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#101 That One Guy

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:51 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 March 2019 - 08:50 PM, said:

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View PostJohnRogers, on 13 March 2019 - 08:36 PM, said:

Cocaine and 45 year old Scotch is expensive.
C'mon you don't need to insult neil's habits like that




He prefers Macallan, not some uber aged Scotch
If Peart was on coke, wouldn't he be a much better author?
He'd probably be able to get on with the damn stories in a more timely manner.

Edited by That One Guy, 13 March 2019 - 08:51 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:47 AM

View Postedhunter, on 13 March 2019 - 07:32 PM, said:

View PostThunder Bay Rush, on 13 March 2019 - 04:10 PM, said:

Jesus Jumpin' German Christ (I learned that one from Ron James!) the guy is 66 years old.  Most people retire at that age.  He played his ass off for 40 years.  He went through hell for about five years and came back.  He now has a family, including a very young daughter... and other interests besides music.  I'm a HUGE Neil fan, but I hope I never hear from the guy again.  

Leave the goddam man alone.

I'm fine with that. Replace the miserable bastard with someone with actual talent, and carry on as Rush.

I agree. Except for the "miserable bastard" part.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:05 AM

Neil Peart performed at RUSH's induction into the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and then retired afterwards.

Bill Bruford declined to perform at YES's induction into the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame because he retired before then.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:23 AM

as long as the Neil that returns is the one that loves touring and interacting with his fans, I'm good... :)

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:18 PM

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as long as the Neil that returns is the one that loves touring and interacting with his fans, I'm good... :)

Did that Neil ever exist?


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:03 PM

Wonder how he passes the time now, rarely leaves the house i'm told?

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:48 PM

I don't think they'll tour or even record again, but IF NP comes out of retirement it would be cool if they toured in places they've never been before, even if it means doing small venues. An Australian tour would be unique

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 01:21 AM

View Posttaurus, on 15 March 2019 - 09:48 PM, said:

I don't think they'll tour or even record again, but IF NP comes out of retirement it would be cool if they toured in places they've never been before, even if it means doing small venues. An Australian tour would be unique


I have no real info but it wouldn't surprise me if RUSH did a residency in Las Vegas for a few months.

Vegas is very close to Santa Monica.

The boys can leave their equipment[ set up and bolt instantly.

Low cost overhead big payout.

Believe me.

I know this.


2021

I would imagine two or three new songs to go along with the Vegas Residency.  

I'll back in Toronto end of April.

I'm on this.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:24 AM

I was always optimistic that they were just retired from touring, and would pop up and play here or there for one-offs, but it’s pretty obvious that was wishful thinking.  Neil hasn’t even posted a single time on his own website in nearly 3 years.  You’d think he’d still be interested in blogging since it can be done at home in spare time, and doesn’t require super-human feats of endurance like his performance in concert does, but his complete silence says it all.  He is really retired.  His bodyguard occasionally posts a shot of him in his natural habitat or on vacation, but he posts nothing whatsoever himself anymore.  If he plans on putting out more books, he’s been very quiet about it.  The CA thing seems to have petered out with the comic book—sort of silly/redundant idea after they already put out a hardcover graphic novel, and two regular novels.  There’s no mention of him doing anything special for the touring compendium coming out soon—Stewart Copeland did an afterword, though, and from his social media does not at all seem retired yet.

FWIW, though, if he gets enough rest and takes good care of himself, he may be in better shape to play a reunion show someday without hurting himself, and if he’s not touring and beating himself silly riding his beemer through every dirt road he can get to, I imagine he’d have much less wear and tear on his body playing a few occasional concerts in one spot once in blue moon.  But it would be a longshot—he doesn’t like compromise when it comes to this stuff, and I doubt he could do a show without first practicing for a couple of months to get in shape, etc.  Makes sense for a big tour, but not a one off, and there’s more pressure when you aren’t playing a ton of dates—you only get one shot at having a great show.  It remains to be seen if there will ever come a time when Neil figures out how he can enjoy coming out of retirement whether it be for one show, or a few, or to release another book or whatever.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:35 AM

