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R.I.P. Neil Peart

  
By:  GregTx  •  Music  •  one week ago  •  22 comments

R.I.P. Neil Peart

One of the greatest, if not the greatest of all time.

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Tacos!
1  Tacos!    one week ago

Maybe the best rock drummer of all time. He had brain cancer.

 
 
 
TᵢG
1.1  TᵢG  replied to  Tacos! @1    one week ago
Maybe the best rock drummer of all time.

I agree.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
2  igknorantzrulz    one week ago

A very impressive drummer indeed. Saw him live a few times, don't plan on going to see him dead  RIP NP

 
 
 
cjcold
2.1  cjcold  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2    one week ago

Saw and partied with Rush a few times way back in the day.

Power trios don't exist without a rock solid rhythm section.  

Never really knew Neil but as fellow bassists Geddy and I would at least wave at each other across a crowded room.

(Blew out my right index finger back in the 80s and haven't played professionally since.)

 
 
 
lady in black
3  lady in black    one week ago

 
 
 
GregTx
3.1  author  GregTx  replied to  lady in black @3    one week ago

Damn, I feel old right now.😕 

 
 
 
lady in black
3.1.1  lady in black  replied to  GregTx @3.1    one week ago

I know, so do I.  The 70s had the best rock!

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  lady in black @3.1.1    one week ago
I know, so do I.  The 70s had the best rock!

I must confess, I would have never guessed you as a Rush fan, and in no way meant as an insult.

 
 
 
lady in black
3.1.3  lady in black  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.2    one week ago

I was a teenager in the later 70s and love 70s rock.  I was somewhat of a wild child (not too wild but wild enough) lol....

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.4  igknorantzrulz  replied to  lady in black @3.1.3    one week ago

You Rock on Girl !

 
 
 
lady in black
3.1.5  lady in black  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.4    one week ago

My screen name is from the Uriah Heep song Lady in Black.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.6  igknorantzrulz  replied to  lady in black @3.1.5    one week ago

Damn, you continue to impress

rock on !

 
 
 
cjcold
3.1.7  cjcold  replied to  lady in black @3.1.1    one week ago

I vote for the 60s (but I'm an old fart.)

The first songs I learned to play were G L O R I A and Little Latin Lupe Lou.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4  Perrie Halpern R.A.    one week ago

Neil was one of the best! He will be very missed. 

 
 
 
Kavika
5  Kavika     one week ago

He was great.

RIP Neil.

 
 
 
GregTx
6  author  GregTx    one week ago

 
 
 
cjcold
6.1  cjcold  replied to  GregTx @6    one week ago

Thanks for that Greg I watched it a few times and remembered my youth.

 
 
 
TᵢG
7  TᵢG    one week ago

What a bummer.   I had hopes of seeing Neil doing educational videos, tribute albums, etc.   67 is too young.

 
 
 
GregTx
7.1  author  GregTx  replied to  TᵢG @7    one week ago

I hope all the videos of Neil are educational enough to inspire the next generation.

 
 
 
TᵢG
7.1.1  TᵢG  replied to  GregTx @7.1    one week ago

They are.

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
8  Larry Hampton    one week ago

Damn what a loss. One of my very favorite bands.  NO ONE has a tighter sound than Rush —hands down. This is a huge bummer,,, love Rush. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
9  Perrie Halpern R.A.    one week ago

From Rolling Stone:

Peart was a drummer’s drummer, beloved by his peers; he won prizes in Modern Drummer’s annual readers’ poll 38 times, and was a formative influence on countless young players. “His power, precision, and composition was incomparable,” Dave Grohl said in a statement released Friday. “He was called ‘The Professor’ for a reason: We all learned from him.”

“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.”