We figured this would be a close one, and we were right. After starting out with 32 of rock's all-time best drummers a couple weeks ago, the final results of our March Drum Madness are in.

Congratulations to Roger Taylor, who (barely) beat Neil Peart in the competition.

In one of our hugest readers-poll turnouts ever, the Queen drummer narrowly squeaked out a victory over Rush's mighty stick man with 50.51 percent of the vote.

It was a long, bloody battle to get to this point. Some of rock's all-time greatest drummers -- including John Bonham, Keith Moon and Charlie Watts -- were eliminated to make room for the final two.

To get here, Taylor had to first conquer Mikkey Dee, Bill Bruford, Bill Ward and Ian Paice, most of whom he beat quite easily. But Peart gave him more of a fight. The two were neck-in-neck throughout the final days of voting, and after all the dust settled, he won by one percent of the vote.

So once again, congratulations to Roger Taylor, our March Drum Madness champ!

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