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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Neil Peart comes in at number 3 on Modern Drummer's 50 Greatest Drummers of All Time list
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Modern Drummer March 2014I'd mentioned in a Friday Rush updates post a few weeks ago that the March, 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine features their list of the 50 greatest drummers of all time as chosen by their readers. Neil Peart came in at #3 on the list just behind John Bonham at #2 and Buddy Rich at #1. John over at Cygnus-X1.net has transcribed Neil's writeup from the feature and made it available online at this location along with the names and rank of all the other drummers making the list. Here's an excerpt:

Neil Peart (b. 1952) joined Rush in 1974; Ron Spagnardi started Modern Drummer in 1977. Since the founding of this magazine, Peart has inarguably been the most visible, most popular symbol of the modern drummer, making it no surprise that he was voted the highest-ranking active player on our list. This seven-time (and counting) MD cover star is ever hungry to learn and improve, digging into musical inspirations from around the world with great relish and adding these ingredients to his own homemade brew with each Rush release. ...

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