I had a bit of a rant the other day during rehearsal. I know this has been discussed here before, but when the suggestion of a drum solo in a section of a tune comes, I cringe. The band stops, and everyone looks at me for some kind of genius chop fest or something. The band stops, and the drummer goes nuts? When the guitar solos, I don't stop [perhaps i should] so why does everyone? Great drum solos in my view are the ones where the band vamps, and the drummer stretches out. Much more musical as it has context. Has Gene and Buddy ruined it for us? Where culturally we expect the band to stop? I hate being put on the spot at a gig like that, and try to play the melody if anything on the kit, while people await for Neil Peart to enter the room. I have even stopped drumming and spouted inpromto poetry, then counted the tune in!! Anyone feel this way?