Neil Peart - The One!
by Oscar M
Neil is overall The One! John Bonham had the Power. Buddy Rich had the speed, and the others have/had a unique talent all their own.
And with respect to all the other Great Drummers on this list or those not listed but otherwise deserve to be on it, Neil is the total package.
For those of you who claim Neil is old and was arguably the best during the late 70's and early 80's, just attend a Rush concert and see the man at work. He still has speed and hits the drums hard during the entire Three hour show!
Granted he is not what he was in his prime, he is still among the Elite today. Not too bad for a man in his sixties. Let us not forget Rush has been nearly non stop during their nearly forty year existence with exception being the tragedy that hit the group in 1997.
That is an extreme amount of wear and tear and yet all three members of Rush are still at the top of nearly everyone's list for their respective instruments.