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RIP Rush’s Neil Peart

By shovelhed

44 days ago

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    #1 44 days ago

    Best drummer ever! Hope he did not suffer.

    #2 44 days ago
    Quoted from shovelhed:

    Best drummer ever! Hope he did not suffer.

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    #4 44 days ago

    Whoa, sorry to hear this!

    #5 44 days ago

    I have spent hours listening to him and read most of his books. A different type of egg, but he was the best at what he did.

    #6 44 days ago

    What happened? He was a very influential rock drummer. RIP

    #7 44 days ago
    Quoted from GSones:

    What happened? He was a very influential rock drummer. RIP

    Brain cancer.

    #8 44 days ago


    #9 44 days ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    Brain cancer.

    That’s horrible. Lost my cousin to that. RIP

    #10 44 days ago

    This is probably why he retired a few years ago. I knew he had chronic tendinitis.

    I have Grace Under Pressure in my car, think I'll spin that on the way home. Afterimage has a new meaning now.

    #11 44 days ago

    Dammit. This one hurts.

    #12 44 days ago

    Crap. This sucks.

    #13 44 days ago

    Wasn't a huge Rush fan, but I cannot deny this mans talent. RIP.

    #14 44 days ago

    He played with incredible power and precision.... definitely one of the best ever.

    #15 44 days ago

    This is terrible. The man was incredible. I spent my childhood trying to emulate him, Dave Weckl, Stewart Copeland, and Mike Portnoy. He was my favorite by a country mile, a consummate professional, always learning something new.

    Tonight I will take a 17 minute moment of silence that changes time signatures three times before I go to bed....

    #16 44 days ago

    Man, this news sucks.
    RIP Neil.

    #17 44 days ago

    Sad to hear. RIP. One of my favorite progressive rock bands!! Hope they make a RUSH pin someday!

    #18 44 days ago

    Very sad, RIP Neil

    #19 44 days ago

    I sense a disturbance in the force...
    I know what it's like to lose a musical hero. My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering today.

    #20 44 days ago

    Oh man, this just gave me a sinking feeling all over. Grew up listening and poorly hacking my way through Rush songs. This guy was definitely "The Bar" drummers set their mark to.

    #21 44 days ago

    I used to listen to Rush back in the 1970s. Saw them back then a couple times too.

    RIP Neil Peart.

    #22 44 days ago

    I've lost a couple of car speakers to "Limelight", RIP to one of the greatest to ever pickup the sticks.

    #23 44 days ago

    I was never a Rush fan. Never knew who he was until a number of years ago. A drummer buddy of mine would post his videos on Facebook.

    I couldn't get enough of them! The man was incredibly good.

    #24 44 days ago

    John Bonham or Neil Peart... Flip a coin for best Rock drummer of all-time. RIP

    #25 44 days ago

    RIP Neil. I still have some of the old Rush Backstage Club newsletters Neil wrote. Been a member/fan since I bought All The Worlds A Stage while in a Canadian record store of all places.

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    #27 44 days ago
    Quoted from Hougie:

    Dammit. This one hurts.

    Agreed, major bummer.

    #28 44 days ago

    Use to see them twice a year here in Evansville In at Roberts Stadium in the 70's
    I think it was Fly by Night timeframe.We freaked out on the big sound these three guys could generate!
    RIP Neil Pert

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    #30 44 days ago

    Oh man 2112 blew my mind smoking redbud and trying to figure this world on album they created

    #31 44 days ago

    Only drummer I've seen switch styles and play fat end of the sticks. Deep guy. HOF lyricist. A Legend.

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    #33 44 days ago

    Noooooooooooo ugh. Bad start to 2020

    #34 44 days ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    The man was incredibly good.

    And he made it look SO EASY!

    #35 44 days ago

    I'm not a big rush fan although I love Tom Sawyer. I know a lot of people want to see a Rush Pinball! From everything you read he's considered the greatest drummer ever. Terrible news!!! I know Rush has some of the most diehard fans in rock history terrible day for all those fans!

    #36 44 days ago

    Sad day - RIP Neil....

    #37 44 days ago

    Wow. This one hurts. My pin collection doesn't get bigger because I'm unwilling to take down my drums (even if I haven't played since I adopted my skittish dog).

    When I started playing in the mid-90s, covering AC/DC was the green circle, and Rush was the double black diamond. When in a prog rock band in the early 2000s in Boston, we quickly learned that covering Tom Sawyer would win over any crowd. Hack bands always cover that "Sleeping with my clothes onnnnnnn" song. Covering Rush means you're on a different level. Freggin always made my forearm burn because of the tempo of those 16th notes on the high hats but the props we'd get after the show was always worth it. I'm a better drummer because of the man.

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    #38 44 days ago

    Dammit. The best ever. RIP Mr. Peart.

    #39 44 days ago

    I just read he lived with glioblastoma for 3.5 years, thats exactly how long my wife lived with it before she passed in 2018... so this hits home on several levels. We can though be thankful that what he gave to music is something we can continue to listen to.

    #40 44 days ago

    Was shocked to hear this. My brother is a huge Rush fan. I like them, but not really into their music as I am with other prog style groups. His talent was truly amazing though. A great loss for sure. RIP Neil. Rock N Roll heaven just got another super star.

    #41 44 days ago

    Brutal... Best ever... RIP

    #42 44 days ago

    Tragic loss and terrible start to 2020 for sure!

    #43 44 days ago

    The best drum solo I ever saw was by Neil Peart during the Rush "Show of Hands" tour at the Birmingham NEC. Absolutely stunning!

    Neil was such an eloquent speaker and I always felt calmed by his voice ... I loved hearing his interviews. He will be missed.

    What a sad week for Canada

    #44 44 days ago

    Second concert ever was Rush at Brendan Byrne Arena, E. Rutherford, NJ, April 25 1990.

    First Gord Downie, now Neil to brain cancer. So sad.

    #45 44 days ago

    I love watching how he is so steady and focused, casually plying his trade at being the best. Fascinating to watch his technique.

    #48 44 days ago

    Neil will go down as one of the musical geniuses of all time. RIP.

    #49 44 days ago

    The first Rush song that ever blew me away was "Time Stand Still". Everything about that song ... the drums, the bass, the vocals, was incredible to me. I recall listening to that song something like 20 times in a row. That song got me hooked.

    It sucks that he's gone, but I have a feeling Rush's music is going to live on for many, many generations ... by extension, so will he.

    #50 44 days ago
    Quoted from Yoko2una:

    I'm a better drummer because of the man.

    This. Been playing for 32 years and his influence can not be overstated. And kudos for playing Tom Sawyer the proper way, when I see a drummer "crossing over" during the verses to get those 16ths, it doesn't usually bode well.

    Haven't tried to play Tom Sawyer in years but when the last band I was in wanted to work up Digital Man, I just could not believe the genius of that drum part and it took months to figure (most of!) it out.

    Neil, may you RIP and thanks for everything…

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