Bonzo Tops Rolling Stone’s Best Drummers List

Believe me, after hosting the annual Drummies! Awards for decades, we know a thing or two about readers’ polls here at DRUM! World Headquarters. Here’s the way they work – when the ballots are counted, the results are final, even if they don’t actually make a lot of sense. So while every single drummer who appeared in Rolling Stone’s very first “Best Drummers Of All Time” readers’ poll is a legend and even an innovator, we were left scratching our heads about the actual order of the winners (Keith Moon is a better drummer than Buddy Rich?). We suspect that a lot of non-drummers cast votes. Take a look at Rolling Stone’s list below and tell us what you think.

1. John Bonham
2. Keith Moon
3. Neil Peart
4. Dave Grohl
5. Ringo Starr
6. Buddy Rich
7. Stewart Copeland
8. ?uestlove
9. Ginger Baker
10. Michael Shrieve