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Neil Peart named Best Prog Drummer in the 2012 Modern Drummer magazine Readers Poll

Tue, Jun 5, 2012@4:44PM | comments

Modern Drummer July 2012The July, 2012 issue of Modern Drummer hit newsstands today and it contains the results of the magazine's 2012 Readers Poll. Neil Peart ended up winning in both the Best Prog Drummer and the Best Educational DVD (for Taking Center Stage) categories. From the magazine:

As the old joke goes, if an entry for progressive rock drummer were in the dictionary, it would be Peart's face that you'd see. Neil's a bona fide cultural touchstone, nearly forty years into his career - but somehow he seems more active than ever. Last year saw the Rush drummer/lyricist appear on MD's December cover, release the book Far and Away: A Prize Every Time, participate in the legendary Canadian band's Time Machine tour, release the DVDs Taking Center Stage and Fire on Ice: The Making of the Hockey Theme, and anchor the first drum solo week on Letterman.

Rounding out the top 5 Prog Drummers were Mike Mangini at #2, Todd Sucherman at #3, Marco Minnemann at #4 and Carl Palmer at #5. Thanks to Jackson P for the heads up and the scans.