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Neil Peart
September 12, 1952 - Januar 7, 2020
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Neil Peart
Neil Peart was the most popular Rock drummer. When it comes to voting in Modern Drummer or Drummerworld - Neil Peart was always the No. 1.

Neil Peart, born September 12, 1952, near Hagersville, Ontario, was the drummer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band Rush. Rush is the most successful band from Canada, having played together for over 35 years, and selling over 27.5 million records (U.S.). Over the years, Rush has developed their own style of Progressive Rock, weaving together heavy metal, art rock, reggae, new wave, pop, grunge, and classical styles with thoughtful lyrics. The result has been 24 diverse albums, successful tours, and a loyal fan base.

Peart is known for his creative and intricate drum parts and extensive drum solos that delight both drummers and non-drummers alike. He's won many reader's poll awards from Modern Drummer, including 12 consecutive "best recorded performance" awards. In 1996, Peart became an Officer of The Order of Canada, the highest civilian decoration in Canada.

In 1997 Rush took a five-year hiatus. In September 2000, Neil returned to Rush, and the band produced the critically-acclaimed Vapor Trails CD and the subsequent tour, took them to Mexico and South America for the first time. The final show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, became the multi-platinum DVD Rush in Rio. Rush toured again in 2004 as part of their 30th Anniversary celebration, and released a CD of Sixties cover songs, Feedback, to mark the occasion. After the tour, they released Rush - R30 - 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, a live concert from Frankfurt Germany.

In addition to his job as a musician, Peart has written four non-fiction books, The Masked Rider, Ghost Rider, Traveling Music: The Soundtrack to My Life and Times, and Roadshow : Landscape With Drums: A Concert Tour by Motorcycle. Ghost Rider was nominated for a Canadian Literary award in 2003. He has also written many articles for Modern Drummer and other magazines.

In his spare time, Peart drove BMW motorcycles, drove fast cars, snowshoes, bird watches, and hikes. His favorite drink after a concert or a long day on the road was The Macallan.

Essential Rush recordings include: Fly by Night (1974), 2112 (1976), Permanent Waves (1980), Moving Pictures (1981), Exit... Stage Left (1982), Grace Under Pressure (1984), Power Windows (1985), Roll the Bones (1991), Counterparts (1993), and Vapor Trails (2002).

2011: DVD from Hudson Music: TAKING CENTER STAGE

2016: Neil Peart announced to retire and Rush announced to stop touring.

January 7, 2020: Neil Peart has died from Brain Cancer, aged 67. He suffered from glioblastoma for three-and-a-half years. R.I.P.



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