openPR Logo
Press release

Kaboom Radio News Confirms Neil Peart Has Won Presitgious Drummer Of The Year Award

09-22-2010 11:59 AM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

Press release from: Kaboom Radio

Kaboom Radio News Confirms Neil Peart Has Won Presitgious

Kaboom Radio News has confirmed that Neil Peart, for a fourth straight time, has won “Drummer Of The Year.” It was a very tight race with Peart winning over Travis Barker by just six votes. It’s reasonable to assume that Peart’s lucky number is 6 since he can play in 6/6, 6/8, 6/24 and so on.

Over the last three years, Peart’s performance has been somewhat of a controversial subject. It’s unquestionable that he has a way to influence drummers of all age groups and demographics.

Why Neil?
Glenn Noyes, National Drum and Percussion Buyer for Guitar Center, provided some interesting insight into the Peart Popularity.

“"Neil was, is, and always will be an icon in the drum world. So many drummers (including myself) have spent countless hours practicing to Neil's licks; trying to nail the perfect feel, dynamic range and subtle nuances. Now the next generation is discovering Neil and there is a whole new excitement level being discovered and developed.

His creative drum parts, patterns and fills, along with incredible lyric writing are what keep him on top of the polls year after year. He always leaves you wanting more.."

Another industry veteran, Ed Stenger, who runs a Rush fan website,, shed some stroke perspective as well.

"It's no surprise to me that Neil Peart has won Drummer of the Year 3 years running. The man has become synonymous with drumming over his 40+ year career. Every drummer knows who he is and wishes they were half as skilled. "

As a result of his Drummies success, Neil Peart will be inducted into the Drummikes Hall Of Fame. Additional reports will discuss the timing.

Though Travis did not win Drummer of the year, the man who overcame a devastating plane crash did pick up his 15th and 16th Drummies in the Punk Drummer and Mainstream Pop categories. There were plenty of other previous winners as well. Thirteen-time champ, Giovanni Hidalgo, was voted Latin Percussionist of the Year. Carter Beauford, who is a 14-time winner and previous Drummer of the Year, won the Jam Band category. Another 14-time winner, Luis Conte, won for best Studio Percussionist. Nine-time winner Dave Weckl won Jazz Drummer of the Year. And, Jim Riley of Rascal Flatts repeated as country drummer of the year.

Virgin Winners
Dave Constantin, DRUM! managing editor noted "Though there were some familiar names at the top of the poll, there were also lots of first-time winners." For example, Stanton Moore [Galactic] got his first Drummie in the Funk Drummer category. Cobus Potgeiter, a Youtube drumming sensation, walked off with Rising Star of the Year honors. Aaron Spears [Backstreet Boys, Usher, etc.] picked up his first win as Studio Drummer Of The Year and doubled with a victory as R&B/Blues Drummer.

Being on TV helped some drummers to pick up votes. Frank Knuckles of the Roots got his first win as Live Performer. The Roots' profile has risen due to their gig on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show. And, second in that category was previous winner Valerie Naranjo, of Saturday Night Live.

Jazz/funk vibraphonist Stefon Harris picked up his first win in the Mallet Percussionist category; Marcie Chapa won the Percussion Rising Star category; The ensemble D'Drum won the Percussion group category; Aaron Gillespie, formerly of the band, Under Oath, won the Live Performer category.

There were also disappointments. Topping the close-but-no-cigar finishers was all-world drummer Steve Jordan. He was among the top runners-up in four different categories but did not get a win. And, Zac Farro of Paramore came very close in the Mainstream Pop and Alternative Rock categories.

Products and Media
It was a big year for Pearl Drums, which picked up industry awards for the Pearl MHP Masters Mahogany Drum Set, the Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal and the Pearl Jingle Cajon—a triple win, that no company has accomplished before.
Craviotto Drums won Custom Drum Maker of the Year.

Virgil Donati’s “Double Bass Freedom” and Benny Grebs’ “The Language of Drumming,” captured the book and DVD categories, while repeated as web site of the year. Here’s to all the winners.

Hall Of Fame
The Drummies are a chance once a year to honor those musicians who made a contribution in the past year, and inspired us all to want to play better. In the fifteen plus years of the Drummies a dozen drummers have five or more category wins, and they will be inducted into the Drummie Hall of Fame in 2011. Stay tuned.

About Kaboom Radio: Kaboom Radio is an online Radio Station and full service
promotional one stop for Artists, with expertise in music marketing, Artist
Development and Event Production.

