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[MERGED] Neil Peart has died at 67

Post by Evil » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:01 pm

Brain cancer finally got him. Oh man! Saw him live a few times. My favorite drummer of all time.
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[MERGED] RIP NEiL PEART

Post by lust4beer » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:49 pm

Top 5 rock drummers of all time and a damn fine poet
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Re: RIP NEiL PEART

Post by nolaxride » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:43 pm

lust4beer wrote:
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Top 5 rock drummers of all time and a damn fine poet
He's been called a 'giant' in the world of drumming. And he was 6'4".
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Re: [MERGED] Neil Peart has died at 67

Post by Pete » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:22 pm

I saw Rush August 18, 1974 when they opened for Uriah Heep. Peart had joined the band 2 weeks earlier after Rutsey's departure.

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Post by psk836 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:52 pm

I bumped into Uriah Heep a year or two ago. Stayed at the same hotel.

Never could stand Rush.
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Re: [MERGED] Neil Peart has died at 67

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I bumped into Uriah Heep a year or two ago. Stayed at the same hotel.

Never could stand Rush.
I blame Rush and Black Sabbath live shows for my bad hearing loss. I got in my car after one Black Sabbath show and I thought my car stereo was broken because I couldn't hear it
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Re: [MERGED] Neil Peart has died at 67

Post by Pete » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:38 am

"....On August 10, 1997, soon after the conclusion of Rush's Test for Echo Tour, Peart's first daughter (and, at the time, his only child) Selena Taylor, 19, was killed in a single-car accident on Highway 401 near the town of Brighton, Ontario. His common-law wife of 23 years, Jacqueline Taylor, succumbed to cancer only 10 months later on June 20, 1998. Peart attributes her death to the result of a "broken heart" and called it "a slow suicide by apathy. She just didn't care."[27]

In his book Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, Peart writes that he told his bandmates at Selena's funeral, "consider me retired".[27] Peart took a long sabbatical to mourn and reflect, and travelled extensively throughout North and Central America on his motorcycle, covering 88,000 km (55,000 mi). After his journey, Peart decided to return to the band. Peart wrote the book as a chronicle of his geographical and emotional journey...."

For a couple weeks I used the signature "where do you want to spend eternity?: smoking or non-smoking?"

I heard Neil tell the story of riding around the American countryside and seeing such a sign outside a church
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