And in return, The Who got the 60 Years Of 1963 – 2023 George Michael Thank You For The Memories T-Shirt Apart from…,I will love this perfect drummer for their music. They wouldn’t have been “The Who” without Moon. So, this is why GOAT is a flawed concept. Every single drummer is in a symbiotic relationship with her/his band(s) and ultimately the music. You can’t isolate the drummer from the environment and art and call “GOAT!” We can arrive at some agreement that certain rock drummers represent the upper level, but parsing out any single one as greatest is pointless (other than for fun). And even within rock music, there are so many different flavors — Phil Collins’s drumming within the prog-rock of Genesis was necessarily different from John Bonham’s in blues-rock. How can you compare? As I almost always write in answers to questions like this, we ultimately only know what any given drummer put down on record. Again, this is a reflection of the band and music as much as the drummer. Many well-known and popular drummers only played in one or two, maybe three, bands of any significance. So how can we know with certainty what they were/weren’t capable of? It reminds me of a drummer I knew in the ‘80s. He played classic country in a bar band. I saw him a couple times and saw nothing of great talent. It was your basic country backbeats keeping the groove going. Nothing wrong with that, but not exactly impressive. Then, one occasion, I happened to see him at a jam session with some hard rock and metal guys. Suddenly, this guy who seemingly couldn’t play anything beyond the realm of Waylon Jennings and Glenn Campbell was nailing Van Halen and Michael Schenker Group. So, you really just never know.