Most Influential Rock Drummersmikey8972 Criteria: - Drummers are ranked for their influence, innovation, originality, and technical ability.
The Top Ten
Influential... Even if you don't think he's the best (he is) or you like somebody more because you swoon over their band like a teenager, Peart undeniably has influenced more drummers than anyone. If you disagree your just basically blind or stupid. Laugh out loud
1. La Villa Strangiato
2. By-Tor And The Snow Dog
7. Cygnus X-1
8. Fountain Of Lamneth
9. Jacob's Ladder
10. Red Barchetta
Best Album: Moving Pictures (Rush)
Superb, true excellence, top notch musicianship! Listen you all very closely and learn! Feel honored that he was in your lifetime!
He is more mentioned than the band itself.V 6 Comments
1. Won't Get Fooled Again
2. A Quick One
3. Cobwebs And Strange
4. I Can See For Miles
5. My Generation
6. The Ox
8. Baby Don't You Do It
9. Heaven And Hell
10. Getting In Tune
Best Album: Who's Next (The Who)
Usually competes for the #1 spot with Bonham and Peart. If you compare all three at their peak powers, Moon blows em all away. Unique style which has never been duplicated. Watch him cut loose on Heaven and Hell from the 1969 London Coliseum show.
He is the Jimi Hendrix of the drums-- he set the standard
Should be at the topV 2 Comments
Do I really have to explain why Bonzo's the best?! Listen to Four Sticks, When the Levee Breaks, Rock and Roll, Moby Dick, Achilles Last Stand, Fool in the Rain.
Overrated. That's all I can say. His drumming skills are not particularly impressive at all. - theone90990
Everybody who votes for Peart isn't a musician. Plain and simple.
Bonham is far superior to Peart in every way. Kids need to understand that speed ain't everything...
The greatest drummer over forty years still the best
He's amazing and VERY underrated
Simply the best
HE IS LITERALLY THE MOST INFLUENTIAL DRUMMER OF ALL TIME. He pioneered the Double Bass Drum, he invented the Drum Solo, and he changed the face of drumming. He should be #1. Without Baker, drummers like Bonham and Peart WOULD NOT EVEN BE AROUND. Peart even said that Baker was the ultimate inspiration for him drumming. Before Baker, Drum beats were pretty boring, just basic beats. But when he came around, drum beats transformed. You can't ignore him. He deserves #1, not #19. - theone90990
2. Do What You Like
3. Rollin' And Tumblin'
4. White Room
5. We're Going Wrong
6. Sunshine Of Your Love
7. Sitting On Top Of The World
8. Tales Of Brave Ulysses
9. Those Were The Days
10. I'm So Glad
Best Album: Fresh Cream (Cream)
1. Stream Of Consciousness
2. Constant Motion
4. Dance Of Eternity
6. Paradigm Shift
7. Acid Rain
8. In The Presence Of Enemies
10. Metropolis, Pt. 1
Best Album: Awake (Dream Theater)
HONOR THY FATHER!
He plays the hardest drum parts in his solos and songs
Mike Mangini was an equal replacement for him though
Simply the best, as a composer, frequence, ability and charisma.
He inspired Yoshiki, but why is he below him? Oh yeah, Yoshiki can play piano, too but does he sing high vocals like Roger does?
He is the best drummer in the world, because he is not only drum player, but he is also the best musician in the world. With out Freddie, he still alive in the music scene!
A drummer with a four octave vocal range! Amazing!V 2 Comments
He made headlines, when he appeared on the BBC's programme Record Breakers, where he set a world record for the most drums (400) played in under one minute, live on television. - Metal_Treasure
He should be at the top!
You X Japan fans need to calm down and be a little more realistic here. Whether he's good or not, I don't think a lot of people started drumming thanks to him... - RalphSaad
Lol 7 you serious? not even in a top 30
Easily, one of the best drummers of all time.
Listen to: Art of Life, Kurenai, Rusty Nail etc. - xxpunkrockprincexx
HE IS THE BESTV 1 Comment
Green Day - drunksanta
This man inspired a lot of drummers too. He should be on the top ten.V 1 Comment
1. Raining Blood
2. Seasons In The Abyss
4. War Ensemble
5. Angel Of Death
6. Bug Juice
7. Silent Scream
8. Sewn Shut Eyes
9. Agressive Perfector
10. Praise Of Death
Best Album: Seasons In The Abyss (Slayer)
How is this beast not in the top 5 (at least)? - Metal_Treasure
2. US Drag
6. Friendly Little Finger
7. The Only Thing She Needs
8. Ms. Pinky
9. Carrying No Cross
10. The Torture Never Stops
Best Album: Situation Dangerous (Bozzio Levin Stevens -
He was the first known ever 1 armed drummer ever.
Simply amazing. What the greats do with two arms, he does with oneV 1 Comment
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Top Remixes (4)
2. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
3. Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson)
2. Keith Moon (The Who)
3. Neil Peart (Rush)
2. Neil Peart (Rush)
3. Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
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