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loudwire.com have recently published their ranking of the greatest hard rock and metal drummers of all time.

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As the creators of the list say, the criteria for picking the artists included such aspects as: “World-topping chops, (…) historical influence, (…) knowing when to not show off their virtuosity and (…) some combination of all the above.

Is anyone missing here? Is there anybody who in your opinion shouldn’t have made it on the list? Does the winner’s name surprise you? We leave the assessment to you, Drummers and Drummerettes…

66. Paul MAZURKIEWICZ (Cannibal Corpse)

65. Bobby JARZOMBEK (Riot, Fates Warning, Halford, Sebastian Bach, Spastic Ink)

64. A. J. PERO (Twisted Sister)

63. Shannon LARKIN (Godsmack)

62. Matt SORUM (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Hollywood Vampires, The Cult)

61. Marco MINNEMANN (Joe Satriani, Steven Wilson)

60. Blake RICHARDSON (Between the Burried and Me)

59. Mario DUPLANTIER (Gojira)

58. Jimmy CHAMBERLIN (Smashing Pumpkins)

57. George KOLLIAS (Nile, Nightfall)

56. Igor CAVALERA (Sepultura, The Cavalera Conspiracy)

55. Lars ULRICH (Metallica)

54. Dave WITTE (Municipal Waste, Human Remains)

53. Martin LOPEZ (Amon Amarth, Opeth)

52. Steven ADLER (Guns N’ Roses)

51. Travis BARKER (Blink 182)

50. Pete SANDOVAL (Morbid Angel)

49. Scott ROCKENFIELD (Queensryche)

48. Tomas HAAKE (Meshuggah)

47. Sean REINERT (Cynic, Death)

46. Trym (Satyricon, Emperor, Enslaved)

45. Stephen PERKINS (Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros)

44. Nick MENZA (Megadeth)

43. Tommy LEE (Motley Crue)

42. Vinny APPICE (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell)

41. Brad WILK (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage)

40. Tommy RAMONE (The Ramones)

39. Phil “Philthy Animal” TAYLOR (Motorhead)

38. Jimmy “The Rev” SULLIVAN (Avenged Sevenfold)

37. Mike BORDIN (Faith No More, Ozzy Osbourne)

36. Scott TRAVIS (Judas Priest)

35. Roger TAYLOR (Queen)

34. Phil RUDD (AC/DC)

33. Mick HARRIS (Napalm Death)

32. Cozy POWELL (Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Brian May, Peter Green, Gary Moore)

31. John DOLMAYAN (System of a Down)

30. Josh FREESE (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Guns N’ Roses, Devo, Paramore)

29. Mikkey DEE (Motorhead, Mercyful Fate)

28. Tom HUNTING (Exodus)

27. Matt CAMERON (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden)

26. Brann DAILOR (Mastodon)

25. Ian PAICE (Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Gary Moore)

24. Chad SMITH (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

23. Paul BOSTAPH (Slayer)

22. Jan Axel “Hellhammer” BLOMBERG (Mayhem, Emperor)

21. Mike MANGINI (Dream Theater)

20. Clive BURR (Iron Maiden)

19. Vinnie PAUL (Pantera, Damageplan, Hellyeah)

18. Alex VAN HALEN (Van Halen)

17. Gene HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Fear Factory, Dark Angel)

16. Mitch MITCHELL (Jimmy Hendrix Experience)

15. Terry BOZZIO (Frank Zappa, U.K., Korn)

14. Chris ADLER (Lamb of God)

13. Nicko MCBRAIN (Iron Maiden)

12. Charlie BENANTE (Anthrax, S.O.D.)

11. Joey JORDISON (Slipknot, Murderdolls, Scar the Martyr)

10. Dave GROHL (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)

9. Bill BRUFORD (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis)

8. Bill WARD (Black Sabbath)

7. Mike PORTNOY (Dream Theater, Transatlantic, The Winery Dogs)

6. Ginger BAKER (Cream, Blind Faith, Atomic Rooster)

5. Danny CAREY (Tool)

4. Dave LOMBARDO (Slayer, Fantomas, Philm, Suicidal Tendencies)

3. Neil PEART (Rush)

2. Keith MOON (The Who)

1. John BONHAM (Led Zeppelin)