Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2013 Picks Entered

Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2013

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  • http://twitter.com/LoveCori CORI

    I’m extremely proud to see Nate Smith on the ballot. His versatility, innovativeness, passion and creativity makes him a true gift to music and to all who witness him. It is an honor to vote for him.

  • Jasper

    Mike Byrne!!

  • null

    Mike Byrne?? Really?

  • Caz

    Someone watch videos of Animals As Leader. Matt Gartska is absolutely brilliant.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ldemieulle Louis de Mieulle

      Yes, and he’s also brilliant in jazz and latin, and he can read anything. A true virtuoso with a lot of humility!

  • Ein

    Garrett Goodwin for Carrie Underwood was SO solid. absolutely fantastic with hearing him play with her.

  • Yonghak

    Yeah~ I’m done~

  • Arthur

    I voted for Mike Byrne too. He f*cking rocks. :)

  • We’re All Clones

    Mike Byrne is a joke of a drummer. What the heck is he doing here. Boo

  • Bisquette

    Casey Grillo from KAMELOT is the most amazing drummer out there ! And an amazing person as well …. Very humble and down to earth

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.kristine Linda Kristine

    Chad Smith from the Red hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot

  • middle-earth

    hell yeah,mike johnston f*cking beastly mentor

  • Andhika Sulistiawan

    drummer Mike Portnoy is a very genius

  • Debbie

    Daniel de los Reyes currently playing in the Zac Brown Band takes all of the cetegories!

  • Tim<3

    We Love TONYYYYY, like O.M.G.!!!!! Go Escapas, my herossss! <3

  • Yukiko

    Airto Moriera

  • JG

    Daniel Glass and his work is genius!!

  • Pebbles

    Daniel de los Reyeswith the Zac Brown band takes all the categories!

  • http://www.wix.com/100acero/joyeria YAN KAYARY

    My Choices. Done.

  • ras dude

    Where is Karriem Riggins on this list?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Barron/721773600 Dan Barron

    Matt Gartzka, Jojo Mayer, and Gavin Harrison. Easily the best on this list. Gartzka will probably be the best drummer of our time once the new AaL album drops.

  • http://twitter.com/soonerrob72 Rob Johnson

    Jean Paul Gaster needs more love from the drumming community.

  • lilgeneral21

    Calvin Rodgers all day!!

  • pyite72

    Jon Fishman is for real!!!

  • O.H

    Mike Mangini!!!!!

  • Jess Reynolds

    Travis Barker!!!

  • http://twitter.com/WyattJ20 Wyatt Johnson

    Chad Smith! MVP!!!

  • a bass player

    HUTCH!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Thumpdizzle Randy Jacobs

    Luke Holland for Metal Drummer, and Up and Comer. Period.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Thumpdizzle Randy Jacobs

    seriously, the kid is a beast

  • http://www.facebook.com/Thumpdizzle Randy Jacobs

    And another from Luke Holland… this is who you need to vote for

  • Vladimir Kostadinovic

    …Where to begin…

    Of course: Philly,Roy,Elvin,Max,Blakey,Tony, but Greg and Karriem are the biggest inspiration today for me,because they are the artists that have managed to keep jazz alive and inspire the young generation of our time!!

  • shiney sis

    barry kerch, the one and only!!

  • drumfan

    VOTE and WRITE IN FOR Chad Smith of The Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot! He IS the MVP and MAINSTREAM ROCK choice! How could he be left off????

  • http://www.facebook.com/ikoeller Ian Koeller

    Rich Redmond is the top country drummer period! The man gets it done!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.crovo.1 Michael Crovo

    Jim Riley of Rascal Flatts is the most underrated drummer out there.

  • ZBB#1

    Daniel De Los Reyes and Chris Fryar all the way!!!!!!!!

  • Owen

    What the hell is Travis Barker doing on here? I just don’t get it.

  • TTTHOT

    Jim Riley of Rascal Flatts truly BEATS above ALL!!!

  • SuperGreaseball123

    Why is Travis Barker on the same list as Neil Peart?!?!?!?!?!?! Like Travis compares to the drum master :p

  • CB

    chris dave should win every category

  • toy

    Billy kilson for Jazz

  • http://twitter.com/Autumn_Griffin Vanessa Carpenter

    Shanimal (Shannon Leto) from 30 Seconds To Mars!

  • http://twitter.com/KatScorned123 katherine johnson

    Shannon Leto ALL THE WAY BABY <3 yes indeed …Yes Indeed.

