Neil Peart, Rush Drummer, Dies at 67

Written by on January 11, 2020

One of Music very talented drummers dies at 67

1952-2020

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.

The drummer is often overlooked in bands but with Rush, that’s simply not possible, similar to Clem Burke of Blondie

Neil Peart, was a centrepiece of the band and its music.

 

About Neil

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 KrupaKeith MoonMitch MitchellGinger BakerMichael GilesJohn 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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