Musicians do what normal people love – they mix and push notes and chords, sticks and claps to make melody and music. Drummers, who add the base and the beat to musical performances are definitely important in the tradition. They’ve been hitting their drum sets to produce the best beats and accompaniments to notes. In this article, we explore ten best drummers of all time
- Gene Krupa
A resident of the United States, Gene Krupa’s music has been appreciable all throughout his late 90s career. Music critics often agree that he has a certain and specific style, which manages to sink into all the notes and beats there are. Gene Krupa is celebrated by fans even today!
- Glen Power
Glen Power was great at the drums, and you will agree if you have listened to The Script songs. He had a distinct style and was particular with the instruments he played with. When it comes to drums however, there is no better way to start learning about them than this page.
- John Bonham
Esteemed for his work Led Zeppelin, John Bonham was born on 31st May 1948 and went onto live as the most powerful proponents of the American Jazz Age. He was fondly called by the nickname of ‘Bonzo’ and has earned acclaim as one of the greatest musicians and rock band performers in history, remaining a constant source of inspiration to drummers for being an active proponent of the American Jazz Age.
- Art Blakey
Art Blakey had a lovely way of getting his beats to his audience. His aggressive style was impressive to say the least. That had a profound effect on 20th Century Jazz music. He used to say, “To pass through life and miss this music is to miss out on one of the best things about living”.
- Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich was a phenomenon remarkable for having astounded vaudeville audiences in the late 1910s and early ’20s. He was the most unconventional and iconoclastic drummers of his time.
- Neil Peart
Neil Ellwood Peart is known for being the primary lyricist and the drummer of the band Rush. A rock band drummer who tasted the pinnacle of success throughout his life, Neil Peart retired in 2007 after an illustrious career in the music industry.
- Joe Morello
Joe Morello has been a musician all his life. He started off as a master violinist when he was a kid. In his teens, he decided to take up the drums and made it big. At some point of time, he has worked with music legends like Johnny Smith, all the while earning international praise and fame for his skill.
- Mike Portnoy
As an established drummer, Mike Portnoy has been awarded by several music establishments after his songs turned into major international hits. He was extremely qualified as a musician and has been fondly associated with the band he played for. We attribute six Dream Theater albums to him, which he co-produced of course. The music he leaves behind is a legacy, and modern-day drummers continue to idolize him.
- Keith Moon
English by birth, Keith Moon was the drummer of the rock band “Who”. He had a specific style, and though this is eccentric, he had a rather self-destructive behavior too! His music rocked the charts for many years to come.
- Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl comes in at number ten as a drummer, but the fact is, he was multi-talented. The gentleman was from the States, and was also a multi instrumentalist and a film director!
Drummers add the extra beat to music. These famous drummers have a huge fan base and have always been held in high regard in the music industry.