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List of notable or famous drummers from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top drummers born in the United States and even some popular drummers who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American 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 the United States is included when available.

List ranges from Stevie Wonder to Buddy Rich, plus much more.

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

Use this list of renowned American drummers to discover some new drummers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (677 items)
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drummers from the United States
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Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11 and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth. Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life. He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America

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Jason Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Drummers from the United States
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Jason Francesco Schwartzman is an American actor, screenwriter and musician. He is known for his frequent collaborations with Wes Anderson, such as Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel. He has also appeared in films such as I Heart Huckabees, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, Funny People, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Saving Mr. Banks. In addition to his film work, Schwartzman was the star of the HBO series Bored to Death, in which he played a writer who moonlights as an unlicensed private detective by advertising himself on Craigslist. He currently releases music through his solo project Coconut Records, and was formerly the drummer ...more

Age: 37

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

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Nick Jonas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drummers from the United States
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Nicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas is an American singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he formed with his brothers Kevin and Joe. The Jonas Brothers originally started as an attempted solo singing career for Nick Jonas, but the record producer liked the sound when his brothers sang backup for him. Nick previously starred in the Disney Channel original series Jonas L.A. as Nick Lucas, alongside his brothers. He also starred in the Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. He formed the band Nick Jonas & The Administration, which released its first album in 2010. He also currently stars in the DirectTV drama series ...more

Age: 25

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Drummers from the United States
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DJ AM was an American DJ, remixer, record producer and musician. Goldstein was a member of the rock band Crazy Town, co-owner of a management company called Deckstar and worked on albums for Papa Roach and Will Smith, among others. He was a frequent collaborator with Travis Barker of Blink-182 and appeared on several television series. ...more

Age: Died at 36 (1973-2009)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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