Famous Drummers - List of Famous Drummers

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.

The Most Famous Drummers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Stevie Ray VaughanOctober 3, 1954AmericanStevie Ray Vaughan was an American guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter and the founding member of the band ‘Double Trouble’
Chad KroegerNovember 15, 1974CanadianChad Kroeger is a Canadian singer and music producer, and the lead vocalist and guitarist in the popular rock band ‘Nickelback’
Neil PeartSeptember 12, 1952CanadianNeil Peart is a Canadian musician, songwriter and author
Nick CaveSeptember 22, 1957AustralianNick Cave is an Australian musician, screenwriter and songwriter
Ashton IrwinJuly 7, 1994Australian, Irish, AmericanAshton Irwin is an Australian drummer associated with 5 Seconds of Summer
Keith MoonAugust 23, 1946BritishKeith Moon was a well-known British drummer
James BrownMay 3, 1933AmericanJames Brown was an American musician and recording artist regarded as ‘The Godfather of Soul’
Daniel PlatzmanSeptember 28, 1986AmericanDaniel Platzman is an American musician, composer, and songwriter
Brooks WackermanFebruary 15, 1977AmericanBrooks Wackerman is a musician associated with the band Avenged Sevenfold
Tre CoolDecember 9, 1972AmericanTré Cool is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the famous band ‘Green Day’
Chad Kroeger

Chad Kroeger

Chad Kroeger is a Canadian singer and music producer, and the lead vocalist and guitarist in the popular rock band ‘Nickelback’

CanadianNovember 15, 1974485 views

Phil Collins

Phil Collins (Philip David Charles Collins) is an English musician, drummer, singer, and actor

BritishJanuary 30, 1951197 views

Charlie Watts

Charlie Watts is an English drummer, best known as one of the members of the famous and ageless rock 'n' roll band, the ‘Rolling Stones’

BritishJune 2, 1941120 views

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan was an American guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter and the founding member of the band ‘Double Trouble’

AmericanOctober 3, 1954787 views

Travis Barker

Travis Barker is a famous American musician noted as a drummer for the band, Blink-182

AmericanNovember 14, 1975240 views

Neil Peart

Neil Peart is a Canadian musician, songwriter and author

CanadianSeptember 12, 1952367 views

James Brown

James Brown was an American musician and recording artist regarded as ‘The Godfather of Soul’

AmericanMay 3, 1933282 views

Ashton Irwin

Ashton Irwin is an Australian drummer associated with 5 Seconds of Summer

AustralianJuly 7, 1994302 views

Tre Cool

Tré Cool is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the famous band ‘Green Day’

Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee is a famous American musician and is the founder of the famous bands -‘Mötley Crüe’ and ‘Methods of Mayhem’

GreekOctober 3, 1962176 views