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The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

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List Criteria: -Level Of Popularity -Influence -Skill -Level Of Musicianship

List of the greatest drummers of all time. Based on my opinion of the criteria
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    #1 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

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    Neil Peart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #2 on the original list
    Neil Peart Progressive metal, Swing music, Heavy metal

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    #10 on the original list
    Rock music, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

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    #5 on the original list
    Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music

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    #21 on the original list
    Rock music, Electronic dance music, Pop rock

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    Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #4 on the original list
    Buddy Rich Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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    #14 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

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    #15 on the original list
    Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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    Mitch Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #19 on the original list
    Mitch Mitchell Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion

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    Terry Bozzio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #13 on the original list
    Terry Bozzio Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

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    #6 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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    #23 on the original list
    Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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    #17 on the original list
    Heavy metal, Jazz fusion, Hard rock

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    #247 on the original list
    Jazz fusion, Progressive rock

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    Carmine Appice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #39 on the original list
    Carmine Appice Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #11 on the original list
    Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    Jeff Porcaro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #37 on the original list
    Jeff Porcaro Pop music, Rock music, Arena rock

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    Hal Blaine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #117 on the original list
    Hal Blaine Pop music, Rock and roll

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    #7 on the original list
    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Metalcore

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    Bill Ward is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #18 on the original list
    Bill Ward Doom metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

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    Stewart Copeland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #8 on the original list
    Stewart Copeland New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    #3 on the original list
    Progressive metal, Experimental rock, Industrial rock

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    #54 on the original list
    Popular music, Rock music, Jazz

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    #49 on the original list
    New Wave, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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    #53 on the original list
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion

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    Dave Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #12 on the original list
    Dave Lombardo Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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    #16 on the original list
    Experimental rock, Instrumental rock, Progressive rock

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    #63 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion

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    Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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    #69 on the original list
    Classic rock, Pop rock, Progressive rock

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    Cozy Powell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #42 on the original list
    Cozy Powell Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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    #66 on the original list
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Instrumental rock

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    #24 on the original list
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

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    #27 on the original list
    Fusion, Rock music, Black metal

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    #58 on the original list
    Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop

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    #31 on the original list
    Pop music, Rock music, World music

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    #34 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

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    Nicko McBrain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #22 on the original list
    Nicko McBrain Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

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    Gavin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #28 on the original list
    Gavin Harrison Progressive metal, Jazz fusion, Experimental music

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    Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

    #9 on the original list
    Dave Grohl Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge

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    #30 on the original list
    Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Post-bop

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    #40 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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    #209 on the original list
    Rock music, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock

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    #48 on the original list
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion

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    #73 on the original list
    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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