  • Phlogiston Verdigris

    Dave McGraw is legitimately one of the best drummers that metal has seen in years. Incredible speed, groove, technique, power, control, and creativity, not to mention being one of the most gracious, humble musicians I’ve ever met. He actually thinks his drumming sucks, and I’m not even joking. He just refuses to believe the praise he receives.

  • http://twitter.com/KatScorned123 katherine johnson

    @ShannonLeto ..Best Damn Drummuuur Evur. Listen To @30SECONDSTOMARS… There…Told Ya :) Vote Shannon .

    • yours_Fantasy

      I agreee with you absolutely, why he wasn´t here?? I voted for Shannon 😉 because I´m an echelon and he is professional, I love how he plays :)

      • danil

        yeyeyeyess!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/RaudonaPieva Giedrė Veličkaitė

      Agree with you. Shannon Leto is the best drummer :)

    • rockinangel

      couldn’t agree with you more! He is one the Best!

    • Astrid’LetoMilicevic

      I agree with you!! He is the best Drummer Ever!!!

    • MaryM

      u r so right!!! happy to meet the Echelon here))

    • http://twitter.com/WeLiveFohrum Ryan Boudreau ♫

      You can’t say Shannon Leto is the best drummer simply because you are a fan of 30 Seconds to Mars…. I agree that it’s a great band, and he IS a great drummer, but not even close to “the best” haha

    • NikLeto

      @shannonleto:disqus – awesome drummer, you have my vote 😀

  • Viktoria

    Shannon Leto from Thirty Seconds To Mars !

  • rockinAngel

    Shannon Leto from 30 Seconds to Mars

  • http://twitter.com/brunafrommars Brubs Cabral.

    @ShannonLeto from @30secondstomars, he is the best drummer.

  • http://twitter.com/Darkstar_64 Dark Star

    Shannon Leto from 30 Seconds To Mars is the best drummer of all, no doubt!

  • diana L

    SHANNON LETO GOT THE BEAT ALL THE WAY KICK ASS ON THE DRUMS !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yana

    Shannon Leto!!!

  • Shannon Leto

    Shannon Leto <3<3<33<33<3<3<3<3<3<33< <,ì;)))))

  • Medusa

    Shannon Leto is the best drummer! he has to win… that’s a fact 😉

  • Selina

    c’mon! vote for shannon!

  • http://twitter.com/hbraica Haydée Braica

    The best drummer @ShannonLeto, away from everyone. Alternative, Rock and whatever, the music plays well, because he has a gift of birth.

  • http://twitter.com/juliafolgina Julia Folgina

    Shannon Leto best on the world =)

  • http://twitter.com/juliafolgina Julia Folgina

    Shannon Leto

  • BFH

    Shannon Leto is the best drummer ever!

  • http://twitter.com/PERULOVESMARS Perú loves MARS

    GO @ShannonLeto GO !!! YOU ARE THE BEST DRUMMER AND YOU ARE IN THE BEST BAND @30SECONDSTOMARS !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/larry.m.crowe Larry Matthew Crowe

    Nate Smith is Da Man!

  • greg hieronymi

    Gene Hoglan!!

  • Jackie Torres

    Very proud of Tony Escapa and his nomination. One hell of a drummer!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mosh.moreschi Mosh Moreschi

    #SHANNON LETO THE BEST DRUMUURR OV ALL TIMESSSSS XX MO

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002424476904 тетяна либа

    Shannon Leto

  • Lena

    Shannon Leto (30 SECONDS TO MARS) of course!

  • Anantyo Satria

    Shannon Letto…!!!!!! Best Drummer ever !!!

  • Lisa N.

    Shannon Leto’s rising! X

  • http://twitter.com/_giumuddafuggaz sciennon⁶⁹

    Shannon is a fantastic person, a handsome man, funny, talented and a great drummer..
    what more do you want?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.resty Bryan James Resty

    Shannon Leto 30 Seconds to Mars!!!!!

  • Oksana

    SHANNON LETO! he is the best drummer.

  • Delphine

    Shannon Leto, the best drummer!!!!

  • melanie

    Shannon leto from @30SECONDSTOMARS is the best drumer and he has to win!! go go go vote for him :)

  • http://twitter.com/GALAGIRL78 Linda Lee

    @shannonleto:disqus is the best muddafuggin drummer ever

  • Loki0841

    Shannon Leto and Luke Holland, best drummers ever !

  • TULIPS89

    SHANNON LETO!!!

  • roni

    Shannon Leto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Only

  • cakegirl50

    Duh………Shannon Leto is the best drummer everrrrrr! So many people can’t be wrong! View all other comments !!!! Love you Shannon !

