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Mike Portnoy Responds To Top 10 Drummer Honor

06/03/2011
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(Gibson) Earlier this week, Gibson.com listed the Top 10 Drummers of All Time to much excitement and debate. Today, ex-Dream Theater member and percussionist extraordinaire Mike Portnoy heard about the list and posted about it on his Facebook page.

"Aww shucks... it's always an honor for me to be recognized (especially in such great company!) Thanks Gibson.com," Portnoy posted, along with a link to the story.

A debate broke out on Portnoy's Facebook page about what earns a drummer a spot in the Top 10. The man himself then weighed in on the discussion. "Just a follow up thought on that Gibson.com Top 10 Drummers list: I honestly don't think these polls mean the BEST drummers as much as IMPORTANT or INFLUENCIAL [sic]," he wrote. "So in that case, I do believe (reading some of your comments) guys like Lars Ulrich, Dave Grohl and Ringo Starr do rightly belong on lists like these... more on this story

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