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#41 bathory

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 06:40 AM

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View Postbathory, on 05 September 2018 - 04:53 PM, said:

R40 was the last big payday
I'm sure a lot of non-North American fans were hoping it was the penultimate payday

of course, man. I wish things had gone differently

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 11:15 PM

View Postbathory, on 21 September 2018 - 06:40 AM, said:

View PostThat One Guy, on 05 September 2018 - 09:53 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 05 September 2018 - 04:53 PM, said:

R40 was the last big payday
I'm sure a lot of non-North American fans were hoping it was the penultimate payday

of course, man. I wish things had gone differently
To be blunt, they probably could've sold out every show had there been a big "seriously, we are NOT kidding, this is the LAST tour" disclaimer when tickets went on sale.

I'm sure a bunch of wealthier non-North American fans would've flown out for it. I feel privileged for getting an R40 show myself. Far more dedicated, longtime European (and elsewhere) fans were not afforded that luxury.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 03:24 AM

View PostThat One Guy, on 30 August 2018 - 09:14 PM, said:

It's the only hope of another Rush show, as we know.

Whether it's progressive overspending, more fancy cars, wanting to secure mo' money for the wife+kid, or trying to start the endowed Neil Peart Scholarship For Musicians Who Can't Philosophy Good, And Want To Learn How To Do Other Stuff Good, Too, something would get him behind the kit

Discuss.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I think about that song by Def Leppard reading this thread.  "LET IT GO!"

Hilarious!

Geddy, Alex and Neil are worth well over 9302112 Canadian dollars!

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 03:25 AM

Set for life with a beautiful wife.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 03:25 AM

RUSH IS OVER FOREVER!

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:33 AM

An interesting read about celebrity net worth posted here.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:04 PM

I'm not sure I understand the point of the thread title unless the op is implying his funds will run low due to not being in Rush. First of all there's royalties but beyond that he makes money from his books. Plus his wife is an accomplished photographer. I'm sure he's not hurting.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:18 PM

View PostNew_World_Man, on 10 October 2018 - 10:04 PM, said:

I'm not sure I understand the point of the thread title unless the op is implying his funds will run low due to not being in Rush. First of all there's royalties but beyond that he makes money from his books. Plus his wife is an accomplished photographer. I'm sure he's not hurting.

The implication is that money is the only thing that will get Neil back off his couch.  Personally, I'm not so sure that this is true.  According to Al, he and Geddy will get together after the holidays -- once Geddy's book release is done -- to discuss some project going forward.  I'd think that unless Neil has said, "Don't call me ever," this would include at lease a perfunctory call to see if he might be interested in some project.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:57 PM

View PostNew_World_Man, on 10 October 2018 - 10:04 PM, said:

I'm not sure I understand the point of the thread title unless the op is implying his funds will run low due to not being in Rush. First of all there's royalties but beyond that he makes money from his books. Plus his wife is an accomplished photographer. I'm sure he's not hurting.

I highly doubt he's making enough off his books to live on. And if I remember right they sold the rights to their entire catalog a few years back for 25 million. Between that and touring from 02 to 2015, he should be set, but who knows? Some people have expensive and stupid tastes.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:14 PM

View Postedhunter, on 11 October 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:


Some people have expensive and stupid tastes.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:43 PM

I'd be *very* surprised if, after more four decades of success, he does not have an investment portfolio squared away.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:44 AM

View Postedhunter, on 02 September 2018 - 07:41 AM, said:

View PostThunder Bay Rush, on 02 September 2018 - 06:59 AM, said:

I have seen this "net worth" website and I find it very disturbing that people's personal wealth (or not) is out there for all to see.  How much money someone has (or not) is none of anyone's goddam business  but their own.  Also, I don't know how anyone could even know about someone's personal wealth.  Did someone call Neil and ask him?  Thank you, Internet.  And, no, I doubt very highly that Neil needs or wants more money.  He is a retired drummer.  Leave him alone.

No. I paid for his lifestyle. That bitch owes me.
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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:25 AM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 02 September 2018 - 12:52 PM, said:

From an artist’s point of view the Vegas residency concept makes a ton of sense and probably makes for a nice stable income.

