Fastest Drum Soloists
The Top Ten
I see his solo in YouTube and he is incredibly fast. He can play piano as well. - ronluna
Joey Is The Best. Everyone always argues with me about him not being the fastest double kick drummer in the world, but I've listened to 20,000 metal and hard rock bands and my ears tell me he's the fastest. Just Listen to the song "Sulfur". The only other drummer I could think that comes close is the Here Comes The Kraken guy. Listen to "The Legend Of The Rent".
Joey is the fastest drummer I have ever heard. Whenever I try to copy him my arms start to go numb and my legs start shaking. If you disagree, listen to vendetta - Danielsun182
Where re all the maggots? This guy, with that short pair of hands and feets hits those drums so fast, it makes the whole world slow down. He's a 5.5 feet of drumming disaster. Hail joey
His drumming is brut al! a lways makes my soul dance and keeps boiling my blood whenever I listen to h im! l ong live Joey! Legend!V 13 Comments
What... World's officially fastest drummer on 26... Man lars ulrich on 5.. I can't believe it... There's no frost( satyricon ) or inferno ( behemoth ) on this list. Very bad.. Even the drummer for morbid angel & all that remains is faster than lars, van halen or others.. I can only agree with joey. In the list above.. Rest are slow and mangini the fastest
This guy is actually officially the fastest drummer ever, at least the fastest that's a professional musician. With one hand, he can play way faster than Lars Ulrich can with two (though I love Lars Ulrich and Metallica) and as fast if not faster than most of the guys in the top 5.
Watch His YYZ Drum Solo You Will Freak! - rocker1796
Nobody is as fast as Neal, since Buddy RichV 2 Comments
People voting on names alone is useless. Please listen to other drummers and their style before voting. Example is Mr. Joey Jordison. He has never played at this guy speed and people claim he should be number 1, why, cause he plays for slipknot not because he deserves it.
This guy is not human. The Chuck Norris of drummers. Just check out his song "Aeons of Burning Galaxies" and you'll see what I mean.
He is the fastest drummer of all! And he uses single feet only! Watch his videos and they gonna convince you!
He has got the fastest feet so far!V 4 Comments
I suppose the only reason francesco paoli is not leading this list is the fact that he is not as famous as most of the other drummers yet. just listen to his INSANE blastbeats in "The Violation" or the precision in "Minotaur"...V 1 Comment
He does not even come close to Buddy Rich, the greatest.
He or Buddy Rich... Contemporary vs. Before their time
Yeah, this man was so awesome. he can combine his speed, odd time signature, jamming and also his brain to make a good drum play. I think he can be compared with no one..
I've watched youtube videos of most of the drummers on the list and none of them come close to matching what Buddy Rich was able to do with just a basic drum kit... I don't care for Jazz which is what he played but damn, just watch what he does.. So what if you can double bass your ass off which is what most of todays drummers do... it's the hand speed and coordination that makes a great musician! - ghs58
His use of numerous advanced techniques gave him virtuosic speed, among various other skills. It was as though he didn't even have to try to be fast, as though the stick and drumhead simply respond to his thought. No other drummer has ever mastered the single stroke roll to his level of command.
I've played drums professionaly for over 20 years and I have to say Buddy Rich was the best drummer to ever draw breath! No one comes close. He had the control, finess and most definitely the SPEED! There are many amazing drummers out there ( Carl Palmer, etc) but Buddy was a major cut above all others. These young guys with their fast double bass work are so one dimensional they are not worthy of kissing Buddy's drumsticks.
Best drummer ever. Period.V 3 Comments
People may hate Lars Ulrich because of the whole napster thing. But people need to realize that even if he is not the fastest drummer ever, he was influential to many upcoming drummers. Listen to "One" "Motorbreath" and "Sad But True" and you can really see Lars shine.
Not only are his double bass parts extremely fast he also plays over 200 beats in a minute in studio songs, not to mention his incredible solos
Hits the double base drums faster than a sprinter running.
He is the best of all time. He has inspired many of musicians to play drums. He is known for his amazing work in Led Zeppelin as well as his solo, "Moby Dick."
Bonzo should be #1
he plays so fast you can't even see him! - OzzyVanHalen
honestly, he is amazing! moby dick! all I have to say - 678rob754
Bonzo was original and great but nowhere near the talent of Buddy Rich!V 4 Comments
What he brought to Van Halen kept the group alive.
Alex deserves a better place, he is a shredder on drums! - rock2metal
If Lars Ulrich can be second in this list Rev DESERVES TO BE NO. 1! It does not matter wether you are young or old! What matters is wether you are talented or not! And Rev had a lot of talent! RIP!
He is the best drummer ever period.
I think the Rev had a little more creativity than Joey.V 2 Comments
Awesome drummer... Fastest, correct, very determined... Love to see his seriousness while playing drums...
His hands move like the wings of a hummingbird... Nothing more to sayV 1 Comment
one of the fastest drummers in japan - ronluna
Tommy Lee is scuzzy but he plays drums.V 1 Comment
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List StatsUpdated 25 Feb 2017
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2. Buddy Rich
3. Yoshiki Hayashi
2. Mike Mangini
3. Francesco Paoli