Thursday, August 2, 2007

Stylus Magazine's 50 Greatest Rock Drummers



Stylus Magazine is devoting their weekly feature to a list of the 50 greatest rock drummers this week. They are releasing 10 per day, which I will list out for you right here on Stereo Sanctity. In addition, I will embed streams of songs from some of my personal favorite drummers when they appear on the list. You can read their ongoing list here.

50. Rat Scabies (The Damned)
49. Damon Che (Don Caballero)


48. Janet Weiss (Sleater Kinney)


47. Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
46. Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis' band etc.)
45. Lol Turhurst/Boris Williams (The Cure)


44. Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü)


43. Hal Blaine (session drummer for The Beach Boys, Elvis, The Ronettes, The Birds, Simon & Garfunkel etc.)
42. Gary Young (Pavement)


41. Ziggy Modeliste (The Meters)
40. Mik Glashier (The Comsat Angels)


39. Tony Allen (Fela Kuti and Afrika '70)
38. Igor Cavalera (Sepultura)
37. Jeremiah Green (Modest Mouse)


36. John Densmore (The Doors)
35. Hugo Burnham (Gang of Four)


34. Zach Hill (Hella)


33. Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth)


32. Reni (The Stone Roses)
31. Jim Eno (Spoon)


30. Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown's band)
29. Brendan Canty (Fugazi)


28. Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T. & the MG's, Otis Redding's band)
27. Yoshimi P-We (Boredoms)


26. Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
25. Levon Helm (The Band)
24. Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins)


23. Bill Bruford (King Crimson, Yes)


22. Neil Peart (Rush)
21. Larry Mullen Jr. (U2)
20. Bill Berry (R.E.M.)
19. Joe Easley (Dismemberment Plan)


18. Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
17. Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
16. Ginger Baker (Cream & Blind Faith)
15. Klaus Dinger (Neu!)


14. Glen Kotche (Wilco)


13. Tony Thompson (Chic)
12. Chris Frantz (Talking Heads)


11. Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
10. Bernard Purdie (session drummer for everyone)
9. Moe Tucker (The Velvet Underground)


8. Stewart Copeland (The Police)
7. Topper Headon (The Clash)
6. Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, QotSA etc.)


5. Stephen Morris (Joy Division)


4. Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones)
3. Jaki Leibzeit (Can)


2. Keith Moon (The Who)


1. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)



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