My Favourite Drummersby IRD | created - 31 May 2013 | updated - 31 May 2013 | Public
1. Neil Peart
Soundtrack | High Fidelity
Neil Peart is one of the most universally respected rock drummers, and is best known for his nearly superhuman, pyrotechnic drum playing, and for providing intellectual lyrics for his band's songs. Neil has served as both drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush since 1974, joining bassist/...
Composer | Rumble Fish
Stewart Copeland was born on July 16, 1952 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA as Stewart Armstrong Copeland. He is known for his work on Rumble Fish (1983), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999). He has been married to Fiona Dent since 1993. They have ...
3. Keith Moon
Actor | Tommy
Keith John Moon was born to working class parents in Wembley, London, England, on the 23rd August, 1946. At the age of 12, he had joined the Sea Cadet Corp and was given his first musical instrument, the bugle. He left school by 15 and was in his first band, The Beachcombers; this was around the ...
4. John Bonham
Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same
John Bonham is still regularly voted in polls as the greatest and most influential rock drummer of all time, an opinion which has also been expressed by the likes of Roger Taylor of Queen, Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
He started playing drums at the age of five ...
6. Gene Krupa
Soundtrack | Avengers: Age of Ultron
Gene married Ethel McGuire in 1934. She was the switchboard operator at the Dixie Hotel where Gene was living while he was working in the pit band of "Girl Crazy." They were divorced in 1942 and remarried in 1946. Ethel died in 1955. Gene then married Patty Bowler in 1959 and they adopted two ...
The Gene Krupa Orchestra
7. Ginger Baker
Soundtrack | Casino
Ginger Baker was born on August 19, 1939 in Lewisham, London, England as Peter Edward Baker.
8. Lars Ulrich
Soundtrack | Zombieland
Lars Ulrich was born on December 26, 1963 in Gentofte, Denmark. He is married to Jessica Miller. He was previously married to Skylar Satenstein and Debbie Jones.
10. Mitch Mitchell
Actor | The Groundstar Conspiracy
Mitch Mitchell was born on July 9, 1947 in Ealing, Middlesex, England as John Mitchell. He was an actor and composer, known for The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972), Jennings at School (1958) and The Unholy Rollers (1972). He died on November 12, 2008 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Soundtrack | Smokin' Aces
Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor was born on September 21, 1954 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England as Phil Taylor. He died on November 11, 2015.