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.
Tommy Lee Tommy Lee
Greek, American

James Brown James Brown
American

Nick Cave Nick Cave
Australian

Joey Ramone Joey Ramone
American

Neal Peart Neil Peart
Canadian

Tommy Ramone Tommy Ramone
Hungarian, American

Kang Min-hyuk Kang Min-hyuk
South Korean

Sib Hashian Sib Hashian
American

Ashton Irwin Ashton Irwin
Australian, Irish, American

Andy Hurley Andy Hurley
American

Joshua Dun Joshua Dun
American

Cuco Cuco
American
Kevin Parker Kevin Parker
Australian

Tre Cool Tre Cool
American

Nia Lovelis Nia Lovelis
American

Dave Galafassi Dave Galafassi
Australian
Don HenleyDon Henley
American

Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
American

Shawn CrahanShawn Crahan
American

Desi Arnaz Jr.Desi Arnaz Jr.
American

Mick FleetwoodMick Fleetwood
British
Jay WeinbergJay Weinberg
American

Danny CareyDanny Carey
American
Vinnie PaulVinnie Paul
American

Meg WhiteMeg White
American

Ginger BakerGinger Baker
British
Levon HelmLevon Helm
American

Steven AdlerSteven Adler
American
Sheila E.Sheila E.
American

Keke WyattKeke Wyatt
American

Jake BuseyJake Busey
American

Peter CrissPeter Criss
American

Nick MasonNick Mason
British
Luke GossLuke Goss
British

Zak StarkeyZak Starkey
British

Taylor HawkinsTaylor Hawkins
American

Jamie CullumJamie Cullum
British
Chad SmithChad Smith
American

Jeff PorcaroJeff Porcaro
American
Jason BonhamJason Bonham
British

Mike PortnoyMike Portnoy
American

Stewart CopelandStewart Copeland
American
Daz DillingerDaz Dillinger
American

Athena LeeAthena Lee
American
Kathleen HannaKathleen Hanna
American

The RevThe Rev
American

Dave LombardoDave Lombardo
Cuban, American
Eric CarrEric Carr
American

DJ YellaDJ Yella
American
Bootsy CollinsBootsy Collins
American

Eddy GrantEddy Grant
Guyanese, British

Tom ScholzTom Scholz
American

Henry GibsonHenry Gibson
American
Chris AdlerChris Adler
American
Christoph SchneiderChristoph Schneider
German

John DensmoreJohn Densmore
American

GoldieGoldie
British

Sully ErnaSully Erna
American
Phil RuddPhil Rudd
Australian

Nicko McBrainNicko McBrain
British

Chris SladeChris Slade
British

Mitch MitchellMitch Mitchell
British

Ville ValoVille Valo
Finnish
Brad WilkBrad Wilk
American

Andrew GoldAndrew Gold
American
Peter ErskinePeter Erskine
American

Carl PalmerCarl Palmer
British
Russ AbbotRuss Abbot
British
Kate SchellenbachKate Schellenbach
American