Modern Drummer magazine is assembling a historic list of the fifty greatest drummers of all time. To do that, we’re asking you to tell us who your personal top ten choices are. Once the voting is closed, we’ll tabulate all valid entries, and the top fifty names will comprise our final list, which will be revealed in the magazine early next year.
By the way, your definition of the word greatest might very well be a bit different from that of other voters. And that’s perfectly okay. In fact, it’s one of the things that makes a poll like this such a blast. So have fun compiling your list, and we’ll see you soon with the results!
In order to vote, you must provide a valid email address. One submission per IP address. Voters will be verified using a simplified CAPTCHA (www.captcha.net).
Your list will be counted in order, from number one to number ten. A first-place vote will have more weight than a second-place vote, and so on.
Please list a given drummer only once in your top ten, and please type first name and then last name. (As you type, the entry field will produce a list of well-known drummers that match the name you’re typing.) We will disqualify any submission where a drummer’s name, or a variation thereof, appears more than once. Although we suggest that you complete the full list of ten names, lists containing fewer than ten names will be counted, as long as they meet the other requirements for valid entry.