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10 Best Drum Solos In Classic Rock

Whiplash has nothing on these guys...

Polydor

Rock and roll tends to get the reputation as the guitarists' genre. No matter what kind of rock song you're playing, there is a certain subsection of fans who only need a guitar solo to get their seal of approval. While there's no disputing the talent behind playing fast riffs, it takes a certain amount of physical endurance when manning the drumkit.

Whereas other instruments like the guitars and vocals create brilliant melodies for each song, the drums are the real muscle behind any good rock song. Anyone can appreciate a good drum performance, but it feels like the Earth comes to a halt when you have a drum solo take center stage.

When the music fades away and the rhythm takes over, it's a primal experience for both the musician and the audience. It almost feels like the person at the kit has some sort of demonic presence inside of them that demands to be let out through their sticks. Once the drums come to a halt, it's almost as if you can feel the sense of relief once the band comes roaring back in. Here are the drummers who pushed themselves to the limit to make these songs rhythmic journeys.

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