Discussion in 'Music' started by jasn, Jan 10, 2020.
Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67
Boy, that came out of nowhere. RIP.
RIP - just saw the news
Holy shit. No way. I can’t believe this
He is my idol and had met him in person
Back in the mid 80’s. He was a very likable guy I sad day in history
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R.I.P. to the rock drummer who embodied precision.
Fighting brain cancer for three years. Now we know why Rush quit touring.
I had not heard of the cancer. But it does explain the rumors of Rush performing with another drummer. Regardless, a loss of a uniquely talented musician.
I predict a Neal Pert tribute concert featuring Rush with Dave Grohl. And I say that because it will be sad to see if it happens. Dave is a good drummer, but Pert was in a league of his own. Maybe if they could get Stewart Copeland...
SiriusXM has a temporary Rush tribute channel[Deep Tracks channel 27]btw.
When I was a kid and teen all I wanted to be was a drummer and by the early '80's Neil was THE drummer I wanted to be. I didn't have many heroes when I was growing up and almost none as a teen. Neil was the exception. As I got older and began to learn more about him as a person my hero worship and admiration actually grew stronger. He was an amazing musician and an idol to many, but from all accounts, he was also a very good man.
Neil, may you Rest In Peace and be re-united with your daughter and other loved ones.
I was introduced to Rush during the 9th Grade. The Drummer for the school band, ( a damn good one) introduced me to Rush and old ELP (when they were Emerson Lake and Palmer, not Powell) albums when a few of us went to his house for an afternoon jam session. When i discovered that Neil Peart passed away, I immediately went to Chris's posts on Facebook, and he was obviously devastated.
RIP to the Professor