The 5 greatest ever drum battles

Will Chad vs Ferrell match up?

The 5 greatest ever drum battles

It was last week revealed that Chad Smith and Will Ferrell are to face off with a highly anticipated drum battle, but the pair aren't the first to duke it out behind the kit, y'know.

Nope, there's been plenty of drummer vs drummer duels down the years. Will Smith vs Ferrell match up to any of these?

Gene Krupa vs Buddy Rich

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ5B7yqDYbA

The classic. Two all two greats get behind the kit and do battle. Captivating viewing.

Thomas Lang vs Mike Terrana – Meinl Drum Festival

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSacjWnieq0

Technique galore and a little humour as well from this Meinl Drum Festival clip.

Sully Erna vs Shannon Larkin

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ8-r_hd5PY

Godsmack bandmates Sully Erna and Shannon Larkin go head to head here.

Lars Ulrich vs James Hetfield

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8FpfMHVzuA

And the Godsmak duo aren't the only pair from the same band to dive into a drum battle. How's about this from Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield?

Derek Roddy vs Eric Moore

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVmAXGUiges

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