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The Best Drummers Of All Time  

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List Rules Vote on the most skilled drummers who predominately played the drums in a band; all genres of music are acceptable

暖暖直播APP视频教程Who is the greatest drummer ever? This is a list of the best drummers of all time, voted on and ranked by music lovers worldwide. Add your own list or vote on the greatest drummers of all time here. Although many of the top drummers in history are rock drummers, this list is not restricted to just rock music. It covers all genres, so feel free to add anyone you think is missing.

Need some ideas for the best drummers of all time? Check out this list of the best female drummers - many of them are outstanding and certainly worthy of inclusion here.

Debate about who is truly the best drummer ever can get heated. Once you start looking at the legendary drummers like John Bonham, Neil Peart, Keith Moon, and Buddy Rich, well, it's hard to rank one over the other. Many of the drummers listed here are also singers and songwriters, and some are/were band leaders as well. If you need examples, check out this list of the best singing drummers for inspiration.

What made these famous drummers so amazing? An incredible sense of time and meter, for one thing. But it's more than just technical prowess: it's an overall presence, as well. Being a drummer is about skill, first and foremost, but it's also about showmanship, particularly in the rock genre. Disagree? That's totally fine. Just make sure you vote on these best drummers in the world, one way or the other.
list ordered by
1
Progressive metal, Swing music, Heavy metal
2
Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal
3
Progressive metal, Experimental rock, Industrial rock
4
Swing music, Big band, Jazz
5
Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music
6
Blues-rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz
7
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
8
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Metalcore
9
Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge
10
Rock music, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion
11
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
12
Swing music, Big band, Jazz
13
Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion
14
Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock
15
Experimental rock, Instrumental rock, Progressive rock
16
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal
17
Heavy metal, Jazz fusion, Hard rock
18
Doom metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal
19
Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave
20
Rock music, Electronic dance music, Pop rock
21
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues
22
Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Rock music
23
Jazz-funk, Rock music, Experimental rock
24
Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock
25
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal