Taylor Vs Peart

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Two of rock and roll’s most influential drummers through the 20th century were Roger Taylor of Queen, and Neil Peart of Rush. Not only have these musicians led their respective bands to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they have also made their way into the ranks of the greatest drummers of all time. The popular website “Ultimate Classic Rock” described both men as not only having impressive resumes, but also claimed that there is no “right or wrong choice” when asked who is the better of the pair. The two drummers were recognized when they made it into the final two of Ultimate Classic Rock’s “March Drummer Madness”. Taylor won by a very slight margin of two tenths of a percent. Taylor and Peart have worked rigorously to help their bands…show more content…
Peart has been the mind behind Rush’s lyrics ever since he joined the group. Most of Rush’s greatest hits were the sole work of Peart, who has written the lyrics and melodies of the songs. Taylor has done his own fair share of lyric writing with some of Queen’s most popular songs being credited to him. Examples include “Radio Ga Ga”, “Under Pressure”, and “One Vision”. While Peart may have done more lyric writing for Rush than Taylor has done for Queen, Taylor has also produced solo albums completely written by himself. Both drummers share an interest for automobiles. Neil Peart has an extensive collection of classic cars, and has driven over 55,000 miles on his motorcycle throughout the Americas. Roger Taylor has his own collection of European sports cars, and has appeared on the TV show Top Gear, which is a British automobile show. Through their interest in automobiles, Taylor and Peart have incorporated references to them in some of the songs that they have…show more content…
He has not done any solo projects or side work. Roger Taylor, on the other hand has had many. Taylor has released five solo albums through his career, starting with “Fun in Space” in 1983. Here he played all instruments himself, including drums, guitar, and bass. He was also the lead singer. Peart is only fluent in percussion. Roger Taylor has also worked side-by-side with many major artists in their solo endeavors. Due to his professionalism and talent in percussion, Taylor has been hired by Roger Waters, Phil Collins, Robert Plant, Elton John, and many others to consult in the drumming areas. One of his largest side gigs was a collaboration with The Who’s Roger Daltrey for the song “Under a Raging Moon”, where Taylor played drums and sang back-up
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