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#1 FleetwoodPC

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:02 PM

Why aren't GedLee playing shows with a, or several, alternating, drummers?

Believe it or not Neil isn't impossible to copy.

A 'precision' studio drummer such as Simon Phillips could seem to handle it.

Could Taylor Hawkins? ... I don't know as much about him but he seems highly skilled.

And Alan White or Bill Bruford minus forty years.

And unfortunately Jeff Pocaro passed in 1992.

And maybe even a YouTube drummer a la the guy who now fronts Journey.

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:09 PM

Hi FleetwoodPC, welcome to the forum!

We have discussed this issue on the forum, and people have different views - lots of people could fill in, but it wouldn't be the same somehow, is one take.

I think Lee has said they just couldn't call it Rush without Peart.

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:16 PM

Because it's not Rush without the three of them and Geddy has been working on other things not related to writing and recording since the band retired. Alex is just taking it easy doing random guest appearances on songs for various artists.

Will they do something again has been discussed to death on here since they retired. Even Geddy has said that he'll probably do some new writing at some point but is not sure when. Let them enjoy their down time. There's no reason for them to hurry out on the road again.

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:10 PM

I smell a rat....sorry, alter.

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM

I think they should replace Neil with any stiff they can find and go out on the road and call it Rush. Utterly overrated.

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:00 AM

Indeed.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 10:17 AM

View Postedhunter, on 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

I think they should replace Neil with any stiff they can find and go out on the road and call it Rush. Utterly overrated.


So overrated that you tell this in almost every post. You seem like an obsessive fanboy who can't get over the fact that Peart is on a well-earned retirement.

Edited by maxpower, 25 April 2019 - 10:18 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2019 - 11:58 AM

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

I think they should replace Neil with any stiff they can find and go out on the road and call it Rush. Utterly overrated.

So overrated that you tell this in almost every post. You seem like an obsessive fanboy who can't get over the fact that Peart is on a well-earned retirement.
You've read through his 3509 posts to ascertain that?  Huh, that's pretty obsessive too.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 12:56 PM

View PostLorraine, on 25 April 2019 - 11:58 AM, said:

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

I think they should replace Neil with any stiff they can find and go out on the road and call it Rush. Utterly overrated.

So overrated that you tell this in almost every post. You seem like an obsessive fanboy who can't get over the fact that Peart is on a well-earned retirement.
You've read through his 3509 posts to ascertain that?  Huh, that's pretty obsessive too.

Almost every post i have seen in topics related to Neil by him. These Peart-haters are obviously either trolling or just plain delusional fanatics who are bullying a 66 year old man just because he wants to retire. Some people just need to get out of their parents basements and get a life. Rush is done.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 01:37 PM

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

I think they should replace Neil with any stiff they can find and go out on the road and call it Rush. Utterly overrated.


So overrated that you tell this in almost every post. You seem like an obsessive fanboy who can't get over the fact that Peart is on a well-earned retirement.

I'm thrilled he's retired! Can you imagine how desperate Geddy and Alex were in 1974 that this guy got the gig? I can only imagine what rush would have become with a drummer who plays with actual feel. And writes better than a junior high schooler who just read The Fountainhead.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 01:44 PM

View Postedhunter, on 25 April 2019 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

I think they should replace Neil with any stiff they can find and go out on the road and call it Rush. Utterly overrated.


So overrated that you tell this in almost every post. You seem like an obsessive fanboy who can't get over the fact that Peart is on a well-earned retirement.

I'm thrilled he's retired! Can you imagine how desperate Geddy and Alex were in 1974 that this guy got the gig? I can only imagine what rush would have become with a drummer who plays with actual feel. And writes better than a junior high schooler who just read The Fountainhead.


Yes i am sure that they hated every second of the forty years they played with Peart. If you don't like Neil's drumming it is pretty much impossible for you to like Rush. And if you think he lacks the "feel" then so do Geddy and Alex.

Edited by maxpower, 25 April 2019 - 01:45 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2019 - 01:56 PM

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 01:44 PM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 25 April 2019 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

I think they should replace Neil with any stiff they can find and go out on the road and call it Rush. Utterly overrated.


So overrated that you tell this in almost every post. You seem like an obsessive fanboy who can't get over the fact that Peart is on a well-earned retirement.

I'm thrilled he's retired! Can you imagine how desperate Geddy and Alex were in 1974 that this guy got the gig? I can only imagine what rush would have become with a drummer who plays with actual feel. And writes better than a junior high schooler who just read The Fountainhead.


Yes i am sure that they hated every second of the forty years they played with Peart. If you don't like Neil's drumming it is pretty much impossible for you to like Rush. And if you think he lacks the "feel" then so do Geddy and Alex.

I'm sure it was something they tolerated. It's what most Rush fans have always done. If you think Neil is a great drummer then you must not play with any feel either. Discerning musicians know better.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 02:04 PM

View Postedhunter, on 25 April 2019 - 01:56 PM, said:

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 01:44 PM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 25 April 2019 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

I think they should replace Neil with any stiff they can find and go out on the road and call it Rush. Utterly overrated.

So overrated that you tell this in almost every post. You seem like an obsessive fanboy who can't get over the fact that Peart is on a well-earned retirement.

I'm thrilled he's retired! Can you imagine how desperate Geddy and Alex were in 1974 that this guy got the gig? I can only imagine what rush would have become with a drummer who plays with actual feel. And writes better than a junior high schooler who just read The Fountainhead.

Yes i am sure that they hated every second of the forty years they played with Peart. If you don't like Neil's drumming it is pretty much impossible for you to like Rush. And if you think he lacks the "feel" then so do Geddy and Alex.

