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Neil Peart Has Passed Away


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#1 southpaw2k5

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:07 PM

EDIT: Statement from the band. (https://twitter.com/...751793247969281)

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Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for Rush, died Tuesday, January 7th, in Santa Monica, California at age 67. The cause was brain cancer, which he had been quietly battling for three years, according to Elliott Mintz, a spokesperson for the Peart family. A representative for the band confirmed the news to Rolling Stone.

Peart was widely considered one of the best drummers in rock history, with a flamboyant yet utterly precise style. He joined singer-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson in Rush in 1974, and his virtuosic playing and literate lyrics  – which drew on Ayn Rand and science fiction, among other influences – helped make Rush one of the key bands of the classic-rock era. A rigorous autodidact and a gifted writer, he was also the author of numerous books.

“Neil is the most air-drummed-to drummer of all time,” former Police drummer Stewart Copeland told Rolling Stone in 2015. “Neil pushes that band, which has a lot of musicality, a lot of ideas crammed into every eight bars — but he keeps the throb, which is the important thing. And he can do that while doing all kinds of cool shit.”

Rush finished their final tour in 2015; Peart was done with the road and eager to spend more time with his wife, Carrie Nuttal, and daughter Olivia.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:08 PM

just saw this on CBC I'm at a loss

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:09 PM

So sad  RIP Neil. Not sure what to say. I’m sorta stunned.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:10 PM

In shock. So sad to hear this. thoughts and prayers to his family.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:11 PM

I can't even deal. RIP you legend

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:11 PM

I'm in shock.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:12 PM

I'm surprised that no other media outlets are reporting this given that he allegedly died three days about. Sad, if true, of course.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:12 PM

Shock is the right word. f**k.

RIP.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:16 PM

I’m in a super market trying to hold back tears. I can’t think straight at the moment. WTF!

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:17 PM

f**k.  f**k f**k f**k.

I'm stunned.  This doesn't feel real at all.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:17 PM

Now the reports are coming in:

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:18 PM

I am just floored.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:18 PM

Heartbroken for his family, his bandmates, and us.




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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:19 PM

This will hit some fans harder than others. I worry that those who still held out hope for a Rush reunion are going to be particularly stricken.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:19 PM

Oh my god :(

I am also at a loss...will have to post again later. Just gutted.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:20 PM

Omg I can’t believe this. Shock and stunned sadness. One of my true heroes.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:21 PM

I have often wondered how I would feel when one of them eventually died...even worried about how much I might be affected by it. Turns out, I'm only a little bummed. I'm mostly sad that his daughter won't have him in her life any more.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:21 PM

I'm devastated, utterly devastated.
Thank you Neil for some of the greatest musicianship I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing live and in person.

F U C K !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:24 PM

Wow

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:24 PM

f**k I knew this was coming




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