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    Neil Peart RIP

    Neil Peart, the drummer of iconic Canadian band Rush, has died at age 67.

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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainmen...obit-1.5422806
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    Just saw that as well! SUCKS!
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    Friends just shared the news. So sad. Only 67.
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    Truly sad.

    For those who haven’t seen their induction, a must see. IMO one of the best few minutes on film of our lifetime. Stick around to the end when Alex/guitar tells the story of how awards committee screwed them for years.

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    Very sad, quite possibly the best drummer ever. He passed on Wednesday yet no news until today, Friday.
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    Heard it from Chuck. Terrible news.

    "When I heard that he was gone, I felt a shadow cross my heart."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Heard it from Chuck. Terrible news.

    "When I heard that he was gone, I felt a shadow cross my heart."

    Rush, Nobody's Hero.
    Same here, I actually heard it from Hawg. I know you’re “THE” biggest RUSH fan on this site. I on the other hand am a long time fan. Such a loss to the music industry. Pretty sad that it’s becoming so common in recent years. Pretty soon the only ones left will be “boy band members”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I know you’re “THE” biggest RUSH fan on this site.
    No, that is me.
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    Neil playing with Buddy Rich's band.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    No, that is me.
    Take it up with Finch.


    I’ll be over here eating popcorn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    No, that is me.
    It's all you, man. I don't know where DJ came up with that tidbit of absurdity.
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    Never a fan of Rush myself, but he was a great percussionist, and 67 ain't even old! Very sad news.
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    I imagine Str8edge must be gutted. I know Peart was his hero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    It's all you, man. I don't know where DJ came up with that tidbit of absurdity.
    Are you going through the denials again?

    _/\_/\___/\_denial_mountain_range__
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    Major bummer. He was one of the best percussionists ever... and no slouch in the song writing department either. May he RIP.

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    RIP...one of the best ever. I've read he was a very private person and was an avid motorcyclist. He often took off riding for days to where ever the road took him. Here's a great article about him...

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    Ride on Ghost Rider !!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    RIP...one of the best ever. I've read he was a very private person and was an avid motorcyclist. He often took off riding for days to where ever the road took him. Here's a great article about him...

    https://www.cycleworld.com/hundred-m...st-neil-peart/
    And before he got into motorcycle touring, he’d regularly ride his bicycle from town to town while the band was on tour… whilst Geddy and Alex rode in the cushy tour bus.
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    Both NBC yesterday and CBS today have played clips of Rush songs for bumper music.
    Not gonna fall in line.

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    A lot of interesting stuff here about Neil. RIP.

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    I never realized he was 6'4". Probably explains why he was seated in most Rush publicity photos. He was a big dude.

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    What an intellect.


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    I really enjoyed reading this analysis of his playing: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...ribute-936430/
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Are you going through the denials again?

    _/\_/\___/\_denial_mountain_range__
    Yeah, I'm such a huge fan that I just found out that it's pronounced 'Peert' and not 'Pert'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Yeah, I'm such a huge fan that I just found out that it's pronounced 'Peert' and not 'Pert'.
    So what you’re saying is that my memory of you talking about them for the last 10 or so years is just a figment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    I really enjoyed reading this analysis of his playing: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...ribute-936430/
    I was a huge fan way back when, seeing them a few times in concert. Peart was incredibly intelligent, and super meticulous with his playing. Everything was always tight.

    I remember reading some interview from maybe 10-15 years ago in which he pretty much snubbed his playing style, saying something along that lines that he'd been doing it wrong all along. Wow....
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    I was a huge fan way back when, seeing them a few times in concert. Peart was incredibly intelligent, and super meticulous with his playing. Everything was always tight.

    I remember reading some interview from maybe 10-15 years ago in which he pretty much snubbed his playing style, saying something along that lines that he'd been doing it wrong all along. Wow....
    Yeah, there's a youtube video out there of him talking about not playing "through the drums", playing more "circular" and letting the sticks rebound as opposed to trying to hammer the hell out of the kit. He took lessons from a guru, and I would argue that it made his playing a lot more boring. Or maybe it was the songwriting that was boring me.

    I loved the old stuff up to a certain point, and while I attempted to get into what they were doing in the later years, it just didn't resonate with me.

    Never did see them live, but have plenty of live DVDs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    So what you’re saying is that my memory of you talking about them for the last 10 or so years is just a figment?
    I've talked about them and other bands as well. Doesn't mean I'm the #1 fan on the site of any of them.
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    Playing Moving Pictures at work now on my headphones. Finding it hard not to air drum and annoy my cube neighbors.
    Not gonna fall in line.

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    I've been watching this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HLD5lxrQV4

    ....prior to Neil dying. Been trying to get better at understanding drums to improve my role as a bass player.

    Neil was such an excellent human being and beyond category in investing in his craft.
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    RIP Neil.
    Saw them live many times when I was a kid. Neil always amazed me.
    Was a huge fan until the early 80's. They kinda lost me after Moving Pictures and Exit Stage Left.
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    I was a fan of their early stuff. I played this over and over at 14 years old.

    Check this early version of Fly by Night. No fancy double neck guitars and the drum set is a fraction of what came later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Mega View Post
    I've been watching this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HLD5lxrQV4

    ....prior to Neil dying. Been trying to get better at understanding drums to improve my role as a bass player.

    Neil was such an excellent human being and beyond category in investing in his craft.
    Check out some Tool since you're exploring the bass/drums interplay. Justin Chancellor does some cool stuff. Forget about Danny Carey....damn.
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    Wow that's sad news, one of the best drummers ever.

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    Always thought that Rush played very complex interesting music. 15 years ago I figured they weren’t gonna be around forever so I saw them when they played locally and holy shit what a show they put on..I’ve always been intrigued with Neil being that he was the main lyricist of the band’s songs, toured the world on a motorcycle (and bicycle), we’ve lost a total renaissance man. RIP

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    Sirius XM Deep Tracks was dedicating yesterday's broadcast to Neil/Rush.
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    I imagine Str8edge must be gutted. I know Peart was his hero.
    definitely...didn't see this thread until today - work has been real busy - but man, I never thought this day would actually come. The whole band has been like a second family to me! I was actually playing drums when I got the text from my friend...spent last weekend in a daze for sure. I remember as a kid thinking about what it would be like when my heroes started passing....wooooosh...and here are those days!

    I have been listening to the whole discography this week, and playing along to as much as I can...and trying to learn new.

    Glad I saw them so many times in the past...
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