Top drummers from around the world


Charlie Watts

Charlie Watts, who played drums for the Rolling Stones since January 1963 and also led his own jazz-influenced band, passed away on August 24, 2021 at the age of 80.


John Bonham

Many music critics consider Bonham (pictured second left) as the most influential and greatest drummer in history, for providing the power behind Led Zeppelin.


Keith Moon

Moon, the renowned drummer for The Who, is often praised for his unique drumming style by both critics and fellow musicians, making him one of the greatest drummers in the world alongside John Bonham.


Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich is unmatched in power, speed, and virtuosity as a drummer. He also made significant contributions as a bandleader, integrating his drum rhythms with complex orchestral arrangements.


Phil Collins

Phil Collins, an English drummer, is also a talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who played for Genesis and later achieved great success as a solo artist.


Ringo Starr

Although not part of The Beatles' original lineup, Starr's drumming style was a significant contributor to the band's sound. Despite being left-handed, he played a right-handed drum kit.


Larry Mullen Jr.

U2 drummer, influenced by playing in a marching band as a child, incorporates martial beats in the band's music, exemplified in songs like 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' and 'Pride (In the Name of Love).'


Cindy Blackman

The jazz and rock drummer was influenced by Max Roach and is known for collaborations with Lenny Kravitz; she is also married to legendary guitarist Carlos Santana.


Manu Katché

A French drummer and songwriter, Katché has worked with, among many others, Peter Gabriel and Dire Straits.


Stuart Copeland

Former drummer of The Police, Copeland, continues to showcase his unique drumming style on solo projects and movie soundtracks.

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