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Rolling Stone releases list of the 100 Greatest Drummers, and Neil Peart is not No. 1

Also, Tool's Danny Carey and Dave Grohl fail to crack the top 25

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    Today, Rolling Stone published its list of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time,” and spoiler: Meg White is ranked higher than U2’s Larry Mullen Jr. and Blink-182’s Travis Barker; Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith comes in at No. 64; Phil Collins is at No. 43; Tool’s Danny Carey and Dave Grohl are ranked No. 26 and 27, respectively; and Neil Peart, who was voted by our own readers as music’s greatest drummer, doesn’t even crack the top 3.

    In creating the list, Rolling Stone editors “valued nuance and musicality over chops and flash, celebrating players who knew the value of aiding a great song more than hogging up a show with a silly solo.”

    You can see the full list below, and read Rolling Stone’s rational for each selection here.

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    100. Christian Vander, Magma
    99. Travis Barker, Blink-182
    98. Steven Adler, Guns N’ Roses
    97. Cindy Blackman, Lenny Kravitz
    96. Larry Mullen Jr., U2
    95. Chris Dave, D’Angelo and Robert Glasper Experiment
    94. Meg White, The White Stripes
    93. Tomas Haake, Meshuggah
    92. Ralph Molina, Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    91. Brian Chippendale, Lightning Bolt
    90. Janet Weiss, Sleater-Kinney
    89. Bill Stevenson, Descendents
    88. Jon Theodore, The Mars Volta and Queens of the Stone Age
    87. George Hurley, The Minutemen and Firehose
    86. Phil Rudd, AC/DC
    85. Tommy Lee, Mötley Crüe
    84. John Stanier, Battles
    83. Ronald Shannon Jackson
    82. Glenn Kotche, Wilco
    81. JR Robinson
    80. Steve Jordan, John Mayer Trio
    79. Mick Avory, The Kinks
    78. Micky Waller, Jeff Beck Group
    77. Moe Tucker, The Velvet Underground
    76. Earl Young, The Trammps
    75. Earl Hudson, Bad Brains
    74. Michael Shrieve, Santana
    73. Pete Thomas, Elvis Costello
    72. James “Diamond” Williams, The Ohio Players
    71. Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, The Allman Brothers Band
    70. Tommy Ramone, The Ramones
    69. Dale Crover, The Melvins
    68. Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey, Parliament Funkadelic
    67. Greg Errico, Sly and the Family Stone
    66. Kenny Aronoff, John Mellencamp
    65. Sly Dunbar, Sly and Robbie
    64. Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers
    63. Dennis Chambers
    62. Tony Thompson, Chic and The Power Station
    61. Clem Burke, Blondie
    60. Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac
    59. Jim Gordon, Derek and the Dominos
    58. Sheila E, Prince
    57. Manu Katche
    56. Richie Hayward, Little Feat
    55. Max Weinberg, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    54. Questlove, The Roots
    53. Jimmy Chamberlin, The Smashing Pumpkins
    52. Matt Cameron, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden
    51. Alex Van Halen, Van Halen
    50. Cozy Powell, The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Whitesnake, and Black Sabbath
    49. Vinnie Colaiuta
    48. John “Drumbo” French, Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band
    47. Dave Lombardo, Slayer
    46. Dave Garibaldi, Tower of Power
    45. Billy Cobham
    44. Jerry Allison, The Crickets
    43. Phil Collins, Genesis
    42. Bill Ward, Black Sabbath
    41. Carter Beauford, Dave Matthews Band
    40. Jack DeJohnette
    39. Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood, Parliament Funkadelic
    38. Jim Keltner
    37. Jeff Porcaro, Toto
    36. Steve Smith, Journey
    35. Fred Below
    34. Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, Grateful Dead
    33. Tony Allen
    32. James Gadson
    31. Roger Hawkins, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
    30. Clifton James, Bo Diddley
    29. Carlton Barrett, Bob Marley and the Wailers
    28. Carmine Appice
    27. Dave Grohl, Nirvana and Foo Fighters
    26. Danny Carey, Tool
    25. Earl Palmer, Little Richard
    24. Steve Gadd
    23. Elvin Jones, John Coltrane Quartet
    22. Levon Helm, The Band
    21. Ian Paice, Deep Purple
    20. Bernard Purdie
    19. Tony Williams, Miles Davis
    18. Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, The Meters
    17. Terry Bozzio, Frank Zappa
    16. Bill Bruford, Yes and King Crimson
    15. Buddy Rich
    14. Ringo Starr, The Beatles
    13. D.J. Fontana, Elvis Presley
    12. Charlie Watts, The Rolling Stones
    11. Benny Benjamin, The Funk Brothers
    10. Stewart Copeland, The Police
    09. Al Jackson Jr., Booker T. & the MG’s
    08. Mitch Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix Experience
    07. Gene Krupa
    06. Clyde Stubblefield and John “Jabo” Starks
    05. Hal Blaine
    04. Neil Peart, Rush
    03. Ginger Baker, Cream
    02. Keith Moon, The Who
    01. John Bonham, Led Zeppelin

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