Hey drummer fans I’m here to talk about 5 of the best drummers of their time, you will probably notice that numbers 4, 3 and 2 are older. Feel free to comment on this article and give your opinion on who you think the top five are. Alright, let’s get started! XD
(NOTE: Numbers 5-3 are not in order of which ones I think are best, I think they are all amazing and only the top 2 are top drummers.)
5. The number 5 is easily recognized by its gigantic drums ranging from some of the higher-pitched tom-toms to the lower-pitched floor toms, it replaced the Korn drummer when David Silveria parted ways with the band and played. An AMAZING drum solo on I’ll Protect You Ladies and Gentlemen, is Mr. Terry Bozzio!
Now Mr. Terry Bozzio’s drumming can’t be described in words as well as seeing it in person, so head over to YouTube to check out his solo and other great work, like his working with Chad Wackerman. Their work is made up of so much talent, coordination and timing that I find it amazing that they can do this and in a way it is really relaxing.
So when asked about talented drummers, remember to keep this man in mind and I can’t find a link to this video, but my favorite video of him is included in “Bozzio: Live in Concert”, I’m not sure if you can buy it separately, but it’s from the “Bozzio and Wackerman: Solos and Duets” DVD. So if you have a chance to buy that, I highly recommend that you do so. That’s it for Terry Bozzio.
4. Number 4 is a very special drummer because he played drums in 1974 and still plays drums today, known for his unique drum solo, and was part of a 3 man group named Rush, his song YYZ appeared on Guitar Hero 2, it’s fast, it has a rhythm, but above all it has a battery, give up on Neil Peart!
One of my favorite drum solos from this fantastic drummer is from the “Rush in Rio” DVD, sorry I can’t find the video so there are no links, but I highly recommend buying the DVD.
In my opinion Neil Peart doesn’t get enough attention, I mean we hear all about these totally crappy artists who are completely overrated like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus, but when was the last time we turned on the radio and heard anything about Neil Peart? or Terry Bozzio? Turning to number 3
3. Don’t let the appearance of Louie Bellson fool you no matter how old he is, he is one of the fastest and most important drummers in history, he was the drummer who introduced the idea of the double bass drum, he also contributed ideas of having more than 2 tom-toms and making bugger kits, without him much of today’s music would not exist, this man who lived to age 84 died in 2009. See his solos on YouTube.
In my opinion we should also give more credit to Louie Bellson, I mean he is one of the GREATEST and MOST IMPORTANT drummers EVER, not a 16 year old boy with a girl voice ** coughs Justin Bieber coughs ** so the next time someone talks about that girl, just play this card on Louie Bellson as one of the many great drummers. Rest in peace Louie.
2. This man first played Jazz with a major group in 1937, played drums until he died in 1987, living to be 70 years old. He has fought many drummers and has even been a guest star on The Muppet’s just to fight Animal. One of the oldest drummers and also the fastest, receiving the title of “Best drummer in the world”. It’s Mr. Buddy Rich.
This is, in my opinion, the best jazz drummer in the world, and he is an outstanding percussionist, I especially like his battle with Animal of the Muppet’s because he is great for children to see, and when you see him you see Animal just stop and looks at Buddy in amazement, and at the end Animal, who is a sore loser, beats the drum to Buddy, who is entertaining for the kids.
I love this drummer so if you are interested in playing drums and haven’t heard of him, you should look him up. Very good, moving forward.
1. Now this is actually my favorite drummer, it inspired me to be a drummer, I love this band and especially its drummer, you might recognize him by his stage name “The Reverend Tholomew Plague”. He played for Pinkly Smooth and Avenged Sevenfold, he died on December 28 at the age of 28. RIP Jimmy “The Reverend Tholomew Plague” Sullivan, you will always be remembered.
This is, in my opinion, THE BEST drummer in the world. All I have to say is look for this guy, the Avenged Sevenfold band he played for had one of the best guitarists and drummers in the world. They have great talent and in 2006 they won the award for best drummer. I want you to look for it, it may inspire you, so look for it.