Van Halen's Alex Van Halen is getting new recognition. The rocker earned the top spot in Rhythm Magazine's poll of the "Greatest Ever Drum Intros." Readers gave the nod to Van Halen's 1984 hit "Hot For Teacher," and the publication calls it "arguably one of the most iconic drum intros in rock."
Taking the number two spot is Rush's "Spirit of Radio," featuring drummer Neil Peart. Matt Sorum's work on Guns N' Roses' "You Could Be Mine" comes in at number three. Led Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll" ranks fourth, and is the first of two entries for drummer John Bonham.
Queens of the Stone Age's "A Song For The Dead" rounds out the top five. It's also one of three songs on the list featuring Dave Grohl's drumming. Tracks by Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden also make the cut.
Rhythm Magazine's Top Ten Greatest Ever Drum Intros Poll Results
1. Van Halen, "Hot For Teacher" - Drummer: Alex Van Halen
2. Rush, "Spirit of Radio" - Drummer: Neil Peart
3. Guns N' Roses, "You Could Be Mine" - Drummer: Matt Sorum
4. Led Zeppelin, "Rock And Roll" - Drummer: John Bonham
5. Queens of the Stone Age, "A Song For The Dead" - Drummer: Dave Grohl
6. Led Zeppelin, "When The Levee Breaks" - Drummer: John Bonham
7. Judas Priest, "Painkiller" - Drummer: Scott Travis
8. Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Drummer: Dave Grohl
9. Foo Fighters, "My Hero" - Drummer: Dave Grohl
10. Iron Maiden, "Where Eagles Dare" - Drummer: Nicko McBrain
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