If the endless cliched drummer jokes have taught us anything, it’s that most people are simply jealous of the beatmaker. If the number of iconic musicians who make up this list teach us on top of that, it’s that some drummers get past all those punchlines and prove they’re the most talented thing about their respective outfits. From the time-keepers to the skin-beaters, we take a look at the men who stepped out from behind the drumkit and stole the limelight in the process. Besides, how many singers became drummers? Exactly.