Famous Drummer Biographies, Videos & Pictures

Are you ever curious about what type of drum-set your favorite drummer plays? Or maybe you wondered what type of cymbals or sticks they use? That is where the Drummers section of DrumLessons.com comes in.

This resource features all the top drummers in the industry with biographies, videos, pictures and specs on each one. If you want to learn more about a certain drummer, find them in the list below and see what it takes to become a professional drummer!

Famous Drummers
Aaron Edgar

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Aaron Spears

Aaron Spears’s love for music began in the Church of God and Christ – a pentecostal church in DC he went to with his parents as an infant. Music was a big part of the religious service. Seeing and listening to the choir and to the backing musicians really struck a chord with little Aaron Spears. Full Bio…

Abe Laboriel, Jr.

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Adam Deitch

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Adam Smith

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Adrian Young

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Akira Jimbo

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Alex Acuña

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Alex Van Halen

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Antonio Sanchez

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Aquiles Priester

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Art Blakey

A son of the early jazz and swing eras, Art Blakey was pivotal in the early developments of modern bebop that took place in the 1940s, as well as of the careers of countless influential jazz musicians through his groundbreaking and award-winning Jazz Messengers. Full Bio…

Aynsley Dunbar

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Benny Greb

Benny Greb gained worldwide exposure with his 2009 instructional DVD – The Language of Drumming. However, this Germany native from Augsburg is not new to drumming. Benny Greb’s journey in the world of percussion started at a very young age, he was only 6 years old. Full Bio…

Bernard Purdie

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Bill Bachman

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Bill Stewart

William Harris “Bill” Stewart was born on October 18, 1966 in Des Moines, Iowa. Bill Stewart’s father was a trombonist and a big fan of Bill Harris, an acclaimed jazz trombonist from the 1940s and 1950s jazz scene. His love for Bill Harris’ work was such that he named Bill Stewart after him, as a tribute. Full Bio…

Bill Ward

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Billy Cobham

William Emanuel “Billy” Cobham, arguably the epitome of the fusion drummer, was born in Colón, Panama to a family of drum makers. For the first three years of his life he lived in a small village where almost everyone was a musician. His brother played trumpet, his mother sang and his father played the piano. Both his parents built congas and steel drums that they’d sell throughout the Caribbean for religious purposes. Full Bio…

Billy Higgins

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Blake Richardson

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Brooks Wackerman

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Buddy Rich

In every line of work you have icons, genius that represent the very best the world has to offer. Albert Einstein on physics, Mozart on classical music, Michael Jordan on basketball, Pelé on football; they all shined brighter than most of their peers, innovating and elevating their respective areas of expertise to a whole new level. When it comes to the art of drum set playing, Buddy Rich is THE icon. Full Bio…

Calum Rees

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Carmine Appice

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Carter Beauford

Drummer for multi-platinum recording band “Dave Matthews Band”, Carter Beauford’s playing shows no resemblance to your regular rock or pop drummer. This musician has an exquisite melodic way of creating drum parts that can be traced back to Tony Williams and Steve Gadd. Full Bio…

Chad Bjorgan

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Chad Smith

Chadwick “Chad” Gaylord Smith is one of today’s great funk-rock drummers. Chad Smith was born in the same day as the historic rock band Rolling Stones and rhythm and blues (R&B) greats Booker T. & The MG’s. So groove and rock were predestined to be a part of Chad Smith’s life from day one, in one way or another. Full Bio…

Chad Szeliga

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Chad Wackerman

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Charlie Benante

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Charlie Watts

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Chick Webb

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Chris Adler

Christopher James “Chris” Adler was born to a musical family in the city of Washington, DC in 1972. At a very early stage of his life, Chris Adler could be found tapping on his parents coffee cans with broken sticks he found on his backyard in Woodbridge, Virginia. However, Chris Adler’s early interest in percussion was “sabotaged” by his mother, a piano instructor who sang at local choirs. Full Bio…

Chris Brien

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Chris Coleman

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Chris Pennie

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Chris Warunki

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Christoph Schneider

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Cindy Blackman

Cindy Blackman was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio to a very musical family. Cindy Blackman’s mother and grandmother were both classically trained musicians, playing violin in classical orchestras and piano, respectively. Full Bio…

