Greatest Drummers of All Time


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141 Dave Mackintosh

Fastest double bass listen to fallen world, the game, and reasons to live, just any song from DragonForce and you will see,(or hear) how fast his double bass is listen to them play live for the songs I said earlier then you'll know then all vote for him not only double bass but everything he plays

Best Double and Alternate Bass ever created... just astonishing

Fastest double bass drummer in the world no arguing with that

His drumming is INSANE - wrests

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142 Aston Family Man Barrett

Responsible for a totally new style of drumming. - AKPickin

143 Eric Carr Eric Carr Paul Charles Caravello better known by his stage name Eric Carr, was an American musician who was the drummer for the rock band Kiss from 1980 to 1991. Caravello was selected as the new Kiss drummer after Peter Criss left, when he chose the stage name "Eric Carr" and took up the "Fox" persona.

What, Eric Carr is one of the greatest drummers I have ever seen. Saw him live in 84, and have also seen Neil Peart live too, and I gotta tell ya, Eric Carr impressed me much more. Neil Peart is just boring quite frankly, he uses all this equipment to make a range of different sound sure, but nothing beats Eric Carr's heavy rock n roll drumming. Simple but powerful. R.I.P my friend

How Can the fox is not in the list. He is one of the best drummer in the world. RIP... Eric Carr!

Better than Peter Criss

Eric was such an awesome drummer! RIP

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144 Max Roach Max Roach

Hello people, this man was maybe the greatest jazz drummer of all time, Buddy Rich was a banging hack compared to this man. If Buddy Rich is number 4, then then Max is number 3.

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145 Don Brewer


Just saw Don play with Bob Seger in Pittsburgh. At 63, he is a better drummer now than he was 40 years ago. No frills, just straight ahead, power drumming, without the theatrics of being part of the "New" GFR.

American Band is the holy grail of rock tunes... and Brewer is right there as the locomotive... Super solid, always driving the band... He is one of rock's greatest drummers...

Plays one of the top 5 drum solos of all time. He should be in the top 10 easily not only for his stick skills but vocal ability also.

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146 Reni

It's insane that Reni is so far down the list. Any other drummer would need four arms to approach his genius.

Bonkers that someone as naturally gifted as this isn't at least top 50. Should be #1.

Great drummer of great band city fan too

Best naturally talented drummer since Keith Moon

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148 Spencer Smith

He is in one of the BEST bands ever, and I feel like he is underrated because he's supposedly not as hot as Brendon Urie or Ryan Ross. That's not cool because when it comes to the music, the band would be nothing without him. What is a song without the beat of the drums? Their first album"A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" would be nothing without the drums. Spencer Smith deserves more recognition than he gets, and I'm going to let him have it.

149 Mario Duplantier Mario Duplantier Mario Duplantier is a French musician and artist best known as the drummer of technical death metal band Gojira.

I am so disappointed in everyone who voted otherwise. Listen to the Gojira song "The Heaviest Matter in the Universe", and have your minds blown. Yes, he is the only one drumming. - ThatoneMetalhead

Wordless, just vote with the ear and feel

150 Jose Pasillas

Sick Sad Little World, all I gotta say.

151 Kai

He is So cool he has such a unique drumming style

Kai from the Gazette is the best drummer I've ever seen! just check him out.

152 Terry Williams

Just watch dire straits alchemy live and you will see why he deserves to be near the top

Seeing him at 205 is a crime against nature. An injustice against mankind.

153 Philip Selway Philip Selway Philip James "Phil" Selway is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the drummer of English rock group Radiohead.

He's just an incredibly underrated drummer, who deserves a spot for his immensely technical drumming, which has helped to define Radiohead's sound. Listen to Pyramid Song, 2+2=5, or Little By Little to understand why he belongs here.

Radiohead is amazing - havocmaker096

154 Jen Ledger Jen Ledger

She is the best

155 Elvin Jones Elvin Jones Elvin Ray Jones was an American jazz drummer of the post-bop era. He showed an interest in drums at a young age, watching the circus bands march by his family's home in Pontiac, Michigan.

The idea that he could keep up with the intellectual energy is amazing. The fact that he put a beat, rhythm and tempo to it is profound. Check him out on any of the classic quartet's pieces. - AKPickin

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156 Alan White

Allen White is by far the best drummer ever.

The drummer from Oasis. He is one of the best!

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157 Tommy Aldridge Tommy Aldridge

101? Are you kidding! Who came up with this list Ringo Starr? Tommy goes all the way back to Black Oak Arkansaw! He is a master of the double bass, along with spinning his sticks, when Tommy Lee was in Diapers! He should be in the top 10!

Pat Travers, Ozzy Osborne this guy can destroy a set of drums

Move him up! He's a hell of a drummer!

158 Liberty DeVito

Liberty was a musical drummer's musical drummer... the parts he came up with for all those Billy Joel hits were beyond perfect, and helped Joel achieve all his success... Nothing else to say here!

He was to Billy Joel what The Green Hornet was to Kato.And the fact he used to play for Mitch Ryder, well BJ would be a lot poorer without Liberty. Go, LDV!

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159 Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips is just an amazing drummer, who should easily be in no less than the top 20 players of all time. He is extremely versatile, and precise... I've seen him several times backing up some of the best artists and bands in the business... definitely a force to be reckoned with.

From playing with The Who to Pete Townshend, Simon deserves an A+ rep, particularly since he also became the first UK Totoite, having joined up with the said Toto...the late great Jeff Porcaro torch is passed on to Simon

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160 Casey Cooper

He's great... he plays with FIRE!

Amazing! best drummer ever

If you haven't seen this dude, google COOP3RDRUMM3R NOW. - railfan99

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