  • MARS

    SHANNON LETO!

  • MARS

    SHANNON LETO!

  • MARS

    ECHELON <3

  • omar

    shannon leto yeahhh the best

  • http://twitter.com/MontiacMoxie ShansJester

    @ShannonLeto Best ALT Drummer! He attacks and KILLS it EVERY TIME!!! So fun to watch him play!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marsangel66 Mars Angel

    Shannon Leto from 30 Seconds to Mars kicks ass!!

  • http://twitter.com/Dannhyhs Daniel Huenchul

    Shanon Leto!! Your the best drumer

  • Mercedes Shine

    Im voting for lil John Roberts.

  • Alice Stone

    Just placed my vote for the one and only @S.L. from @30SECONDSTOMARS……let’s win this ECHELON!!! :)

  • …..

    I hope all you Echelon actually voted in the ALTERNATIVE CATEGORY. Your votes won’t count in the comments…

  • http://twitter.com/ElianeEchelon Eliane. crazyMOFO (:

    @ShannonLeto has to win !!! He’s the best 😀

  • cesar

    shannon leto,, goodluck man!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chandra.collins.16 Chandra Collins

    LIL JOHN ROBERTS ALL THE WAY!

  • Elly

    Voted for Shan :) xo

  • Haylee9

    Shannon Leto – who else?

  • Alice Gomes

    Shannon Leto really deserve to win

  • A Eden

    Shannon Leto From 30STM ..Best ALT Drummer .The one and only.

  • http://twitter.com/luna86echelon sany↑₪ ø lll·o.↑

    Shannon Leto is the best drummer forever!!!

  • mª jose villanueva

    yo tambien he votado por Shannon Leto suerte!

  • maram faisal

    Shannon Leto is the best drummur ever

  • ruby zarate

    shannon leto es el mejor baterista de esta era ummm me muero por el…

  • http://twitter.com/pur_pur_69 Вагон

    @shannonleto:disqus the best fucking drummer 😀

  • Dan

    Aquiles Priester is the best drummer EVER!!!!

  • Gazizochka

    Shannon Leto

  • http://www.facebook.com/edroq Eddie Cleland

    Every Drummer Should own!!! Century Project!!! You will love it!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/angelique.fialho Angélique Fialho

    Shanon Leto <3

  • lucia

    Shannon Leto of course!!

  • cd fam

    CHRIS DAVE EVERYTHING. PERIOD

  • http://www.facebook.com/soledad.rabassa Soledad Rabassa

    shannon leto best drummer 4-ever!!!

  • D.S.

    ONLY SHANNON LETO!

  • D.S.

    Shannon Leto the best drummer ! m/

  • @Anna_Hurricane

    Vote for Shannon Leto!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=516179800 Rosa Lea

    GO SHANNON! GO SHANNON!

  • karo

    SHANNON LETO :) the best drummer in the Universe

  • http://twitter.com/BuddhaForSophia Someday Mary

    DEFINATELY SHANNON LETO DUUUDE 😀

  • http://twitter.com/elzaantaylor69 elzaan

    Shannon Leto for sure

  • mark

    Vote for Robb Reiner

  • Anonymous

    Why the fuck Rodney Holmes is not in any of the lists???

  • http://twitter.com/crazymuddafugga California Dreamer

    SHANNIMAL IS THE BEST!!! @ShannonLeto

  • A Eden

    my vote goes to Shannon Leto From 30secondstomars BEST DRUMMER EVER.

  • _marsianka

    alternative.. Shannon, of course 😀

  • JJ Carter

    Will all the 13 year old girls please stop voting. Shannon Leto? Let’s get real people this is not Teen Beat. Where is Joe Tomino on this list and how and why did Travis Barker make the list?

  • Diaura Yagami

    Go, SHANIMAL !!

  • Edna Brann

    SHANNON IS THE BEST and don´t stop voting, a musician is a musician and being a drummer is not easy at all, so his commited work is what we have to consider @shannonleto:disqus

  • Noah Martin

    Come on Shannon Leto, you better win

  • Echelon

    Shannon Leto…. The best drummer and percussionist EVER

  • Connie

    Shannon Leto from 30 Seconds to Mars is the Best Drummer!

  • http://twitter.com/asplinterofice Natalie K

    The MARS God of Drums – @ShannonLeto

  • http://twitter.com/_Jostylinson 1OO Suns.♥

    @ShannonLeto of @30SECONDSTOMARS ISTHE BEST DRUMMER EVER!! #VoteShannon #VoteShannon #VoteShannon #VoteShannon #VoteShannon #VoteShannon #VoteShannon #VoteShannon #VoteShannon #VoteShannon

  • Vera Lee

    Rodney… WOW.

