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21 Celebrities Who Play Drums

Updated May 13, 2019 33.8k views15 items

1, 2, 3, 4! Can you guess which of the most popular stars play the drums? Some of these celebrities have played the drums in famous bands, while others play the drums as a hobby. One famous comedian used to play the drums before she began her successful career as a talk show host. 

Who is the most famous person who plays the drums? Justin Bieber tops our list. Justin Bieber played the drums, guitar and trumpet when he was growing up. Actor Adam Brody played drums in the band Big Japan. 

Chevy Chase played the drums in a college band that contained two future members of Steely Dan, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. John Stamos has played the drums with John Fogerty and the Beach Boys. Dana Carvey played the drums as several of his most popular SNL characters including Garth and The Church Lady. Jenny Jones started her career as a rock drummer before transitioning into comedy and eventually becoming a talk show host.

Are you surprised that so many celebrities know how to play the drums? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
  • Rosie O'Donnell has played the drums on many occasions. In 1998, she competed in a drum-off with Chaka Khan and the following year she played the drums while Britney Spears sang.
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Commack, New York, United States of America

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  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
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    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. plays the drums to outlet his stress.
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Johnny Carson
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    Johnny Carson plays the drums. He was given a drum set by the legendary jazz musician Buddy Rich.
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1925-2005)
    • Birthplace: Corning, Quincy Township, Iowa, United States of America

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  • John Stamos has played the drums with John Fogerty and the Beach Boys.
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States of America

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