Neil Peart Named Modern Drummer Magazine's "Best Prog Drummer/Best Educational DVD" for 2012
The results of the Modern Drummer Magazine 2012 Readers Poll are now in and available in the magazine's July 2012 issue, which just hit the newsstands. Not too surprisingly, Neil Peart ended up winning in the Best Prog Drummer category as well as in the Best Educational DVD category for his instructional video Taking Center Stage
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 five Prog Drummers were Mike Mangini at #2, Todd Sucherman at #3, Marco Minnemann at #4 and Carl Palmer at #5.
Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for the news.