musicians The Best Metal Drummers of All Time  

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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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1,179 794
Dave Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Dave Lombardo Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

2
1,226 764
Neil Peart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Neil Peart Progressive metal, Swing music, Heavy metal

3
1,002 688
John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
John Bonham Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

4
1,092 787
Nicko McBrain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Nicko McBrain Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

5
907 620
Mike Portnoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Mike Portnoy Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Metalcore

6
1,554 1,204
Mikkey Dee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Mikkey Dee Black metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

7
1,318 689
Richard Christy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Richard Christy Heavy metal

8
726 532
Bill Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Bill Ward Doom metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

9
665 637
Vinnie Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Vinnie Paul Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

10
472 419
Charlie Benante is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Charlie Benante Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

11
611 555
Danny Carey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Danny Carey Progressive metal, Experimental rock, Industrial rock

12
566 509
Chris Adler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Chris Adler Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

13
379 412
Nick Menza is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Nick Menza Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

14
431 336
Gene Holgan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

15
509 353
Joey Jordison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
håkon-sandviken-reinikka added Joey Jordison Horror punk, Doom metal, Glam metal

16
495 379
Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
slaft added Keith Moon Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music

17
398 297
Cozy Powell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Cozy Powell Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

18
559 508
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Dave Grohl Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge

19
437 300
Alex Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Alex Van Halen Heavy metal, Jazz fusion, Hard rock

20
279 233
Tommy Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Tommy Aldridge Glam metal, Blues-rock, Instrumental rock

21
469 391
Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Tommy Lee Glam metal, Nu metal, Electro house

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286 224
Vinny Appice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Vinny Appice Heavy metal, Hard rock

23
300 255
Clive Burr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Clive Burr Heavy metal, Speed metal, Hard rock

24
234 163
Ian Paice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
chazz-royster added Ian Paice Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

25
542 640
Lars Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Lars Ulrich Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

26
248 219
Paul Bostaph is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Paul Bostaph Thrash metal, Progressive metal

27
376 353
Eric Singer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Eric Singer Glam metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

28
257 211
The Rev is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
jesper-edström added The Rev Progressive metal, Third-wave of ska, Ska

Best Metal Bands From The American South

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358 335
Eric Carr is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Eric Carr Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

30
228 206
Ginger Baker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Ginger Baker Blues-rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz

31
146 136
Scott Travis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
chazz-royster added Scott Travis Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

32
215 223
Mike Mangini is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Mike Mangini Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock

33
171 146
Tomas Haake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
håkon-sandviken-reinikka added Tomas Haake Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Extreme metal

34
193 187
Igor Graziano Cavalera is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Igor Graziano Cavalera Hip hop music, Thrash metal, Groove metal

35
167 158
Randy Castillo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Randy Castillo Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

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180 241
Roger Taylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

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170 192
Carmine Appice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Carmine Appice Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

38
204 283
Phil Rudd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Phil Rudd Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Rock and roll

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106 26
Joshua "nassaru" War... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Mujeeb Basha added Joshua "nassaru" Ward

40
297 366
Peter Criss is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Peter Criss Glam metal, Pop music, Heavy metal

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191 223
Steven Adler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Steven Adler Heavy metal, Hard rock

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149 192
Matt Sorum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Matt Sorum Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

The Best Metal Albums of 2018

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86 111
Phil Taylor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Phil Taylor Heavy metal, Speed metal, Hard rock

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31 8
Stewart Copeland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Guest_556f604a-3571-4b0e-911c-3edcccaff180 added Stewart Copeland New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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96 99
George Koolias is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
mathieu-dostie added George Koolias

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176 185
Tim Husung is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
ÁngelGijón added Tim Husung

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137 190
Rick Allen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Rick Allen Glam metal, New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Rock music

48
101 249
John Dolmayan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
John Dolmayan Nu metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

49
71 100
Frost is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
runȝy-wilsgård added Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad "Frost" Black metal, Death metal

50
73 127
Brann Dailor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
gregory-henning added Brann Dailor Progressive metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal