Find out more about famous drummers, including Ringo Starr, Phil Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, James Brown and Tommy Lee.

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When it comes to contemporary western music, drummers play a key role in maintaining the rhythm and adding to the musical timbre. The role of a good drummer in a jazz or rock band should never be underestimated! Musician Bruce Springsteen has always been generous in recognizing the role his long-term drummer Max Weinberg played in the success of his band. Other musicians too have acknowledged the significance of having a credible drummer in the band. French bandleader Christian Vander is also a drummer credited to have contributed greatly to the success of the bands he played for. Talking of the top drummers of all time, how can we forget Guns N' Roses' Steven Adler whose signature drumming style helped the band carve their own niche during their hey days? Drumming is primarily considered a man’s domain but exuberant women drummers like Cindy Blackman prove that the ladies aren’t far behind when it comes to playing the percussion instruments! Karen Carpenter, Meg White, Leah Shapiro, and Maureen Tucker are among the awesome women drummers who have proved their mettle in the male-dominated drumming scenario. Check out this section to know more about the life and works of famous drummers.
Neal Peart Neil Peart
Canadian

Tommy Lee Tommy Lee
Greek, American

James Brown James Brown
American

Nick Cave Nick Cave
Australian

Joey Ramone Joey Ramone
American

Sib Hashian Sib Hashian
American

DJ Yella DJ Yella
American

Tommy Ramone Tommy Ramone
Hungarian, American

Kang Min-hyuk Kang Min-hyuk
South Korean

Andy Hurley Andy Hurley
American

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Ashton Irwin Ashton Irwin
Australian, Irish, American

Kevin Parker Kevin Parker
Australian

Dave Galafassi Dave Galafassi
Australian

Cuco Cuco
American

Joshua Dun Joshua Dun
American

Alex van Halen Alex van Halen
Dutch, American

Tre Cool Tre Cool
American

Nia Lovelis Nia Lovelis
American
Alex WolffAlex Wolff
American

Jack AntonoffJack Antonoff
American
Don HenleyDon Henley
American

Anderson PaakAnderson Paak
American

Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
American

Josh KlinghofferJosh Klinghoffer
American

Desi Arnaz Jr.Desi Arnaz Jr.
American
Phil ElverumPhil Elverum
American

Teddy GeigerTeddy Geiger
American

Stewart CopelandStewart Copeland
American

Ginger BakerGinger Baker
British
LabrinthLabrinth
British
Fatboy SlimFatboy Slim
British

Meg WhiteMeg White
American

Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass
American

Buddy RichBuddy Rich
American
Mick FleetwoodMick Fleetwood
British

Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford
British, American
Chad SmithChad Smith
American

Barry JenkinsBarry Jenkins
British

Keke WyattKeke Wyatt
American
Sheila E.Sheila E.
American

Levon HelmLevon Helm
American
James FoxJames Fox
British, Welsh

The RevThe Rev
American

Sean ReinertSean Reinert
American
Vinnie PaulVinnie Paul
American

Mike PortnoyMike Portnoy
American
Jamie CullumJamie Cullum
British

Tash SultanaTash Sultana
Australian

Jani LaneJani Lane
American

Daniel JohnstonDaniel Johnston
American
Nick MasonNick Mason
British

Jake BuseyJake Busey
American

Jay WeinbergJay Weinberg
American

D'AngeloD'Angelo
American

Peter CrissPeter Criss
American
Joey KramerJoey Kramer
American

Jeff PorcaroJeff Porcaro
American
Chris LoweChris Lowe
British

Morris DayMorris Day
American

Shawn CrahanShawn Crahan
American
Zak StarkeyZak Starkey
British

Athena LeeAthena Lee
American
Justin VernonJustin Vernon
American

Dave LombardoDave Lombardo
Cuban, American
Danny CareyDanny Carey
American

Tony HadleyTony Hadley
British

Taylor HawkinsTaylor Hawkins
American
Steven AdlerSteven Adler
American

Jack IronsJack Irons
American
Luke GossLuke Goss
British