GOATS - Greatest Drummers of All Time, As Voted By You

Vistalite Black

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Who's the best? We can argue that all day.

What we can't argue is 'What is the public's perception of who is the best?'

Well, MusicRadar.com gives us the answer with the results of its poll in which the public declares The Greatest Drummers of All Time.

Since it so heavily skews to drummers the Forumites hold in such reverence -- the studio standouts who played 70s soft rock and the clinicians I call 'yesterday's YouTubers' -- I'm confident there will be wide agreement about the Top 25 Goats!"


30. Meg White (the public has spoken and it's 50.8% female!).

29. Jay Weinberg

28. Tommy Lee

27. Benny Greb

26. "Evil" Mario Duplantier (the greatest drummer many of you have never heard, as he's current).

25. James Gadsen

24. Taylor Hawkins

23. Jojo Meyer

22. Josh Freese

21. Marco Minnemann

20. Joey Jordison

19. Clyde Stubblefield

18. Matt Cameron

17. Nicko McBrain (Actual last name!)

16. Travis Barker

15. Chad Smith

14. Dave Lombardo

13. Dave Grohl

12. Phil Collins

11. Jeff Porcaro

10. Billy Cobham

9. Mike Portnoy

8. Steward Copeland

7. Steve Gadd

6. Danny Carey

5. Keith Moon

4. Ginger Baker

3. Buddy Rich

2. John Bonham

1. Neil Peart

 

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Not sure if Mario Duplantier is a GOAT, but I certainly enjoy his playing and soothing metal tones of Gojira. Plus, someone needs to buy him a shirt.
 

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Yeah , other than leaving me out it’s a perfect list . I wouldn’t change a thing !!!
 

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Confirmed , you can no longer claim Buddy is the greatest all time ...

 

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This one is a real doooooozie!!!!
These are getting worse and worse.....but then again this is/is this "public perception"....???? I guess I have no perception of the public. Whew!!!!
And some folks thought the metaldouche fellow's list was iffy......ha ha ha ha ha.....
bt
 

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A list like this would be controversial even if it was put together by actual musicians but the fact that the general public is involved makes it irrelevant. How many years have the Kardashians been on the air and how many spin-offs have there been?
 

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Danny Seraphine...always a favorite. Learned chops from some early jazz players
 


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