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Friday, March 26, 2010

Voting now open for 15th Annual Drummies

The 15th Annual Drummies are now open for voting. Neil Peart has won Drummer of the Year for the past three years. To read more about the Drummies, see the following press release:

DRUMMER CAFE ~ Enter Music Publishing Rolls Out Voting For 15th Annual Drummies | News | Music Industry

To vote, go to this site:

Official voting site

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Friday, January 29, 2010

DRUM! readers interview Neil Peart - now online

The June 2009 DRUM! magazine interview with Neil is now online.

Read the interview here.


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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Neil Peart wins Drummie for third year

Update: 7/14 - Here's the official Press Release from DRUM! magazine.


Neil Peart has won DRUM! magazine's Drummer of the Year for the third year in a row. He also won Best Progressive Rock Drummer.

The results will be published in the August 2009 edition of DRUM!

Thanks to Michael at NeilPeartDrumsticks.com via Rushisaband.com and Power Windows.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Vote in DRUM! magazine's 2009 Drummies poll

You can now vote online in the DRUM! magazine's 2009 annual readers poll awards, also known as the "Drummies." The poll is open until May 15, 2009.

Neil Peart has won "Drummer of the Year" for the past two years -- so it will be interesting if he wins this again.

Also this year, for your consideration for Question 15: What is the top drumming web site of the year? I recommend writing in NeilPeartDrumsticks.com.

I've known Michael for a few years via e-mail, and finally met him in person last year at Neil Peart's Buddy Rich Band performance in NYC. Besides being a great guy, Michael is active in the drum community and is always ready to help out -- whether it be a Neil Peart charity auction, or sharing Neil Peart-related information or pictures. His website, NeilPeartDrumsticks.com, is an excellent history of Neil's Pro-Mark 747 drumsticks, as well as Neil Peart and Rush information. 

Let's see if we can help a fan site win a 2009 Drummie.

Click here to go vote.



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May 2009 cover of DRUM! magazine featuring Neil Peart

Rush.com posted the cover of the May 2009 DRUM! magazine, which will hit newstands on May 18. In this issue, Neil answers questions sent in to DRUM! magazine from readers. Click the DRUM magazine label for more information.



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Monday, February 09, 2009

Send interview questions to Neil Peart by 3/15

Update - 3/6/09

I received a press release from Enter Music Publishing, who publish DRUM!, about the results of this contest so far:

DRUM! Magazine's "Email Neil Peart Editorial Campaign" A Hit: 1000 Emails Received


SAN JOSE, Calif., -- Enter Music Publishing, publishers of hip, drum magazines worldwide, is experiencing a tremendous response rate to its "Email Neil Editorial Campaign." Officially launched on February 11, the Neil Peart population has sent questions via neilpeart@drumlink. Additionally, questions have been sent online at http://www.drummagazine.com/features/post/just-ask-neil-yourself/; or by accessing the Questions Page on DRUM!'s Youtube site, www.youtube.com.

The result: 1,000 emails from across the globe.

The emailed questions have varied from the most basic to the highly complex in regard to Peart's drumming approach. During an initial audit, many questions posed to Peart focused on how his influences have been as well as more technical, such as how he developed such a diverse left hand approach.

"We were very intrigued by the initial results," said Phil Hood, publisher and one of the founders of DRUM! Magazine. "Neil is just one of those drummers appreciated by drummers of all ages and walks of life so we anticipate a really diverse and cool story. As previously announced, Andy Doerschuk, editor and another founder of DRUM!, will take the questions and create and integrated editorial cover story.

He's already beginning to get nervous regarding deadline. And, on that note, all emails have to be received by DRUM! Magazine by March 15th. Stay tuned, we'll keep you informed on the "Email Neil Editorial Campaign" as it rolls out.


DRUM! magazine is inviting fans of Neil Peart to help interview him for the June 2009 issue. If you've ever wanted to ask Neil a question, this is your chance. The deadline is March 15, 2009.



Press Release

For Immediate, Rhythmic Release
DRUM! Magazine Invites Neil Peart Fans To Sit In For June Issue
Neil Peart Issue Based On Fan Interviews Emailed To Neil@Drumlink.com

February 9, 2009, San Jose, Calif., -- Enter Music Publishing, publishers of  hip percussion mags worldwide, will feature Neil Peart on the cover of DRUM! Magazine in June. However, instead of having one of its staff writers interview Neil, the company is inviting Neil Peart fans to conduct the interviews via email. In fact, the company has set up a special email address, neilpeart@drumlink.com so the Neil Peart population can have their say. (The readers can also go online at http://www.drummagazine.com/features/post/just-ask-neil-yourself/ or access a question page on DRUM!'s Youtube site, www.youtube.com.)

Those fans who want to participate simply email their questions and, if chosen by editor, Andy Doerschuk, will have their names and pictures included in the story. "We've done this once before and it was a great success," said Phil Hood, publisher of Enter Music Publishing. "With Neil's fans it will be even better. We're very curious to see what the results will be of our email story campaign."

After receiving all of the interview questions, which are due by March 15, Doerschuk will then weave them into an integrated interview. "Neil Peart seemed like a great pick for this kind of story," Doerschuk said. "After all, he has won DRUM! Magazine's "drummie" of the year for two straight years. Our fan base, regardless of age, obviously respects him and that did play into our decision to try this with him.

DRUM! Magazine expects a great response from Peart fans to this opportunity. The company just hopes that its Drumlink.com server will not explode due to the amount of incoming email.


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