Neil Peart - RIP

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  1. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma It’s 2112 Somewhere

    East Bay, Ca
  2. puffyrock2

    puffyrock2 Forum Resident

    Shocked and stunned. This reminds me of when I read that Bowie passed....2 very private men who only wanted close family and friends to know I guess. He gave us 40 years of amazing music.
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  3. jazon

    jazon a pig in a cage on antibiotics

    Wow, I am in shock. What a huge loss. Neil was always a private guy so its no surprise it was kept quiet. The man had to suffer a lot in life, an amazing talent but it must of been hard.
  4. krimson

    krimson Forum Resident

    Wow that sucks. Very sad.

    I'm pretty sure though that this was not the reason that Rush ended but was because he had issues with is back and arthritis.
  5. maywitch

    maywitch Forum Resident

    Oh damn, was this public knowledge that he was sick? I had no idea. I adore his drumming and so many of his lyrics.
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  6. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

    I know Neil was a private person which makes this all seem so sudden - but I truly hope his last few years were as peaceful as possibly can be.

    Thank you Neil for inspiring an incalculable amount of musicians to try and master any bit of pure genius you put into the airwaves.

    And thank you Neil, as well as Geddy and Alex for making music your way the entire time
  7. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

    Campbell, CA
    I'm going home tonight and am playing the Rock Band video game drums on the entire Moving Pictures album in his honor. Goodbye, Neil. What an incredible drummer.
  8. Audiowannabee

    Audiowannabee Forum Resident


    Tonite will be Rush listening nite

    So sad :(:shake:

    RIP neil

    Just put on 2112
  9. bliss44

    bliss44 Forum Resident

    him, here, now, no.
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  10. LarryP

    LarryP Soul Singing

    Ottawa, Canada
    Very sad and I wasn't aware. He is an amazing drummer and lyricist, one of the best. I believe he had a very difficult personal life too.

    A terrible loss for Canada as well. RIP friend
  11. John Harchar

    John Harchar Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Wow, this was a bolt out of the blue. The single best drummer I ever saw and one of the best lyricist rock ever produced.
  12. progmog

    progmog Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    Words fail me. The man was a legend, and he went out at the top. Rest in peace.
  13. Bob_Rush

    Bob_Rush Forum Resident

    Presto, PA
    I am lost for words. RIP

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  14. qtrules

    qtrules Forum Resident

    one of the absolute greats. RIP.
  15. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin and Current Impatient Creep

    New Jersey, USA
    :( RIP
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  16. morgan1098

    morgan1098 Forum Resident

    I am so sad. I have no other words.


    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    wow, this one shocks in a big way. gonna spin a lotta rush this weekend. my heart goes out to his friends and family and bandmates too...really took my breath away reading this news today...
  18. RobCos02330

    RobCos02330 Forum Resident

  19. ****.....Glad I saw the last tour, the drumming and the lyrics will live on.

    Farewell to a king
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2020
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  20. MusicNBeer

    MusicNBeer Forum Resident

    Shocked!!! Horrible news. Bummed bigtime.
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  21. BSC

    BSC Forum Resident

    Glasgow, Scotland
    One of my few heroes I had the joy of meeting him several times....much misunderstood individual in terms of the fan relationship. The memories will live with me forever the best live drummer I ever saw and I don't care if he changed his technique etc...that guy I saw hitting drums in the late 70's and early 80's was unique.

    God bless you Neil Peart.
  22. Sevoflurane

    Sevoflurane Forum Resident

    West Yorkshire
    Wow. I’m not surprised he kept it private as that was his nature, but I am completely stunned. The best of the best. Awful news, just awful.
  23. Rushfan

    Rushfan Forum Resident

    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    RIP Neil...You will be missed!!!
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  24. pmckeeaalaska

    pmckeeaalaska Forum Resident

    Anchorage, Alaska
    I can't even begin to put into words the impact this man had on my life, not only as a drummer myself, but on my love of music in general. I am stunned but not surprised he was keeping his battle quiet as he was such a private guy. Deepest sympathies to his family and to Geddy and Alex.
  25. Coricama

    Coricama Classic Rocker

    Marietta, GA
    Damn, RIP Neil.
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