Best Progressive Rock DrummersI 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
There are a lot of great drummers on this list. I voted for Bill Bruford because he managed to play really complex rhythms and polyrhythms while remaining tasteful and serving the song. He is the only man who has worked with Yes, King Crimson, and Genesis. That says a lot. - Gg2000
Really glad to see him on this list. - IronSabbathPriest
Godfather of prog percussion
He is still playing great today with his legacy band. What is great about this you get to see a top notch musician in a small venue. Besided if Buddy Rich says your good, Your good.
In my opinion, Carl is in the top 5 best in the world. Saw live performance of Fanfare for the Common Man-remembering it still takes my breath away. But ELP is sadly under appreciated in my opinion
Just hear his unique drumming in "Brain Salad Sugery" studio album and in the live "Welcome Back My Friends To The Show that Never Ends". There is nothing like it! A genius!
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...V 2 Comments
The younger drummers in this list probably looked up to Neil as a mentor, I know Mike Portnoy did.
He is the KING drummer
Relentless with a Beathoven-like compositional understanding of exactly what is needed for any piece of music
No one plays like Mike Portnoy! He will always be the best!
He is my favorite Drummer...of all time..
A real legend!V 1 Comment
Has the cleanest drum notes I have ever heard. Makes excellent use of his whole drum set, especially his special small cymbals.
Has insanely good timing.
This guy seems to always know the perfect fill and has an insane amount of creativity. Porcupine Tree became a heavyweight when he came on board.
A genius on drums.V 1 Comment
Can make any odd time signature groove
The most lyrical of all drummers. I've never known a drummer that can enhance the song as Phil. For me he's the best.
The rhythmic heartbeat of Camel!
Just Wow's you behind the set!
He isn't a drummer. He's a percussionist.
Martin lopez is awesome. Very underrated
Check out "April Ethereal" (Opeth) - IronSabbathPriest
Can't touch him
Who added this? Linkin Park aren't prog.
Not progressive at all.
In the court of the crimson king has some of the most amazing drum parts in prog rock ever made by Michael Giles
One of the top ten greatest alternative metal drummers of all history
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2. Bill Bruford
3. Alan White
2. Mike Portnoy
3. Mike Mangini