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List of notable or famous drummers from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top drummers born in Germany and even some popular drummers who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German drummers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These drummers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known drummer from Germany is included when available.

This list has a variety of people, like Marco Minnemann and Tré Cool, in it.

This historic drummers from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German drummers of note?" and "Who are the most famous drummers from Germany?" These prominent drummers of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German drummers.

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Christoph Schneider is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drummers from Germany
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Christoph "Doom" Schneider is a German musician. He is the drummer of the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 51

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

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Christopher Franke is a German musician and composer. From 1971 to 1987 he was a member of the electronic group Tangerine Dream. Initially a drummer with The Agitation, later renamed Agitation Free, his primary focus eventually shifted to keyboards and synthesizers as the group moved away from its psychedelic rock origins. While he was not the first musician to use an analog sequencer, he was probably the first to turn it into a live performance instrument, thus laying the rhythmic foundation for classic Tangerine Dream pieces and indeed for the whole Berlin school sound. After his departure from the group, he founded the Sonic Images record label, a New Age music label called Earthtone and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

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Dan Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drummers from Germany
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Daniel Hans Erwin Zimmermann is a heavy metal drummer. Dan is best known as being the drummer of German power metal bands Gamma Ray and Freedom Call from 1997 to 2012. He was a founding member of Freedom Call, from which he departed in 2010. Two years later he also left Gamma Ray, announcing a rest from the music business in 2012. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 51

Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany

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#75 on The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

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Herman Rarebell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Drummers from Germany
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Herman 'Ze German' Rarebell is a German drummer, best known for his time in the band Scorpions from 1977 to 1995, playing on 8 studio albums. Rarebell was an important composer in the history of the group, writing classic songs like "Another Piece of Meat", "Falling in Love" and the second single from Savage Amusement "Passion Rules the Game". He wrote the lyrics for some of the most classic songs of the band like "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Make It Real", "Dynamite", "Blackout", "Arizona", "Bad Boys Running Wild", "Don't Stop at the Top", "Tease Me Please Me" and others. In 1982 he released his first solo album Nip in the Bud He remains the only member of the Scorpions to have released a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Saarbrücken, Germany

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