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Welcome to the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame. 


The team at Classic Drummer Magazine is grateful for the opportunity to recognize these gifted artists and to thank them for their contributions to music on behalf of our readers, our industry, and our publication.


For 20 years Classic Drummer Magazine has been chronicling the important contributions of music's great drummers.  Our mission is to help assure that the backbeat that has fueled the music of generations will not fade from memory, and that those who sometimes laid down their seminal grooves in the shadows would have their art illuminated.  From the inception of the modern drum set, to those who continue to inspire us, this list includes past and current artists whose music stands the test of time.


We invite our readers, artists and industry colleagues to cast their votes on-line using a digital ballot available at We receive thousands of votes for each class and the results appear in the Hall of Fame edition of Classic Drummer Magazine and on this site.


Each year a new list of nominees is announced and a new class of inductees is honored. Each inductee receives a permanent place in the Hall of Fame archives and museum for their artifacts and works, along with the respect and appreciation of music lovers everywhere.


We appreciate your thoughtful opinions and invite you to cast your vote now from the Hall of Fame ballot. If we’ve overlooked a favorite that you feel is deserving of your vote there’s a write in option as well.


Thank you and vote now!


The Classic Drummer Team


Classic Drummer Hall of Fame.
Neil Peart
Classic Drummer Magazine    
Home of music's most influential drummers.

For 20 years Classic Drummer Magazine has been covering music's most influential drummers, its most iconic drums and its most interesting events. 


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and videos. Thanks to them, you get the magazine that is home to music’s most influential drummers at no cost. All we ask is that you thank them with your support, your interest and your business.

It seems pretty simple and fair to us.

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