Clyde Stubblefield

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Cobus Potgieter

YouTube was launched in 2005, giving the room to anyone in the world to broadcast whatever they saw fit. In 2007 a South African drummer used this new medium to share his drum covers, and his life changed forever. This is how Cobus’ incredible journey started. Full Bio…

Cora Coleman

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Cozy Cole

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Cozy Powell

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Daniel Adair

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Danny Carey

Daniel Edwin “Danny” Carey was born in Lawrence, Kansas to parents who were finishing their college degrees at Kansas University. When Danny Carey was 3 years old, the Careys moved to Paola, Kansas. Danny Carey grew up in a middle-class American household with an older and a younger brother. Full Bio…

Dave Atkinson

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Dave DiCenso

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Dave Grohl

David “Dave” Eric Grohl was born at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio. He was the second and last child to come out of Virginia and James Grohl’s wedding. At the time of his birth, Dave Grohl’s sister Lisa was a month shy of her third birthday. Full Bio…

Dave Lombardo

David “Dave” Lombardo’s early couple of years were spent in Havana, Cuba. At the age of two, Dave Lombardo moved from Cuba to the United States (U.S.), when his family traded Havana for South Gate, California. Although Dave Lombardo’s time in Cuba was cut short, his Latin heritage followed him to the U.S., where it ended playing a huge role in his future career. Full Bio…

Dave Weckl

Dave Weckl has amazed the world with a great display of musicianship in some of the most significant recordings of jazz-fusion of our time. A drummer by trade but a musician by heart, Dave is more than a technically gifted player. His groove and overall tasteful and colorful playing have made him one of the most influential drummers in the world. Full Bio…

David Garibaldi

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Dean Schroeder

We are working on a new batch of drummer bios for DrumLessons.com. We’ll be uploading Dean Schroeder Reimer’s bio very soon. Come back to this page in the near future to learn about Dean Schroeder Reimer, his drumming, his music and career. Full Bio…

Dennis Chambers

Talented is an adjective that’s tossed around undeservedly quite often. However, when you’re gigging since the age of six and are coveted by some of the greatest names of funk music since the age of 13, it’s extremely hard not to do so. In the case of Dennis Chambers you can toss it around candidly but only if you add extremely before it. Full Bio…

Dennis DeLucia

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Derek Roddy

What if you could have some of the fastest double bass chops in the world? What if you could have some of the fastest hands in the world? What if you could play very original and musical patterns in the world of extreme metal drumming? What if you could play jazz, Latin, blues, funk, fusion, rock, country, and heavy metal? What if you could play guitar? Then my friend, you’d be Derek Roddy. Full Bio…

DJ Fontana

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Dom Famularo

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Ed Thigpen

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Elvin Jones

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Eric Carr

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Eric Singer

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Flo Mounier

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Gavin Harrison

A magician is a performer who creates and stages illusions of impossible or supernatural feats through natural means. Like magicians, drummers have the power to illude an entire audience with as much ease but through the clever use of rhythm instead. With his rhythmic batons Gavin Harrison has become one of the most skillful rhythmic illusionists of our time–a Houdini. Full Bio…

Gene Hoglan

Eugene Victor “Gene” Hoglan II is one of the most creative and technically proficient drummers in the heavy-metal music scene since the 1980s. Gracing stages around North America and Europe with bands like Death and Strapping Young Lad has earned him a spot in the annals of heavy-metal drumming, especially because of his unorthodox but extremely precise and creative style. Full Bio…

Gene Krupa

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George Kollias

Since the inception of the first heavy-metal bands in the late 1960s, heavy-metal drummers’ need for speed has stretched the boundaries of the style far beyond what was thought possible. However, no matter the speed they play at, the quench for faster chops never dies out. It’s because of drummers like George Kollias that the bar keeps getting raised higher. Full Bio…

Gerald Heyward

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Gil Sharone

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Ginger Baker

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Gregg Bissonette

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Hannah Ford

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Horacio Hernandez

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Ian Paice

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Jab’o Starks

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Jack DeJohnette

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Jake Hanna

John Edwin “Jake” Hanna was born and raised in Massachusetts. As a young kid living in Dorchester, Jake Hanna enjoyed smacking pipes, pots, pans and even stoves and washing machines with whatever he could put his hands on. Full Bio…

