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The Best Metal Drummers of All Time 

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Updated February 24, 2020 55.7k votes 9k voters 52.8k views 77 items
A metal band is really only as good as their drummer. Unless they're Metallica. But, that's neither here nor there. So, here are the best metal drummers of all time! These are some of the best drummers in rock... the greatest bangers of things with sticks EVER in music.
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Neil Peart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Cozy Powell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Cozy Powell
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Dave Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Mike Portnoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Richard Christy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Nicko McBrain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Bill Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Danny Carey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Vinnie Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Vinnie Paul
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Mikkey Dee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Mikkey Dee
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Joey Jordison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Gene Holgan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Chris Adler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Alex Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Vinny Appice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Charlie Benante is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Tommy Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Tommy Aldridge
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Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Ginger Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Ian Paice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Clive Burr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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The Rev is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Nick Menza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
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Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time