March Drum Madness: Ian Paice vs. Roger Taylor
We're almost ready to name the winner of our 100 percent reader-voted March Drum Madness competition, but there are still some battles yet to be fought — and one of them pits Deep Purple's Ian Paice against Roger Taylor of Queen.
We placed 32 of the most famous drummers in classic-rock history into our bracket. Now, we’ve arrived at the Final Four, and we're just one round away from finding out your choice for the greatest rock drummer of all time.
Both contenders have emerged victorious against impressive opponents in previous rounds. Paice, who opened the competition by knocking out Pink Floyd's Nick Mason before overpowering Ringo Starr in the next round, is now fresh off defeating Stewart Copeland of the Police with nearly 53 percent of the vote.
Taylor, meanwhile, has crushed all comers during his tear through March Drum Madness. He took 91 percent of the vote against Motörhead's Mikkey Dee in Round One, then powered through a 72 percent share against Bill Bruford before racking up a similar margin against Black Sabbath's Bill Ward.
Unfortunately, the road to victory ends for one of them here. Who's coming out on top in this battle of legendary drummers? As with every other matchup in this contest, it’s completely up to you — and you can keep coming back to the polls every hour between now and when voting closes at 11:59PM ET on April 2. The winner of March Drum Madness will be revealed on April 7.
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