Weekend Rock Question: Who Is the Greatest Drummer of All Time?

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February 4, 2011 6:05 PM ET
Clockwise from top left: Dave Grohl, Keith Moon, John Bonham and ?uestlove
Clockwise from top left: Dave Grohl, Keith Moon, John Bonham and ?uestlove
Marty Temme/WireImage(Grohl), Chris Morphet/Redferns(Moon), Jeff Fusco/Getty Images(?uestlove), Robert Knight Archive/Redferns(Bonham)

Last week, we asked Rolling Stone readers to name the greatest dead rock star of all time – and we compiled the votes into an official top 10 list.

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Now it's time for a new weekend rock question: Who is the best drummer ever? (Consider these four pictured as suggestions – but feel free to get creative.)

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