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Rush’s Amazing Drummer Passes, R.I.P. Neil Peart

Rush’s Amazing Drummer Passes, R.I.P. Neil Peart


We’re sad to report that the incredibly talented drummer and lyricist for Rush, Neil Peart, passed away at the age of 67 after a battle with brain cancer. Neil was a creative force on drums, playing on a huge 40 piece wrap around drum set and using every inch of it during a show. He was also the main writer of lyrics for the band over their 40 year career, with singer Geddy Lee telling the often deep and complex stories he wrote. Many of you were lucky enough to see him in concert with Rush during their numerous shows in So Cal over the years, including their final show to wrap up their 4oth anniversary tour in 2015 at The Forum. We’ve posted a few videos for you to enjoy below, and here are some links to some great articles if you’d like to read more about Neil.

Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67

Neil Peart, Rush Drummer, Dies at 67

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