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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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
1,198 757
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
1,080 772
Nicko McBrain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Nicko McBrain Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

4
976 678
John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
John Bonham Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

5
880 607
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
1,310 670
Richard Christy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Richard Christy Heavy metal

7
1,548 1,188
Mikkey Dee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Mikkey Dee Black metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

8
713 519
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
657 621
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
463 409
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
596 548
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
555 500
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
372 403
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
419 331
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
486 373
Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
slaft added Keith Moon Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music

16
492 348
Joey Jordison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
håkon-sandviken-reinikka added Joey Jordison Horror punk, Doom metal, Glam metal

17
393 293
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
547 497
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
427 298
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
273 230
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
460 384
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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278 223
Vinny Appice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Vinny Appice Heavy metal, Hard rock

23
296 252
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
526 625
Lars Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Lars Ulrich Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

25
225 161
Ian Paice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
chazz-royster added Ian Paice Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

26
374 346
Eric Singer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Eric Singer Glam metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

27
244 215
Paul Bostaph is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Paul Bostaph Thrash metal, Progressive metal

28
354 328
Eric Carr is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Eric Carr Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

Best Metal Bands From The American South

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242 207
The Rev is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
jesper-edström added The Rev Progressive metal, Third-wave of ska, Ska

30
219 205
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
207 218
Mike Mangini is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Mike Mangini Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock

32
136 134
Scott Travis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
chazz-royster added Scott Travis Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

33
162 143
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
185 184
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
176 237
Roger Taylor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

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200 277
Phil Rudd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Phil Rudd Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Rock and roll

37
165 190
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
162 157
Randy Castillo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Randy Castillo Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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106 23
Joshua "nassaru" War... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Mujeeb Basha added Joshua "nassaru" Ward

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293 359
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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187 218
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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146 187
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 Songs for Funerals

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83 105
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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176 181
Tim Husung is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
ÁngelGijón added Tim Husung

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91 95
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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134 187
Rick Allen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
Rick Allen Glam metal, New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Rock music

47
70 96
Frost is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
runȝy-wilsgård added Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad "Frost" Black metal, Death metal

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96 245
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

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71 122
Brann Dailor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Metal Drummers of All Time
gregory-henning added Brann Dailor Progressive metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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21 8
Stewart Copeland is listed (or ranked) 50 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