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Greatest Metal Drummer

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Slipknot’s Joey Jordison Wins Loudwire’s Greatest Metal Drummer Tournament

After roughly two million votes cast throughout our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament, a winner has finally been chosen by fans all over the world! We started out with 32 of metal's most legendary and influential drummers, but when it came down to the championship round, Slipknot / Scar the Martyr stickman Joey Jordison was voted Greatest Metal Drummer.

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Donald Bowers, Getty Images / Roadrunner Records

Vinnie Paul vs. Joey Jordison – Greatest Metal Drummer, Finals

It's finally time! After starting out with 32 of metal's all-time greatest drummers nearly a month ago, we've made it to the final round! After hundreds of thousands of votes cast in our semifinals, Pantera / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul enters the final round to take on Slipknot's Joey Jordison.

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Greatest Metal Drummer, Semifinals – Vote!

We started with 32 of metal's all-time greatest drummers, but after three rounds, 28 legendary percussionists have been eliminated. There are now four remaining competitors in our fan-voted competition to find the Greatest Metal Drummer.

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Dave Lombardo vs. Joey Jordison
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Dave Lombardo vs. Joey Jordison – Greatest Metal Drummer, Semifinals

The Technical Masters Division of our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament has been fierce to say the least, and in the semifinal round, two celebrated stickmen now battle for a spot in the finals.

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Nicko McBrain vs. Vinnie Paul
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Nicko McBrain vs. Vinnie Paul – Greatest Metal Drummer, Semifinals

Our first matchup in the semifinals of our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament brings two veteran skin bashers together. Both of these men are renowned for bringing a tremendous amount of character to their music, earning them legions of fans in the process.

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Greatest Metal Drummer, Quarterfinals – Vote!

We started out with 32 of metal's greatest stickmen and now we are down to eight contenders! Thanks to your votes, the quarterfinals of our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament features one legendary matchup after another!

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Slipknot Promo / Tool Promo
Slipknot Promo / Tool Promo

Joey Jordison vs. Danny Carey – Greatest Metal Drummer, Quarterfinals

Two very different stickmen face off in this quarterfinal matchup of the Greatest Metal Drummer tournament, as Slipknot's Joey Jordison goes head to head with Tool's Danny Carey.

Joey Jordison is one of modern metal's most beloved drummers,

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Slayer Promo / Adrenaline Mob Promo
Slayer Promo / Adrenaline Mob Promo

Dave Lombardo vs. Mike Portnoy – Greatest Metal Drummer, Quarterfinals

This quarterfinal matchup of the Greatest Metal Drummer tournament features two highly respected former members of two of metal's favorite bands, as ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo takes on ex-Dream Theater stickman Mike Portnoy!

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Matthew Rodgers, HERFitz PR / Donald Bowers, Getty Images

Charlie Benante vs. Vinnie Paul – Greatest Metal Drummer, Quarterfinals

In this quarterfinal matchup of our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament, Anthrax stickman Charlie Benante takes on Pantera / Hellyeah skin-basher Vinnie Paul.

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Scott Gries / Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

Bill Ward vs. Nicko McBrain – Greatest Metal Drummer, Quarterfinals

A classic matchup starts out the quarterfinal round of our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament, with Black Sabbath legend Bill Ward taking on Iron Maiden mainstay Nicko McBrain.

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