Suzette Teal, Marketing Director
Kaboom Radio
1810 E Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89104

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Kaboom Radio News Confirms Neil Peart Has Won Presitgious Drummer Of The Year Award here

News-ID: 145376 • Views: 1270

More Releases from Kaboom Radio

Kaboom Radio News Confirms Donovan Has Been Nominated for Induction Into 2011 Ro …
Kaboom Radio News has confirmed that Donovan has been nominated for Induction into the 2011 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. The first British folk troubadour who truly captured the imaginations of early Beatles-era fans on both sides of the Atlantic, Donovan Leitch made the transition from a scruffy blue-jeaned busker into a brocaded hippie traveler on Trans Love Airways. As a folkie on the road with Gypsy Dave, Donovan
Kaboom Radio News has confirmed that Gibson Guitars will recognize John Lennon's …
Kaboom Radio News Confirms that Gibson Guitars has announced they will acknowledge John Lennon's 70th Birthday. On October 9, 2010, John Lennon would have been 70 years old. To celebrate the occasion, Gibson partnered with Yoko Ono to release three new acoustic guitars. Made by the luthiers at Gibson’s Montana acoustic guitar facility, the Lennon guitars represent three periods of the musicians life and career. The first guitar is a Vintage Sunburst
Kaboom Radio New Confirms SACEM and YouTube Reach An Agreement
Kaboom Radio News has confirmed that SACEM (société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique), France's largest collecting society representing authors, composers and publishers announced today the first French collection society deal with the video platform YouTube. The license covers the international repertoire managed by SACEM including in particular the anglo-american-repertoire of multinational publishers, as well as other works managed by SACEM present on the platform, from the launch of the
Kaboom Radio Confirms The Musicians Union Will Announce It's New Position On Pay …
Kaboom Radio News had confirmed that The Musicians' Union (MU) is launching its new position on 'pay to play' at its opening panel at the In the City conference in Manchester on Wednesday 13 October. The MU has always been against pay to play, objecting to bands having to pay to get a gig. However, since the formation of the MU's new Gig Section, which has gathered together artists and local

All 5 Releases

More Releases for Drum

Global Photosensitive Drum Market Research
In this Global Photosensitive Drum Market Research, we examine the Photosensitive Drum industry from two perspectives. Global Photosensitive Drum Market Research one section is about its generation and the other part is about its utilization. Get sample copy of report: Table of Contents 1 Industry Overview of Photosensitive Drum 1.1 Definition and Specifications of Photosensitive Drum 1.1.1 Definition of Photosensitive Drum 1.1.2 Specifications of Photosensitive Drum 1.2 Classification of Photosensitive Drum 1.2.1
Global Pickup Truck Drum Market Growth
Market Research Mentor Data has launched a research report on the Global Pickup Truck Drum Market that predicts future market trends and current market trends. It includes analytic data of the pickup truck drum Market about growth rate, size, market trends, profitability, manufacturers, applications, historical data, popular regions, etc. The valuable detailed research report created by skilled industry experts, who are experienced in this research industry. This report on the
Global Steel Drums Market Insights 2018-2025: General Steel Drum, The Metal Drum …
The global Steel Drums market is broadly analyzed in this report that sheds light on critical aspects such as the vendor landscape, competitive strategies, market dynamics, and regional analysis. The report helps readers to clearly understand the current and future status of the global Steel Drums market. The research study comes out as a compilation of useful guidelines for players to secure a position of strength in the global Steel
Global Steel Drums Market 2017- General Steel Drum, The Metal Drum Company, Mid- …
The Worldwide Steel Drums Report does an extensive study of the Market Segment, Product categories, market revenue, product cost, Forecast 2017-2022. After that, the Global Steel Drums market 2017 Report is segregated into different categories based on geographical regions, key vendors and range of applications. The report also studies the Steel Drums Market Share and Growth. The latest Steel Drums global report presents insightful details related to the current scenario of
MAUSER Strengthens Plastic Drum Portfolio in Europe
Bruehl/Germany, March 14, 2013 MAUSER Group, a worldwide leading company in industrial packaging, strengthens its comprehensive plastic drum portfolio in Europe. Following the start of additional plastic drum operations in Poland and Turkey in the year 2012, MAUSER announced a harmonized portfolio on plastic tight head and plastic open head drums to be supplied from its multiple European operations. To even better serve its customer base in Europe, MAUSER strengthens its product
Dutro Drum Dolly Makes Transporting Drum Containers Easy
Material Flow and Conveyor Systems is pleased to announce the addition of a new two wheeled drum dolly from Dutro Handtrucks. The Dutro 3000 is a heavy duty drum dolly capable of handling steel and fiber drums. The Dutro 3000 handles up to 1,000 lbs. and is suitable for warehouses, manufacturing plants or loading docks. Features like dual pin handles, and a floating axle make maintenance easy and ensure years of