Greatest Drummers of All Time

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The Contenders: Page 10

181 Sly Dunbar

Another drummer that is famous for his work in reggae, but has worked in other genres. In addition to spearheading the "DUB" movement in reggae, Sly has created beats in hip-hop, jazz, country, dancehall, pop and rock. His work with Kazumi Watanabi on the Mobo series is legendary; as well as being an early bandmate of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. - AKPickin

182 Alphonse Mouzon

I saw Mouzon with Larry Coryell and the 11th House. His powerful drumming reminded me a lot of Cobham's. I think with jazz drummers you get much more complex and technical drumming than in rock and I find it so much more interesting and cool. I've seen a lot of the top drummers on this list including Bonham and Keith Moon but I would put Mouzon ahead of them.

183 Herman Rarebell

He deserves to be the real heartbeat for The Scorpions, bar none

A great drummer and songwriter.

184 Brad Wilk Brad Wilk

The bridge section in Killing in the Name of is one my favorite drum parts ever. I also really liked his Audioslave parts. This guy is just awesome.

Really underrated. He can really groove!

185 Sam Samus Paulicelli

Most skilled drummer ever to grace music.

186 Brandon Saller
187 Kashikura Takashi

Kashikura Takashi of toe is definitely more versed in the ways of percussion than anyone in this list. For the best example of his perception of rhythm, listen to C from their album "the book about my idle plot on a vague anxiety. " I've never heard anyone with such great ambidexterity of all their limbs. His style is different, but he still mops the floor with most of the people on this list.

I lost my words to describe how incrdible he is. Seen him live once with Toe in Indonesia. Mesmerized by his amazing drumming skill, quite exxpressive and soulful, tight fill-in but with smooth breakdown and moves. He's alien! Animal. The best gentleman drummer ever. I love him.

188 Shuji Suematsu
189 Jim Gordon Jim Gordon

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say that Jim Gordon should easily be in the top 10 best drummers of all time, taking all aspects of drumming into consideration. I would group him with Ringo, Levon, Bonzo and Keith, as the masters of groove, feel and musically creative drumming... Just think of Layla, Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot, Rikki Don't Lose That Number by Steely Dan, and Carly Simon's Your So Vain, just to name a few. He was one of the main contributors of rock and pop music of the late '60's and '70's music that defined an era when music was great! This man was a genius, and it is a shame that our industry has lost him to mental illness forever. He should be honored with his rightful place amongst the top drummers of all time.

He is a mastermind and that it's unjust he fell victim to his unexpected fate. He did so well for Derek & The Dominos

Certainly one of the best. He played on so many great albums.

190 Daniel Erlandsson
191 Shiva Mani

He is best in India and he is one of fast drummer with more instruments

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192 Jason Bittner

Shadow falls - even if you don't care for that type of music - He can crank it up, check out you tube

193 Neal Wilkinson V 1 Comment
194 Glen Power

I guess the rob bourdon and glen are same in drumming...
Glen is cute enough also...

195 Shannon Larkin

Are you taking the piss of me, Shannon Larkin #231? His playing is great, and when he unleashes his full energy, Joy of playing, potential, and unique style... it's unreal. I bet the half of the voters here didn't even hear Shannon playing what he is capable of and at his best. Definitely deserves to be way higher.AT #231? Shows why 99,99 % of voters here are dissing the list, LoL...But Seriously, His playing is great, as said unreal and Wicked... Definitely deserves to be way higher.

196 Ray Luzier
197 Bun E. Carlos

It's a shame he's not higher on the list. One of the best, most underrated drummers in rock and roll, who was asked to play on John Lennon's last album. That my friends should tell you something right there.

Bun E. Is very underrated and a big reason why Cheap Trick was one of the best American bands of all time.

Cheap Trick wouldn't be Cheap Trick without Bun E.He may not look much in apperence but he makes up for with his skills

198 Matt Tong
199 Rina Suzuki

Best girl drummer in Scandal band.. She plays drum well even she still young..

200 Mark Gibson
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