The Top Ten Douchiest Drummers of All Time

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What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who might actually deserve to be struck by lightning. It's only natural that having the biggest instrument in the band will lead to some smug attitudes, inflated egos and dumbass behavior. But when it comes to narrowing down the douchiest drummers of all time, there's a handful of them that definitely stick out. Here is our list of the Ten Douchiest Drummers of All Time.

See Also:
-The Top Ten Douchiest Guitar Players of All Time

10)Terry Bozzio
Terry Bozzio doesn't necessarily come across as the biggest egomaniac in interviews or even during his concerts. It's more or less his monstrous drum kit that is the real douchebag in this situation. Why someone would ever need 30 toms and two dozen cymbals to play the drums in any genre is beyond us. And why does every solo begin with this obligatory need to tap every fucking gong and windchime he owns? We're willing to concede that anyone good enough to play drums for Frank Zappa deserves a little extra room to stretch out. That doesn't mean they should create a kit that looks like something you could strap wheels on and drive around on the set of Mad Max.



9. Meg White
Most drummers are familiar with the term "ride cymbal." In the case of Meg White from the White Stripes, it always seemed to feel as though she was playing a free ride more than anything else. Someone tell us: Does this woman even qualify as a drummer? At times, watching her try to keep a beat behind Jack White's furious blues guitar was like throwing a cat in the pool and watching it try to swim. It was painful. Sure, the White Stripes always prided itself on keeping things simple. But really? That simple? There are literally thousands of women who could have made the White Stripes more formidable in the rhythm department. Does that mean add a bunch of crazy drum solos, bells and whistles? No. But if you're gonna play virtually the same beat for every song, play it with some balls.



8. Travis Barker
For the past couple of decades, Travis Barker's status as the official bro-dog of the drum world has gone unsurpassed. His road to becoming a douchebag drummer really started to take off after he left the Aquabats in 1997. Whether he was mercilessly trying to cram hip-hop drum solos into Blink-182's pop-punk sound during live shows, fulfilling his quenchless desire for tattoos and Cadillacs or starting his clothing line Famous Stars and Straps -- worn by bros the world over -- Barker has been on a full-time mission to become the embodiment of all things 909. Siiiiick.



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26 comments
Christopher Schmidt
Christopher Schmidt

Lars Ulrich is awesome and so is Animal, think your writer needs a vacation or some lessons in music.

grahamccollins1
grahamccollins1

Phil Collins was for a long time the most sought after session drummer in England. Anybody that questions how dope this man was needs to check out Brand X Live or the Genesis box set where they play The Lamb in it's entirety. Dude's a slavedriver.

Shea Spence
Shea Spence

Animal is awesome, but pretty much everyone else on this list is on point.

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

Animal is the best.....this article is sacrilegious.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Better be careful talking shit about Animal.

Mark Petrinelli
Mark Petrinelli

you are full of shit, any band anywhere, EVER would LOVE to have animal sub in, it would be win, Animal from Muppets, is not a douch, hisss hisss

Bobby Duebelbeis
Bobby Duebelbeis

I'm officially done "liking" the RFT after this nonsense.

Scott Creedon
Scott Creedon

Who the fuck writes this? Get someone in there that knows music. In the mean time send the writer of this on traffic detail

Earl Kliethermes
Earl Kliethermes

Douche article. You should walk too the fridge and back before you publish this crap.

Steven Torlina
Steven Torlina

How can you say animal from the muppets is a douchebag kill yourself

John Lupia
John Lupia

Is RFT at the top of the douchiest newspaper list?

Jason M Parker
Jason M Parker

And Chad Smith, Lars....will Ferrell. Travis barker ia cool

Johnnysynth
Johnnysynth

Ooookay... Phil Collins is probably the best drummer on this list !

James Bragado
James Bragado

Hey RFT, get back to promoting St. Louis rather then trashing it and doing dumb articles like this one.

HotDogs
HotDogs

you forgot devil dan

Jake Jones
Jake Jones

Player hating!!! Other than Lars, you could have put him in there 10 times over.

Michael Allen
Michael Allen

Dear RFT: You suck at being snarky. You're not Cracked. Stop.

Ryan Stufft
Ryan Stufft

How does not being the greatest drummer qualify one as a douche? I think the author was a bit harsh on Meg White. At least she got up there and did something that both she and obviously their fan base enjoyed.

Brian Bradley
Brian Bradley

Thanks to the author for keeping Lars Ulrich at #1 where he so rightly deserves to be. :)

OlDiz
OlDiz

I'm waiting for the Top Ten Douchiest Music Critics Who Write Anything to Spawn Unwarranted Controversy of All Time' list..

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