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    • SaraLavigne92

      yeah!!!

  • prateek

    I didn’t find George Kollias or Baal anywhere. wtf!

  • maria

    Rodney Howard best drummer ever(Avril Lavigne)

  • http://twitter.com/MPinkSoul Ôh Miiiiih!

    #VOTE for @ShannonLeto
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  • http://www.facebook.com/MikeJwF Mike Fougere

    Shannon Leto seems to have made this a popularity contest with the ladies.

  • http://twitter.com/Blankix30STM I’m a f-ing Echelon

    Shannon Leto!!!!!!

  • SaraLavigne92

    Rodney Howard!!! The drummer of Avril Lavigne!

  • elias

    que gusto es ver a antonio sanchez y pedrito martinez q musicasos

  • http://twitter.com/TouchtheSky6277 Mistie ~ ₪ ø lll ·o.

    Hands down, Shanimal deserves this award.

  • Guest

    Travis Barker!!!

  • Guest

    Travis Barker!!

  • Guest

    Just voted @Travisbarker

  • http://twitter.com/Manueslava Wilmorz D

    Just Voted @Travisbarker

    • Tang Tang

      He’s great !

  • Guest

    Travis Barker!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/himynameisnancy Nancy Settimo

    Travis Barker!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/neyna.f.fragile Neyna Fvckin Fragile

      yayy..travissssss <3

  • Mike

    Travis Barker.

  • Adio

    Ilan Ruben (NIN & Angels & Airwaves)

  • http://twitter.com/wachumpa4ever Tom Barvick

    WHERE IS CHAD SMITH! HES THE GREATEST CURRENT DRUMMER!!!

  • Crystalvbb

    Melvin “Melly” Baldwin is a fantastic drummer for Justin Bieber! Check him out!!!

  • gaurav rai

    Travis barker is always being mine favourite drummer……… HE rocks the world with his powerful,n awsome drummming…… please vote for him…… /m/

  • http://twitter.com/MonieEchelon Death by ShannonLeto

    The Lord of Drum @ShannonLeto!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/neyna.f.fragile Neyna Fvckin Fragile

    Travissss Barkerrr………………………….

  • steph

    vote travis barker, he has the most skill

  • Pedro Martinez

    RIght now just saying the Blake Richardson shouldv’e been in that poll for Prog.

  • Julia

    Shannon Leto!

  • http://twitter.com/LuClARoChA LUCIA ROCHA

    @shannonleto es el *mejor*!!! :)

  • http://twitter.com/LuClARoChA LUCIA ROCHA

    @shannonleto es el MEJOR!!! :)

  • Ekaterina T

    Shannon Leto, my vote is for you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001029404578 Роман Лашков

    Luke Holland… Guys he deserved it… So many years… Such a great workflow… Just awesome…

  • Hannah

    How is dave grohl not anywhere on this list?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrice.levesque.731 Patrice Levesque

    Wtf with shannon leto the best drummer, he’s ok not the best, Tomas Haake is by far the best drummer !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrice.levesque.731 Patrice Levesque

    is there any fucking drummer in here? wtf everyone is in love with Shannon Leto the ordinary drummer !

  • böhserbengel

    go….gene!!!

  • Dilshan

    Thanks Modern Drummer Fest for what you’ve done for all those who are passionate about drumming !

  • CCDR

    There was no “Latin” drumming category!?! Hello, Dafnis …!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenna.pridemore Kenna Pridemore

    JOE VITALE IS OVERLOOKED AS ONE OF THE BEST

  • trongate

    Louis Hayes – Hall of Fame

    He is 2nd to NO ONE:

    • Mr D.

      Great drummer!

  • Mr D.

    I voted for Earl Palmer for the Hall of fame. I really think he deserves it. I usually vote for “Papa” Jo Jones, but Earl’s huge body of work just floors me.
    All the best to all the nominees.

  • sharky

    jazz master Ronnie Bedford

  • Jon

    Im a little surprised that Mitch Mitchell or Bernard Perdie were never inducted into the Modern Drummer hall of fame. Neither one has really been given the notoriety that they really deserve. Every drummer thats been around for a while has picked up something from them.

