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

DJ Yella DJ Yella
American

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

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Kevin Parker Kevin Parker
Australian

Joshua Dun Joshua Dun
American

Cuco Cuco
American
Tre Cool Tre Cool
American

Nia Lovelis Nia Lovelis
American

Alex van Halen Alex van Halen
Dutch, American

Dave Galafassi Dave Galafassi
Australian

Ginger BakerGinger Baker
British
Daniel JohnstonDaniel Johnston
American

Jack AntonoffJack Antonoff
American
Shawn CrahanShawn Crahan
American

Don HenleyDon Henley
American

Desi Arnaz Jr.Desi Arnaz Jr.
American
Alex WolffAlex Wolff
American

Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
American
Teddy GeigerTeddy Geiger
American

Anderson PaakAnderson Paak
American

Kate NashKate Nash
British

Mick FleetwoodMick Fleetwood
British

Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass
American
Meg WhiteMeg White
American

Jamie CullumJamie Cullum
British

Phil ElverumPhil Elverum
American

Tash SultanaTash Sultana
Australian
Chad SmithChad Smith
American

James McCartneyJames McCartney
British
Sheila E.Sheila E.
American

Vinnie PaulVinnie Paul
American

Justin VernonJustin Vernon
American
Keke WyattKeke Wyatt
American

Levon HelmLevon Helm
American
Buddy RichBuddy Rich
American

Jake BuseyJake Busey
American

Luke GossLuke Goss
British
Scott RaynorScott Raynor
American

Nick MasonNick Mason
British
Lauren MayberryLauren Mayberry
Scottish

Barry JenkinsBarry Jenkins
British

The RevThe Rev
American

Chris LoweChris Lowe
British, American
Chris LoweChris Lowe
British
LabrinthLabrinth
British

Jeff PorcaroJeff Porcaro
American

Mike PortnoyMike Portnoy
American

Peter CrissPeter Criss
American
Taylor HawkinsTaylor Hawkins
American

Josh KlinghofferJosh Klinghoffer
American

Zak StarkeyZak Starkey
British

Kim DealKim Deal
American

Danny CareyDanny Carey
American
Stewart CopelandStewart Copeland
American

James FoxJames Fox
British, Welsh
Dave LombardoDave Lombardo
Cuban, American

Jani LaneJani Lane
American
Liberty DeVittoLiberty DeVitto
American
Daz DillingerDaz Dillinger
American