Winners Modern Drummer readers poll 2008 Ginger Baker added to magazine's hall of fame Winners Modern Drummer magazine readers poll 2008 Following Jack DeJohnette in 2007, Charlie Watts in 2006 and Stewart Copeland in 2005, Cream drummer Peter "Ginger" Baker has been added to Modern Drummer's hall of fame. That's the conclusion of the magazine's annual readers poll.

Among the shortlisted artists and ultimate winners in the other categories aren't many surprises, check for yourself:

Rock
  1. Neil Peart
  2. Chad Smith
  3. Stewart Copeland
  4. Alex Van Halen
  5. Jason Bonham

Metal

  1. Tomas Haake
  2. Jason Bittner
  3. Chris Adler
  4. Derek Roddy
  5. Joey Jordison

Punk

  1. Travis Barker
  2. Josh Freese
  3. Tré Cool (Frank Wright)
  4. Brooks Wackerman
  5. Gil Sharone

Prog

  1. Gavin Harrison
  2. Virgil Donati
  3. Mike Portnoy
  4. Danny Carey
  5. Neil Peart

R&B/Hip-Hop

  1. Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson
  2. Aaron Spears
  3. John Blackwell
  4. Glendon "Teddy" Campbell
  5. Gerald Heyward

Traditional R&B / Funk

  1. Steve Jordan
  2. David Garibaldi
  3. Bernard Purdie
  4. Stanton Moore
  5. Zoro

Pop

  1. Keith Carlock
  2. John Blackwell
  3. Kenny Aronoff
  4. Stewart Copeland
  5. Teddy Campbell

Jam Band

  1. Carter Beauford
  2. Stanton Moore
  3. Billy Martin
  4. Kris Myers
  5. Joe Russo

Traditional Jazz

  1. Peter Erskine
  2. Roy Haynes
  3. Lewis Nash
  4. Jeff Hamilton
  5. Carl Allen

Contemporary Jazz

  1. Brian Blade
  2. Jeff “Tain” Watts
  3. Bill Stewart
  4. Antonio Sanchez
  5. Billy Kilson

Fusion

  1. Dave Weckl
  2. Jojo Mayer
  3. Dennis Chambers
  4. Billy Cobham
  5. Vinnie Colaiuta

Studio

  1. Vinnie Colaiuta
  2. Josh Freese
  3. Matt Chamberlain
  4. Steve Gadd
  5. Kenny Aronoff

Country

  1. Paul Leim
  2. Jim Riley
  3. Dave McAfee
  4. Chris McHugh
  5. Eddie Bayers

World Music

  1. Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez
  2. Dafnis Prieto
  3. Airto Moreira
  4. Antonio Sanchez
  5. Trilok Gurtu

Percussionist

  1. Alex Acuna
  2. Zakir Hussain
  3. Luis Conte
  4. Giovanni Hidalgo
  5. Lenny Castro

Up & Coming

  1. Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta)
  2. Gil Sharone (Dillinger Escape Plan)
  3. Benny Greb
  4. Dominic Howard (Muse)
  5. Dan Weiss

All Around

  1. Vinnie Colaiuta
  2. Steve Smith
  3. Keith Carlock
  4. Gregg Bissonette
  5. Dennis Chambers

Clinician

  1. Thomas Lang
  2. Jojo Mayer
  3. Dom Famularo
  4. Virgil Donati
  5. Billy Ward

Educational Book

  1. Rich Lackowski: On The Beaten Path
  2. Pat Petrillo: Hands, Grooves & Fills
  3. Carmine Appice: Ultimate Realistic Rock (35th anniversary edition)
  4. Jim Payne: Give the Drummers Some! The Great Drummers Of R&B, Funk & Soul
  5. Casey Scheuerell: Stickings And Orchestrations For Drumset

Educational dvd

  1. Jojo Mayer: Secret Weapons For The Modern Drummer (Hudson Music)
  2. Mike Portnoy: In Constant Motion
  3. Marco Minnemann: The Marco Show
  4. Billy Ward: Voices In My Head
  5. Steve Smith / Adam Nussbaum: The Art Of Playing With Brushes

Recorded Performance

  1. Neil Peart (Rush): Snakes & Arrows
  2. Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree): Fear Of A Blank Planet
  3. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater): Systematic Chaos
  4. Jack DeJohnette (Michael Brecker): Pilgrimage
  5. Roy Haynes: A Life In Times
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