25 Great Moments in Rock Drumming – Day 14: Neil Peart, “Working Man,” from All The World’s A Stage by Rush
When Neil Peart joined Rush, they were a meat-and-potatoes rock and roll trio. Peart soon took over almost all lyric writing duties and pushed the band into new territory. His high points could fill a book, but I’ll defer to his first recorded drum solo during “Working Man” from All The World’s A Stage. When he flies down the toms and Geddy Lee announces, “Ladies and gentlemen, the professor on the drum kit,” it’s the beginning of a new era in rock drumming.