bomba503 posted:billhike posted:sunnylea57 posted:brucehayes posted:
Rush drummer Neil Peart. I am shocked.
So sad. Battling brain cancer for 3 years and kept it quiet.
This really hurts. Selfishly I’m glad I finally saw him perform live on their final tour. After what he had previously gone through (losing his wife and daughter in the same year) I was hoping he would enjoy a long retirement with his new family, Definitely raising a glass to him tonight.
Was a big fan as well. RIP
Never a huge Rush fan but always appreciated the musicianship and interplay. I tell you what tho, I listened to a replay of Jim Ladd’s interview with Neil from 2015 on deep tracks, and wow, what a force. Highly intelligent, thoughtful, articulate, well read, meaningful stuff to say. Little did I know he was an author of 6 books. I played some greatest hits when I got home afterwards and lamented I never got to see them live. Hella drummer.