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Drums fear for their lives when Neil Peart is around.

Is the best drummer in the universe really from Canada?

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by keefbox

submitted January 20th 2007

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neil is king
11 years ago
I went to this Rush concert once and I have never seen so many air drummer's in my life.
11 years ago
hahahaha true
11 years ago
tommy lee is better.....been to the concert 2 times, fucking great.
11 years ago
this comment alone lets everyone on muchosucko know just how incredibly ignorant you really are.
11 years ago
well i may be ignorant but one thing not my good man is ignorant.
11 years ago
im*
11 years ago
excellent dugdug..you can have a cracker now..
11 years ago
Tommy Lee is good, but puhlease...Niel Peart has his own school of drums dude!
So I guessed you used this as a way to tell everyone your a Crue fan...nothing wrong with that.
11 years ago
well i like him im not saying this guy sucks im just saying i like tommy more :P
11 years ago
And i liked MS more when you didnt input your retarted comments
11 years ago
tommy lee isnt the best drummer, he isnt even close, he progressivly goes downhill each year. anyone watch that VH1 show where he went back to highschool and was in the school band? he fucking forgotten how to play the fucking idiot
11 years ago
band drums are way different then those others
11 years ago
Yeah, they require more skill than "showmanship".
11 years ago
keith moon is one of my favorite drummers, but tommy lee isn't shit.. he became famous for fucking some girl with plastic tits, when talented drummers dont get any credit. fucking ringo is even better then tommy lee, and he can't even do a fucking fill-in
11 years ago
Needed a little more cowbell...
11 years ago
you dont happen to have a fever, do you?
11 years ago
all those drums and he only used mainly the one. get josh freese, brandon saller, or jordan mancino.
11 years ago
all those drums and he only used mainly the one. get josh freese, brandon saller, or jordan mancino up there.
11 years ago
In terms of influence, he is one of the most important drummers in history.

On August 10, 1997, Peart's daughter and only child, 19-year-old Selena Taylor, was killed in a single-car accident somewhere between Ottawa and Toronto. His common-law wife of 22 years, Jaqueline Taylor, succumbed to cancer only 10 months later on June 20, 1998. Peart, however, maintains that her death was the result of a "broken heart" and called it "a slow suicide by apathy. She just didn't care."

[edit] Awards and honours
Peart has received the following awards in the Modern Drummer magazine reader's poll:

Hall of Fame: 1983
Best Rock Drummer: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2006 (won vote count, but ineligible)
Best Multi-Percussionist: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
Best Percussion Instrumentalist: 1982
Most Promising New Drummer: 1980
Best All Around: 1986
1986 Honor Roll: Rock Drummer, Multi-Percussion
(As a member of the Honor Roll in these categories, he is no longer eligible for votes in the above categories.)
Best Instructional Video: 2006, for Anatomy of A Drum Solo
Best Recorded Performance:
1980: Permanent Waves
1981: Moving Pictures
1982: Exit...Stage Left
1983: Signals
1985: Grace Under Pressure
1986: Power Windows
1988: Hold Your Fire
1989: A Show of Hands
1990: Presto
1992: Roll the Bones
1993: Counterparts
1997: Test for Echo
1999: Different Stages
2002: Vapor Trails
2004: R30
Along with his bandmates Lee and Lifeson, Peart was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio were the first rock musicians so honoured.
11 years ago
rush fuckin rocks!
11 years ago
And on top of all that, he wrote most of their lyrics. The best replacement drummer any band ever got.
11 years ago
and all that info was for what?
11 years ago
what does the top part about his wife and daughter dying have to do with him being an awesome drummer?
11 years ago
@atkins06 what do you think???
@loopy5689 accomplishment in the face of adversity...the will to carry on (my Wayward son)
11 years ago
A modern-day warrior Mean mean stride, Todays tom sawyer Mean mean pride.
11 years ago
My uncle has a country place, that no one knows about.
He says it used to be a farm, before the motor law.
11 years ago
whats that?
11 years ago
Red Barchetta, one of my favorite Rush songs.
11 years ago
lol ohhh i thought you were telling us about your uncle lol
11 years ago
Red Barchetta is a great tune!
@dugdug44, Ive met his Uncle(fester) and he aint pretty...just yout type though!
11 years ago
Bloodstained velvet, dirty lace
Naked fear on every face
See them bow their heads to die
As we would bow as they rode by
11 years ago
My main influence in drumming by far right next to flo mounier and george kollias and inferno from behemoth.

and for the record.
tommy lee is not even a good drummer neil peart can handle passages in stride that would make tommy lee fall apart


