There are some drum solo’s that make you want to whip out your imaginary sticks and start air-drumming. Celebrate New Year’s weekend with some hard-hitting drummers as Pink Floyd co-founder and drummer Nick Mason shares the drummers who’ve influenced him and left their mark on rock and roll. Tune into Deep Tracks (Ch. 27) on Friday, Dec. 30 at 5 p.m. ET to hear the “Gentleman’s Drummer” count down his 13 favorites.

Nick Mason

1. Ginger Baker

2. Mitch Mitchell

3. Roger Taylor

4. Phil Collins

5. Keith Moon

6. Chico Hamilton

7. Art Blakely

8. Billy Cobham

9. Karl Brazil

10. Ralph Firmens

11. Simon Kirk

12. Bill Bruford

13. Russ Kunkle

Deep Track’s 13 Most Influential Drummers in Rock and Roll will replay on 12/31 at 8 a.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET; 1/1 at 4 a.m. ET and 12 p.m. ET; and 1/2 at 10 a.m. ET.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Hussein Malla

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