Greatest Drummers of All Time


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261 Angela Lese
262 Zoltan Chaney

Amazing performer

263 Bobby Rondinelli Bobby Rondinelli

This guy is a powerhouse. I'm a bit biased because of his time with my favorite band BOC, but man can he thump. Phil Collins is a "good" drummer with name recognition but no way no how higher on the list than this skin monster.

264 Art Blakey

Probably the mentor of all great drummers to-day.. Brian Blakey Davison as he would have liked to have been known as.. Instead of Brian "Blinky Davison" of The Nice, refugee, etc. Not on this list.. An artist in the art of rhythm drumming. Art Blakey was his inspiration

Probably the most complete drummer to pick up sticks. Though jazz was his focus, he could play many different genres of music. - AKPickin

84th is ridiculous for Blakey. Top 20 all day and you could easily argue top 10. - Kidkoffee

The greatest drummer of all time!

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265 Chad Sexton

totally amazing if you see 311 eleven live he also will impress you with a inhuman drum solo and he does this unique drum style thing in "applied science"

Chad is the best drummer of all time, yet he never gets any credit. Do yourself a favor and go check out a 311 show and you will be amazed by his drumming.

The fact that travis barker was ranked way ahead of this guy is absolutely insane and ridiculous. Chads the man.

Chad Sexton has reached a Neal Peart type level. His skill level is top notch.

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266 Tre Cool Tre Cool 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.

The. Best. Maybe he's not #1 because perhaps the others are better in some way(I don't listen to Japanese music... ) But Mr. Wright deserves a position above #5, unanimously, hands down, and THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING!

I am a big Green Day fan but Green Day would be nothing without Tre Cool. All those great songs would not be so great. American Idiot would be really bad. But The how crew is amazing and they are going in the hall fame in the next few years maybe this year. Love yah Green Day. Best of the best. They are the punk rock kings.

Come on, people! Tre Cool is the greatest drummer alive! His abundantly eccentric energy, his hilarious antics, his madcap demeanor, and his undying passion for what he does-- Tre is the physical embodiment of drumming!

He's just the greatest drummer for me and also he has a really good sence of humor!

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267 Yoshiki Hayashi Yoshiki Hayashi Yoshiki Hayashi is a Japanese musician, songwriter, composer and record producer. Better known by his stage name Yoshiki, he is best known as the leader and a co-founder of the heavy metal band X Japan, for which he is the drummer, pianist and main songwriter. The band achieved breakthrough success more.

My beloved Yoshiki?... He's the best! No one like him! That way of playing drums doesn't have comparation with anyone in this planet! His passion, his dedication... His madness when he's playing! He puts his soul in each note he plays on drums, and you can feel it! I can't explain it, you have to see it for understand it. He's a devil monster on drums and makes my heart explose! He's not only the best drummer in this planet, it's the best pianist, rocker, and human in this universe! I love him!

One of the best in the world and definitely the best in the top ten. X-Japan rock.

Yoshiki has the feel and the power when he plays yoru music!. He is the best!

258th? Are you kidding me?

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269 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

I almost forgot Stevie could play drums, and the fact he was blind, well, that shows his versitality

270 Bob Bryar Bob Bryar

Most underrated drummer of all time in my opinion

271 Tico Torres

Even Gene Krupa rated Buddy as the greatest and that says it all. Not only was he fast, he also had a delicacy and variety of touch that placed him on a higher plane than both contemporary and younger drummers. Added to this he had a dry sense of humour which often came through during his playing. See him on the Muppet Show on YouTube.

Simply. Number 1. Greatest Drummer from the greatest ever band. No Band has ever performed live as well as Jovi. No band ever will do. Quite simply music perfection.

This is the only solid rock band that has made it this far without falling into the Hollywood lifestyle. Great music, Great concerts! Definitely the best drummer of all time!

No one plays the drums like tico

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272 Meg White Meg White Megan Martha "Meg" White is an American drummer known for her work with Jack White in the Detroit rock duo The White Stripes.