If a man his age is still doing coke and drinking up a storm, expect to weep for his passing soon.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 05:42 AM

I don’t know where he is on the spectrum of scotch drinkers or drug users currently.  A reliable source told me essentially that he and his first wife were avid bong-hitters and otherwise not very much of anything else as of the early 90s (but that’s 25 years ago).  This was from another musician who was personally friendly with them/was a guest at their home a few times.  But everyone knows he likes the Macallan, because he writes about it.  We just don’t know if it’s a lot of it or just one or two cocktails a day, which is not nothing, but far from drinking up a storm.  I never heard tell of a coke habit, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.  Anyway, last time I saw a snapshot of him on social media, he looked as healthy or healthier than you’d expect for a guy closing in on age 70–staying active, not blowing up in weight or wasting away.  Just being a guy with other guys he knows.  If he’s abusing himself like a fiend, he’s not showing it very quickly—coke and that really hard-partying will age people prematurely and saddle people with all kinds of gout, heart failure, strokes, bleeding, ulcers, caved in nasal septums, liver disease, pancreatic failures, etc.

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 06:56 AM

View PostLorraine, on 16 March 2019 - 10:35 AM, said:

If a man his age is still doing coke and drinking up a storm, expect to weep for his passing soon.

Is he like that? Or was he in the past? He does seem to have an alcoholic's nose. I had no idea he was anything more than a pot head like all of Rush was in the seventies (at least). But I've been surprised before. It sure was a surprise when John Entwistle died of a cocaine-induced heart attack at the age of 57 in 2002.

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:15 AM

Actually, as soon as Entwhistle died, I was hearing “Oh it must have been all that coke he was doing” from people who were avid Who fans before it was ever mentioned on the news.  The “alcoholic nose” is certainly one possible explanatiion but so is Rosacea.  Usually with those late signs of chronic alcohol abuse you expect more than just one visible sign, but that doesn’t prove anything.  I certainly hope he’s not overdoing it, but some people have real issues with retirement, so it certainly is a possibility.  He comes off as a bit too involved with his child to be sucking down scotch all day, but that doesn’t stop everybody, so you never know.

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:43 AM

Gee, I wonder how rumours get started on the Internet?

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:44 AM

And... it's no wonder people like Peart avoid his "fans" when possible.

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 12:36 PM

100% agree with you on that.  I got hammered here on another thread last week for daring to suggest that Neil haters were reading too much into an incident with Stewart Copeland that was pitched as proof that Neil is a dick.  I said, maybe he didn’t see him and no one told him that he was waiting to see him, and I was pretty sure based on actual things they say about each other that Neil is a big fan and would have been psyched to meet him.  You’d think I said something bad about the Neil-haters’ mothers.

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 12:43 PM

View PostClashWho, on 18 March 2019 - 06:56 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 16 March 2019 - 10:35 AM, said:

If a man his age is still doing coke and drinking up a storm, expect to weep for his passing soon.

Is he like that? Or was he in the past? He does seem to have an alcoholic's nose. I had no idea he was anything more than a pot head like all of Rush was in the seventies (at least). But I've been surprised before. It sure was a surprise when John Entwistle died of a cocaine-induced heart attack at the age of 57 in 2002.

Forgot where I originally read about it - it was years ago.   Whether he still is, I do not know.  My post was a comment on the others who were suggesting he still is like that.

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 12:53 PM

View PostHalfwayToGone, on 18 March 2019 - 09:15 AM, said:

The “alcoholic nose” is certainly one possible explanatiion but so is Rosacea.

It seems rosacea is more likely.

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 01:09 AM

View PostThunder Bay Rush, on 18 March 2019 - 09:44 AM, said:

And... it's no wonder people like Peart avoid his "fans" when possible.

I met the son of a gun! It was EPIC!  Yet duhhhhhhhh!

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 02:59 AM

How did it go? Lol😂




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