Any rock drummer who says he wasn’t influenced by Neil Peart – at least tangentially – is lying.
Peart, a wizard of the labyrinthine percussion that powered the music of Canadian prog-rock trio Rush, was rightfully famed as considered one of many greatest drummers in music. In 1983 he was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame, making him the youngest particular person ever honored.
Late Friday afternoon, followers found that Peart had died three days earlier, on Jan. 7, at the age of 67, at his California home. His clarification for demise was thoughts most cancers.
Rush posted an announcement on Twitter that disclosed Peart had battled glioblastoma, an aggressive thought tumor, for larger than three years.
In addition to Peart’s dynamic drumming, which customary a potent rhythm half with Rush singer/bassist Geddy Lee, he was moreover the band’s main lyricist.
Along with Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson, Peart created rock radio staples from the ‘70s by the use of the ‘90s along with “Closer to the Heart,” “Tom Sawyer,” “The Spirit of Radio,” “Time Stand Still” and “Show Don’t Tell” – all instantly recognizable from the combo of Lee’s nasal vocal provide and Peart’s tough syncopations.
In 2013, Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After the band completed a 40th-anniversary tour in 2015 (which carried out the then-Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta), Peart retired from performing as a result of bodily toll.
Here are some pictures from Rush’s earlier effectivity in Atlanta, in 2012.
Some artists are remembering Peart on social media: