Ten Most Underrated Drummers in Rock

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Breaking news: The drum experts at Whatculture.com have compiled and ranked the "Ten Most Underrated Drummers in Rock." As a service to all the Drumforumite's who love a list, I've provided the list below as well as the link you can use to click your way through the commentary on these unheralded drummers (some of whom also warrant inclusion on "The Luckiest Drummers in Rock, which I've noted with an asterisk*).

10. Paul Cook - The Sex Pistols

9. Larry Mullen Jr.* - U2

8. Dominic Howard* - Muse

7. Josh Freese - Nine Inch Nails/Weezer

6. Dave Grohl - Nirvana/Queens of the Stone Age

5. Erick Carr - KISS (I Love It Loud)

4. Phil Selway - Radiohead

3. Bernard Purdie - Steely Dan

2. Phil Collins - Genesis/Co-drummer on 1985 Led Zeppelin reunion.

1. Jim "Buster Sidebury" Keltner - The Travelling Wilburys/Pink Floyd.

 

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Isn't it strange how all those groups and drummers are somewhat old, and there are so few to take their place...jus struck me as odd.
 

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Roger Earl - Savoy Brown , Foghat

Curly Smith - with everybody, but especially Jo Jo Gunne

Semi anonymous .
 

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Larry Mullen?!?!

I vote for JOHN WEATHERS... Gentle Giant

Also... Curly Smith... Have not heard that name in years! Really dug the JO JO GUNNE album back when.........
 

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I always thought Dave Grohl was quite overrated, personally.

Edit: Just to clarify, I don't mean to say he's not a good drummer.. I just don't think he's as great as most rock fans seem to think he is.
 
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I always thought Dave Grohl was quite overrated, personally.

Edit: Just to clarify, I don't mean to say he's not a good drummer.. I just don't think he's as great as most rock fans seem to think he is.
I went from totally disrespecting him when I was a kid in the 90s to marveling at him creating the perfect parts for every song today. I love his drumming now, but I for sure wouldn't put him on an underrated list.
 

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nope ! these are the top 10 and not in any order.

1.Jerry Edmonton
2.Don Brewer
3.Artymus Pyle
4.Ceser Zuderwijk
5.Brian Downey
6.Doc Wolcholz
7.Hirotsugu Homma
8.Mick Brown
9.Mick Tucker
10.Bruce Crump
 

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I went from totally disrespecting him when I was a kid in the 90s to marveling at him creating the perfect parts for every song today. I love his drumming now, but I for sure wouldn't put him on an underrated list.
I admit it's been several years since I heard Dave Grohl play, straight ahead rock isn't usually on the menu at my place. But it sounds like maybe I should check out some of his more recent stuff. Thanks for the tip.
 


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