James Gadson

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Jared Falk

We all tend to naturally fear the unknown, the unsafe. This angst guides us through roads that strain us away from our own quests and passions. Those who venture out, following their dreams and desires are the ones history tends to always remember. This is the story of one of those men, the story of Jared Falk. Full Bio…

Jason Bittner

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Jason Bonham

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Jason Kliewer

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Jay Deachman

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Jeff Hamilton

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Jeff Porcaro

Jeffrey Thomas “Jeff” Porcaro was the first-born to jazz drumming great Joe Porcaro, and the eldest brother to Toto’s bassist Mike Porcaro and pianist Steve Porcaro. Jeff Porcaro was born to a family with strong bounds to music and percussion. Full Bio…

Jeff Queen

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Jerry Adolphe

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Jim Chapin

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Jim Keltner

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Joe Morello

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Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison has established himself as a reference in the world of drumming, especially in the heavy metal drumming scene, in the 15 plus years he has been drumming for metal band “Slipknot”. He’s arguably one of the fastest drummers in the world, showcasing an amazing speed and control over his hands and feet. Full Bio…

John Blackwell

A lot of businesses are family driven. They’re passed on from fathers to sons for generations on end. Like a family business, drumming was passed on to John Blackwell by his father. The ways of groove-making and the music business were taught to him earlier on in his life. The investment earned him a slew of dividends in the form of gigs with artists like Prince and Justin Timberlake. Full Bio…

John Bonham

John Henry Bonham – also known as “Bonzo” – was born in the non-metropolitan county of Worcestershire, England to Joan and Jack Bonham. John Bonham was the first of three musically inclined children to come out of Joan and Jack’s union. Full Bio…

John Dolmayan

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John JR Robinson

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John Riley

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Johnny Rabb

Innovation is something many musicians strive for throughout their entire life and career. It’s not easy to innovate, to get that one single idea that will set you apart from your peers. Johnny Rabb is the extreme example of that. He has created a very unique voice for himself behind the drum set, and behind his many business endeavors. So, he not only had that one idea, but many more following it. Full Bio…

Jojo Mayer

Jojo Mayer is one of the greatest drummers to have ever walked our planet, not only because of his skill level but because of his unrelenting search for creative freedom and musical expression. A jazz drummer by heart, it didn’t take him much time to face a harsh reality in America – the spirit of jazz wasn’t in jazz music anymore. That’s when his American adventure really began. Full Bio…

Jonathan Moffett

Many of us learn about drumming by playing along to our favorite records. More often than not, those exhilarating moments have us sharing the biggest stages in the world with our favorite artists, from the comfort of our homes. This is the story of a man who’s played those big stages, Michael Jackson’s live-drummer Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett. Full Bio…

Jose Pasillas

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Josh Freese

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Keith Carlock

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Keith Moon

Keith John Moon was born to Alfred “Alf” and Kathleen “Kit” Moon at Central Middlesex Hospital in what was then the Urban District of Willesden, London in England. For the first three years of his life, Keith Moon was raised in Tokyngton, Brent in London. Keith Moon could be described as having a restless nature with a very comedic vein to it, and exhibited a great affinity to music from the get go. Full Bio…

Kenny Clarke

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Kenton Wiens

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Kyle Radomsky

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Larry Mullen, Jr.

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Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich was born to Torben Ulrich, a Dane professional tennis player and owner of a small jazz club in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lars Ulrich’s godfather was Dexter Gordon, an American jazz tenor saxophonist and Academy Award-nominated actor, who is best known as one of the first and most important musicians to adapt the bebop musical language to the tenor saxophone. Full Bio…

Lenny White

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Lionel Duperron

A focused musician and an extremely affable and knowledgeable teacher, Lionel Duperron represents what any drummer should strive to be – passionate and dedicated. He’s been making a name for himself for a while now, as a drum teacher, a studio and a live performer, having achieved worldwide exposure with his work for the FreeDrumLessons.com website. Full Bio…

Louie Bellson

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Marco Minnemann

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Matt Greiner

As one fifth of the metalcore outfit known as August Burns Red, Matt Greiner has been raising the bar of the heavy-metal-drumming scene for some years now. His powerful, precise, fast, groovy and creative drumming has been turning heads and earning him accolades all over the world. Full Bio…