If there's such a thing as the feminine Dave Grohl, Meg White is it

She's the best female drummer ever.

She is half of the white stripes, that should at least get her into the top 5! - TheOnlyFish

She is worse than lars ulrich - emilk

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273 Rob Bourdon Rob Bourdon

Hottest drummer ever! Rob bourden should be in first place you inspired me to play the drum's I'm 14 years old and I've been playing since 2002!

Best drummer ever! He plays in my favourite band, and he's the best drummer I know! He should be at first place! VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE GO SOLDIERS!

Alright I gotta admit leaving Meteora and MTM aside he didn't actually did any awesome drumming till The Hunting Party. That album shows his flair, fast yet smooth transitions. A Line in the Sand and other songs are pretty good example. His Given Up solo should also not be forgotten. He may not deserve to be in the Top 5 but he clearly is a Top 10 material now!

He is the best

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274 Awaji Yukihiro Awaji Yukihiro Awaji Yukihiro is a Japanese musician, best known as drummer of the rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel. He also sings and plays bass for his solo project, Acid Android. Before joining L'Arc-en-Ciel he was in the popular visual kei bands Zi:Kill and Die in Cries.

what makes a drummer the best? it is not only their technical performance, but also charisma and feeling. yukkie has all that

Yukihiro is simply amazing! Despite his skinny appearance, his tempo, beats and speed are unbelievable! He'll always be the best for me

He is the drummer in japan, he have very beautiful technic when he play drum and his speed and tempo is very beautiful... I love him

He is the god of drum that I ever seen. his character is very good.
I love his pattern and his fill in. is very unique and very cool. can anyone beat his drum solo?

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275 Dominic Howard Dominic Howard Dominic James Howard is an English musician, best known as the drummer, percussionist and co-producer for the alternative rock band Muse. He also contributes to the synthesized and electronic-based elements found in their music.

He is amazing drummer can play a lot of drum. He can play a lot of song that was so hard to play it. He can play fast as he can. He also can play very long time without exhausted and looking tired when play at the concert. He is the best player drum I had saw at the wembley stadium before.

Dom Howard, in my opinion, is one of the best drummers EVER! He should be in the top ten.
All of the members of Muse should at least be in the top ten of all their "fields". So, Matt should be in the top ten guitarists, Chris the top ten bassists and Dom in the top ten drummers. Because, in my opinion, they are ALL amazing. X

Knights of cydonia. Resistance. Dom howard is the best. We love you dom! Keep up the good work

66?!? Have you guys even heard New Born or Assassin's drums?

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276 Craig MacIntyre

Craig can really get the blood to going! Love to watch him play. Drummers fascinate me. I can multi-task online but drumming takes something else my brain just can't compute. Thanks Craig for giving out tips to those that occasionally sit in a song! - anetnut

This guy rocks!

Craig you deserve recognition for all the wonderful work you do. - Jerusha

Famous does equal the best.

Craig is a fantastic drummer and fun to watch. Drummers have always fascinated me. Talk about multi-tasking... Amazing! Before joining Josh Groban's band, Craig performed with Jackopierce, Toni Lynn Washington, Jess Klein, Johnny A, and the Swinging Steaks, among others. Thanks for sharing your drumkit with you know who Craig. - anetnut

277 Minato Masafumi
278 Eric Singer Eric Singer Eric Singer is an American hard rock and heavy metal drummer, best known as a member of Kiss, portraying The Catman originally played by Peter Criss.

What an earth he is doing over here? He is number one in my opinion. Rock the Nation DVD is great, because he is in the drums.

Not the best ever but he is amazing and reaally creative! Definitely deserves a much higher rank than this one... Just listen to Kiss - God Gave Rock N' Roll To You II

279 Josh Oliver
280 Mikkey Dee Mikkey Dee

Mikkey is insane! Rocked with Motorhead, Helloween, King Diamond and Dokken, thats a pretty impressive list. Listen to Hell Was Made In Heaven and tell me he doesn't belong in the top 10 -

Mikkey is the beast with motorhead. Like lemmy sad. "the best drummer he had ever played with"

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