Originally Posted by mikeybbdrummin
I just watched Rush in Rio. Like Neil or not, how anyone can say he is not Musical or is uncreative is beyond me. His solo is not off the top of your head in the moment. Thats what makes him different than most. Its well organized and creative with many different aspects to it IMO. Even back in the day from Exit stage Left. Two different solos. Both w/different parts and ideas that keep you interested. The very original little cowbell part? Need I say more?
He seems to always keep some of the same themes, which is really cool. He'll change the overall structure and content, but always does the "snare solo" part.
I also remember intentionally buying a bunch of cowbells, expressly for the purpose of emulating his "cowbell melody".