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    R.I.P. Neil Peart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    As am I.....brain cancer.....has had it for three years.

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    Fuck no.

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    Wow....shocked.

    Requiescat in pace, Neil.
    Thank you for EVERYTHING.

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    Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for Rush, died Tuesday, January 7th, in Santa Monica, California at age 67. The cause was brain cancer, which he had been quietly battling for three years, according to Elliott Mintz, a spokesperson for the Peart family. A representative for the band confirmed the news to Rolling Stone.

    Peart was widely considered one of the best drummers in rock history, with a flamboyant yet utterly precise style. He joined singer-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson in Rush in 1974, and his virtuosic playing and literate lyrics – which drew on Ayn Rand and science fiction, among other influences – helped make Rush one of the key bands of the classic-rock era. A rigorous autodidact and a gifted writer, he was also the author of numerous books.

    “Neil is the most air-drummed-to drummer of all time,” former Police drummer Stewart Copeland told Rolling Stone in 2015. “Neil pushes that band, which has a lot of musicality, a lot of ideas crammed into every eight bars — but he keeps the throb, which is the important thing. And he can do that while doing all kinds of cool shit.”

    RIP

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    How completely like Peart and his bandmates to keep this under wraps for so long.
    Class and brotherhood all the way.
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    Greatness - drumming and lyrics

    It's so sad that he didn't get many more years to spend with his family.
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    RIP!
    Shocked too!!

    Descanse en paz uno de los grandes!!.

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    Damn
    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpeccary View Post
    No words, indeed

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    Oh damn. A childhood hero gone.

    Rip Neil

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    This is terrible.

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    I lost my wife to cancer in December 2018...The pain never goes away..RIP Neil...

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    Wow! How sad to hear this. Words fail me right now. RIP Neil


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    Big point to the sky...

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    I'm completely gutted. RIP Neil.

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    devastating

    I wish he had more time in his retirement with his second act and family

    to a life well worthy the exploring interior and exterior


    Thanks for everything Neil

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    omg NO

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    Very sadden by this.
    Will listen to Rush on the way home.

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    Shocked. Kinda like when David Bowie passed. Had no idea he (David/Neil) was battling cancer. Shocked. RIP.

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    Both Rush drummers have left us. RIP.

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    Explains the retirement - hope he got to enjoy those years since the band ended with his family. RIP the professor.

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    absolutely gutted.

    My hero.
    Just for his words alone...

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    Wow, this one really hurts. Apparently, he kept his illness to himself, which was 100% in character.

    RIP, man. You will be missed for a very long time.

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