25. Alex Van Halen (Van Halen)
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Like many a drummer, Van Halen was influenced early on by jazz great Buddy Rich. Van Halen became one of the giants of the arena rock scene with one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Though brother, Eddie, tended to take most of the spotlight, Alex’s precision and timeliness were integral to Van Halen’s success. His work on the 1984 hit “Hot For Teacher” is perhaps his best work with the band.