Top Ten Most Overrated Rock Drummers


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41 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.

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!

42 Sib Hashian (Boston)
43 Chris Slade (AC/DC)
44 Roger Meddows - Taylor (Queen)

The only reason why guys like Rog, Bonzo, and Peart are on this list is because meth head heavy metal dopes are mad that their favorite bands drummer is not on the top 10 list.

Rrrroger Taylor! Anyone dissing him knows not what they speak of. One of the great drummers who played on some of the most complex progressive rock music of the 70's and he could sing his ass off too.

Bo roger not overrated

One of the worst drummers ever. His tendency to accent and open hih-hat on 3rd is simply annoying. Half of his beats is simply kick on the 1st and snare on the 3rd - that's no drumming. His sense of tempo was also nothing compared to the one of Freddie Mercury, so instead of leading the group rythmically he followed the others. Many Queen songs are unlistenable simply because the drum beat is so stupid that it offense your intelligence and taste.

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45 Buddy Rich Buddy Rich Bernard "Buddy" Rich was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Widely considered one of the most influential drummers of all time and known for his virtuoso technique, power, and speed, Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" during his career.

Buddy Rich is the greatest jazz drummer ever

As a drummer, it's insulting to hear so many people call this guy the "greatest drummer of all time". It's like people calling Slash the "greatest guitarist of all time". There are metal bands with kids not even in there twenties yet that smoke this dude. I wonder if we will ever live in a world where mediocrity isn't worshipped.

That's like calling ZZ Top overrated. Buddy was a drummer ahead of his time. Kid might "smoke" him now, but back then no one, not even Gene Krupa, could do what he did. He has amazing balance and doesn't even move his torso when he slams the drums. And to mention, he never had practiced when he was young. - naFrovivuS

Overrated? Maybe. Rock. No. - zxm

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46 Mark Zonder

The work Mark Zonder did with Fates Warning tops anybody you can name. He is a badass drummer who puts all others to shame.

47 David Silveria (Korn)

David actually is a pretty good drummer. He is also a very weird drummer. He is very creative with his beats and fills (some of the weirdest ones I've heard) and they definitely fit with Korn's music. (Listen to "Lies" and "Freak On A Leash".) Honestly I feel like every famous drummer in the world is on this list lol

48 Michael Clarke
49 Neil Sanderson
50 Dave Lombardo (Slayer) Dave Lombardo (Slayer) David "Dave" Lombardo is a Cuban American drummer, best known as a co-founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.

He's actually the best drummer Thrash Metal has to offer. However, I'm including him on the list solely because for a lot of people, its mandatory to mention Lombardo whenever someone starts mentioning how good any drummer of any genre is.

Person 1: "Oh man, "(Tre Cool/The Rev/ Travis Barker/Joey Jordison)" is a BEAST in drumming! "

Person 2: "Nah, he's crap. Dave Lombardo is THE REAL DEAL! "

Its bothersome really. It seems pretentious when people tend to bring up Lombardo as a superiority showoff. Furthermore, why compare Dave Lombardo to Punk Rock/Pop Punk drummers of all people. The two genres are way far off and the comparison just feels unbalanced and biased.

I think Punk Rock/Pop Punk drummers should be judged on how well they play for the genre, not to be compared in Metal where the situation is different. Lombardo is one of my favorite drummers and deserves to be a fan favorite, but comparing him to other drummers of completely different or somewhat ...more - CrimsonShark

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