Neil Peart - RIP

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by darvit, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Oh no! What incredibly sad news. Neil Peart was one of my absolute musical heroes. From the first time I ever put the needle down on a Rush album back in 1975, he was my favorite drummer...and an amazing lyricist as well. So talented, so intelligent.

  2. heathen

    heathen Forum Resident

    Is there any suggestion from his family of a charity he liked that donations should be sent to?
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  3. Goldy

    Goldy Forum Resident


    RIP Mr. Peart, and thank you for all this wonderful music.
  4. Barnabas Collins

    Barnabas Collins Forum Resident

    I'm devastated. Poor Neil had so much personal tragedy over the years. I sincerely hope he had plenty of joy to even things out. Just a horrible thing to read about. RIP Neil Peart. There will never be another like him. Another childhood idol gone.
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    kanakaris Forum Resident

  6. Haggis Wampovich

    Haggis Wampovich Forum Haggis

    Three Rivers, USA
    Oh no- what an absolute shock.

    Rest In Peace, Neil. You gave us so much.
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  7. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident

    Saratoga, NY
    RIP, Neil! So sad and terrible news!!
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  8. Odysseus

    Odysseus Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    Neil had been through so much too... losing a daughter and his first wife back-to-back in the late 90s. He was resilient and came back from those loses.

    His resilience against those loses was something I always found to be inspiring. I'm sure he fought hard against this too.

    I'm not a big Rush fan, but I do like their last few albums and liked Peart's work with Vertical Horizon as well.
  9. Rufus McDufus

    Rufus McDufus Forum Resident

    Damn. Extraordinary drummer and a fearsomely intelligent and just plain nice guy. I'd go so far as to say he's the most influential rock drummer on other drummers there is. In terms of technical chops Neil was the man.
  10. AndrewS

    AndrewS Forum Resident

    S. Ontario, Canada
    Absolutely shocking. :(

    RIP to a fine local boy.
  11. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

  12. hobbes4444

    hobbes4444 Forum Addict

    :shake:. I had been holding out hope for a miracle that Rush would perform again...such sad news
  13. Blastproof

    Blastproof Forum Resident

  14. Brendan K

    Brendan K Forum Resident

    Credit to the tweeter John Moe,

    John Moe on Twitter

    "In my high school, everyone’s rock preferences were splintered. Ozzy fans argued with Def Leppard fans who fought with Scorpions fans.

    “Neil Peart, though,” someone could say.

    “Oh, yeah,” all agreed. “Neil Peart.”"
  15. Zardok

    Zardok Forum Resident

    Castle Cary
    RIP Neil Peart. He can be well proud of his body of work.
  16. steeler1979

    steeler1979 Forum Resident

    Nashville,Tn. USA
    What a tremendous loss to music and the human race. So sad!
  17. MikeManaic61

    MikeManaic61 Forum Resident

    Damn! Didn't he just have another kid and wife after the tragedy he suffered years ago?

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  18. mark renard

    mark renard Forum Resident

    R.I.P. Neil :(:(:(
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  19. StuJM84

    StuJM84 Forum Resident

    Kent, UK
    Shocked and numb.

    Horrible news, just horrible. Such a loss.

    RIP Neil. Thank you for everything.
  20. Cheevyjames

    Cheevyjames Forum Resident

    Durham, NC
    Terribly sad news. Rush was a huge influence on me and I still listen to them all of the time. All I can do is play Signals. RIP, Professor.
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  21. g.z.

    g.z. Forum Resident

    A beautiful musicmaker...just beautiful.

  22. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Houston, TX, USA
    This really came out of nowhere - how sad! RIP Neil. Will be listening to a lot of Rush this weekend (of course, I did last weekend too!)
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  23. richard a

    richard a Forum Resident

    felsted, essex, uk
    Horrible news.
    F**king cancer...
  24. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    One of the greatest rock drummers I've ever heard.

    And I always appreciated how he stuck up for the young folks in his lyrics.

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