An area to discuss erm... musicians?

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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#849503
Drummer for prog group Rush, passed away aged 67 after a 3+ year battle with brain cancer. He lost his daughter in 1997 and then his wife a year later, hopefully he is back with them now.

A great drummer that will be sorely missed :(
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BY sizzlingbadger
#849505
sad day - he was an avid motorcyclist and by some accounts also a great drummer !
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BY jeremyb
#849526
Terrible band, but talented man, too young!
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BY philly
#849531
anyone else think he looked like terry wogan in his latter years?
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BY Basket Case
#849532
philly wrote:anyone else think he looked like terry wogan in his latter years?


Don't know who that is, but I just saw a pic of Peart on Facebook and he was looking a lot like Kevin Spacey.

I'm not a Rush fan (can't stand Geddy Lee's voice), but Neil Peart was an incredible drummer and seemed like a really nice guy.
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BY sty
#849550
I was very sad to hear the news.

Rush are a massive part of my music listening over the years. Luckily I got to see them live quite a few times, and I’ll have those memories and the music.

I just think it’s so cruel that he got such a short retirement to enjoy.
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BY Molly
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Basket Case wrote:
philly wrote:anyone else think he looked like terry wogan in his latter years?


Don't know who that is, but I just saw a pic of Peart on Facebook and he was looking a lot like Kevin Spacey.

I'm not a Rush fan (can't stand Geddy Lee's voice), but Neil Peart was an incredible drummer and seemed like a really nice guy.


I recall his personal, hand-written letter published in Kerrang on paper headed 'From the Desk of Neil Peart'. It basically said: Just because I'm a famous musician doesn't mean I should want to have anything to do with any of you so leave me the fuck alone'. Or something like that. It was anti-fan. Quite funny really.
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BY Dharmajester
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Late 60’s a singer mate of mine was clothes shopping in Carnaby Street with the rest of his drummerless band. He got chatting to a young guy in overalls painting one of the shop fronts. As chance would have it he was a drummer in need of a gig and subsequently joined the band.
Until he had to go back to Canada. He was of course the deceased for whom this thread tolls.