Best Drummers

This is a selection of the best drummers of the word, by Zero to Drum just for you!

Check this section to find out the Best Female drummers ever.

Who is the best drummer right now?

I have seen several modern drummers in action, Aric Improta or Fever 333, and Rufus Taylor of The Darkness feature top. They have been listed as number one and two respectively on MusicRadar, among the 2019 best drummers.

Who was the best drummer ever?

Best Drummer Ginger Baker Performing At The Forum Theatre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, 1980
Drummer Ginger Baker Performing At The Forum Theatre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, 1980.

LedgerNote lists Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith, Air Force) as number one on their list of top 10 greatest drummers of all time. He is followed by Neil Peart (Rush, Vertical Horizon, Buddy Rich Big Band), and Bernard Purdie (Jeff Beck, Steely Dan, The 3B’s).

John Bonham is usually considered the greatest of them all. He is listed on every wall, including Rolling Stones as the Greatest.


Jerry Mercer

Jerry Mercer, the legendary Canadian drummer of Mashmakhan

Drummer Jerry Mercer was born July 10, 1947, in Montreal. He joined his first band The Overtakers when he was twelve years old. Jerry Mercer was legendary in the Canadian music scene long before he stepped into April Wine and powered that Montreal-based band to the top of the charts with albums including Electric Jewels, Stand Back,

Steve Negus

Steve Negus – A Great Versatile Drummer

Steve Negus who was born on February 19, 1952, is a Canadian drummer and a talented songwriter. He was a member of the progressive rock band Saga for twenty-six years. In the late 80s, he and keyboardist Jim Gilmour left Saga and formed GNP (Gilmour Negus Project). Steve Negus Early Journey as A Drummer Steve

Emily Dolan Davies

Emily Dolan Davies – Role Model for Young Girls

Emily Dolan Davies is a UK-based drummer. She was born 4 June 1987 and is widely known for her work with The Darkness, Bryan Ferry, Kim Wilde, and is currently the house drummer on ITV’s The Voice Kids. Emily Dolan Davies is an extremely talented and well-respected drummer. She has had an impressive career thus

Manny Elias

Manny Elias – The Original Drummer of Tears for Fears

Manny Elias is an Indian born English drummer and record producer. He is best known for being the original drummer with Tears for Fears during the 1980s. He was also originally a member of the rock band Interview from Bath, Somerset. Before joining Tears for Fears, Elias had drummed with the band Graduate, who was

Jason Cooper

Jason Cooper – The Great Academically Trained Drummer

Jason Toop Cooper or best known as Jason Cooper is an English drummer best known for his work with The Cure. He was born on 31 January 1967 in London, England.  He’s also composed music for films such as From Within. Jason Cooper Drummer Early Journey Jason Cooper started playing drums when he was about


Florrie, Multi Talented Drummer and Composer

Florrie is a singer, songwriter, drummer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. She was born Florence Arnold on 28 December 1988 in Bristol, where she attended Colston’s Girls’ School. Florrie Early Career From the very beginning, Florrie became interested in playing the drums when she was in Greece on a family holiday at age six. She started her

Danny Farrant

Danny Farrant – Drummer of Legendary Punk Band

Danny Farrant is the current drummer in the British punk band Buzzcocks, he joined the group following Phil Barker’s departure in 2006. According to Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley, when he joined the band, Farrant learned thirty songs in two days. Danny Farrant also plays guitar, bass and keyboards. Danny Farrant Early Journey Not many people know Danny

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Robin Goodridge – The Ace of Alternative Rock Drummer

Robin James Goodridge is a drummer who is most known for his work with Bush, an alternative rock band. Later in his career, he worked with bands including Spear of Destiny, Elyss, and The Stone Gods. Goodridge departed from Elyss between 2006-2007 and reappeared in the band Spear of Destiny in 2007 then left the

