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    The live version of Spirit from Exit... played in my car on the way home. Made for a nice drive in the cool air, gave me energy after a long day.
    Then I read the news. Then I read it again somewhere else to see if it was wrong.
    Nope.

    I'm glad he got to live the last small part of his live without us involved. I hope he got what he wanted from it, and I wish he'd had more time.

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    Very bad news. I was lucky to have seen Rush twice. RIP sir.

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    Rest in Peace, another wonderful talent gone.

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    This news has hit me like when Chris Squire and Ronnie James Dio passed. Very sad, and shocked.

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    A really awful start to the year. Sad to see he'd been suffering with this for so long.

    I'm glad that he got to see Rush gain a much greater respect in this century.

    RIP.

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    Just shocked, RIP Neal.
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    R.I.P. Neil! =( My drummer hero for the last 45 years! Yes explains the retirement! I still cherish his typed "A condensed Rush Primer" I got from Anthem.
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    Not really a Rush fan - but PHOO!, the man could play. A rare combination of complex orchestrated percussion, compositionally integrated into their songs as an equal third of the music, and pure rock power. He seemed to be a decent, genuine human being, too. What a shame.

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    Saw Rush on the Moving Pictures tour, next on the Signals tour and kind of lost touch. So very thankful I got to see R40 with my daughter in 2015. Absolutely amazing drummer. Thanks for all the words and music RIP.

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    Tears are not enough. I've been a fan of Rush, like many of you, since day one. Someone mentioned class and brotherhood...that's the stone cold truth. So sorry to hear of Neil's passing. What's weird, is that I've had the urge to listen to them for the last several days. (more so than usual) Another legend, gone too soon. RIP.
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    Chris, David and now this, Horrible. On my way to see Simon Phillips tonight. Really depressing. Brain cancer is supposed to be really rare. Now more and more all the time (not that Chris or David had this) But Glioblastoma is supposed to be rare. Hmm, seems not so much anymore.

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    Heard there is a great concert going on tonight in the Xanadu Theater:

    Neil Peart on Drums
    Chris Squire on Bass
    Jimi Hendrix on Guitar
    Jon Lord on Keyboards

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    That's a whole part of my youth going away there.


    I cut his lawn twice as a student job (he was away on tour)

    RIP
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    Crushed...

    "...how I wish that I could live it all again..."

    R.I.P. Professor...
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    This news makes me feel so damned old. I'm "only" 50 but I keep watching my heroes go each and every year. This hurts a lot. Hurts like Bowie, Dio and Jon Lord among others. Makes me wished I cherished my younger years more than I did. RIP Neil. You touched so many lives with your musicianship and your lyrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkolyn View Post
    Heard there is a great concert going on tonight in the Xanadu Theater:

    Neil Peart on Drums
    Chris Squire on Bass
    Jimi Hendrix on Guitar
    Jon Lord on Keyboards
    yes ... plus Dio vocal or Bowie vocal/rhythm guitar maybe?
    Last edited by TCC; 1 Week Ago at 09:15 PM.
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    Shocked.

    Stunned.

    Incredibly saddened.

    <group hug>
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    ^This decade has really been rough- all of the above plus Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Keith Emerson etc.

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    “THIS IS THE BAD PLACE” Eleanor Shellstrop.

    Favorite drum fill of all time - Tom Sawyer, second fill after the guitar solo. Xanadu is one of my top 10 favorite prog songs of all-time and Neil the Number 1 Drummer.

    I was wondering why Afterimage, and other Rush songs were playing today on livexlive progrock station, and then a CNN News notification popped ip on my screen. Would have preferred a typical “what has Trump done this time.” Update.

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    Sometime in the mid 80's (I was about 12 or 13) I went over to my sister's boyfriend's house (who is now my brother-in-law for over 25 years) and he let me borrow Moving Pictures on vinyl. I came home, dubbed a copy on audio cassette, went out onto my driveway, and played that damn tape dozens and dozens of times on my boombox while I playing hacky sack. I couldn't get over how good the musicianship was, but especially the toms on the drums - how there were so many pitches on those amazing fills. I can honestly say that Moving Pictures was the album that started my love affair with progressive music and Rush has had an immense influence on how I viewed music. They opened the door more so than anybody else at the time, until I came across FZ in college in 1990. I hope his happy years were immense (I would like to think he had many great and amazing memories aside from the tragedies, especially when he was out riding his BMW bike) and my condolences to his families and fans. RIP Professor Peart.
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    More than an incredibly talented percussionist, an exemplary lyricist and intellect. So sad. My sympathy to all those close. RIP.
    Last edited by Firth; 1 Week Ago at 11:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by refugee View Post
    Awful, awful news.

    My first ever concert was Rush at Newcastle City Hall 11th June 1977.

    RIP Neil
    Mine, too, November of '77.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkolyn View Post
    Heard there is a great concert going on tonight in the Xanadu Theater:

    Neil Peart on Drums
    Chris Squire on Bass
    Jimi Hendrix on Guitar
    Jon Lord on Keyboards
    John Lennon on vocal.
    Orange is the new stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Sometime in the mid 80's (I was about 12 or 13) I went over to my sister's boyfriend's house (who is now my brother-in-law for over 25 years) and he let me borrow Moving Pictures on vinyl. I came home, dubbed a copy on audio cassette, went out onto my driveway, and played that damn tape dozens and dozens of times on my boombox while I playing hacky sack. I couldn't get over how good the musicianship was, but especially the toms on the drums - how there were so many pitches on those amazing fills. I can honestly say that Moving Pictures was the album that started my love affair with progressive music and Rush has had an immense influence on how I viewed music. They opened the door more so than anybody else at the time, until I came across FZ in college in 1990. I hope his happy years were immense (I would like to think he had many great and amazing memories aside from the tragedies, especially when he was out riding his BMW bike) and my condolences to his families and fans. RIP Professor Peart.
    I found RUSH in an unusual way. My cousins were huge KISS fans and saw them open for KISS and told me about how good they were. I wasn’t a kiss fan at all but when I heard them play RUSH I was an instant fan and stayed a fan from that time on.


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    I can't count the number of miles I drove, ran, walked or biked with Neil setting the pace and pushing forward. His lyrics often hit a nerve that, at times, reduced me to tears or lifted me from a deep funk. A debt I could never repay. I certainly got more out of his music than I'd paid for. I will miss him dearly.

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    Fuck. Just fuck. One of the very few people who could communicate with my teenage soul when there was no one around.

    Plus ça change plus c'est la même chose.

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