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MD 2003 Readers Poll Results

Hall Of Fame
2003: Simon Phillips

Vinnie Colaiuta
2. Steve Smith
3. Simon Phillips
4. Kenny Aronoff
5. Gregg Bissonette

Vinnie Colaiuta
2. Kenny Aronoff
3. Simon Phillips
4. Steve Gadd
5. Josh Freese

Mainstream Jazz
Peter Erskine
2. Elvin Jones
3. Bill Stewart
4. Jack DeJohnette
5. Jeff Hamilton

Contemporary Jazz
Dave Weckl
2. Steve Smith
3. Vinnie Colaiuta
4. Bill Bruford
5. Billy Martin

Big Band
Louie Bellson
2. Ed Shaughnessy
3. Marvin "Smitty" Smith
4. John Riley
5. Gregg Field

Up & Coming
Mike Cosgrove (Alien Ant Farm)
2. Jason Rullo (Symphony X)
3. Jon Wysocki (Staind)
4. Billy Kilson (Ind. Jazz)
5. Fab Moretti (The Strokes)

Carter Beauford
2. Adrian Young
3. Kenny Aronoff
4. Nigel Olsson
5. Billy Ashbaugh

Danny Carey
2. Joey Kramer
3. Jimmy Chamberlin
4. Simon Phillips
5. Scott Phillips

Lars Ulrich
2. Joey Jordison
3. Vinnie Paul
4. Morgan Rose
5. John Tempesta

Travis Barker
2. Josh Freese
3. Steve Jocz
4. Tré Cool
5. Cyrus Bolooki

Mike Portnoy
2. Virgil Donati
3. Danny Carey
4. Neal Peart
5. Nick D'virgilio

David Garibaldi
2. Zoro
3. Stanton Moore
4. Chris Layton
5. Bernard Purdie

Hip Hop
Ahmir "?Uestlove" Thompson
2. John Blackwell
3. Gerald Heyward
4. Lil John Roberts
5. Chris "Daddy" Dave

Paul Leim
2. Eddie Bayers
3. Trey Gray
4. J.D. Blair
5. Billy Mason

Hand Percussionist
Alex Acuña
2. Luis Conte
3. Giovanni Hidalgo
4. Trilok Gurtu
4. Richie "Gajate" Garcia

Classical / Mallet Percussionist
Evelyn Glennie
2. Dave Samuels
3. Gary Burton
4. Vic Firth
5. Ed Mann

Terry Bozzio
2. Virgil Donati
3. Dom Famularo
4. Gregg Bissonette
5. Mike Mangini

Educational Book
Johnny Rabb: Jungle / Drum 'n' Bass For The Acoustic Drumset
2. Larry Finn: Beyond The Backbeat
3. Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez: Conversations In Clave
4. Matt Savage: Savage Rudimental Workshop
5. Frank Briggs: The Good Foot

Educational Video / DVD
Steve Smith: Drumset Technique / History Of The U.S. Beat DVD
2. Ian Paice: Not For The Pros DVD
3. Raul Rekow & Karl Perrazo: Supernatural Rhythm & Grooves DVD
4. Tommy Igoe: Getting Started On Drums-Setting Up!
5. Bobby Rock: The Zen Of Drumming DVD

Recorded Performance
Carter Beauford-Dave Matthews Band: Live At Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
2. Dave Weckl-Dave Weckl Band: Perpetual Motion
3. Neal Peart-Rush: Vapor Trails
4. John Dolmayan-System Of A Down: Steal This Album!
5. Jason Rullo-Symphony X: The Odyssey

In order to present the results of our Readers Poll, the votes were tabulated and the top five names in each category listed here.

Editors' Achievement Award
This award is given by tthe editors of Modern Drummer in recognition of outstanding contribution to the drum / percussion community by a performer, author, educator, manufacturer, etc. The persons so honored may be notable figures in drumming history or active participants on today's scene. The criteria for this award is the value of the contribution(s) made by the honorees, in terms of influence on subsequent musical styles, educational methods, or products. There will be no limit as to the number of honorees that may be designated each year. For 2003, MD’s editors are pleased to honor:

Robert Zildjian
Cymbalmaking Maverick

Toomas And Robert Paiste
Brothers In Sound

Don Lamond
Big Band Innovator

Arthur Taylor
Quiet Jazz Giant

Ralph Angelillo And Serge Gamache
Canadian Drumming Motivators

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