Greatest Drummers of All Time


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281 Tim Yeung
282 Gary Husband

Gary is great--anyone Holdsworth chooses to work with should be ranked much much higher than this!

283 Travis Smith
284 Ikmal Tobing
285 Karl Brazil
286 Pete Cater
287 Steve White
288 Eddie Fisher
289 Aki Hakala
290 Zbigniew Robert Prominski
291 Lori Peters
292 Munetaka Higuchi
293 Ryan Seaman
294 Tommy Ardolino

Perhaps one of the most under rated and unkowns of great drumming. Tommy Ardolino was the drummer for NRBQ, who's nearly 40 year career of playing college campuses and small venues through out the U.S. was literally a best kept secret, except to all those die hard fans out there. I hade the pleasure of not only seeing and enjoying the band numerous times, but also getting to meet and tal with him a bit after one of their shows at The Turning Point in Piermont NY. Tom was a very unique drummer, maybe the most so, in that he deliberately, but perfectly, played behind the beat, but with such accuracy, that only a trained ear could distinguish this. It gave the band a unique sound and feel that will never be replicated ever again, especially since Tom has recently passed away. A crying shame if you ask me. But while he was alive and playing with NRBQ, he gave us some of the most stunning drum performances ever experienced by an audience, and also contributed to the band's comedy act as ...more

295 Zac Farro

Although he doesn't chop like a metal drummer, he is the best drummer I've heard.

296 Jason Bonham

To be able to play led Zeppelin Celebration Day he's pretty good not as good as his father but definitely should be top 10, he started drumming when he was 4 and was taught by the best drummer to ever walk the earth, he has the same great genes in him

297 Josh Devine
298 Devon Thomas Van Winkle
299 Sonny Emmory

Sonny played with EWF and is as accomplished as any of the drummers on this list. You should watch a few of his performances.. He has won a grammy to boot... Come on...
This is not a popularity contest.. For example, Phil Collins was in one of the great bands, but I would not rate him one of the great drummers... Please!

300 Chad Szeliga Chad Szeliga Chad Szeliga is an American drummer and percussionist from Elyria, Ohio. He is best known as the former drummer for the band Breaking Benjamin.

How can he not be on this list? He is the talented drummer of Breaking Benjamin. And so humble as well! He believes that anyone can play the drums

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