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List of Famous Drummers

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List of famous drummers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top drummers in the world? This includes the most prominent drummers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable drummers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic drummers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned drummers.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known drummers to the lesser known drummers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the drummer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous drummers ever?" and "What are the names of famous drummers?" then you're in the right place. (1685 items)
Frankie Muniz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Francisco "Frankie" Muñiz IV is an American actor, musician, writer, producer, and racing driver. He is known primarily as the star of the FOX television family sitcom Malcolm ...more
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the ...more
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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 ...more
Jason Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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 ...more
Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Thomas Lee Bass, best known as Tommy Lee, is a Greek-American musician and founding member of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. As well as being the band's long-term drummer, Lee founded ...more
Nick Jonas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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 ...more
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, LVO, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. He gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for the ...more
Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Keith John Moon was an English drummer who played with the English rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. In 2011, Moon was ...more
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Richard Starkey Jr., MBE, better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. On ...more
Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Drummers
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 ...more
Lars Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of American heavy metal band Metallica. He was born in Gentofte, Denmark to an upper-middle-class family. A tennis player in his ...more
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Drummers
David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer who is best known as the former drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the ...more
Adam Brody is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Adam Jared Brody is an American film and television actor and musician. He is best known for his role as Seth Cohen on The O.C. Brody has also co-starred in many film roles, including Mr. & ...more
Sheila E. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Sheila Escovedo, known by her stage name Sheila E., is an American singer, drummer, and percussionist whose notable collaborators include Prince, Billy Cobham, Lionel Richie, George Duke, Ringo ...more
Jack White is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Jack White is an American musician, record producer, and occasional actor. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the The White Stripes, although he has had success in other bands ...more
Lex van den Berghe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Ed Shaughnessy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Edwin Thomas "Ed" Shaughnessy was a swing music and bebop drummer best known for his long association with Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny
Richard Christy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Thomas Richard Christy Jr is an American musician and radio personality who currently works on The Howard Stern Show. Christy began to work on the show after winning the "Get John's ...more
Mike D is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Michael Diamond, better known as Mike D, is a founding member of New York City hip hop group the Beastie Boys. Mike D raps, sings, and plays drums.
Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Fred Robert Armisen is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer, director, singer, musician, and comedian. Widely known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 until 2013, ...more
John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Drummers
John Henry Bonham was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin. Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast bass-drumming, distinctive sound, and ...more
Dennis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Dennis Carl Wilson was an American drummer, singer and songwriter. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Beach Boys, alongside his brothers, Brian and Carl, cousin, Mike ...more
Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters. Although her skills as a drummer earned admiration from drumming ...more
Emeril Lagasse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Drummers
Emeril John Lagasse is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author. A regional James Beard Award winner, he is perhaps most notable for his Food Network ...more
John Densmore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Drummers
John Paul Densmore is an American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the drummer of the rock group The Doors.