I'm sure it was something they tolerated. It's what most Rush fans have always done. If you think Neil is a great drummer then you must not play with any feel either. Discerning musicians know better.

''Most Rush fans''. I have never met a Rush fan who hates Peart or his drumming. Maybe there are some of those lurking in their mothers basements but any Rush fan with a brain and normal life appreciates huge part of the band that is Neil's drumming.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:33 PM

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 02:04 PM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 25 April 2019 - 01:56 PM, said:

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 01:44 PM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 25 April 2019 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

I think they should replace Neil with any stiff they can find and go out on the road and call it Rush. Utterly overrated.

So overrated that you tell this in almost every post. You seem like an obsessive fanboy who can't get over the fact that Peart is on a well-earned retirement.

I'm thrilled he's retired! Can you imagine how desperate Geddy and Alex were in 1974 that this guy got the gig? I can only imagine what rush would have become with a drummer who plays with actual feel. And writes better than a junior high schooler who just read The Fountainhead.

Yes i am sure that they hated every second of the forty years they played with Peart. If you don't like Neil's drumming it is pretty much impossible for you to like Rush. And if you think he lacks the "feel" then so do Geddy and Alex.

I'm sure it was something they tolerated. It's what most Rush fans have always done. If you think Neil is a great drummer then you must not play with any feel either. Discerning musicians know better.

''Most Rush fans''. I have never met a Rush fan who hates Peart or his drumming. Maybe there are some of those lurking in their mothers basements but any Rush fan with a brain and normal life appreciates huge part of the band that is Neil's drumming.

He has been a black hole of suck for 40 years. His Groove can't hold a candle to a drummer like Phil Rudd. But it's his lyrics that really killed any real chance for super stardom the band had.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:16 PM

Look everyone. It's over. Been over for almost 4 years.

I get the hard core fandom. I'm a die hard too. Well I was. There comes a point when one just has to move on.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:17 PM

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But it's his lyrics that really killed any real chance for super stardom the band had.
I have to agree with you about the lyrics.  They are bad.  Most of them anyway.  That Geddy ever managed to sing them is a credit to him.

Carry on!  :)

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:01 PM

View Postgrep, on 25 April 2019 - 06:16 PM, said:

Look everyone. It's over. Been over for almost 4 years.

I get the hard core fandom. I'm a die hard too. Well I was. There comes a point when one just has to move on.

Nope. Vegas Residency 2020. Bank on it.

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:02 PM

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 12:56 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 25 April 2019 - 11:58 AM, said:

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

I think they should replace Neil with any stiff they can find and go out on the road and call it Rush. Utterly overrated.

So overrated that you tell this in almost every post. You seem like an obsessive fanboy who can't get over the fact that Peart is on a well-earned retirement.
You've read through his 3509 posts to ascertain that?  Huh, that's pretty obsessive too.

Almost every post i have seen in topics related to Neil by him. These Peart-haters are obviously either trolling or just plain delusional fanatics who are bullying a 66 year old man just because he wants to retire. Some people just need to get out of their parents basements and get a life. Rush is done.

But Not the players.  Geddy seems to be in the best healthwise, but Alex also has some maladies that would be serious hindrances to his playing... I agree with them taking their HEALTH SERIOUSLY.
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Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:14 PM

View Postedhunter, on 25 April 2019 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

I think they should replace Neil with any stiff they can find and go out on the road and call it Rush. Utterly overrated.

So overrated that you tell this in almost every post. You seem like an obsessive fanboy who can't get over the fact that Peart is on a well-earned retirement.

I'm thrilled he's retired! Can you imagine how desperate Geddy and Alex were in 1974 that this guy got the gig? I can only imagine what rush would have become with a drummer who plays with actual feel. And writes better than a junior high schooler who just read The Fountainhead.

Neil Peart hater.  Get OVER yourself.  Now I KNOW why I've always had a feeling about you and your attitude. I'm SURE you were a member of Counterparts Messageboard.
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Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:23 PM

View Postedhunter, on 25 April 2019 - 01:56 PM, said:

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 01:44 PM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 25 April 2019 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postmaxpower, on 25 April 2019 - 10:17 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 21 March 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

I think they should replace Neil with any stiff they can find and go out on the road and call it Rush. Utterly overrated.

So overrated that you tell this in almost every post. You seem like an obsessive fanboy who can't get over the fact that Peart is on a well-earned retirement.

I'm thrilled he's retired! Can you imagine how desperate Geddy and Alex were in 1974 that this guy got the gig? I can only imagine what rush would have become with a drummer who plays with actual feel. And writes better than a junior high schooler who just read The Fountainhead.

Yes i am sure that they hated every second of the forty years they played with Peart. If you don't like Neil's drumming it is pretty much impossible for you to like Rush. And if you think he lacks the "feel" then so do Geddy and Alex.

I'm sure it was something they tolerated. It's what most Rush fans have always done. If you think Neil is a great drummer then you must not play with any feel either. Discerning musicians know better.

I'M a fooking musician, and have been for 55 YEARS!  Both on Piano and in Percussion in school and beyond.  I've played in the Pep band at High school sporting evens, an Orchetra, A Dixieland Band, a Swing Band and Marching band with also garage type bands for many years.  Neil was the CONSUMATE Percussionist, and anyone who doesn't think so, is deluded and needs mental help. His lyrics were imaginative and sometimes HELPFUL to me and a bunch of others on how to handle life changing events.  I enjoy his writing also.  BITE ME, ED!
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