Neil:1 Tommy:1 (for boning pam and.)
11 years ago
this guy must be still taking lessons...he is fucking terrible. Tony Royster Jr. @ 12 years old schooled this old geezer...this guy doesn't even have shit on me, if you think this dood is hoffsome then you might be a redneck, or just over 65 yrs olds
11 years ago
You sir, and I say this with the utmost respect, are a huge fucking moron.
11 years ago
WOOT WOOT SNIKT ON TEH NOSE DUDE!
11 years ago
BlackHeart Neil Peart would be able to drum anything by Tony Royster standing on his head using one-hand to drum, blindfolded all the while giving YOU an anal lobotomy with his other stick.
11 years ago
tommy lee sucks ballz...I saw his shitty band in cali when he was tryin to sing :thumbsdown: and still he is just a "keep the beat" drummer = no talent
11 years ago
Your still gay quit trying to redeem yourself
11 years ago
shit!
11 years ago
Boooooorrrrriiiinngg. Ho Hum.
11 years ago
my top 3 varies but its usually:
danny carey - tool
jon theodore - mars volta and of course the legendary neil pert
11 years ago
I would tend to agree with this list in no particular order... and Keith Moon is up there as well...
11 years ago
And who can forget "mikey" from Motorhead...
11 years ago
This guy sucks
11 years ago
Neil Pert is good, but I prefer John Bonham.
11 years ago
Yes sir! You said what i was thinking throughout the whole video... Im not saying this guy sucks, im just saying john bonham is better
11 years ago
Neil Pert is good, don't get me wrong, but I would think that John Bonham, the drummer for Led Zepplin, has more talent then he does. Keith Moon was good, but he was too insane. I've seen Danny Carey before, he would rank up there with the rest of them
11 years ago
Moon's insanity is what made him so great
11 years ago
well if you say john bonham then you might as well add ginger baker. but pert and carey were more innovative and technical. we could go on for days with this topic..i'll try to up a clip of danny carey tonight.
keith moon is the man too. lars anyone?
11 years ago
Lars is a good drummer but a whiny cunt.
As for John Bonham...thats a gimme, even Niel Peart lists him as his main influence
11 years ago
Terry Bozzio from Zappa's band crushes every drummer mentioned on this board.
11 years ago
Bozzio was innovative when he and his sister created Missing Persons. Sorry, I'm a lot older than many on the board and Pert is the best I've ever heard.
11 years ago
DugDug....Seriously,the only thing Tommy Lee has on Neil Pert is bragging rights to say he nailed the Baywatch slut,cause he aint got shit on Perts drumming....You were born with ears...werent you???
11 years ago
Yeah but getting hepatitis from Pam scores you a lot of points as a drummer.
11 years ago
YYZ is so easy to play and impresses the fuck outta people at parties
11 years ago
wow he can remember patterns! wooo hooo! who fucking cares about a drum solo. same with bass players. rhythm instruments?
11 years ago
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that you're either a guitarist, singer, or someone who doesn't know shit about music.
11 years ago
Even if your first two guesses are right, he still doesn't know shit about music.
11 years ago
btw, Omar Hakim or Stuart Copeland are better drummers. Or try Bill Bruford or Ian Paige.
11 years ago
I will agree with you that copeland kicks ass and is near the top, but seeing peart live puts everything else in perspective.
11 years ago
I am not a drummer but, having said that, I really don't see what the big deal is. Instead of calling me an ignorant fuck (which I am) tell me why this is so great.
11 years ago
But precise reason that it is so great is because you are an ignorant fuck. It's one of those chicken or the egg dealies.
11 years ago
So then am I the chicken or the egg? I'd hate to think that I was an ignorant fuck because this guy was a great drummer. It wouldn't do much for his mojo I'd imagine.
11 years ago
I don't know, but I'm the cock.
11 years ago
And one of you two better bend the fuck over.
11 years ago
While Peart is technically a better drummer, I'd still choose Keith Moon any day.
11 years ago
I think an 808 does a better job technically.
11 years ago
I'd rather watch Dave Grohl play the drums like he used to in Nirvana. IMO there was just more emotion to a guy like Dave's playing as opposed to this pert guy who's had a lot of lessons and plays perfectly. That sort of drumming bores me.
11 years ago
In all honesty, FUCK nirvana. All they ever did was start the trend of people sucking at their instruments, and they ruined people who were actually good, by making people think they were just showing off. Bullshit.
11 years ago
neil peart is far and away my favorite drummer and one of the top 2 or 3 best ever. this particular solo isn't exactly one of his best, though. it's close to what he did on 'exit stage left', but changed up a little. he's easily the most coordinated drummer in modern times. each limb can play independently of the other - play 4 different rhythms/tempos. one clip i like is on youtube. search for "neil peart subdivisions" and look for 'anatomy of a drum solo'. it's only a couple of years old and the cameras are fixed on him throughout the song. (however, even he lists buddy rich as the greatest ever and i'll always call peart the best.)
11 years ago
Good one. Also checked out Bonhams "Moby Dick" solo and some Buddy Rich while I was at it.
11 years ago
well said jackalope..
11 years ago
ay've heard a LOOOOOOT of drummers. grew up on Buddy Rich. oh well. this guy sound'd pretty average t' me.
lik'd th' xylophone.
11 years ago
Buddy Rich is one of the greatest drummers to ever have graced this planet. Every accomplished drummer I have ever met has cited Buddy Rich as an influence. His ability is enough on it's own, but when you learn he never learned to read music or took a formal lesson, I don't know how you can avoid having your mind blown.
11 years ago
Buddy Rich Rules!
11 years ago
Oh' and so doe's Peart
11 years ago
fuck that was horrible.
11 years ago
Too bad you probably can't even play an instrument, douche. Maybe the meat whistle, but thats it I suppose.
11 years ago
Don't forget the skin flute!
11 years ago
Why didn't anyone mention Mike Mangini on here? He's a fairly beastly drummer. The guy layers so many time signatures on top of eachother at once it's ridiculous...And he hit a snare 1203 times in a minute, which is pretty cool, and the record. (although I realize that doesn't make him a good drummer).
11 years ago
LISTEN TO THE DRUMS OF LIFE
6 years ago
wow, ham - back to the future much?
6 years ago
shit happens in jrobs life
6 years ago
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6 years ago
aqua teen hunger force movie, nothing to waste time on poss
6 years ago
...ambles off
6 years ago
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