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Alex plays to bring in the spirit of the band. If he played Hot For Teacher with a four piece kit, it would set off the wrong feel for the rest of the song. Van Halen is a hard rocking band, and Alex is the foundation, not Eddie. - naFrovivuS
He does not need that huge kit, he can play every Van Halen song in just a basic kit
He shouldn't even be in this list. He's not overrated for one... And even if he was it'd kinda make sense... He's the best drummer in my opinion
Alex Van Halen Is the fastest and best drummer out there! These other comments are so mean! He is A great drummer - VanHalenV 2 Comments
He's the Godfather of Drumming. Bottom line.
If you think he's overrated, you need to check yourself.
For you penalty of having Bonham on this list you will never be allowed to listen to Led Zeppelin again. You will be forced to listen to the Go Go's
Is Bonham overrated? Moby Dick is the essence of drumming. definitely one of my top 5 drummers.
The most overrated drummer - ever.V 33 Comments
She is an extremely good drummer, not for the way she drums or her drumming skills, but her ability to write amazing songs. There is more to a great drummer than how well or how fast you can hit a thing with a stick.
If she blew quarters out of her butt at the drums it would be more interesting.
I played drums since I was 10. Meg White's drumming is so beginner. Heck she doesn't even belong in 35th place. She belongs in 200th!
This chick sucksV 3 Comments
Moon is amazing. Whoever voted for him don't know drumming.
This comment is to short and simple, music is about hearing the bigger picture, don't just focus on keith moons down falls. Most drummers get drunk and do strange things.
He was the best. Maybe he was a jerk, I didn't know him, but that doesn't take away from his drumming. He (and Daltrey's scream) made Won't get Fooled Again. HisIs drumming on Tommy is the best ever. They took a recording of him playing the drums to a physicist once who proclaimed that playing the drums that fast was not humanly possible. You can't rate him high enough.
What? Keith Moon is awesome. Moonie and John Bonham are the drumming gods. I don't know why both are on this list.V 7 Comments
Next to Peart, he's the greatest prog drummer ever. He plays with great balance and speed, and doesn't swing too much. Portnoy has a great spirit, and while he isn't in the band anymore, there was no doubt he rocked while he could. Mangini is great, but he can't beat Portnoy. - naFrovivuS
Mike portnoy is quite possibly the best progressive rock drummer there is. He is absolutely full of himself and there is no denying that. The thing is, is that dream theater and liquid tension experiment, for the most part, are bands only appreciated by other musicians. And of course not everyone on this list is gonna be a tony royster jr or a jojo Mayer, but they were able to play what was necessary to resonate with their band most soundly. Can you imagine portnoy in acdc? He would have over played so much. It would be a constant drum fart in the background. Although I do believe Travis barker is awful. If everyone had the opportunit to see another drummer mimic travis's drumming with the symbols and hi-hat 4 feet lower and without violently rocking his head up and down they would find that Travis only has the talent of putting on a good visable performance.
What? Who put Mike on this list?
Overrated. He has ZERO dynamics, doesn't move out of his comfort zone, doesn't challenge himself, and plays the same way every song. He does the same fill over and over again: linear sextuplets (R L R L on snare and R L on bass). If you listen to any of his songs you'll hear it. He overuses the double bass not to mention I can do everything he does with one pedal. Super uncreative. Thinks he's the best around. Admired by amateur players who think he's a GOD. He plays a giant set because he can't sound well when he plays a five piece. The most overrated drummer of all time.V 3 Comments
Peter Criss is an absolute disgrace to rock music. If you watch any KISS performances during the farewell tour, Peter plays unbelievably weak. In Paul Stanley's book, he said that Peter's drumming skills had deteriorated so much that special effects had to be implanted in each drum to sound everything Peter hit the drum head because he didn't have the strength to play loud enough for the audience to hear without them
People keep acting like Peter Criss is the greatest thing that ever happened to KISS, when Eric Carr and Eric Singer were both better. No one would know who he was if it weren't for Beth.V 2 Comments
Nick Mason overrated... I hardly think so. Nick may not have mind blowing speed or do amazing solos but the man is a great drummer. Always on the beat, complements the Floyd sound perfectly and doesn't show off. And he is quite stellar when he has to be, like on Saucerful of Secrets and Time. If anything he is underrated.
Really? Really? Nick Mason overrated? Go listen to his fills on the opening for Time and some of his stuff in Echoes (my favorite song to listen to the drums). Then try and say it again.
I would say underrated, not overrated - theone90990
It's not Mason's job to play wild. He's in a psychedelic rock band, so he shouldn't be playing wildly. - naFrovivuSV 5 Comments
One of the best
I really like his music, but people think Phil is the greatest ever. If you think he's one of the best, you've never heard Neil Peart, John Bonham, Keith Moon, or Danny Carey - ryanrimmel
OK, I can see why do most people think he's overrated because of his 80s pop albums. But just listen to the 70s Genesis albums (the ones with Peter Gabriel as lead singer) and you'll see he is one of the best drummers. - NintendonixV 1 Comment
Vinnie Paul and Dimebag essentially created Groove Metal in the late 80's early 90's and Pantera as a whole saved metal from being relegated to history books and Holiday Inn Express Shows...This Man and is contributions to metal and music in general are vastly underrated...
Vinnie Paul is not overrated! Anyone who says that he is, is not credible at all to even comment here.
I personally don't think he is great, but he is can groove damn well.
Vinnie Paul is not only a great Drummer he is a metal innovator,if you think Vinnie Paul is overrated you clearly play punk...If you don't like metal you shouldn't comment about a metal drummerV 1 Comment
If he's overrated, then so is Michael Jackson.
John Otto is definitely not overrated. Does anybody even like Limp Bizkit anymore? Not really.
If you're in a band people widely perceive as the worst thing ever, then that doesn't make you overrated. Check your dictionaries, people. - naFrovivuS
Simple beats, everyone thinks they're great though, somehow
Wait people think Nickelback is great? I've never heard of ANYONE who actually likes Nickelback.
Also simple beats aren't by default bad it's all in how they're used (See Ringo Starr)
However Nickelback just sucks in general.
OVERRATED BAND. OVERRATED DRUMMER. OVERRATED SINGER. THE WHOLE BAND SHOULD SUCK A HORSE'S WEINER.
This man really ruined some parts of good songs - CristhianR
Underrated for sure. Defenenly not overrated
One of the best drummers ever. Pure talent.
He's an awesome metal drummer!
One of the most UNDERRATED and unrecognized drummers of his time. Eric Carr saved KISS's ass and is, in my opinion, one of the top 5 rock drummers of the 1980's, if not all time!
Awesome drummer. His early work with KISS on the Revenge album and Alive III is incredible!
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