LISTS: The 32 Best Drummers

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There've been hundreds of drummer jokes over the years, but no one jokes when it comes to putting together a list of the best who've ever played.

NME is the latest publication to take a crack at it with its 32 of the Best Drummers to Grace Rock 'n' Roll list. A couple of the choices are a bit odd (Both Meg and Jack White? Buddy Rich is Rock?), but they do hit all the usual suspects. Here's the entire list, which is in no order.

  • Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Ringo Starr of The Beatles
  • Alex Van Halen of Van Halen
  • Dave Grohl of Nirvana
  • Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters
  • Travis Barker of Blink-182
  • Neil Peart of Rush
  • Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac
  • Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones
  • Stephen Morris of New Order
  • Phil Collins of Genesis
  • Meg White of The White Stripes
  • Topper Headon of The Clash
  • Moe Tucker of The Velvet Underground
  • Dominic Howard of Muse
  • Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire
  • John Bonham of Led Zeppelin
  • Keith Moon of The Who
  • Terry Bozzio of Missing Persons and Frank Zappa
  • Tommy Aldridge of Whitesnake and Thin Lizzy
  • B.J. Wilson of Procol Harum
  • Alan White of Yes
  • Jack White of The Dead Weather
  • Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint
  • Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney
  • Mat Helders of Arctic Monkeys
  • Lars Ulrich of Metallica
  • Roger Taylor of Queen
  • Stewart Copeland of The Police
  • Ginger Baker of Cream
  • Buddy Rich
  • Sheila E.

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