In a readers’ poll conducted by Rolling Stone magazine in 2011, Buddy Rich ranked #6 in their listing of the 100 Greatest Drummers ever. Roger Taylor, the drummer for Queen, said Buddy Rich was the best drummer he ever saw for sheer technique. And Travis Barker, the drummer for Blink-182, states that Buddy Rich is the greatest drummer of all time. On The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Buddy Rich was a frequent guest. Carson fancied himself as a drummer and it was always clear he was a huge fan of Buddy Rich.