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Friday, January 10, 2020

WTF??.. RIP Neil Peart....

 In 1977,  "2112" was my introduction to this great band.....

 Neil was a great lyricist, and phenomenal drummer. I'll raise a pint to you Neil.

Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of progressive rock band Rush, has died, CBC News and Rolling Stone report. According to the reports, Peart died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a years-long battle with brain cancer. He was 67 years old.

Renowned for his technical expertise and unique performance style, Neil Peart was considered by many to be one of the best rock drummers of all time. He retired from professional drumming, and Rush, in 2015. Find a statement from bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson below.

Born in 1952, Neil Peart picked up the drums at an early age and played in several bands in his native Ontario before joining Rush in 1974, shortly ahead of the group’s first-ever U.S. tour. Peart replaced founding drummer John Rutsey and would remain in Rush for the rest of his professional career, recording on every one of their studio albums save for their debut self-titled LP. Peart picked up lyricist duties beginning with the band’s second album Fly by Night in 1975.



  1. Just got a new needle for my turntable, looks like a weekend with Rush on vinyl. Damn.

  2. Man...I haven't felt this much pain since Randy Rhoads died. RIP bro.

  3. Age 67, man that is just too soon.

  4. My introduction was in 1975. I was painting our bedroom ceiling and the little, local FM station started playing "The Necromancer". That was some introduction................

  5. I was fortunate to see Rush a couple times in the 80's. Peart was fabulous, a true powerhouse.

    Buddy Rich came to hour high school in 1981 for a impromptu clinic for our band. That evening, he played at the local theater venue. I was blown away.


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