Loudwire.com has recently run a massive poll where they’ve crowned among other things best drummer and best metal bass player. A familiar name has secured the no. 1 spot.You guessed it, Steve Harris took out prominent figures like Helloween’s Markus Grosskopf, Mötley Crüe boss Nikke Sixx, late Slipknot bass player, Paul Gray before knocking out Metallica hero Cliff Burton in the semifinals and Dream Theater‘s John Myung in the finals.
Writes Loudwire before the final votes were cast:
“Competing against Myung for the title of Greatest Metal Bassist is Iron Maiden‘s Steve Harris. The legendary band’s creative mastermind and galloping pioneer also took out some incredible musicians during his road to the final round. Harris has triumphed over an impressive list of challengers throughout this bracket, including Helloween’s Markus Grosskopf, Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx, Slipknot’s Paul Gray and Metallica’s Cliff Burton. Now he takes on John Myung in the championship battle!”
The poll ended Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10AM ET
In related news, Nicko McBrain made it to the semifinals where he was beat by former Pantera sticksman Vinnie Paul. McBrain took out Tommy Lee and estranged Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward in the process.