Remembrances of Neil Peart
At some point, every drummer has probably engaged in a debate over “Who is the best drummer of all time?” I ran a drum store for almost 20 years, and I heard it countless times. In my opinion, it’s an impossible question. To compare two great drummers such as Buddy Rich and Charlie Watts is pointless. The exercise can lead to some very interesting conversations, but it’s unlikely to ever lead to an answer.
Another, more answerable, question is, “Who is the most popular drummer of all time?”
If you asked me, the answer is simple: Neil Peart. His ability to connect with fans over a broad spectrum is what will undoubtedly make him the most appreciated drummer ever.