Re: Neil Peart
Neil is semi technical, but he approaches the patterns and fills as to what would sound good within the context of the Rush tune. He explained that well on his DVD, as did Jamie Borden on "Rush licks"
I have all of Rush's albums, and they sound like a whole different band between 2112 and now. Neil has matured along the way. I really like his drumming on signals, hold your fire and the darker, "Test for echo"
He goes for a feel, and achieves it well.