Who is the best rock drummer of 2018?


At the heart of every great rock band is an equally great drummer keeping the beat with flair, power and showmanship.

2018 has been a fantastic year for rock music, reflected in this shortlist of fantastic drummers who have released an album or hit the road in the last 12 months. 

Best rock drummer is always a hotly-contested category and each drummer on this list deserves to win. The question is, which rock drummer did it for you in 2018?

Last year’s winner: Travis Barker

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Voting closes at midnight on 15 November 2018.

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