Raising a glass to Neil Peart of Rush

semipro

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2009
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SW Virginia
Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush passed on Tuesday.
A part of my youth died with him.
I raise a glass (in my case a Margarita) to his memory and his contributions to the soul of rock.
I will miss him as will many others.

 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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Another great one has passed. :-(
 
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CincyBurner

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Mar 10, 2015
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:(
He was an amazing drummer - definitely someone who cared about his craft and one of the best.
Saw them in early '80's (Moving Pictues tour ?) in Philly (LOUD).
When you were young you assumed groups like this were the norm and they'd always be around.
 
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jatoxico

Minister of Fire
Aug 8, 2011
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I was surprised and saddened to hear this. Had not heard he had a health issue but then again he seems like he was a private kind of guy, not one to go on media tour to tell his story.
 
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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My childhood hero. :(
Both my sons are serious Rush fans. I'm glad they got to see him perform in a couple concerts.
 
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jatoxico

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Aug 8, 2011
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I saw Rush during the Moving Pictures tour. Me and my friends were huge fans. All three members are great musicians w/ Neil being the standout.
 
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AlbergSteve

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Very sad news, almost had to stop the truck when I heard the news. Saw them in Vancouver 2011 Time Machine Tour, great show. Spent a lot of time on Youtube watching Neil's solos.
 

Zack R

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Sep 27, 2017
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My first CD was Rush - Moving Pictures. It was around 1992, I was 11 years old. Been listening to them ever since.

Currently listening to La Villa Strangiato...