I have the highest respect for Progressive Rock Drummers, as their songs have overly complex rhythms and odd time signatures!
That's why I decided to make a list about those drumming legends!
The Top Ten
1Neil PeartNeil Ellwood Peart, OC (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.
Neil Peart is a drumming legend, who has a overly complex sound a insabe drum kit for it! Overall Peart is definitely one of the all-time most talented drummers ever! - CastlevaniaFanboy128
2Mike PortnoyMichael Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine.
A real legend!
3Mike ManginiMike Mangini is an American drummer. Since 2010, he has been a member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.
The best drummer in the world. Makes every song he plays in so much better.
A genius on drums.
5Phil CollinsPhilip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.
He started with Genesis and then went solo! He had mqny great drumming qualities and overall extinguished Genesis from the rest of the genre! - CastlevaniaFanboy128
6Brann DailorBrann Timothy Dailor is an American drummer/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he is the drummer, backing vocalist, lead vocalist and primary lyricist.
Mastodon has a interesting mix of sounds, which this master drummer manages to pull off! Basically his drumming shows a lot of technic and energy! - CastlevaniaFanboy128
7Bill BrufordWilliam Scott "Bill" Bruford is an English retired drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, and record label owner.
Really glad to see him on this list. - IronSabbathPriest
Godfather of prog percussion
9Danny CareyDaniel Edwin "Danny" Carey, born May 10, 1961 in Lawrence, Kansas, is an American drummer and instrumentalist best known for his work in American Grammy Award-winning progressive rock band Tool. He has also contributed to albums by and played with such artists as Zaum, Green Jellÿ, Pigface, Skinny ...read more.
He isn't a drummer. He's a percussionist.
Check out "April Ethereal" (Opeth) - IronSabbathPriest
11Carl PalmerCarl Frederick Kendall Palmer is an English drummer and percussionist most famed for playing with the prog-rock bands Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia.
An incredible drummer who rightly belongs on this list who demonstrated keen precision and creativity while complementing both Keith Emerson and Greg Lake's music. The solo on Karn Evil 9 live version is still one of the best ever...
Should be #1
Can't touch him
13Nick MasonNicholas Berkeley "Nick" Mason is an English musician and composer, best known as the drummer of legendary rock band Pink Floyd.
14Tomas HaakeTomas Haake is a Swedish drummer and main songwriter of the experimental metal band Meshuggah. He is known for his polyrhythms and technical ability. In 2012, he was named the 5th best Modern Metal drummer by MetalSucks.net. He was named the number one drummer in the "Metal" category, in the July 2008 ...read more.
15Terry BozzioTerry John "Ted" Bozzio is an American drummer best known for his work with Missing Persons and Frank Zappa.
I can't believe I almost forgot Bozzio! He played with Fran Zappa, but honestly this guys talent is mostly shown in his great solo career! Also Bozzio has the biggest drum kit I've ever seen! - CastlevaniaFanboy128
In the court of the crimson king has some of the most amazing drum parts in prog rock ever made by Michael Giles
23Roger TaylorRoger Meddows Taylor is an English musician , multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter born on April 26th,1960 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He was the drummer of the band Queen and wrote few of many hits such as including Under Pressure, A Kind Of Magic and Radio Ga Ga. Despite being well known in Queen ...read more.