Dave Grohl, Josh Freese Among Gibson.com’s Top 10 Rock Drummers of All Time

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Gibson.com recently counted down Gibson’s Top 10 Rock Drummer of All Time. A couple of excerpts from the list follow below.

10. Ringo Starr (The Beatles)

9. Stewart Copeland (The Police, Oysterhead)

8. Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, Devo, Nine Inch Nails)

One of the most sought-after studio drummers in rock music both for his precision and jackhammer groove, Josh Freese has appeared on nearly 300 records, including Puddle of Mudd, The Offspring, 3 Doors Down, Avril Lavigne and Tracy Bonham… Not many drummers can honestly claim to have experience in every given style of music, from rock to jazz to metal, but his capability runs the gamut of modern music.

7. Ginger Baker (Cream)

6. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)

5. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)

4. Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures)

Rock’s hardest working drummer during his time with Nirvana, Dave Grohl first took to the mic on “Marigold” off Nirvana’s, Heart-Shaped Box... Grohl has come a long way since his early heavy-handed drumming with Freak Baby and Scream, and it’s a career filled with taking chances and following his heart. It’s no wonder everyone wants to jam with him.

3. Keith Moon (The Who)

2. Neal Peart (Rush)

1. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)

Read the entire list from Gibson.com.

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