Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Drummers All-Time
Rolling Stone magazine recently released their list of 100 top drummers all-time. John Bonham ranks number 1, Neil Peart sits at number 4, while Buddy Rich is listed at 15.
So this is our epic chance to give the drummer some. In coming up with our list of the 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time, we valued nuance and musicality over chops and flash, celebrating players who knew the value of aiding a great song more than hogging up a show with a silly solo…One important caveat: we used rock and pop as our rubric, so a drummer’s work needed to directly impact that world (as we define it, of course) to make the list.