  • backinblack

    I’m not gonna “diss” any of the nominees, and Charlie Benante from

    Anthrax is a very good drummer and is generally a nice guy. But he got in trouble for abusing his wife. It’s like nominating someone for congress that has that has that kind of history. And someone should have gotten best metal drummer last year and didn’t..I voted for Jeremy Spencer 5FDP.

  • Poncho Bronze

    JIMMY “THE REV” SULLIVAN. Why has no one recognized him yet?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mato.sciacca Mato Francesco Sciacca

    Pedrito Martinez on Percussions !!!!

    • Mr D.

      I was saddened to see that young musician succum to the perils of the rock n roll life. Drugs and alcohol are everywhere around working musicians. I have seen many musicians pass over the years, friends sorely missed. The Rev was recognised for his contribution in interviews and if I recall, polls. Since his passing he no longer qualifies for any category. The only one would be Hall of fame, and frankly, he has not earned it. Not his fault. Who knows what he may have achieved?
      There are many great drummers with enormous bodies of work who have yet to be inducted. These people had decades of incredible music. Names suchas “Phillie” Joe Jones, “Papa” Jo Jones”, Big Sid Catlett, George Lawrence Stone, and a host of others have gone before. These people also are no longer with us. I recall Jack DeJohnette writing a letter in MD asking people to help Papa when he was ill. Drummers stick by each other and we miss those we love. I am very sorry The Rev passed. I hope you enjoy his work well into the future. And perhaps check out the others we have lost along the way. Carlos Vega, Jeff Porcaro, Earl Palmer and more.
      All the best to you. Mr D.

  • Duston N

    Longineu Parsons III = BAMF!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nelly.v.t.3 Nelly VA T

    DANIEL DE LOS REYES!!! BEST PERCUSSINIST EN EL MUNDO! =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/MichaelTerry5643 Michael Terry

    John Sherman from @redfang, one of the most deserving people for up&comer, he is on of the best

  • Ollidutza

    Deantoni Parks… Yeah!

  • Dan b

    Can’t believe DeJohnette is not in the Hall??? WOW!!!!

  • Lilinha

    Shannon leto :3

  • verafromearth

    Shannon Leto!!! see him playing and you will know why!!!

  • Mrssalvatore74

    Shannon Leto is the heart beat of 30 Seconds To Mars, a phenomenal & amazing drummer, takes you breath away to watch & listen to him :()

  • http://www.facebook.com/alessio.fois Alessio Fois

    Nobody said Paul Bostaph! :O

  • ivy

    Shannon Leto

  • _jackiehdez

    Jose A. Pasillas II! amazing drummer <3

  • jake frye

    no matter what any of you think the best drummer is Matt Halpern… not opinion but fact

  • Stanford Moeller

    Josh Block of White Denim…listen up.

  • Jesse

    Im a fan of Adam Grey but Travis Barker is just the best for me and he’s very natural. He simply goes with the beat. :)

  • biggestpipes

    How come Matt Griener from August Burns Red wasn’t an option? He rocks!

  • Erock

    Casey Grillo from Kamelot

  • ToddFan

    Todd Sucherman beats the skins pretty damn good here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhZfiY0NYEc

  • http://www.facebook.com/cupcakewoww Enora Cakecup

    TRAVIS BARKER BEST DRUMMER EVER!!!!!! mike portnoy rocks too

  • vomitatallthechoices

    Deantoni Parks is a way betterdrummer then ShannonLeto

  • http://www.facebook.com/Vindependent Arvin Ava Delos Santos

    Travis Barker is the Best Heavy Hitter and a very talented multi-skilled drummer. because he played drums in a different kind of music.

  • amanda kurtzman

    travis barker <3 i used to steal my brothers blink 182 CD from him. i have my own now. still love them as much as the first time i heard them. look him up on youtube and tell me that isnt the most impressive drummer ever

  • hotroco

    shannon leto definitively deserves this one!!

  • http://twitter.com/DanielTrebol Daniel Parababire

    Shannon Leto … A drummer who deserves to be recognized and that worked a lot over the years.

  • http://twitter.com/nabu_dew rocio reynoso

    I love 30 seconds to mars (I even traveled to watch them live) but I just voted shannon for pop, I voted deantoni parks in two different categories. Let’s face it, shannon is very good but jared will never let him show his skills or tomo’s as guitar player, unfortunately.

  • Michelle

    SHANNON LETO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • LetoFan

    Vote for Shannon Leto!!!

  • http://twitter.com/99_Revolutions Shane ✘✘

    I wouldn’t say Shannon Leto is the best but he is very good!

  • Mastodon432

    Brann Dailor and Matt Halpern and Neil Peart are my top 3