Following the 50 greatest drummers of all time: part 1, here, as promised, is the second half. These are the top 25 sticksmen to ever grace a throne - compiled by our friends at Rhythm Magazine but chosen by the all-voting, all-drumming and all-opinionated readers.
So, if you missed part 1, start here. If not, sit back, pick up a stick to twirl (or hit yourself with, if you don’t agree with the order - hey, it’s reader-voted, remember!?) and scroll through to find the very greatest. First up at 25: Journey’s Steve Smith…
Why is he great?
From filling arenas with Journey, Steve Smith has become a connoisseur and collector of global grooves on Vitalization, with his fusion band Vital Information.
“Steve Smith’s DVDs demonstrate that he is a drum scholar of the highest order, while his ability to play pop, rock, jazz and fusion make him the perfect all-rounder.” (Frank Drew, Stockport)
Steve Smith – Drum Set Technique / History Of The U.S. Beat (DVD)
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