Re: Neil Peart
I was there in the recording of Rush In Rio, and I remember clearly that he missed a fill in "Limelight", but they probably "fixed" it in the studio.
As for Rush's lyrics, sometimes they almost get to the level of pretentiousness, but songs like "Subdivisions", "The Trees"... it's music for the mind, it's not stuff like "I'm gonna rock and roll all nite". Not that the latter isn't good music, it's just that we must have a balance (see the lyrics in Hemispheres, damn, you just can't stop quoting Rush :P)
Drummers Do It Better!!!