Greatest Drummers Who Are More Talented Than Their Lead Vocalists


The Top Ten

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

Even though Roger Daltrey was a great singer but it was Pete Townshend and Keith Moon who were the most talented members of The Who. - zxm

Arguably the greatest rock drummer, ever. But it seems you're comparing apples and oranges.

2 Neil Peart (Rush) Neil Peart (Rush) Neil Ellwood Peart, OC (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.

When I added him I meant Geddy Lee's vocals skills. Not his bass skills. Because as for Geddy's bass skills and Neil's drumming skills, both of them are on top of their categories. - zxm

Greatest of great

3 Tré Cool (Green Day) Tré Cool (Green Day) Frank Edwin Wright III, known professionally as Tré Cool, is a German-born American drummer, best known as the drummer for the American punk rock/pop punk band Green Day. He replaced the band's former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990.

Billie Joe Armstrong has skills of guitar and vocals but tre cool has a lot more skills in drumming.So comparably tre cool is talented than billie joe armstrong - zxm

4 Travis Barker (Blink-182) Travis Barker (Blink-182) Travis Landon Barker is an American musician and producer, and the drummer for the American rock band Blink-182. Barker has also performed as a frequent collaborator with hip-hop artists, and with the alternative rock band +44, the rap rock group the Transplants, and the alternative rock band Box Car more.

I like Blink-182, but they are nothing without Travis - Jonerman

5 Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater ) Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater ) Michael Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine.
6 James Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold) James Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold) 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.
7 Mike Mangini (Dream Theater)
8 Stewart Copeland (The Police) Stewart Copeland (The Police) Stewart Armstrong Copeland is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer best known as the drummer for the English-American rock band The Police and for his film and video game soundtracks.

Very goof but not as good as sting

9 Danny Carey (Tool) Danny Carey (Tool) Daniel Edwin "Danny" Carey, born May 10, 1961 in Lawrence, Kansas, is an American drummer and instrumentalist best known for his work in American Grammy Award-winning progressive rock band Tool. He has also contributed to albums by and played with such artists as Zaum, Green Jellÿ, Pigface, Skinny more.
10 Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)

Very talented but... over Lindsay Buckingham? Nope.

The Contenders

11 Bob Bryar (My Chemical Romance) Bob Bryar (My Chemical Romance)
12 Joey Jordison (Slipknot) Joey Jordison (Slipknot) Joey Jordison, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer best known for his work as the former drummer and co-songwriter for the heavy metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist in the Horror-punk band Murderdolls.
13 Duncan Phillips (Newsboys)
14 Nick Menza (Megadeth) Nick Menza (Megadeth) 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".
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