Gibson Guitar posted their list of the Top 10 Rock Drummers of All Time where, coming in behind Led Zeppelin's John Bonham, Neil Peart was ranked #2.
From the list:What good is jamming on guitar if your rhythm section isn't tight, in the pocket, and simply a hearty backdrop on which you can slap melodies and riffs? The drums are the essential backbone of a band. A bad drummer loses the listener. A good drummer keeps the audience engaged and bobbing their heads along to the beat. Gibson.com is pleased to pay homage to such drums stars with our Top 10 Rock Drummers of All Time.It's great to see the powers-that-be at Gibson select Neil for this list. Too bad they don't know how to spell - his FIRST name. It's Neil, guys...not Neal.
2. Neal Peart (Rush)
Drummer and lyricist for Rush, Neal [sic] Peart is hailed in many circles as the quintessential rock drummer. He’s known for his ingenious drum parts and intense solos with lead passages that rock hard and prove the drums, indeed, can be a lead instrument. No Rush concert is complete without Peart’s sparking, obligatory drum solo, and his syncopated drumming style certainly has its own distinct sound and aura. You can always tell when it’s Peart playing.
Check out the entire, somewhat controversial list via this LINK.
Thanks to George F. and RushisABand for the news.