Matt Sorum

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Max Roach

Max Roach is regarded as one of the most important drummers in the history of jazz. His contributions to jazz music and modern drumming are invaluable. Max Roach, along with guys like Kenny Clarke, shaped what is now regarded as the standard vocabulary of modern jazz drumming with the invention of bebop. Full Bio…

Meg White

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Mike Johnston

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Mike Mangini

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Mike Michalkow

In 2006, “The Total Package” Lex Luger retired from the world of professional wrestling. Little did he know that soon after, and with the release of The Moeller Method Secrets, the world would get acquainted with its new total package, but in the form of master drummer, educator, author, hand percussionist and session musician, Mike Michalkow. Full Bio…

Mike Portnoy

Michael Stephen “Mike” Portnoy was born and raised in Long Beach, New York. Mike Portnoy developed an interest in music early on, because of his father Howard Portnoy, a huge fan of rock music that worked as a rock DJ at a local radio station in the early 1970s. Mike Portnoy was constantly surrounded by a wide variety of rock music. Full Bio…

Milton Banana

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Mitch Mitchell

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Ndugu Chancler

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Neil Peart

Drummer and main lyricist for progressive rock band Rush, “The Professor” has unquestionably set high standards in the world of drumming with his well thought out and challenging drum parts, as well as with his magnificent sculptured drum solos. He’s one of the biggest drum heroes in the world of rock music, and one of the main reasons many of you have picked up a pair of drumsticks. Full Bio…

Nicko McBrain

Michael Henry “Nicko” McBrain was born in Hackney, East London, England on June 5, 1952. Coming to prominence in the early 1980s as the drummer for heavy-metal gods Iron Maiden, Nicko McBrain has established himself as one of the main driving forces and inspirations behind heavy-metal drumming today. Full Bio…

Nisan Stewart

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Omar Hakim

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Papa Jo Jones

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Paul Wertico

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Pete Lockett

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Peter Criss

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Peter Erskine

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Peter Magadini

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Phil Collins

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Phil Rudd

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Philly Joe Jones

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Questlove

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Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr was born Richard Starkey to bakery assistant Elsie Starkey and dock worker Richard Starkey. Ringo Starr comes from a musically inclined family. His grandparents played mandolin and banjo, and his parents had a piano at home. Ringo Starr never actually learned how to play the piano, although he enjoyed spending some time walking over it. Full Bio…

Robby Ameen

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Roy Haynes

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Sam Heard

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Scott Johnson

We are working on a new batch of drummer bios for DrumLessons.com. We’ll be uploading Scott “Scojo” Johnson’s bio very soon. Come back to this page in the near future to learn about Scott “Scojo” Johnson, his drumming, his music and career. Full Bio…

Sean Lang

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Shannon Larkin

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Shawn Drover

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Sheila E.

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Shelly Manne

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Simon Phillips

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Sly Dunbar

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Stanton Moore

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Steve Ferrone

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Steve Gadd

Steve Gadd has been one of the world’s top session drummers since hitting the New York studio scene in the 1970s. He has worked with top names in the music industry inside and outside of the studio, becoming one of the most influential drummers of all time with his simple and very professional attitude – always serve the music to the best of his abilities, and play for the groove. Full Bio…

Steve Jordan

As a multi-instrumentalist, record producer and musical director, Steve Jordan has left his imprint on numerous projects and artists. He has dedicated his entire being and talent to the art of groove making for over 35 years, no matter the role he’s been cast to perform. However, it has been through his tremendous ability to play drum-set that we’ve come to love and respect him. The groove is here! Full Bio…

Steve Smith

At the age of two, Steve Elliot Smith could already be found playing a drum set. His parents were the main culprits behind this hobby of his since the idea of getting him a kit was their’s. Unfortunately, Steve Smith’s drum set didn’t last long, seeing it was a toy-set and he didn’t know how to play. Full Bio…

Stewart Copeland

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer Miles Copeland, Jr. and archaeologist Lorraine Adie Copeland gave birth to Stewart Armstrong Copeland in the summer of 1952. Just six months after his birth, Miles and Lorraine moved to Egypt with Stewart Copeland and his older siblings, Miles Copeland III and Ian Copeland. Full Bio…

