Drum! Magazine Drummie Award 2009


Neil Peart, again. And many, many others. :)


Drummer Of The Year Neil Peart
Runners Up: Travis Barker, Gavin Harrison, Aaron Gillespie

Rising Star Thomas Pridgen
Runners Up Bob Bryar, Zac Farro, Ronald Bruner Jr.

Progressive Rock Drummer Neil Peart
Runners Up: Mike Portnoy, Gavin Harrison, Thomas Pridgen

Metal Drummer Lars Ulrich
Runners Up: Joey Jordison, Mike Portnoy, Chris Adler

Jam Band Drummer Carter Beauford
Runners Up: Mickey Hart, Jon Fishman, Butch Trucks

Funk Drummer Chad Smith
Runners Up: Zoro, John Blackwell, Dennis Chambers

Mainstream Pop Drummer Bob Bryar
Runners Up: Zac Farro, Teddy Campbell, Daniel Adair

Alternative Rock Drummer Chad Smith
Runners Up: Taylor Hawkins, Josh Freese, Shannon Leto

Punk Drummer Travis Barker
Runners Up: Tré Cool, Josh Freese, Brooks Wackerman

R&B/Blues Drummer John Blackwell
Runners Up: Daniel Glass, Aaron Spears, Steve Jordan

Jazz/Fusion Drummer Steve Smith
Runners Up: Dave Weckl, Peter Erskine, Brian Blade

Country Drummer Jim Riley
Runners Up: Billy Mason, Paul Leim, Shannon Forrest

Drum Clinician Todd Sucherman
Runners Up: Zoro, Johnny Rabb, Jojo Mayer

Studio Drummer Josh Freese
Runners Up: Keith Carlock, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta

Live Performer Mike Portnoy
Runners Up: Travis Barker, Aaron Gillespie, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan


Percussionist Of The Year Sheila E.
Runners Up: Giovanni Hidalgo, Eric Velez, Cyro Baptista

Rising Star Jocelyn Alvarez
Runners Up: Danny Couto, Carmelo Torres, Marcie Chapa

Latin Percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo
Runners Up: Eric Velez, Richie Flores, Fausto Cuevas

Jazz/Fusion Percussionist Airto Moreira
Runners Up: Alex Acuña, Munyungo Jackson, Daniel Sadownick

Rock/Pop Percussionist Taku Hirano
Runners Up: John Mahon, Terry Santiel, Mark Quiñones

World Percussionist Kalani
Runners Up: Carlinhos Brown, Mamady Keita, Mickey Hart

Percussion Ensemble Blue Man Group
Runners Up: D’Drum, Slamm!, Nexus

Studio Percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo
Runners Up: Jocelyn Alvarez, Luis Conte, Lenny Castro

Live Performer Eric Velez
Runners Up: John Mahon, Giovanni Hidalgo, Sheila E.

Mallet Percussionist Evelyn Glennie
Runners Up: Julie Spencer, Victor Mendoza, Gary Burton

Industry Awards

Drum Set W Collector Series X Shells
Runners Up: Pearl Limited Edition Reference Series, Yamaha PHX drum set, Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive

SSnare Drum Ludwig Black Magic
Runners Up: Tama Limited Edition Artwood Custom, Pearl Morgan Rose Signature, Gretsch Full Range Rosewood

Custom Drum Maker SJC
Runners-Up: Pork Pie, C&C, Precision Drum

Cymbals Sabian APX
Runners-Up: Zildjian A Custom Rezo Crashes, Meinl Byzance Series Traditional Finish 24” Medium Ride, Zildjian K Crash Ride Brilliant and Sabian Vault Crossover Ride (tie)

Hardware Tama Iron Cobra Pedals with Cobra Coil/Bonus Pack
Runners-Up: DW 7000 Series Hardware, Pearl BC 100S Convertible Flat Base Stands, Yamaha Hexrack

Percussion Product LP Drum Set Timbales
Runners Up: Toca Eric Velez Signature Congas, Bucket Drums, Meinl Foot Cabasa

Drum Stick Pro-Mark Jason Bonham Signature
Runners Up: Vic Firth Vinnie Paul Signature and Vic Firth Andrew Hurley Signature (tie), Regal Tip Keith Carlock Performer, Vater Derek Roddy Model

Drum Head Remo Vintage A
Runners Up: Remo Black Suede and Evans G-Plus (tie), Remo Black X, Aquarian Hi-Velocity

Electronic Percussion Roland TD-9 SX
Runners Up: Roland TDW-20 Expansion Board, Yamaha DTXTREMEIII, Alesis Surge Cymbals

Drumming Accessory Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad
Runners Up: Blow-it Personal Cooling System, HQ Sound-Off Mutes, Kelly Shu Microphone System


Drumming Book Commandments Of Early Rhythm & Blues Drumming by Zoro and Daniel Glass
Runners Up: Blink-182 Play-Along, On The Beaten Path: Progressive Rock by Rich Lackowski, Essential Drum Fills by Peter Erskine

Drumming DVD Drum Legacy by Steve Smith
Runners Up: The Master Series by Steve Gadd, Eastern Rim by Chad Smith, Methods And Mechanics by Todd Sucherman

Drumming Web Site Drummerworld
Runners Up: Drumchannel, Sabian, Vic Firth


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