The fans come to them and they doesn’t get road weary, get to have a normal home life...sounds like a musician’s dream rather than whoring out (though it can be).
"Whoring out"...No way. Like you said, they're off the road, living comfortably while they're there, they can host their families and the income potential is more than stable. I'd go to Vegas to see Rush any day of the week.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 01:48 PM

View PostNew_World_Man, on 10 October 2018 - 10:04 PM, said:

I'm not sure I understand the point of the thread title unless the op is implying his funds will run low due to not being in Rush. First of all there's royalties but beyond that he makes money from his books. Plus his wife is an accomplished photographer. I'm sure he's not hurting.
In Ghost Rider, in the late 90s, he talked about talking to his accountant about his finances, and learning that he didn't have enough money to retire for good yet. I imagine this time around he was sure, but who knows. He knows that a single leg of a tour nets him millions. That can influence a man, even years after he might have been "done".

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:27 AM

Also in Ghost Rider Neil mentions that he was asked by management what to do about a warehouse full of band equipment that was costing them money with little income coming in so wouldn't they have the same situation now, a similar decision if the band is over?

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:47 AM

View PostNew Digital Man, on 20 October 2018 - 07:27 AM, said:

Also in Ghost Rider Neil mentions that he was asked by management what to do about a warehouse full of band equipment that was costing them money with little income coming in so wouldn't they have the same situation now, a similar decision if the band is over?

Yard sale baby!

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:04 PM

View Postedhunter, on 20 October 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

View PostNew Digital Man, on 20 October 2018 - 07:27 AM, said:

Also in Ghost Rider Neil mentions that he was asked by management what to do about a warehouse full of band equipment that was costing them money with little income coming in so wouldn't they have the same situation now, a similar decision if the band is over?

Yard sale baby!

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 01:28 PM

View Postedhunter, on 20 October 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

View PostNew Digital Man, on 20 October 2018 - 07:27 AM, said:

Also in Ghost Rider Neil mentions that he was asked by management what to do about a warehouse full of band equipment that was costing them money with little income coming in so wouldn't they have the same situation now, a similar decision if the band is over?

Yard sale baby!
divvy it up amongst the fans. Some have shelled out thousands in tickets, merch, and media :lol:

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 01:30 PM

Has anyone on this forum spent... $5,000? Maybe $10,000 on Rush, all things considered, throughout the decades?

A lot of us have helped fund a LOT of motorcycle tires and fifths of The Macallan

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Posted Yesterday, 04:34 PM

This is a bit of a departure from the topic of the OP, but it's in the same frame of mind. I've often wondered why Neil felt the need to retire from everything band related. I mean, I completely understand the his retiring from touring, but why completely rule out the possibility of making music with the band ever again? It's hard for me to imagine someone giving up something that they have "loved" doing almost all of their life. I mean, I have read and heard what his various reasons are for doing so, but it's just difficult for me to totally relate to all of those reasons. For instance, I know he has said before that one of his biggest challenges is, (and I'm paraphrasing) "can I still labor over drum parts and lyrics like they are the most important things in the world?" I guess I understand that. For a person like Neil, maybe it's all or nothing. Either I'm 100% committed or it's not worth doing. So maybe he feels like he doesn't have the desire to practice his drums and stay at top form anymore. And that, itself, is reason enough for him to not want to play drums or make music anymore. But even though I understand that kind of reasoning, it's still hard for me to swallow. I feel like, man, if I loved music that much, and I've loved playing and creating it so much throughout all of my life... I'd still want to play it and create it, even if I wasn't as good as I was when I was young. I mean, the music could still be very good, even if my technical and physical abilities weren't as good. And let's be real, even if Neil was only half as good as his younger self, that would probably still be better than 50% of the drummers in the world. So I think he could still make great music. Another thing he has said is that after Clockwork Angels, he felt like they had reached the pinnacle of their creativity as musicians. Maybe he meant that like there was nothing left for Rush to explore musically, for him. But can an artist ever really know that? Does he know definitively that there is no more musical inspiration left in him? Don't get me wrong, I understand Neil's personality and how serious he is about his convictions, and I respect him. So I'm not questioning his decision to retire as if it were not real, or justified. I'm simply pondering (out loud) whether or not it was absolutely necessary for him to retire from all of it. Seems like that would be very hard for many people to do in the same circumstances... but, we're not Neil.




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