As a so-so drummer myself, I know how much time and effort goes into becoming an acceptable musician – let alone one who makes a top 10 list. It’s a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. There are A LOT of good drummers out there – and that means it’s gonna be a little difficult to narrow it down to a list of 10, but I’m gonna do my very best.

Although there are plenty of great musicians in other genres, the rock drummers have always been among my favorites, so that’s what we’re looking at today. In my personal opinion, here are the top 10 drummers in rock-n-roll (in no particular order.)

1. John Bonham - Led Zeppelin

2. Neil Peart - Rush

3. Mitch Mitchel - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

4. Danny Carey - Tool

5. Keith Moon - The Who

6. Mike Mangini - Dream Theater

7. Gavin Harrison - Porcupine Tree

8. Taylor Hawkins - Foo Fighters

9. Brann Dailor - Mastodon

10. Alex Van Halen - Van Halen