Yoshimi P-We

Yoshimi P-We – Energetic and Powerful Drummer

Yoshimi P-We is a Japanese musician best known for her role as the longest consistent drummer in the Japanese rock band, Boredoms. Yoshimi also plays trumpet, guitar, and keyboard, and sings. Born in Osaka, Japan, Yoshimi P-We started playing drums at the age of 13. She has played with a number of Japanese musicians and

Clem Cattini

Clem Cattini – A Great Rock and Roll Drummer

Clem Cattini is an English rock and roll drummer, who was a member of the Tornados before becoming well known for his work as a session musician. He was born on 20 August 1937 in North London, England. Clem Cattini is the legendary drummer whose career spans over 60 years, beginning in the mid-1950s with

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood)

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood) – A Drummer With Unique Style

Ben Thatcher is a talented drummer of the Royal Blood, a rock band from Brighton, UK.  He has been playing drums since he was a young boy and is considered one of the best drummers in the UK. Ben grew up listening to a lot of music. His older brother introduced him to the Chili

Stephanie Bailey

Stephanie Bailey – Like To Play Different Styles of Drumming

Stephanie Bailey is an original member and the drummer for the Texas-based psych-rock band, The Black Angels. Bailey first met The Black Angels’ lead guitarist Christian Bland at a South by Southwest Festival, and after she heard his band’s demo recordings the two formed The Black Angels together which led to their self-titled debut album

Jamie Morrison Drummer

Jamie Morrison – A Producer and Drummer Of Stereophonics

Jamie Morrison also known as Pop Morrison is a British musician and producer from Scotland, best known as the drummer in the Welsh band the Stereophonics. He is also known for his playing with Noisettes, Drewford Alabama, and Ninjas & Wolves. He was born on 30 June 1983. Jamie Morrison Early Music Journey Jamie Morrison

Ian Matthews (Drummer)

Ian Matthews – A Powerhouse Behind British Rock Band Kasabian

Ian Matthews is an English musician, coming from a jazz background, he swapped the thin sticks for some proper wood and has been the powerhouse behind British Indie Rock band Kasabian for the last 13 years. Ian Matthews started at a young age to work as a professional drummer in his hometown of Bristol. Ian

Nao Kawakita

Nao Kawakita, Drummer of Maximum The Hormone japanese band

Nao Kawakita, simply known as Nao, is the drummer and backup vocalist of the Japanese nu metal band Maximum the Hormone. She is the only female drummer in the band. Nao was born on December 16, 1975, In Tokyo, Japan. The band is known for its extreme metal sound and great live performances. Maximum The

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Mark Brzezicki – A Powerful and Distinctive Drummer

Mark Michael Brzezicki or Mark Brzezicki is a rock drummer, who is primarily known for his work with Big Country and is a former member of the groups The Cult, Ultravox, and Procol Harum. He was born on June 21 1957 in Slough, Berkshire, England. Mark Brzezicki Early Career Mark Brzezicki had an early session

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Carl Palmer, The Great Dynamic Showman

Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer or Carl Palmer is an English drummer & percussionist best known as a founding member of the rock supergroups Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Asia, and The Carl Palmer Band. He began playing drums at the age of 12 when he discovered his grandmother’s banjolele in the attic. The Birth of Carl

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Gregg Bissonette – A Drummer for The World

Born on June 9, 1959, Gregg Bissonette is one of the best drummers in the world today.  A native of Detroit, Michigan, Gregg grew up in a musical family. His brother Matt was a bassist, while his dad was a bandleader. This setup assured him all the exposure he needed to play drums and become

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Jason Bittner – The Jazz King

Jason Bittner was born on January 11, 1970, in Niskayuna, New York. He is an American drummer, best known for his work with Shadows Fall. He has worked on many records and live performances with the American metal band, which have earned him a spot on the list of the best drummers.  Jason Bittner started

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Ronnie Verrell – Animal On the Throne

Ronnie “Animal” Verrell was born on February 21, 1926, in Rochester, Kent, and died on February 22, 2002.  He is one of the drummers who have left a significant mark on the music industry. The drummer’s work with the Ted Heath Orchestra and the Syd Laurence Orchestra stands out most as they are two of