Greatest Drummers of All Time


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161 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

162 Jen Ledger Jen Ledger
163 Ed Shaughnessy

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

164 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...

165 Lenny White

Lenny the funkified ambidextrous drummer stylist. My greatest drummer... He drove the greatest supergroup in the world of Jazz RTF. Chick chose Lenny to compliment what he was doing and a monstergrew... Always placing music first... A powerful metronome in four zones with God controlling the puppet. Cue him up. I am already a believer.

166 Narada Michael Walden

Yay, Narada! He is also one killer composer as well

His drumming was so far ahead of it's time, he should have been considered an extraterrestrial... Light years ahead of eveyone else, except maybe for Cobham... but they were both branches off the same tree... listen to The Mahavishnu Orchestra to see how both these men were just off the cuff!

167 Andy Kubiszewski

just listen to march of the pigs

168 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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169 Derek Roddy
170 Bill Kreutzmann

one of the best drummers, probably should be behind bonham as number three best drummer

Bill was extremely creative and innovative in the drum parts he created for The Grateful Dead... His part are intantly recognizable as are the Dead songs they are in... As part of the first band to use and highlight double drummers, he and Mickey Hart created that whole Jamband Genre style of drumming, that all past, present and future Jambands have and will rely on as their foundation. Their interactive drum solos are the stuff legends are made from. When I saw my first Dead show back in 1983, I was instantly hooked and am still a fan to this day, as well as a jamband drummer myself.

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171 Jim Keltner

ABSOLUTELY one of the best ever period!

Jim Keltner, having played for Gary Wright, Steely Dan, The Traveling Wilburys, George Harrison, etc., he deserves to be on the Mount Olympus of drummers

I'm not sure why Keltner is so far down on this list, especially with so many little heard og, or downright unkown drummers on this list... This Man's accomplishments speak for themselves. He's done it all... Both studio and live playing. And I've seen him play live and he is nothing short of amazing. His time keeping is impecable, but he has real feel. He should be at least in the top 20 in my book anyday of the week. He is an integral part of music history and should be revered as such accordingly...

172 Raymond Herrera Raymond Herrera
173 Yasunori Sakurazawa
174 Levon Helm Levon Helm Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm was an American rock 'n' roller, Americana musician, and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and regular lead vocalist for The Band.

He could sing and drum at the same time. A legend.

Levon Helm, in my mind, was and always will be, The KING of groove and feel, as well as an amazing singer... having worked several of his shows as a stagehand before he died, I have first hand experience of this kind, gentle soul's ability and depth as THE consumate entertainer... I also believe that I have the last set of sticks he ever used in a live performance, as he gave them to me as a gift at his last show held at The Tarrytown Music Hall, in Tarrytown NY. He will be missed...

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175 Aynsley Dunbar

Good, Solid Rock Drummer... loved him in Starship 1979 - 1981... But greatest, not so sure about that...

Zappa to Journey, from blues to rock to pop, Aynsley should be higher.

176 Mike Wengren

First ten seconds of Perfect Insanity, anyone? I can't believe he wasn't even on this list. Pshaw. - WolfsQuill

177 Max Weinberg

Holds E Street together through all of Bruce's antics.

Max to the Max, he is just as intergral to The Boss just as Steve Van Zandt and the late Clarence Clemmons were

178 Carter Beauford

Hello!... Top 5 at least!... Probably top 3!... Time to get with the times people. Take the time to actually listen and watch this natural.

What I don't know how to compare him to Peart or Bonham stylistically but watching him play live is incredible. He is easily a top 5 drummer on this list.

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179 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.

180 Stephen Morris

Agreed. No Love Lost one of my favorites and all about the drum energy. Many other tracks showcase his unique style. Not top ten, but definitely "honorable mention" material. - Kidkoffee

Drumming on age of consent is quite good

Unique on Technique.

Stephen Morris for the win, when it comes to his expertise with
The Joy Division and New Order, for which he was born to be a member of

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