I know a lot of today's "Best Drummers" are ranked due to popularity so trying to stay unbiased as possible, and going off of skill and technical
Neil Peart - I say he's at the top because he has so many styles that he plays flawlessly. This guy is a library of drumming skills from every
Buddy Rich - He's the best Jazz drummer other than the above. This guy is the grandfather of Jazz
The Rev - May he rest in peace.. - Best metal/punk drummer. I might be a lil biased on this but he really does have the skill and speed that keeps
me in awe. His skills are beyond just drumming as he wrote a lot of the bands music and lyrics to boot. This guy was a master of his own art. MIke
Portnoy even said this guy was a genius.
Mike F'n Portnoy - This guy has creativity on his side... Love his styles and quick changes not to mention, very technical.
Joey Jordison - Listen to some Slipnot and you will understand. Take away all of the other drumming in the band and it will still leave you in
John Bonham - Need I say more?
Dave Lumbardo - Slayer drummer... Another kick @$$ pioneer
Animal! Haha Had to throw him in...
There are more out there but these are some of the very best. Ok.. Animal was a joke but give him some cred. Just please leave out Lars because ...
well... If you're a drummer and you listen to Lars, you will understand.
Upcoming baddess... Meytal Cohen. I LOVE watching this woman play. She's is not only a melody to the eyes... She can keep up with the very
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Well what can I say. Bill played for "Yes" Can't be bad now can he?
For those of us that still have those unwieldly vinyl things, there are a couple of things Bill and Dave Stewart do on "Feels Good to Me" that make
you almost cry.
Add a cup of musical mead from Allan Holdsworth and the tears will flow.
Dave still was suffering from a long Caravan, and I consider it fusion from Purgatory.
It's sometimes "very hard to play, too"...Q. Frank Zappa .
Oh yeah, Gene Krupa and Tony Williams, because I'm old school too. Good stuff
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