But was the percussive duel (video above) anywhere near as good as the one-time battle between Animal and Buddy Rich?
In the following Muppet Show clip from 1981, the legendary jazz drummer stops by for the episode’s big finale. As a favor to Kermit the Frog, Rich agrees to duel with the rowdiest muppet, trouncing his competition in a musical fight to the death:
Unlike the battle with Rich, which culminates with an obvious victor, Grohl and Animal agree to a tie after throwing in the towel (and quite literally their drum sets) in just under a minute. So while the answer might seem obvious, we have to ask: Which drum-off did you prefer? Vote in our poll and sound off below!