Famous music historian and radio personality, Eddie Trunk, shared his top 5 drummers on the world on social media, and Dream Theater icon Mike Portnoy shared his reaction after seeing his name on the list.

On the list, Eddie added legendary drummer of Rush, Neil Peart, in the first place, and placed Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham on the second spot. Afterward, he ranked Mike as the 3rd best drummer in the world.

Mike seemed happy after being one of the best drummers in the world for Eddie Trunk and stated that it’s always nice to be included in these lists. Also, he showed his gratitude to Eddie in this way.

Here are the best drummers according to Eddie Trunk:

    1. Neil Peart
    2. John Bonham
    3. Mike Portnoy
    4. Brian Tichy
    5. Charlie Benante

Here is what Mike Portnoy said:

“Wow thanks, Eddie Trunk 🙏 Always nice to be included in lists like these…(let me know how much money I owe you…) 😂😎 Love you bro 😘”

A fan named Isaac added this comment:

“Where’s lars? Haha ok, all jokes aside. He may not be a ‘technically’ great drummer but he arranges those songs and plays Whats perfect for those songs.”

Another fan named Diego to Mike Portnoy:

“You are all of them in one, absorbed all influences. For me, you are the best drummer of all!”

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Wow thanks @EddieTrunk 🙏 Always nice to be included in lists like these…(let me know how much $$ I owe ya…) 😂😎 Luv ya bro 😘 #Repost @eddietrunk ・・・ Totally brutal exercise once again this week on #TrunkNation. I clearly like torturing myself and my audience haha. Sooo hard to cut it to just 5. So many I left off I love! But this is what I came up with: Peart, Bonham, @mikeportnoy @briantichydrums @charbenante . I could give you 40 more it killed me to not list, but that’s the fun of doing it ! Thanks to all who sent lists in. The show replays tonight 10-Mid ET on @siriusxmvolume 106 and is on demand on the free @siriusxm app. I’ll do more of your lists in tomorrow’s show as well and feel free to list some here also. Thanks 🥁

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