8. Neil Peart - Rush

Rush has some seriously diehard fanatics, and for good reason. They are insanely talented musicians, not least of which is Neil Peart. Influenced by everyone from Keith Moon to Billy Cobham to Big Band music, Peart brought an educated understanding of drumming history to his seminal prog-rock band. Not only did Peart totally demolish songs with his turn-on-a-dime heavy drumming, but he also is the main lyricist for Rush, so the dude even has serious writing chops.