Wow! Shocker that a discussion of Neil Peart's prowess is being discussed! Never thought I'd see that!
Seriously though, we all have our idea on what the 'best' drummer is and what he/she should play like. I wrote a couple of articles on my web site precisely on this subject. Yes, Neil Peart is my favorite
drummer, but is he the best?
Is there such a thing?
Anyway, here are two articles that may shed some light on this subject (interesting and quick reads, I promise!).
The Reference Drummer
The Best Drummer In The World Is...
Let me know what you think!