Taylor Hawkins

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Teddy Campbell

There are plenty of extraordinary drummers out there but not as much high-profile gigs and opportunities. It’s pretty uncommon for a drummer to need more than five fingers to count the number of successful acts they’ve worked with, unless they’re Teddy Campbell. Full Bio…

Terry Bozzio

Terry John Bozzio was born on December 27, 1950 to Italian-American parents in San Francisco, California. His upbringing was fairly simple. Music was a part of his life from the get-go and was always around him. Terry Bozzio’s mother had sing in the high-school band, while his father was once a child-prodigy accordion player. Full Bio…

The Rev

James “Jimmy” Owen Sullivan – known by the stage name “The Reverend Tholomew Plague” or just “The Rev” – started his musical journey at the tender age of five with piano and drum lessons. His early beginnings were urged by his parents will of having him learn to play a musical instrument. Full Bio…

Thomas Lang

Thomas Lang is considered one of the epitomes of the modern drummer. Few are the things he can’t play with his killer independence, speed, control, and precision. He’s seen as a focused clinician, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, but above all else he’s an intense musician. Full Bio…

Thomas Pridgen

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Tim Yeung

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Tomas Haake

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Tommy Igoe

Tommy Igoe was born to a very musical family. His father, Sonny Igoe, had been making a name for himself as an educator and drummer since the early be-bop era, playing with guys like Benny Goodman and Woody Herman. Knowing the shortcomings that came from working in the music business, Sonny Igoe tried steering Tommy Igoe in a different direction. Full Bio…

Tommy Lee

Wild and loud are just a couple of words to qualify one of greatest rock drummers of all time, Tommy Lee. Mostly known as the drummer for heavy metal act Mötley Crüe, Tommy became known for some of his gimmicky drum solos, which featured a revolving and spinning drum set. Tommy has become an icon on his own right, and an epitome of what it is to be rock ‘n’ roll. Full Bio…

Tony Royster, Jr.

A child prodigy at first, Tony Royster Jr. was able to refine himself into one of the most talented and gifted drummers in the world. His level of success is a great example of what happens when you combine natural talent and facility with a ton of hard work, woodshedding, and determination. Full Bio…

Tony Williams

Anthony Tillmon “Tony” Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 12, 1945. Tony Williams’ family moved to Boston, Massachusetts when he was a toddler. His father, Tillman Williams, was the main driving force behind Tony’s appreciation of music and jazz. Full Bio…

Travis Barker

Travis Baker is arguably one of the most popular and creative drummers to walk our planet. He started getting noticed as the brains behind “blink-182′s” innovative punk driven rhythms, but is becoming one of today’s most influential musicians in the rock and pop fueled world of music. Full Bio…

Travis Orbin

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Travis Smith

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Tré Cool

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Vinnie Colaiuta

From pots and pans, to the halls of the Berkley School of Music, to the main stages with Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Megadeth, and Sting; Vinnie Colaiuta has left his mark wherever he has played drums. If the various styles of music were different speaking languages, Vinnie would articulate them all easily and with no accent whatsoever. Full Bio…

Vinnie Paul

Vincent “Vinnie” Paul Abbott was born to Carolyn and Jerry Abbott, a country music songwriter and record producer, in Abilene, Texas in 1964. Music played a huge role in Vinnie Paul’s development as he was growing up. Jerry Abbot’s affair with music was influential in getting Vinnie Paul to play an instrument. Full Bio…

Virgil Donati

Music is a way of life. It takes a certain level of dedication and drive to shape ourselves into the musical beings we strive to be. There are no shortcuts, no magical methods. Talent alone won’t get you far. You have to practice and play. Virgil Donati represents this very essence. His playing comes to show how perfect practice does indeed make perfect. Full Bio…

Walfredo Reyes, Sr.

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Will Calhoun

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Zak Starkey

Going through life as the offspring of an accomplished musician bestows a heavy burden, one many aren’t apt of coping with. When you look at Zak Starkey however, you don’t see the son of legendary drummer Ringo Starr, you see an accomplished studio and touring drummer who’s made a very successful career and name for himself. Full Bio…

Zigaboo Modeliste

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Zutty Singleton

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