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10 Best Rock + Metal Drummers of All Time [Watch]

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This Loud List pays tribute to the greatest rock and metal musicians to jump behind a drum kit and act as the anchor for their respective bands.

We took our choices for the 10 Best Rock + Metal Drummers from our Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Drummers of All Time list, so be sure to check that gallery out below.

Technical skill plays a huge part in the role of a drummer, but the most important function of any percussionist is to provide a flawless foundation. If a band’s drummer isn’t solid, your entire band will fall apart, so these 10 drummers are all undisputed masters of accentuating the talent of their fellow bandmates.

Plenty of other characteristics were considered as well, such as innovation, timelessness, influence and mastery of the instrument. Ultra-technical drummers who play with hundreds of pieces, such as Mike Portnoy or Rush‘s Neil Peart can be found on this list, along with the players who brought unparalleled energy, such as Dave Lombardo and Led Zeppelin‘s John Bonham.

Check out our picks for the 10 Best Rock + Metal Drummers of All Time in the video above!

Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Drummers of All Time

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