Famous Canadian Drummers

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 1 Neil Peart

Neil Peart.
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Famous As: Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 7, 2020

Neil Peart was a Canadian songwriter, author, and musician. Best known as the drummer of the popular rock band Rush, Peart was nicknamed The Professor for his technical proficiency. In 1983, Neil Peart became the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Modern Drummer publication's Readers Poll Hall of Fame.

 2 Chad Kroeger

Chad Kroeger.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanna, Alberta, Canada
Chad Kroeger gained fame as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Nickelback, delivering hit singles such as How You Remind Me and topping the Canadian charts. He later co-founded the band The Suits XL and also collaborated with major artists such as Santana and Avril Lavigne.
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 3 Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, UK

Multi-dimensional Persian-Canadian musical artist and broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi is best known for his CBC show Q. Part of the folk-rock group Moxy Früvous, he has also launched a few podcasts. He was dragged into a sexual assault controversy, involving multiple charges, but was later acquitted of all charges.

 4 Steve Jocz

Steve Jocz.
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Famous As: Drummer, Singer
Birthdate: July 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ajax

 5 Don Francks

Don Francks.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: April 3, 2016

 6 Daniel Adair

Daniel Adair
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Famous As: Drummer, Composer, Musician
Birthdate: February 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver

 7 Mike Reno

Mike Reno
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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Drummer
Birthdate: January 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Westminster
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 8 Skip Spence

Skip Spence
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada
Died: April 16, 1999

 9 Ashwin Sood

Ashwin Sood
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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: September 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birmingham

 10 Tyler Stewart

Tyler Stewart
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto

 11 Floyd Sneed

Floyd Sneed
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calgary

 12 Chuck Comeau

Chuck Comeau
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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: September 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal

 13 Shawn Drover

Shawn Drover
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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: May 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal

 14 Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Part of the Canadian rock band Sloan, Chris Murphy is not just the band’s main bassist, but also fills in for the drums or the guitar occasionally. In 2021, he revealed on Instagram that he had been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, an ailment that causes partial paralysis of the face.

 15 Paul Koehler

Paul Koehler
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: September 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kitchener, Canada