They’re the back bone of the bands, they rock the hardest, the have the most gear to lug around.
Join us as we count down the top 10 rock drummers.
10. Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers
The RHCP drummer stands out in the rock world with his strong funk sound.
9. Tre Cool, Green Day
The punk drummer is a stand out for his stamina, at 44 years old he can still rock over 2 hours live show without a break.
8. Ringo Starr, The Beatles
Often ignored for his great talent, Starr’s relaxed, loose style has influenced the great drummers of today, including Dave Grohl.
7. Lars Ulrich, Metallica
He’s hard hitting, he’s fast, he rocks!
Lars revolutionised the drumming world and brought the bigger rock sound to the mainstream.
6. Kram, Spiderbait
He drums, he writes, he sings.
Kram is a jack of all trades and one of Australia’s favourite rock drummers.
5. Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters
When Fooey’s started, Dave Grohl had written all the drum parts. To the take the 90's coolest drummers parts and make them your own is one thing, but to then become a solid member, performance wise of song writing of this biggest rock band of the past 2 decades all with a smile of your face- well that’s why we love you Taylor Hawkins.
4. Roger Taylor, Queen
Still rocking it onstage today, Taylor’s been dubbed as the most influential drummers of the 70s and 80s.
3. Travis Barker, blink 182
When this tattooed punk joined established punk band blink 182, the some what unknown drummer showed the music world what for now cementing himself as one of the worlds best drummers.
2. John Bonham, Led Zeppelin
He was fast, he was hard and it’s said he was the first to speed up the bass-drumming, the Led Zeppelin drummer will live on as one of the best drummers there ever was.
1. Dave Grohl, Nirvana
No one could predict at the time the greatest that Grohl would achieve when this goofy smiled, loose playing drummer joined Nirvana.
The greatest drummer of the 90s and the nice guy of rock, Mr Dave Grohl we solute you.