He was my cousin

Cause of Death: Overdose of Oxycodone - Mumbizz01

6 Gene Krupa Gene Krupa Eugene Bertram "Gene" Krupa was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer. V 1 Comment
7 Tommy Ramone (The Ramones) Tommy Ramone (The Ramones) Thomas Erdelyi, better known by his stage name Tommy Ramone, was a Hungarian American record producer, musician, and songwriter. V 1 Comment
8 John Rutsey (Rush)

Cause of Death: Heart Attack - Mumbizz01

9 Cozy Powell (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, MSG) Cozy Powell (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, MSG) Colin Trevor "Cozy" Powell was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath.

A great drummer - metal pioneer, very fast for the 70s (Rainbow - A Light In The Black, 1976).

He made headlines, when he appeared on the BBC children's programme Record Breakers, where he set a world record for the most drums (400) played in under one minute, live on television.

Powell had a fascination with fast cars and motorbikes, and raced for Hitachi on the UK saloon car circuit for a few months in the mid-seventies. He was quoted as saying in an interview, "I drive like I drum - madly".

Cause of Death: car accident while driving at 104 mph (167 km/h) in bad weather, in 1998, at the age of 50. - Metal_Treasure

10 Mitch Mitchell Mitch Mitchell John Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell was an English drummer who was best known for his work in the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The Contenders

11 Razzle (Hanoi Rocks)
12 Nick Menza Nick Menza Nick Menza (1964-2016) was a professional drummer best known for his work in Megadeth from 1989-1998 and in 2004. He recorded drums on four of Megadeth's albums "Rust In Peace", "Countdown To Extinction", "Youthanasia", and "Cryptic Writings".
13 Jeff Porcaro (Toto, Studio)

Jeffrey was and still is obviously the best drummer ever. No one can replace this magician behind the drums.

14 Carlos Vega (Barry Manilow, James Taylor)
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1. Buddy Rich
2. Cozy Powell (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, MSG)
3. Keith Moon (The Who)
1. Buddy Rich
2. Keith Moon (The Who)
3. Mitch Mitchell
1. Keith Moon (The Who)
2. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
3. Eric Carr (Kiss)

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