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10 Most Underrated Drummers In Rock

Backbeats in the Background.

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Why do drummers always end up getting the short end of the stick in rock bands? Despite being the main backbeat behind every song, every other drummer ends up getting the sour reputation as 'the dumb one' who just sits in the back and bangs on things for a living. Though there have been many significant drummers in rock's pantheon, millions more monsters behind the kit have been sorely neglected.

Then again, it's pretty easy to see why the member with the least star power is the one who is literally stuck behind a kit for the majority of their performance. Whereas many people like to focus on the guitar players or singers in these bands, none of them would have been where they are today if it wasn't for these rhythmic monsters providing the foundation for them.

While some drummers are content with just hanging back and being badass in the background of rock and roll, other rhythmic monsters are relegated to the bottom slot of their respective acts by being either overshadowed by the more interesting members or for the more ill-advised moments in their career. The world has had their fair share of guitar heroes...now it's time to take a look at the experts behind the kit who deserve much more love than they probably get.

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