Rolling Stone Releases 100 Greatest Drummers — You Won’t BELIEVE Who Is #1
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The Best Drummers Ever
On April 1, Rolling Stone released its list of the 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time and we’re not sure what to make of it. Some of us were even hoping it was an April Fool’s Day prank but unfortunately, it’s the real deal. Neil Peart, with all his skills, proficiency and stamina did not make it to number 1 and not even on the top 3. *collective sigh* This legendary drummer was the youngest ever to be inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame back in 1983. So yeah, we were kind of disappointed.
Number 1. John Bonham
So how did they come up with the list? According to Rolling Stone:
“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.”