The Best Female Drummers Bands/Musicians
0Ultimate List
tags 15,610 votes 5,416 voters 126,716 views 47 items f p @

The Best Female Drummers

List Criteria: Only female drummers

The best female drummers are those musically inclined ladies who saw a great deal of success manning the drums within a band or as a solo musician. You might not find them on the "Rolling Stone" list of 100 greatest drummers of all time but each has solidified their place as one of the best female drummers ever.

As if women didn't have a hard enough time being recognized among male band members in the music industry already, girl drummers face additional struggles. Chauvinistic critics will allege that women lack the physical strength, passion or even drive to be a successful drummer. Clearly these top female drummers prove that stigma wrong.

Karen Carpenter stands out as a favorite among many music lovers having played drums and sang for the 1970s duo The Carpenters. Janet Weiss played for several bands during her long career of rocking out. Maureen "Moe" Tucker might not be a household name but she was an integral part of the legendary rock band The Velvet Underground. Even Sheila E, who has worked with the likes of Prince and Ringo Starr plus released several successful solo albums, dominated the drums during her illustrious career. The list goes on and on.

So while names like Gina Schock and Terri Lyne Carrington may never be considered as elites overall in the drumming world, they still should get a great deal of credit for their talent. If these women are not Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees already, all are surely deserving of the honor. Have a favorite female drummer? Vote for those you love, add any who are missing or re-rank this list of the best female drummers all below.
  • 6 ReRanks
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 424
    - 260
  2. 2
    + 680
    - 419
  3. 3
    + 297
    - 186
    The Go-Go's
  4. 4
    + 310
    - 253
    Lenny Kravitz
  5. 5
    + 209
    - 176
    The Runaways
  6. 6
    + 2659
    - 851
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
48 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists