Are You Kidding Me?
Hogland, Ulrich, Barker, Adler, McBrain? Over Rich, Blakey, Krupa, Roach, Williams, Morello, Weckl.
This list just shows how the drumming world has changed. Speed and no sense of musicality over speed and grace of the drum kit. The drummers of years gone by were the ones who made most of these guys on this list want to play the drums in the first place.
To have no place on this list for any of the old guard is horrible. I for one think that the number 1 overall drummer should be Gene Krupa, and Buddy second only because Krupa had better style and wasn't nearly as sloppy as Rich. And they had some terrific drum battles that all drummers should watch.
NOTE: the TotalDrumsets.com team would like to point out that our list is for the best ROCK drummers. And does not include drummers who where mainly JAZZ or FUSION drummers such as the ones mentioned above.