Let’s be honest, musicians are generally speaking not usually the most athletic people. However, this rule is stood on it’s (drum)head when it comes to those well-muscled percussionists that sit behind the trap-kit. It takes massive amounts of strength, coordination and endurance to master the drums, let alone play them for a typical 40-minute set. If that ain’t enough, there’s a small but multi-skilled set of elite drummers who have been known to take lead vocals while playing their drums AT THE SAME FREAKIN’ TIME! And you thought walking and texting was hard! While we rightfully acknowledge the talent of drummers turned singers and guitarists like Foo Fighters Dave Grohl, singing lead vocals while bashing out a beat on a drum kit like his bandmate Taylor Hawkins is a whole ‘nother level of coordinated execution and musical accomplishment. Check out 10 drummers who sang their hearts out from behind their drum kit.
See singing drummers and fellow Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins (who’s on this list) and Dave Grohl (who isn’t) talk about their love of Queen’s dinging drummer Roger Taylor!
Roger Taylor (Queen)
While keeping the beat down behind these regal rockers, drummer Taylor would take his turn on lead vocals on some of the band’s hardest numbers, as well as this song which was the B-side to the Bohemian Rhapsody” single.
Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
As stated above, this article is about drummers who can play their ass off on drums and sing their hearts out at the same time, so while Dave Grohl may be awesome, he doesn’t count. His blonde bandmate however does, as seen here with his solo band Taylor Hawkins and The Coattail Riders.