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#1 Sark

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 09:05 AM

I was just wondering what happened to him after all these years. I'd hate to think he's sunken as far as doing some cheesy lounge act in Reno or something. Just curious! cocktail.gif  blah.gif  

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 09:11 AM

I heard that he had been a body builder confused13.gif
Lets hope he still hasn't got the same hair cut!

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 09:21 AM

Absolutley! That was the haircut from hell's barber shop! Poor ol' John firedevil.gif  rofl3.gif  

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 09:25 AM

QUOTE (Sark @ Dec 20 2004, 09:21 AM)
Absolutley! That was the haircut from hell's barber shop! Poor ol' John firedevil.gif  rofl3.gif

It was probably one of the the top styles then too!  icon_really_happy_guy.gif
He would have been better of with one of these  ph34r.gif  

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 09:32 AM

He's in touch with Alex a lot and works out at the same gym.  Forget where I read that.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:14 PM

I think I read he actually manages the gym where Alex occasionally goes. That was years ago though. I've read since thery're not in touch now as much as they used to be.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:09 PM

Well probably because Alex is on tour, but he probably is still close too Rutsey  confused13.gif  

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:15 PM

According to Neil's intro to Rush Complete (it was a book of Rush sheet music from the 1st album to [if memory serves] 'Signals') he married Geddy's sister. I don't know if they are still together or not, though.


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Posted 20 December 2004 - 04:39 PM

He rents a room from me.  Always muttering about "world's best drummer... HA!"


Kinda a weird guy.




























This is of course a joke smile.gif  I have no idea what he's doing now.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 07:00 PM

QUOTE (signutsechsjuan @ Dec 20 2004, 05:39 PM)
He rents a room from me.  Always muttering about "world's best drummer... HA!"


Kinda a weird guy.




























This is of course a joke smile.gif  I have no idea what he's doing now.

Dam, you had me going there for a sec rofl3.gif  

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 11:47 PM

Whatever he is doing, I sure am glad he is doing it!    

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 12:26 AM

Wonder if he kicks himself in the butt sometimes...you know, gets it going in his head, "God, they're so successful!  Damn diabetes!"

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 04:49 AM

  confused13.gif Who cares, really. Just some dude..like you or I.  

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:24 AM

QUOTE (petsounds75 @ Dec 21 2004, 12:26 AM)
Wonder if he kicks himself in the butt sometimes...you know, gets it going in his head, "God, they're so successful!  Damn diabetes!"

Without Neil they wouldn't be  succesful LOL.gif  

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 10:28 AM

He may have formed a support group with Pete Best.


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Posted 21 December 2004 - 10:39 AM

And David Lee Roth.

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 01:53 PM

I have no idea what he's up to now. But one thing I really respect about him is that he's not trying to make $ off his former job whereas Pete Best is writing all these books on "the true beginnings of the Beatles" Rustey has pretty much disappeared off the face of the earth. He doesn't have a crappy band that plays clubs advertising "FEATURING JOHN RUTSEY THE ORIGINAL DRUMMER FOR RUSH." That's one thing I love about him...he's not capitalising on what he used to do. Unlike DLR...

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 05:46 PM

Right now?  At this very moment?  Probably in therapy, beating his against the wall.

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 06:53 PM

I think hes getting ready for christmas with his kids if hes got any  confused13.gif  

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 02:47 AM

Whatever happened to John Rutsey?

"John's still around. I see John quite often. He gave up playing shortly after he left the band and went into bodybuilding. He competed on an amateur level for a while, doing that for a few years, and has sort of been in and out of that, but he still works out, and I work out with him a few times a week at a local gym - at a Gold's, here in Toronto." - Alex Lifeson, in the 2/6/89 "Rockline" interview
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