Re: Neil Peart
Just like the Krupa's, and Rich's of yesterday influenced and inspired the drummers of today. The Ringo's, Peart's, and Bonham's will do the same for the drummers of tomorrow.
As for Geddy Lee's voice being irratating, I have some Patsy Cline on the turntable so you can fall to pieces. Hmm I think I some have Slim Whitman as well provided it won't cause your head to explode.. :D
But all kidding aside whoever is your favorite drummer or band, it all boils down to a matter of personal taste. I enjoy Rush just as much as the next Rush fan, but on the same note I could as well listen to The Beatles, Moby Grape, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, or The Grateful Dead. I have to admit I'm one of those folks who felt inspired to get serious about playing after viewing the Rush In Rio DVD.