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List of the greatest drummers of all time. Based on my opinion of the criteria

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John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
John Bonham 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
Neil Peart Progressive metal, Swing music, Heavy metal

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Bill Bruford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Bill Bruford Rock music, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

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Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Keith Moon Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music

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Carl Palmer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Carl Palmer 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
Buddy Rich Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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Ian Paice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Ian Paice Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

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Gene Krupa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Gene Krupa 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
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
Terry Bozzio Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

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Ginger Baker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Ginger Baker Blues-rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Billy Cobham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Billy Cobham Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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Alex Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Alex Van Halen Heavy metal, Jazz fusion, Hard rock

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Michael Giles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Michael Giles 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
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
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
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
Hal Blaine Pop music, Rock and roll

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Mike Portnoy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Mike Portnoy 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
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
Stewart Copeland New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Danny Carey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Danny Carey Progressive metal, Experimental rock, Industrial rock

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Max Weinberg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Max Weinberg Popular music, Rock music, Jazz

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Roger Taylor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Roger Taylor New Wave, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Art Blakey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Art Blakey Hard bop, Jazz, Bebop

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Tim Alexander is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Tim Alexander Rock music, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion

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Max Roach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Max Roach Hard bop, Jazz, Bebop

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

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Nick Mason is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Nick Mason Experimental rock, Instrumental rock, Progressive rock

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John Densmore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
John Densmore Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion

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Jon Theodore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Jon Theodore Experimental rock, Progressive rock

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Alan White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Alan White 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
Cozy Powell Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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Michael Shrieve is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

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Tommy Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Tommy Aldridge Glam metal, Blues-rock, Instrumental rock

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Steve Gadd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Steve Gadd Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

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Carter Beauford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Carter Beauford Fusion, Rock music, Black metal

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Elvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Elvin Jones Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop

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Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Ringo Starr Pop music, Rock music, World music

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Mick Fleetwood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Mick Fleetwood 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
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
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
Dave Grohl Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge

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Dave Weckl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Dave Weckl Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Post-bop

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Pat Mastelotto is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

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Charlie Watts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Charlie Watts Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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Clive Bunker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time

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B.J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
B.J. Wilson Rock music, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock

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Simon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Simon Phillips Rock music, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion

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Nick Menza is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top 50 Greatest Drummers Of All Time
Nick Menza Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal