Top 10 Drummers


It’s been a while since we’ve had a list, so I figured what the Hell? Let’s do drummers:

1. Neil Peart (Rush)
2. Scott Rockenfield (Queensrÿche)
3. Jeff Porcaro (Toto)
4. Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Sting)
5. Alex Van Halen (Van Halen)
6. Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater)
7. Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
8. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
9. Scott Travis (Judas Priest)
10. Deen Castronovo (Journey)/Vinny Appice (DIO, Black Sabbath) (tie)

Now I KNOW this one’s gonna stir up some controversy, and frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn. These are the drummers I enjoy most, that’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it. Who are some of your favorites? And as always, feel free to comment, and crucify my list, but don’t tase me, bro! ~dc

4 comments to “Top 10 Drummers”
4 comments to “Top 10 Drummers”
  1. Myself, at the very least, would have put Alex Van Halen in the number 3 spot instead of Jeff Porcaro. I know he’s good, but come on dude! Alex is an animal!

    • Jeff Porcaro (R.I.P.) was a percussionist extraordinaire. One needs only to hear “Mushanga” & “Home of the Brave”. And that’s not a slight against Alex. But I’ve always been such a big Jeff guy, that I had to put him up high. Hey, Alex made Top 5!

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