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Neil Peart

Postby langmick » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:18 pm

Hard to believe this is true...thanks for everything Neil.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/neil-peart-rush-obituary-936221/
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Re: Neil Peart: dead at 67

Postby sjj123 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:26 pm

holy fuck.....man those guys can keep a secret...thats a shock and a complete bummer


Glioblastoma...also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the most aggressive cancer that begins within the brain
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Re: Neil Peart: dead at 67

Postby Julián Fernández » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:39 pm

Wow. He influenced a whole generation of musicians. Thanks, Neil!
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Re: Neil Peart: dead at 67

Postby Kurtis » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:45 pm

Sad to hear of his passing. He was a big influence in my younger years. Got to see the very last Rush show at the LA Forum.
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Re: Neil Peart

Postby Steve Holmes » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:40 am

This is continuing to echo days later. What an amazing person.
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Re: Neil Peart

Postby Odd-Arne Oseberg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:50 am

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Re: Neil Peart

Postby Pocketplayer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:36 am

first time i ever really heard Neil was on A Work in Progress where he deconstructs
after his Freddie experience. Whoa...THIS is a rock drummer? I thought he was a
English/literary professor...so well read and articulate...JUST like his compositional
drumming...then as i listened to this video he played EVERY song from the new LP
w/ and w/o music then explained his thinking...I heard ideas like; a stream of water flowing
so I played this and other natural revelations that sparked creative flow...Neil was a shy
literate man that was at times misunderstood...i think he might not have grasped
his massive influence as the drummer in RUSH that propelled him to idol status...
i really believe Neil never wanted that...his suffering in this life was also shocking
losing his wife and daughter within a year of each other...when I think of ALL the
shows RUSH played over the world...ALL the audience members who gazed at his
strokes and listened to his lyrics...a life well lived is an understatement!
Thoughts out to his family and this huge loss to both Geddy and Alex...thier brother
for over 40 years is gone...i can't think of a band who was together this long and
had almost no ill will towards one another...reading many band biographies they
read like dysfunctional families...RUSH seemed to have a brotherhood unlike
any other group...a respect for one another unparalleled making this band even
more impressive!
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Re: Neil Peart

Postby langmick » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:46 am

At the end of the Signals tour in July of 1983, they had played 1,025 shows together.

That is mind-boggling, and remarkable. Neil gets dumped on, but I do't know many who could have done that and kept it together.

Then they continued...

Feels like I lost a close uncle who was silently guiding me throughout adolescence and beyond, teaching me philosophy, thinking and drums. Hit me pretty hard, have to accept that it's life, but it just sucks. Perhaps he left journals that will get published sometime. it must have been unimaginably devastating to be hit with brain cancer after all the years he used his brain so powerfully. Tragic that it happened right after they retired, he may have even had it when they were touring. Life can so cruel.
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Re: Neil Peart

Postby cjbdrm » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:52 pm

I was in the 7th grade when I got invited to a 'drummer hang'. My older brother's friend played drums and he invited me over after school. He introduced me to Rush and Neil Peart by playing the All the World's A Stage drum solo. It was mind-blowing. What an amazing body of work we've been blessed with. Thanks Neil.
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Re: Neil Peart

Postby sjj123 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:23 am

Saw them many times. First show was Hemispheres....Black/Chrome Slingerlands....right up front. Been a fan since they started
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