Vote in the 2018 Modern Drummer Readers Poll Choose the best from the best Vote in the 2018 Modern Drummer Readers Poll - Choose the best from the best It is the time of the year that Modern Drummer is polling who is the best of the best in drumming, teaching and performing. The global community of drummers and musicians and those who are interested can vote on the magazine's website. Voting is open between November 1 and November 24, 2017, and you can vote for these drummers, clinicians/educators and for the best educational product.

Here are the nominations with selected videos for the 2018 Modern Drummer Readers Poll. Click here to vote on moderndrummer.com (No videos there though.)

Hall of Fame
• Jimmy Cobb
• Roger Hawkins
• Levon Helm
• Danny Seraphine
• Clyde Stubblefield

Studio
• Jay Bellerose
• Matt Chamberlain



• Steve Jordan
• Miles McPherson
• Blair Sinta

Modern Rock
• Tré Cool
• Taylor Hawkins
• Ray Luzier
• Michael Miley
• Jon Theodore



MVP
• Kenny Aronoff
• Peter Erskine
• Josh Freese
• Steve Gadd
• Todd Sucherman



World/Percussion
• Ignacio Berroa
• Tony Escapa
• Pedrito Martinez



• Daniel Reyes
• Nate Werth

Clinician/Educator
• JP Bouvet
• Peter Erskine
• Thomas Lang



• Stanton Moore
• Jim Riley

Classic Rock
• Don Brewer
• Simon Kirke
• Ian Paice
• Steve Smith



• Charlie Watts

Progressive
• Joseph Arrington
• Matt Garstka



• Gavin Harrison
• Todd Sucherman
• Chris Turner

Modern Jazz
• Justin Brown
• Mark Guiliana



• Eric Harland
• Gregory Hutchinson
• Nate Smith

Experimental Rock
• John Clardy
• Dale Crover
• Stella Mozgawa
• Greg Saunier
• Phil Selway

Metal
• Martin Axenrot
• Brann Dailor
• Gene Hoglan
• Ben Koller
• Brooks Wackerman

Classic Jazz
• Jimmy Cobb
• Jack DeJohnette
• Al Foster
• Louis Hayes
• Jeff "Tain" Watts

Pop
• Brian Dunne
• Zac Farro
• Eddie Fisher
• Eric Hernandez
• Aaron Spears

Country/Americana
• Chris Fryar
• Sean Fuller
• Seth Rausch
• Rich Redmond
• Billy Thomas

R&B/Funk/Hip-Hop
• Chris Dave



• Adam Deitch
• James Gadson
• John Roberts
• Rashid Williams

Fusion
• Vinnie Colaiuta
• Gerry Gibbs
• Benny Greb
• Anika Nilles
• Dave Weckl

Up & Coming
• Jonathan Barber
• Aleks Girshevich
• Kristen Gleeson-Prata
• Gabriela Jimeno
• Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth

Educational Product
• Bill Bachman, Rhythm & Chops Builders (book)
• Drumeo (online lesson site)
• Mike Johnston, mikeslessons.com (online lesson site)
• Stanton Moore, Stanton Moore Drum Academy (online lesson site)
• Gil Sharone, Wicked Beats (book)

Recorded Performance
• Matt Garstka, The Madness of Many (Animals as Leaders)
• Antonio Sanchez, Bad Hombre (Antonio Sanchez)
• Todd Sucherman, The Mission (Styx)
• Matt Wilson, Honey and Salt (Matt Wilson)
• Nate Wood, Anti-Hero (Kneebody)
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featured music
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