Top Ten Greatest Deceased Drummers


The Top Ten

1 Keith Moon (The Who) Keith Moon (The Who) V 2 Comments
2 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
3 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

4 Gene Krupa Gene Krupa Eugene Bertram "Gene" Krupa was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer. V 1 Comment
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. V 2 Comments
6 Buddy Rich Buddy Rich

Cause of Death: Heart Failure during surgery - Mumbizz01

7 John Rutsey (Rush) V 1 Comment
8 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
9 Razzle (Hanoi Rocks)
10 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

The Contenders

11 Jeff Porcaro (Toto, Studio)
12 Carlos Vega (Barry Manilow, James Taylor)
BAdd New Item

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Rock Drummers Greatest Drummers of All Time Top Ten Best Metal Drummers Best Japanese Rock Drummers Top Ten Most Overrated Rock Drummers

List StatsUpdated 24 Feb 2017

12 listings
1 year, 241 days old

Top Remixes

1. Keith Moon (The Who)
2. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
3. Eric Carr (Kiss)
1. Keith Moon (The Who)
2. Eric Carr (Kiss)
3. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
1. Eric Carr (Kiss)
2. Keith Moon (The Who)
3. Gene Krupa



Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.