Greatest rock drummers
of all times


TM, ®, Copyright © 1999 Piero Scaruffi
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(For the 21st century see this page)
  1. Jaki Liebezeit (Can)
  2. Maureen Tucker (Velvet Underground)
  3. Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones)
  4. Yoshimi Yokota (Boredoms)
  5. Klaus Dinger (Neu)
  6. Bill Bruford (Yes)
  7. Stomu Yamashta
  8. Zig Modeliste (Meters)
  9. Keith Moon (Who)
  10. Tim Alexander (Primus)
  11. Damon Che Fitzgerald (Don Caballero)
  12. Anton Fier (Golden Palominos)
  13. William Calhoun (Living Colour)
  14. Mike Shrieve (Santana)
  15. Neil Peart (Rush)
  16. Stanley Demeski )Feelies)
  17. Yuval Gabay (Soul Coughing)
  18. Doug Scharin (Codeine)
  19. Charlie Ondras (Unsane)
  20. Charles Hayward (This Heat)
  21. Ginger Baker (Cream)
  22. Dave Kerman (5UU's)
  23. Vincent Signorelli (Swans)
  24. Jon Hiseman (Colosseum)
  25. Ted Epstein (Blind Idiot God)
  26. Martin Atkins (Killing Joke, Public Image, Pigface)
  27. Fred Maher (Material)
  28. Jim Sclavunos (Lydia Lunch, Sonic Youth)
  29. Toby Dammit
  • Mani Neumeier (Guru Guru)
  • Lou Ciccotelli (Laika, Spleen)
  • Josh Blair (Orthrelm, (Supersystem)
  • Glenn Kotche (Wilco, Loose Fur)
  • Blake Fleming (Laddio Bolocko)
  • Christian Vander (Magma)
  • Britt Walford (Slint)
  • John McEntire (Bastro, Seam, Tortoise)
  • Grant Hart (Husker Du)
  • Freddy Votel (Cows)
  • Jim Kimball (Laughing Hyenas, Mule)
  • Chris Cutler (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • Rick Brown (Fish And Roses, Run On)
  • John French (Captain Beefheart)
  • Rey Washam (Scratch Acid, Rapeman, Ministry, Shellac)
  • King Coffey (Butthole Surfers)
  • Merv Pepler (Ozric Tentacles)
  • William Rieflin (Ministry)
  • Alexis Fleisig (Girls Against Boys)
  • Brann Dailor (Today Is The Day)
  • Brad Elrod (Today Is The Day)
  • Russell Simins (Jon Spencer)
  • Todd Trainer (Rifle Sport, Shellac)
  • Alan John "Reni" Wren (Stone Roses)
  • Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
  • Joey Waronker (Walt Mink)
  • James Yu (Bugskull)
  • John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
  • Danny Carey (Tool)
  • Nick Knox (Scratch Acid)
  • Mimi Parker (Low)
  • Sara Lund (Unwound)
  • Berit Immig (Karamasov)
  • Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins)
  • Steve Stapleton (Terminals)
  • Matt Cameron (Soundgarden)
  • Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth)
  • Chuck Oken (Djam Karet)
  • Scott Krauss (Pere Ubu)
  • Phil Collins (Genesis)
  • Bob Bert (Bewitched, Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Action Swingers)
  • Jerry Nolan (NY Dolls)
  • Bruce Smith (Pop Group)
  • Budgie (Siouxsee)
  • Sandy Nelson
  • Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Frank Zappa)
  • Ron Wilson (Surfaris)
  • Al Jackson (MG's)
  • Robert Wyatt (Soft Machine)
  • Earl Palmer
  • Bill Black (Elvis Presley)
  • Jerry Allison (Crickets)
  • Mark Trombino (Drive Like Jehu)
  • Joey Waronker
  • Danny Seraphine (Chicago)
  • Dave Abbruzzese (Pearl Jam)
  • Dino Danelli (Rascals)
  • Jason Kourkounis (Mule, Delta 72)
  • Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)
  • Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull)
  • Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
  • Mike Giles (King Crimson)
  • Carl Palmer (ELP)
  • Michael Dahlquist (Silkworm)
  • Chris Frantz (Talking Heads)
  • Dale Crover (Melvins)
  • Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
  • Hal Blaine (Elvis Presley, Beach Boys, Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel)
  • Jeff Porcaro (Toto)
  • Stewart Copeland (Police)
  • Simon Phillips (Toto, Jeff Beck)
  • John Fell (Heroine Sheiks)
  • Melanie Clarin (Donner Party, Catheads, Harm Farm)
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  • Dave Lombardo
  • Jason Roeder (Neurosis)
  • John Theodore (Mars Volta)
  • Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Danny Heifetz (Mr Bungle)
  • Jonathan Fishman (Phish)
  • Dave Grohl (Nirvana)
  • Brendan Canty (Fugazi)
  • John Stanier (Helmet)
  • Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Jim Black (Mothers of Invention)
  • Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction)
  • Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews)
  • Adam Willard (Rocket From The Crypt)
  • Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp)
  • Larry Kilminster (Motorhead)
  • Sara Lund (Unwound)
  • Jeremiah Green (Modest Mouse)
  • Jim McCarty (The Yardbyrds)
  • Mike Kinsella (Joan Of Arc)
  • Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
  • Cecilia Lynch (Frightwig)
  • Max Weinberg (Bruce Springsteen)
  • Travis Barker (Blink 182)
  • Terry Bozzio
  • Keith Ackerman (Atomic Bitchwax)
  • Preston Epps
  • Patty Schemel (Hole)
  • Jim Capaldi (Traffic)
  • Ringo Starr (Beatles)