Mike Mangini Crowned As Drummer Of The Year in 2013 Drummies!

July 1, 2013: More than 10,000 votes are in and counted and the DRUM! Magazine Drummer of the Year is Dream Theater big hitter Mike Mangini. Famed for his blazing speed and his ability to win an audition for the Dream Theater drum throne against some of the world’s top players in 2011, Mangini was a clear winner over runners-up Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Josh Freese (Vandals, independent), and Chris “Daddy” Dave, the jazz-funk innovator who leads his own band while backing stars from Erykah Badu to Adele.

Now in its eighteenth year, the Drummies! Awards are celebrated twice a year. New gear awards are announced in January and Artists of the Year are announced in the August issue of DRUM! Magazine (out July 1).

This year nominations were gathered from a panel of 238 writers, magazines, critics and industry notables. Then voters had the chance to pick their favorite from the top four nominees in each category. Some of the winners were expected; others completely surprising. The Rising Star in the drum set category is Eric Hernandez, who holds down rhythm duties with Bruno Mars. Mangini won the Progressive Drummer category as well, beating out perennial vote-getters Gavin Harrison and Neil Peart. Other new winners included Ray Luzier (Korn) in the Rock category, Nick Crescenzo (The Dear Hunter) in the Indie Category; Marcus Gilmore in Jazz; and web teaching sensation Mike Johnston in the Drum Set Clinician category.

Longtime veteran Lenny Castro capture Percussionist of the Year honors while Pedrito Martinez, the in-demand conga player who is seemingly everywhere, won the Rising Star Percussionist award

For more information including lists of drummers from past years visit http://www.drummagazine.com/drummies/awards/awards-2013.

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

  • Mike Mangini
  • Taylor Hawkins
  • Josh Freese
  • Chris Dave

RISING STAR DRUMMER

  • Eric Hernandez
  • Glen Sobel
  • Dave Elitch
  • Daru Jones

PROGRESSIVE ROCK DRUMMER

  • Mike Mangini
  • Neil Peart
  • Gavin Harrison
  • Marco Minnemann

ROCK DRUMMER

  • Ray Luzier
  • Glen Sobel
  • Jordan Mancino
  • Roy Mayorga

EXTREME METAL DRUMMER

  • Derek Roddy
  • Gene Hoglan
  • George Kollias
  • Tim Yeung

ROCK/POP DRUMMER

  • Josh Freese
  • Abe LaborielJr.
  • Dominic Howard
  • Daniel Adair

INDIE DRUMMER

  • Nick Crescenzo
  • Erin Tate
  • Jen Ledger
  • Jon Wurster

FUNK DRUMMER

  • Aaron Spears
  • Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste
  • Stanton Moore
  • David Garibaldi

HIP-HOP DRUMMER

  • Tony Royster Jr.
  • Chris Dave
  • Gerald Heyward
  • Rexsell Hardy Jr
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BLUES DRUMMER

  • Chris Layton
  • Butch Trucks
  • Kenny Kramme
  • Tony Braunagel

JAZZ DRUMMER

  • Marcus Gilmore
  • Justin Faulkner
  • Terri Lyne Carrington
  • Kendrick Scott

PUNK DRUMMER

  • Josh Freese
  • Brooks Wackerman
  • Eric Moore
  • Bill Stevenson

GOSPEL DRUMMER

  • Aaron Spears
  • Chris Coleman
  • Calvin Rodgers
  • Gerald Heyward

COUNTRY DRUMMER

  • Jim Riley
  • Rich Redmond
  • Chris McHugh
  • Garrett Goodwin

STUDIO DRUMMER

  • Vinnie Colaiuta
  • Josh Freese
  • Jim Keltner
  • Shawn Pelton

DRUM SET CLINICIAN

  • Mike Johnston
  • Stanton Moore
  • Keith Carlock
  • Daniel Glas

PERCUSSIONIST OF THE YEAR

  • Lenny Castro
  • Pedrito Martinez
  • Pete Lockett
  • Adam Rudolph

RISING STAR PERCUSSIONIST

  • Pedrito Martinez
  • Roland Gajate-Garcia
  • Chastity Ashley
  • Luisito Quintero

LATIN PERCUSSIONIST

  • Pedrito Martinez
  • Samuel Torres
  • Karl Perazzo
  • Raul Rekow

STUDIO PERCUSSIONIST

  • Lenny Castro
  • Taku Hirano
  • John Mahon
  • Sunny Jain

JAZZ PERCUSSIONIST

  • Giovanni Hidalgo
  • Efrain Toro
  • Adam Rudolph
  • Kahil El’Zabar

ROCK/POP/HIP-HOP PERCUSSIONINST

  • Sheila E.
  • Daniel de los Reyes
  • Taku Hirano
  • Terry Santiel

WORLD PERCUSSIONIST

  • Marco Dos Santos
  • Pete Lockett
  • Zakir Hussain
  • Cyro Baptista

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

  • Blue Man Group
  • Street Drum Corps
  • Repercussion
  • Efrainization

MALLET PERCUSSIONIST

  • Gary Burton
  • Frederic Macarez
  • Stefon Harris
  • Emil Richards

PERCUSSION CLINICIAN

  • Alex Acuña
  • Nina Rodriguez
  • Karl Perazzo
  • Richie Gajate-Garcia