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Neil Peart Has Passed Away


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#41 kevind2112

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:36 PM

Posting because I don't know what else to do. He was an absolute hero of mine, and one of the reasons I picked up the sticks so long ago. Our heros are all going to pass eventually, but I was not ready for this. I'm not even sure what I feel. Stunned......

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:36 PM

This hit me really hard.

I actually expected it to be a motorcycling mishap that would take him, not anything like brain cancer. I can barely imagine what his family is going through.

All I can say is, emulate his example. Live life to the fullest.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:37 PM

This is probably the most devastated I've been over a celebrity dying since Michael Jackson....RIP Neil...I only hope that you're now reunited with your wife and daughter...

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:37 PM

Raising a virtual glass of The Macallan in his honour.   RIP Neil.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:37 PM

Been a long time since I was around, but I have many great friends from this forum who I know are sharing my grief at this sad news.  For me and many others Neil authored the soundtrack of our lives.  It’s added sadness knowing he has a young daughter that he idolized and in which wanted to spend time.   I was talking the last few days about him having just bought tickets for the The Rush Project (cover band) in my hometown.  I was questioning for a while why he wasn’t writing blogs or books.   I am shocked and deeply saddened.   If the measure of a life is love and respect, then truly he was the treasure to us all.   His influence will live on.  


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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:39 PM

This. This has blown me away. RIP to the Drum God. You were the reason I started playing as we're so many others. Truly shook.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:39 PM

View PostStan Getz, on 10 January 2020 - 04:33 PM, said:

Heartbroken for his wife and young daughter Olivia. Neil deserved so much better, after the tragedy he endured losing his first wife and daughter, this just cannot be.
And for Geddy and Alex. I can't imagine how hard they are grieving.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:40 PM

NO

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:40 PM

View Postquantex, on 10 January 2020 - 04:30 PM, said:

Looks like the boys can make some new music now.  Too soon?

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:41 PM

I haven't been here forever, but I needed to stop by and share my condolences with all of our Rush family, who are shocked by this sad news today.

Rest in peace Neil, thank you for all the music.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:42 PM

View Postrsmintzberg, on 10 January 2020 - 04:37 PM, said:

Raising a virtual glass of The Macallan in his honour.   RIP Neil.

Oh am I getting shitfaced tonight.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:42 PM

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:42 PM

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:42 PM

his legacy lives on and his memory with will echo through the rush fans for ever. *ride on into the sunset down around that last curving highway professor*

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:42 PM

You've got to be kidding.

He wasn't just the greatest drummer of all time, he wasn't just one of the greatest lyricists of all time, he was also one of the only rock stars to put his family before his career in the end. How old can his daughter be now? He should've had more time with her, and her with him. :(

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:43 PM

I haven't posted here in quite some time.

I am beyond stunned. Truly. This is perhaps the first time I have actually cried over the passing of a musician.

as with many of you, Rush has been with me my entire life. They became me. They existed as a microcosm of my personal self. I worshiped them to an extent. Now, my favorite Rush song, Losing It, becomes even harder to listen to, and even more emotional.

I hope everyone here is doing well with the news. I know I'll be grieving for some time.

Take care,

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:44 PM

Not been here for years, but back today to pay tribute to the Professor. It seems so unfair.

The bell tolls for thee.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:44 PM

Rush are the only band where lyrics add something to my listening experience and actually addressed real thoughts and feelings beyond love, sex. He leaves a unique legacy and will sit amongst the greatest. A brilliant man.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:47 PM

Sad. RIP


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Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:48 PM

Wow, If feel sad for his family and happy I got to see him perform so many wonderful times.  I am also happy that he left us so much damn music!  May have to watch a concert Blu Ray this weekend...




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