Neil Peart, Rush Drummer, Dies at 67
Written by kirk on January 11, 2020
One of Music very talented drummers dies at 67
Neil Peart, the legendary drummer of Rush, has died, an announcement released from the band. Neil was 67.
What The Band Had To Say
Peart passed on Tuesday, January 7th. The cause of death is reported as brain cancer.
Neil joined Rush in 1974 after the band had released the self-titled album Rush.
One of the most innovative drummers in rock, he was famous for his amazing drum kits, he would use around 40 different on stage (see the youtube video below). The band produced on a series of increasingly elaborate albums with “Necromancer,” a conceptual song on their 1975 album “Caress of Steel,” paved the way for the full-blown 1976 concept album “2112,” a dystopian tale about a future society without music.
Neil Peart, was a centrepiece of the band and its music.
Neil Peart was born on September 12, 1952, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and first lived on the family dairy farm, near Hagersville. After the family moved to nearby St. Catharines, Neil began drum lessons at age thirteen, studying with local teacher Don George, then played in a succession of rock bands. Early influences were Gene Krupa, Keith Moon, Mitch Mitchell, Ginger Baker, Michael Giles, John Bonham, and Michael Shrieve. At eighteen, he moved to London, England, a time about which he has said: “I was seeking fame and fortune, and found anonymity and poverty. But I learned a lot about life.”
(excerpts from Rush.com)
Neil Showing His talents Live In Frankfurt
Spirit of the radio Undoubtedly one of their most know tracks
It’s a sad loss to the music industry, our thoughts go out to his friends family and fans.
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