Greatest Drummers of All Time


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141 Matt Sorum

Nah, even that adler was to drug to play on the use your illusions albums. adler wrote the drum "licks to you could be mine". I do agree that sorum is underrated espically have someone lame lick aaron spears and travis baker on the list

most underrated drummer. should be way ahead of steven adler. - DylanBr00ks

142 Aston Family Man Barrett

Responsible for a totally new style of drumming. - AKPickin

143 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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144 Michael Shrieve

Watch Soul Sacrifice and marvel at how this kid could do what he did. Could it be that he was a great drummer?

Watch Santana at Woodstock. You cannot take your eyes off of Mike Shrieve.

Shrieve was only 17 when playing at Woodstock

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146 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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147 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

You guys have to actualy listen to him play and it is so sad about how much he is underrated, he should at least be in the top 30 or at least when he was with DragonForce.

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148 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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149 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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150 Carmine Appice

When Vanilla Fudge hit the scene there was no American drummer who could drive an audience to a frenzy like he does in "You keep me hanging on". Probably not rated higher because good as they were, Vanilla Fudge was known more as a copy band.

Are you kidding john Bonham received some pointers from this guy!

Yay, Carmine Appice! From Vanilla Fudge to Blue murder, Appice rocks!

151 Jose Pasillas

Sick Sad Little World, all I gotta say.

152 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!

153 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.

154 Marco Human Metronome Minneman

I can't believe nobody commented anything about him before! He is definitely unbelievable and must be the first, better than anyone above...

Not the best, but damned near close...

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155 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!

Eric is my all times favorite drummer and I think KISS would have been a lot better with him at the drumset today.R.I.P. eric Carr, The Fox of the drums!

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156 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.

157 Reni

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

Great drummer of great band city fan too

Best naturally talented drummer since Keith Moon

158 Kenney Jones Kenney Jones Kenneth Thomas "Kenney" Jones is a veteran English musician and drummer best known for his work in the groups The Small Faces, The Faces and then The Who, after Keith Moon's death in 1978. Jones was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of The Small Faces/Faces.

He did a heck of a job playing for The Who after Keith's death, and given the fact he played for The Small faces, he deserves a A+ rep!

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159 Ed Shaughnessy

The Tonight Show drummer. Loved the sideburns as well as the drumming.

160 Michael Giles

21sr Century Schizoid Man and The Court of The Crimson King really show case how talented he is. The list seems like a popularity contest. Much better than Nick Mason and somehow Nick is extremely high.

Clearly nobody here has ever listened to 21st Century Schizoid Man...

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