Worst Drummers Of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Meg White Meg White Megan Martha "Meg" White is an American drummer known for her work with Jack White in the Detroit rock duo The White Stripes.

I feel like people who hate Meg Whites drumming don't get the point of the band. The White Stripes were never supposed to be some hugely popular band with insane drum and guitar solos. The whole point of the band is to make simple things sound good. Be simple children. Why do you think their most popular song is one of the simplest rock songs ever? People find it endearing. And Meg White just adds to the style of the band. She does the job a drummer. She keeps time and adds rhythm.

To be honest Meg White is the only person worth voting for on here this list kinda sucks lol

She's not a drummer at all! - LightningStrike

To be honest, she is the only drummer who deserves to be here. I’m going to delete this list. - Userguy44

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2 Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.

Of course Lars would be in this list
Now, he may not be the best drummer, but he's still pretty good. He contributed to Metallica. - yungstirjoey666

Besides Meg White, ignore this list please. - Userguy44

He's not a bad drummer, but he's such a douchebag that he belongs on any list that is derogatory towards drummers.


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3 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.
4 Phil Rudd Phil Rudd Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd is a New Zealand-based Australian drummer, best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 through 1983, and again from 1994 to 2015. Upon the 1977 departure of bass guitarist Mark Evans from AC/DC, Rudd became the only Australian-born member of the ...read more.
5 Rob Bourdon Rob Bourdon Robert Gregory Bourdon is an American musician, best known as the drummer and one of the founding members of the American rock band Linkin Park.

I think that Bourdon's a okay drummer but different strokes for different folks I guess.

Meh, he's okay. Not that bad... - Undistinguished

I know. This is the worst list that I made. I wish I could delete it. It's just not accurate. Only Meg White is really bad. - Userguy44

6 Ringo Starr Ringo Starr Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.

Could any other drummer in his time do what he just did? Probably, yes. But not as likely to create his own style that people still love. Do not call him a bad drummer by comparing him to other drummers

I think people misunderstood the point of this list. This list is for worst drummers, not overrated drummers

I don't think the concept of a good drummer is understood by whoever added Ringo to the list. He wasn't the best and had some limitations but he was very capable in support of a band. - Billyv

Overrated but not one of the worst. - Undistinguished

7 Josh Dun Josh Dun Joshua William "Josh" Dun is an American musician. He is currently the drummer for the band Twenty One Pilots.
8 Larry Mullen Jr
9 Nick Mason Nick Mason Nicholas Berkeley "Nick" Mason is an English musician and composer, best known as the drummer of legendary rock band Pink Floyd.


You're right. I apologize for putting him on the list. He is a great drummer. - Userguy44

10 Helen Wiggin

The drum intro in My Pal Foot Foot is the only thing you need to hear befre you die. - JoLeKosovo

Listen to the Shaggs. I hope you survive.

The Contenders

11 Travis Barker Travis Barker Travis Landon Barker is an American musician and producer, and the drummer for the American rock band Blink-182. Barker has also performed as a frequent collaborator with hip-hop artists, and with the alternative rock band +44, the rap rock group the Transplants, and the alternative rock band Box Car ...read more.
12 Jimmy The Rev Sullivan Jimmy The Rev Sullivan James Owen Sullivan, professionally known by his stage name The Rev, was an American musician, composer and songwriter, best known as the drummer, composer, songwriter, co-lead vocalist and founding member for the American alternative metal/ metalcore band Avenged Sevenfold.


Again, overrated but nowhere near the worst. - Undistinguished

13 John Bonham John Bonham John Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Bonham (nicknamed Bonzo) was a professional hard rock drummer who was best known for being the drummer in the band Led Zeppelin. Bonham was also one of the background singers in the band. His drumming is mainly displayed on the ...read more.

Any bad drummer list that includes John Bonham is hogwash and shouldn't be taken seriously.

He can't even sing well

This list isn't about backing vocals and how is he a bad drummer? - Userguy44

14 Dave Holland Dave Holland

Robotic and soulless. Way worse than Lars Ulrich - Alkadikce

15 Dennis Morgan
16 Dave Lombardo Dave Lombardo David "Dave" Lombardo is a Cuban American drummer, best known as a co-founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
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Top Remixes

1. Lars Ulrich
2. Meg White
3. Josh Dun
1. Meg White
2. Rob Bourdon
3. Lars Ulrich


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