What a tragedy. Millions of people will now never get the chance to see one of the worlds best Rock bands and especially one of the worlds premier Percussionist’s.
I am deliberately calling Neil Peart a Percussionist because Drummer falls woefully short when it comes to the talent and skills that man possessed. He was also a very gifted lyricist.
He was a one man show all by himself.
Rest Easy Mr. Peart and Thank You from the bottom of my heart. I was lucky enough to see them in concert twice in years past.
Neil Peart, the hugely influential drummer and primary lyricist for legendary prog-rock power trio Rush, is dead. The CBC has confirmed with Rush’s publicist that Peart died in California this past Tuesday, 1/7, due to complications from brain cancer. Peart was 67.
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The man could literally play instruments behind him without looking and not miss a beat.