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Old 01-10-2020, 03:07 PM   #1
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Neil Peart of Rush, Dead at 67


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Neil Peart, the drummer of iconic Canadian band Rush, has died at age 67.

The influential musician and lyricist died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., after having been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to a statement issued Friday by family spokesperson Elliot Mintz.

His death was confirmed by Meg Symsyk, a media spokesperson for the progressive rock trio comprising Peart, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.
Thanks to my two older brothers, Rush has been my favorite band since I was very young. The greatest concert I ever saw was their "comeback" show in Hartford on June 28, 2002. While his earlier lyrics far outshine his later efforts, his skills on the drums were unquestionable. Rest in peace.
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:27 PM   #2
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I'm going to be honest, I loved Neal Pert on drums but to this day can't stand to hear Geddy Lee's voice.
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:32 PM   #3
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I'm going to be honest, I loved Neal Pert on drums but to this day can't stand to hear Geddy Lee's voice.
Rush is definitely a love ‘em or hate ‘me band for the most part. And it was comical how male dominated their concerts were. It was like going to some secret society meeting.
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Old 01-10-2020, 07:12 PM   #4
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Definitely a sad day for music fans and Canadians in general.

I saw these guys live for Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, and Moving Pictures. What unbelievable shows.
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Definitely a sad day for music fans and Canadians in general.

I saw these guys live for Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, and Moving Pictures. What unbelievable shows.
Wow! And I thought I was old!

Rush is very hit or miss for me. Love the 70s and 80s stuff, but good god their 90s stuff is pure rubbish.

Favorite song is probably "Spirit of Radio".

At one point I had started an in-order discography listen, need to start that back up again. At least until I hit the 90s junk.
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Neil was a true master of his craft. R.I.P.
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Greatest drummer of all time !
Never forget Xanadu the first time i heard it .

RIP !
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Old 01-11-2020, 05:49 AM   #8
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i started listening to Rush in 1979 when i was 7 saw the first of many many concerts in 1985. had the pleasure of taking two of my sons who love them to their R40 show which was their last tour. What an amazing band and Neil a brilliant lyricist, drummer, and composer.

They stayed true to their fans, their music, and their values. Never before has a trio produced such full complex sound. Rush were a live band with a rabid fanbase.

I feel old. I think of his opening lyrics to Afterimage:

“Suddenly you were gone...From all the lives you left your mark upon.”
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:05 AM   #9
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I am not a HUGE fan but I did enjoy a number of their songs.

One guy I worked with years ago was an incredibly big fan. I think this may crush him.
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I read about this this morning. Truly a sad day for music. R.I.P. Mr. Peart.

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Glen Peart Tells "Farm Equipment" About Son Neil, the Parts-Manager Turned Rock Star
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:52 AM   #12
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Nice article. Thanks for posting. I had never actually heard that whole story before.
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https://youtu.be/auLBLk4ibAk

Tom Sawyer Video. One of the best videos ever made.
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:44 PM   #14
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I read about this this morning. Truly a sad day for music. R.I.P. Mr. Peart.

WOW!!!!! That was absolutely amazing.
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Old 01-11-2020, 05:30 PM   #15
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Greatest drummer of all time !

RIP !



He just might be that.


A legend.
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