Several months and 2 million votes later, Slipknot’s Joey Jordison emerges the victor of Loudwire’s Greatest Metal Drummer Contest. Jordison blasted past Pantera’s Vinne Paul by grabbing up nearly 62% of the vote. Jordison came from the “Technical Masters” bracket and represents the trend of amazingly fast, accurate, and technical drummers that have dominated the metal scene for over a decade.
It’s that time of year! For drummers from across the country to head to their nearest Guitar Center and show off their chops. Prizes include cash, drum kit of their choice (DW, Gretsch, OCDP, Tama, or Pearl), choice of cymbals, endorsement deals, electronic gear, mics, and more.
We’ll be sure to cover the competition right here on Drummer Talk!
Modern Drummer is gathering the list of the 50 greatest drummers of all time and they want your $.02! They’re letting you vote for your personal top 10 drummer choices. The top 50 names will make up the list.
Ahhh.. democracy. You can bet we’ll cover the list when it’s released early next year.