A couple of months back, our stick-wielding friends at Rhythm Magazine launched their biggest ever poll to find the greatest drummers of all time.
While those perennial drum chart toppers are mostly present and correct, it’s the order of greatness - and the inclusion of the lesser-known at the expense of more-established sticksman - that will inevitably please and infuriate at the same time. But that’s the beauty of community-compiled lists!
This is a gallery of the first half of your results (50-25) - you can see the second half here. You can also pick up a copy of Rhythm for the full list plus those reader comments which helped secure their drumming heroes a place. First up: Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron.
Why is he great?
A stalwart of the Seattle scene, he exuded confidence and power on Soundgarden’s classic Superunknown before taking his pounding, inventive chops to Pearl Jam.
Soundgarden – Superunknown (1994)
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