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#41 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:53 AM

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The original press release for R40 said it was likely their last tour, and then a year later they released a feature-length documentary about coming to terms with being done, so I'm not sure what the confusion is.

For the most part, it was the fact that they gave us mixed signals until Alex finally confirmed that they were done.

For me, I knew they were never going to tour again when I heard the rumors that Neil threw a hissy fit and threatened to quit halfway through R40 after Alex and Geddy proposed more dates.

Sigh..................just......

Mick

:lol:

“...that Neil threw a hissy fit...”

The pot calling the kettle black

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:54 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 04 March 2018 - 10:53 AM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 04 March 2018 - 10:23 AM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 03 March 2018 - 11:37 PM, said:

View Postthizzellewashington, on 28 February 2018 - 09:55 PM, said:

The original press release for R40 said it was likely their last tour, and then a year later they released a feature-length documentary about coming to terms with being done, so I'm not sure what the confusion is.

For the most part, it was the fact that they gave us mixed signals until Alex finally confirmed that they were done.

For me, I knew they were never going to tour again when I heard the rumors that Neil threw a hissy fit and threatened to quit halfway through R40 after Alex and Geddy proposed more dates.

Sigh..................just......

Mick

:lol:

“...that Neil threw a hissy fit...”

The pot calling the kettle black

i was wondering how long it would take for the "it's Neil's fault" talk to start.

Figures it's fraroc, lol

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 11:00 AM

View Postbluefox4000, on 04 March 2018 - 10:54 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 04 March 2018 - 10:53 AM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 04 March 2018 - 10:23 AM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 03 March 2018 - 11:37 PM, said:

View Postthizzellewashington, on 28 February 2018 - 09:55 PM, said:

The original press release for R40 said it was likely their last tour, and then a year later they released a feature-length documentary about coming to terms with being done, so I'm not sure what the confusion is.

For the most part, it was the fact that they gave us mixed signals until Alex finally confirmed that they were done.

For me, I knew they were never going to tour again when I heard the rumors that Neil threw a hissy fit and threatened to quit halfway through R40 after Alex and Geddy proposed more dates.

Sigh..................just......

Mick

:lol:

“...that Neil threw a hissy fit...”

The pot calling the kettle black

i was wondering how long it would take for the "it's Neil's fault" talk to start.

Figures it's fraroc, lol

Mick

There’s been some careful consideration in California to change the name of the San Andreas fault to...you guessed it, Neil’s fault! :P

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:56 PM

You can't really fault him for wanting to retire, as he is in his 60s. But however, despite it being an unconfirmed rumor, I simply don't find it unrealistic that Neil got angry with Alex and Geddy for proposing more dates.

If retirement was really on his mind, then I could picture an ultimatum being said.

Edited by fraroc, 04 March 2018 - 10:57 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:26 AM

I never begrudge Neil, even if it's kinda his fault the band are done. The man lost the love of his life and their only child within a year of each other to a senseless accident and tragic illness. I'm honestly shocked he ever came back after that. After he started again with his new love and they had a child, it was only going to be a matter of time before Neil's parent self outweighed his musician self. He lost his last child and his former wife just way too soon, and beyond that he probably barely got to spend much time with them from being on the road and recording music. He wasn't about to screw that up again. I hope he has a long life ahead of him to truly enjoy life with his family without music to distract him.

But if he was willing, I still would be thrilled with any more music he ever decided to make. Greatest drummer of all time.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 09:08 PM

I just can't bring myself to understand the resentment many on this board have for a guy in his 60s who doesn't need the money deciding after 40 years that he doesn't want to do an incredibly physically demanding and travel-intensive gig anymore, especially with a young child after what he went through in the 1990s.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:44 PM

View Postthizzellewashington, on 05 March 2018 - 09:08 PM, said:

I just can't bring myself to understand the resentment many on this board have for a guy in his 60s who doesn't need the money deciding after 40 years that he doesn't want to do an incredibly physically demanding and travel-intensive gig anymore, especially with a young child after what he went through in the 1990s.

you see 40 years is apparently not enough.  the guy must die on Stage.

and apparently he said to ged and al before R40

"After this tour i will MAKE SURE you 2 shits will never work AGAIN!!!!!!

