View Full Version : Neil Peart

January 10th, 2020, 03:24 PM
I just read that he passed away on Tuesday at age 67 from brain cancer.

We just lost one of rock's greatest drummers (the "most air-drummed to" drummer, according to Stuart Copeland of the Police in one article I read).

Such a bummer. I think this will be a RUSH weekend to celebrate Neil and the boys.


January 10th, 2020, 03:35 PM
Completely shocked. After losing his first wife and daughter, and later remarrying and having another daughter, Neil decided to retire to spend more time with his family and then comes down with terminal cancer within a few years. Such a shame.

I was at their last concert ever. Saw them about 10 times over the years. I don't think people realized how hard he hit the skins. He wasn't a finesse drummer by any means. He was just phenomenal musician.

January 10th, 2020, 03:40 PM

We lost a great one, fellas.


January 10th, 2020, 03:49 PM
I didn't know either. Just read that he had been living in Santa Monica. RIP


January 10th, 2020, 04:11 PM
I pretty much listen to Rush on a weekly basis. A big band for us nerds.



January 10th, 2020, 10:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=29&v=ha9ccf4YfzU&feature=emb_l ogo

Dr. Tran
January 12th, 2020, 06:56 AM
I found out that he died during the Kings broadcast. Such very sad news. It wasn?t my 1st concert, but the 1st one I went to without adult supervision was Rush during the Power Windows tour at Irvine Meadows. So now with Neil joining John Bonham, Keith Moon, & Jeff Porcaro, all of my top 4 favorite drummers have died. Rest In Peace Neil.

My top 5 Rush drum tracks (what I listened to on my drive home from work tonight) :
1. Tom Sawyer
2. Subdivisions
3. Freewill
4. YYZ (Exit Stage Left version)
5. La Villa Strangiato

Finally, how many drummers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Three. One to do it & 2 to discuss how much better Neil Peart would?ve done it.

And finally finally, it?s pronounced Peert, not Purt.

January 13th, 2020, 02:15 PM
Tremendously sad,