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Whoa.  He kept that on the down low.

 

RIP...

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Legendary ......may he RIP. There are few things in this world that sound worse than brain cancer.

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Well...*****.

 

At least now he's with his first wife and daughter.  RIP, Professor.

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Wow, just saw this, said it happened Tuesday? He has had some issues in the past. Wonder if it was similar to Gord Downies cancer?

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@JÂy RÛßeÒ

 

RIP to a phenomenal drummer and person.  This man endured so much pain and suffering.  I hope he is at peace and with his family.

 

 

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Glad I got to see Rush when I had the chance.

 

At least Neil lived to see the band get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Although I'm guessing it didn't matter much to him - he wasn't into the whole fame thing.)

 

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  Born and raised just across the Niagara River in St Catherine's, ONT.  Pretty modest background plus humble who worked at a farm implement dealership before fame came calling.  Most rock stars I would not give two cents for but the guy seemed like a high quality person.

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He died Tuesday, and they kept it secret until today?  That is the most Peart-ish thing imaginable.

 

11 minutes ago, Foxx said:

 

There's a video out there that's just the overhead view of his drumming live in "Subdivisions."  It's unbelievable.  I think I commented that the only reason he could do what he does is because no one told him it was impossible.

 

Buddy Rich was better...but I'm still a much bigger Peart fan.

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RIP, sad to lose another one.

 

He and Moonie were the two best I saw live.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, DC Tom said:

He died Tuesday, and they kept it secret until today?  That is the most Peart-ish thing imaginable.

 

 

There's a video out there that's just the overhead view of his drumming live in "Subdivisions."  It's unbelievable.  I think I commented that the only reason he could do what he does is because no one told him it was impossible.

 

Buddy Rich was better...but I'm still a much bigger Peart fan.

 

this one? was the only one i could find that would possibly fit what you are saying here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQmz494XBkg

 

 

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In no particular order my top 5 drummers"

Neil Peart

Carter Beauford

Danny Carey 

John Bonham

Dave Lombardo 

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Band statement..

 

It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma). We ask that friends, fans, and media alike understandably respect the family’s need for privacy and peace at this extremely painful and difficult time. Those wishing to express their condolences can choose a cancer research group or charity of their choice and make a donation in Neil Peart's name.

Rest in peace brother.

Neil Peart   September 12, 1952 - January 7, 2020

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53 minutes ago, WhoTom said:

Glad I got to see Rush when I had the chance.

 

At least Neil lived to see the band get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Although I'm guessing it didn't matter much to him - he wasn't into the whole fame thing.)

 

 

Brought my son to see them in Montreal during the R:40 tour (their last).  My son is a guitarist and bassist; I told him I wanted him to see two of the best while it was still possible.  So glad we did.  It was a great show.

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sigh. I get every generations loses the greats, but there really aren't many (if any) up and comers. True musical talent is slowly leaving this earth

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I'm embarrassed to admit that this hit me harder than the loss of a few family members. As much as he may have been uncomfortable with it, the dude left a mark on a lot of people.

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I remember listening to Rush growing up (couldn't escape them if you listened to Canadian rock radio - Q107, anyone?) and hearing for the first time that drums were't just an instrument to keep the time/beat of the song and provide a backbone to it. Neil Pert play an instrument that defined the song, just like the bass and the guitar - it was really amazing to hear what he did musically with the drums to bring life to a given song. I know he inspired many - may that be his legacy..... 

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Wow... first I heard of it was this very thread. RIP man.

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40 minutes ago, Foxx said:

 

this one? was the only one i could find that would possibly fit what you are saying here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQmz494XBkg

 

 

 

Yeah, that's it.   I swear, he grows a third hand for the outro there...

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1 hour ago, apuszczalowski said:

Wonder if it was similar to Gord Downies cancer?

 

Yes it was.  Glioblastoma...

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