Best Singing Drummers


The Top Ten

1 The Rev The Rev James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged more.

The Rev at 12th place?! Come on he is the best singing drummer I have heard. Listen to A Piece Of Heaven and Critical Acclaim - Danielsun182

Watch him live. He's precise while he's singing. All drumming does to his singing voice is lose a bit of the distortion. Does it just like the record. He wasn't just a performer, but an amazing writer. Some of Avenged's best songs are written by Jimmy.

He could sing clean while doubled up the rhythm of the drums, where he never missed any beat. Amazing vocal range and style! We love you, Rev!

Amazing voice even better live in my opinion

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2 Micky Dolenz Micky Dolenz George Michael "Micky" Dolenz, Jr. is an American actor, musician, television director, radio personality and theater director, best known as the drummer and principal lead singer of the 1960s pop/rock band the Monkees.

Micky was an amazingly talented drummer with an almost equally talented voice and not many people could drum and sing at the same time with keeping the beat on the drums as Micky could no one can even come close to competing with him!

The man is a legend in the world of drumming. All of me and my buddies listened to this mans drumming style when we were growing up and he has been the biggest inspiration to me in my drumming career.

Micky is a widely talented drummer with an amazing vocal range his voice defines the word pop rock, and The Monkees had a unique sound because of his drumming. - landontimmerman

3 Roger Taylor Roger Taylor Roger 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 more.

Not sure, but somewhere I read he has four octaves vocal range. Freddie Mercury has also got 4 octaves. So, they both have similar range (close). He is definitely one of the greatest singing drummers. - zxm

His voice really rocks.. he was too good, listen to 'I'm in love with my car' - ahmedaser

4 Phil Collins Phil Collins Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.

I've always liked old Phil. Boy can that man drum! And he's a Londoner and that's always a bonus! - Britgirl

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5 Jen Ledger Jen Ledger

Jen Ledger has a voice that's possibly even better than her brilliant drumming. Listen to her huge contributions on Skillet's 2013 album Rise: it's pretty much Jen's album. - EvilAngel

She is blessed with many talents! Who learns to play drums in four years and gets to play for one of the world's hottest touring bands? Check her out in her debut concert tour, 'Comatose Comes Alive' at just 18 years old!

Jen ledger is by far the best drummer/singer. She's only in her early twenties besides the point. She has true talent and she shows it every time she sits down at that drum set

Enthusiasm and good performance in both. And she start in a high level at 18

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6 Peter Criss Peter Criss George Peter John Criscuola, better known by his stage name Peter Criss, is an American musician and actor, best known as a co-founder, the original drummer, and an occasional vocalist of the hard rock band Kiss.
7 Ringo Starr Ringo Starr Richard Starkey, MBE, known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
8 Don Henley Don Henley Donald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career.

Awesome voice and still as strong as ever, amazing!

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9 Dave Clark Dave Clark
10 Levon Helm Levon Helm Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm was an American rock 'n' roller, Americana musician, and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and regular lead vocalist for The Band.

How the hell would he not be in the top ten?!

The Contenders

11 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.
12 Brann Dailor Brann Dailor Brann 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.
13 Matt Helders
14 Karen Carpenter Karen Carpenter Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.

Karen Carpenter should be number 1. Listen to her original open drum beats while she sings. It's her voice and the simple drumming that made the Carpenters great.

She was not a rocker, but her singing voice was one of the greatest of all time, not just among drummers.
This really should not be a contest, nobody else is close.

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15 Gil Moore
16 Brandon Saller V 1 Comment
17 Keith Moon Keith Moon

He made a solo album which was actually pretty good! Good singer, unbelievable drummer! - MontyPython

18 Steve Jocz
19 Gerry Polci
20 Raef al Hasan Rafa
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Top Remixes

1. Micky Dolenz
2. Roger Taylor
3. Peter Criss
1. Phil Collins
2. Micky Dolenz
3. Ringo Starr
1. Jen Ledger
2. The Rev
3. Dave Grohl



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