Greatest Drummers of All Time

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101 Lee Kerslake

A fun and easy drummer to listen to. This guy will eternally overlooked because he's only associated with a couple of albums... But what a couple of albums they are; Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman.

102 Tom Hunting Tom Hunting
103 Snowy Shaw
104 Jimmy Chamberlin Jimmy Chamberlin James Joseph "Jimmy" Chamberlin is an American drummer and record producer. He is best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins.

He should be in the top 10. the pumpkins are my favorite bands if the listen to gish and all of mellon collie and infinite sadness or Siamese dreams. Oceania was a descent album it was still missing something... then you would all understand why he should be in the top 10

Had to throw him up on the list. Any Smashing Pumpkins fans out there? I'm not a huge fan by any means, but always thought this guy made the band. Next time you listen to the Pumpkins, pay attention to the drums and you will bump this guy. - Kidkoffee

Yeah pumpkins! After jimmy cleaned himself up, he only got better, becoming the amazing drummer he is today.

Just listen to the Smashing pumpkins. He speaks for himself.

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105 Josh Dun Josh Dun Joshua William "Josh" Dun is an American musician. He is currently the drummer for the band Twenty One Pilots.

He puts all of his soul and energy into his drumming and really has a passion for what he does.

Josh is an energetic drummer and has a fervent passion for drumming

Josh dun is an amazing drummer, and so energetic

Just an awesome drummer. Very capable, but keeps it simple when needed (adjusting to style). Listening to Ride, Heavydirtysoul Lane Boy Ode to Sleep, can easily tell he is skilled.

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106 John Dolmayan John Dolmayan John Dolmayan is a Lebanese-born Armenian–American songwriter and drummer. He is best known as the drummer of System of a Down.

Just the fact that he can do double base, fast drum rolls, and always has a natural rhythm set up in every System of a Down song puts him at #1 in my book. Listen to Soil. That's him at his best.

The fact that he is currently at #97 while Tre Cool at #37 is just sad. Such complex drumming shouldn't be ignored. Most of these people voting are really just voting for their favorite bands instead of focusing on the drummer. Bull!

Never misses a beat both live and at the recording studio. Fast, hard, and unforgiving.

The fact that ringo star who suitded the beatles but lacked talent is 7 and this god on the drums who is one of the best is at 100 is ridiculous

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107 Tim Herb Alexander

the only bassist alive that can keep up with les claypool's inhuman bass playing

Herb considers both Peart & Bonham as his main influences. one can clearly hears that. Bonham should be number one; Peart number two & Alexander number three.

This guy is way too far down this list.

108 Brann Dailor Brann Dailor Brann Timothy Dailor is an American drummer/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he is the drummer, backing vocalist, lead vocalist and primary lyricist.

Unique sound and creativity, absolutely recognizable!

109 Christian "CC" Coma

Black Veil Brides! CC is a amazing drummer, his solos are cool. He's very talented! BVB!

110 Richard Christy

Great drummer

Just listen to the album "The Sound Of Perseverance"... songs like "Scavenger of human Sorrow" "Bite The Pain"...R.I. P Chuck...

How is Richard Christy #144 he is a drum god. Listen to the sound of perseverance by the originators of death metal death. Or any song by charred walls of the damned (a very underrated band) ghost town and manifestations are both amazing songs with christys freakish drumming leadin the way. He diserves to be in the top 5 at least behind only maybe kieth moon, Mitch Mitchell, and cozy Powell these at the kings of the drumset

111 Butch Trucks Butch Trucks Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks is an American drummer who is one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band. One of Trucks' first bands was local Jacksonville band The Vikings, who made one 7-inch record in 1964.
112 Arin Ilejay
113 Jared Falk

He is absolutely legendary. The reason he is not in a good position of this list is because he is not in a band but his drum solos are incredible. He is my inspiration as a drummer.

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114 Scott Phillips Scott Phillips Thomas Scott "Flip" Phillips is an American musician and songwriter. He is the drummer and co-founder of the bands Creed, Alter Bridge, and Projected.

How is scott not at least in the top 50? Seriously?

115 Jason Rullo
116 Brandon Scott
117 Sean Kinney

An awesome drummer! He gives Alice In Chains' songs a great pulse.

118 Gilang Ramadhan
119 Matt Halpern

Not a legend yet, People are yet to discover him and witness his talent. But this guy is far superior than anybody on this list when it comes to skills

The truth is, Matt Halpern and Matt Garstka are two of the most incredible up and coming drummers on the scene right now. I’d say maybe 10% of the drummers on this list acctually can compete with these guys.

120 Mark Brzezicki

One of the best! Has played with many great musicians.

Highly underrated! A great sessions drummer, has played in the band Big Country for years. Also has played with Pete Townsend, Roger Daltry, the Cult.

Has played with Pete Townsend, Roger Daltry, The Cult. A very technically proficient drummer!

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