Makes sense right? lol.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:26 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 06 March 2018 - 12:44 PM, said:

View Postthizzellewashington, on 05 March 2018 - 09:08 PM, said:

I just can't bring myself to understand the resentment many on this board have for a guy in his 60s who doesn't need the money deciding after 40 years that he doesn't want to do an incredibly physically demanding and travel-intensive gig anymore, especially with a young child after what he went through in the 1990s.

you see 40 years is apparently not enough.  the guy must die on Stage.

and apparently he said to ged and al before R40

"After this tour i will MAKE SURE you 2 shits will never work AGAIN!!!!!!

Makes sense right? lol.

Mick

:lol:

Diabolical he is that Mister Magoo!

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:26 PM

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I'm holding out for the Rush cruise!

They’re too good for an all-you-can-eat, gaudy interiored, fat bastard cruise.

P.S. I enjoy cruises.

:)   :)   Yeah, I can't quite picture them there!

I was just surprised to see how many bands do them!  Basically,  almost everyone, except the A++ listers like U2, Elton John, and Springsteen.  There are cruises with KISS, Styx, Yes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Bonamassa, Marillion, Bad Company, etc etc.  The pay must be good!  

I've never been on one.  My sister lives near Tampa and has been on a few but her stories (plus those of a friend that worked for Norwegian Cruise Line) have left me wondering about ones on really big ships.  I have a friend who's nuts for European river cruises and those look like a lot of fun!  There are smaller ship ones that do the Alaskan inside passage or the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence river and those look really interesting as well.  Maybe in a few years.

https://www.rocklege...se.com/artists/

Maybe someone could talk Geddy or Alex into this one!
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Neil would never go for that unless they could give him his own boat that they tow a quarter mile behind them.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:28 PM

Ughhhh....whenever I see the word 'cruise' and immediately interpret it as 'stuck on a boat'.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:32 PM

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Lynryd Skynyrd is doing it, why not Rush

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Because Skynryd has become a tribute band and whore to the past. Any questions?

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:33 PM

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Ughhhh....whenever I see the word 'cruise' and immediately interpret it as 'stuck on a boat'.

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:02 PM

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The Neil Peart cruise - a nice little dingy for one. Everyone else swims like the fat peasants they are.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:02 PM

It's time that the band quit for good, there's no more juice in them to make good songs since HOF.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 10:58 PM

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It's time that the band quit for good, there's no more juice in them to make good songs since HOF.

Every song from Presto to Clockwork Angels isn’t good?

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:51 AM

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View Postrugen, on 08 March 2018 - 03:02 PM, said:

It's time that the band quit for good, there's no more juice in them to make good songs since HOF.

Every song from Presto to Clockwork Angels isn’t good?

Yes

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 11:43 AM

View Postrugen, on 09 March 2018 - 07:51 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 08 March 2018 - 10:58 PM, said:

View Postrugen, on 08 March 2018 - 03:02 PM, said:

It's time that the band quit for good, there's no more juice in them to make good songs since HOF.

Every song from Presto to Clockwork Angels isn’t good?

Yes

What percentage of songs are bad from Hold Your Fire and earlier?

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 11:53 AM

Presto, Roll The Bones & Counterparts are Freakin Awesome!  T4E and VT Sucked! S&A & Clockwork Angels are Great. Rush fans just wanted 2112 or Moving Pictures part 2, (like I did) Dont realize how great some of those songs are.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 12:49 PM

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View Postthizzellewashington, on 28 February 2018 - 09:55 PM, said:

The original press release for R40 said it was likely their last tour, and then a year later they released a feature-length documentary about coming to terms with being done, so I'm not sure what the confusion is.

For the most part, it was the fact that they gave us mixed signals until Alex finally confirmed that they were done.

For me, I knew they were never going to tour again when I heard the rumors that Neil threw a hissy fit and threatened to quit halfway through R40 after Alex and Geddy proposed more dates.

Sigh..................just......

Mick

:lol:

“...that Neil threw a hissy fit...”

The pot calling the kettle black

Neil "threatened to quit"? I've never seen or heard anything of the kind. He committed to those limited North American dates and didn't want more. That's not "threatening to quit."

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:28 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 09 March 2018 - 11:43 AM, said:

View Postrugen, on 09 March 2018 - 07:51 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 08 March 2018 - 10:58 PM, said:

View Postrugen, on 08 March 2018 - 03:02 PM, said:

It's time that the band quit for good, there's no more juice in them to make good songs since HOF.

Every song from Presto to Clockwork Angels isn’t good?

Yes

What percentage of songs are bad from Hold Your Fire and earlier?

about 10% after it's 60%



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