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Posted: January 10, 2020, 3:16 PM Post
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Greatest rock drummer of all time....and an incredible lyricist too.

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Posted: January 10, 2020, 4:31 PM Post
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Oh man...

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Posted: January 10, 2020, 5:23 PM Post
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My heart is heavy.

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Posted: January 10, 2020, 8:11 PM Post
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I will always respect Matt Williams for having Tom Sawyer as his walk up music back in the late 90s.

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Posted: January 11, 2020, 9:29 AM Post
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I just saw the story this morning. Brain cancer... wow...

You don't see many (or any) drummers with younger bands that have the skill of those with classic rock bands.


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Posted: January 11, 2020, 10:19 AM Post
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I was stunned to hear this yesterday. Just a huge influence in rock and music.


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Posted: January 11, 2020, 10:32 AM Post
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By far the best rock drummer I ever saw live. No one is even close. I just wish he had continued to make music after the deaths of his wife and daughter. I understand we all grieve differently, but music seems like it would have been a good outlet for his emotions and could have helped him through the healing process. Selfishly, I can't help but think of all the music he didn't write that we missed out on. Sad to hear of his passing, I had always held out hope for some sort of Rush reformation.


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Posted: January 11, 2020, 4:58 PM Post
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He was amazing. Best drummer I ever heard. Love Rush, sad for his family and band mates.

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Posted: January 12, 2020, 2:03 AM Post
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Missed seeing them at summerfest a couple years ago. Damn it. My sister and i would’ve had a blast.

Besides Keith Moon what other drummer was even on Peart’s planet?


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Posted: January 12, 2020, 9:55 AM Post
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Missed seeing them at summerfest a couple years ago. Damn it. My sister and i would’ve had a blast.

Besides Keith Moon what other drummer was even on Peart’s planet?


I saw that show and it was awesome!

John Bonham says hello, but he wasn't on the technical level of Peart, no one is/was.

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Posted: January 12, 2020, 12:59 PM Post
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Salt in the wound, brother. Glad you were able to go, though.

Aside-Bonham is great, certainly, but not on the level of Peart or Moon..


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Posted: January 12, 2020, 1:36 PM Post
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FYI Rolling Stone did a top 100 drummers thing a while back and the top four was:

4. Peart
3. Ginger Baker
2. Moon
1. Bonham

Peart had a very different style than the other three, IMO. No one matched his precision. Kind of interesting that Peart definitely had a different personality than the other three on the list. Much more of an introvert which is kind of odd for a drummer.

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Posted: January 14, 2020, 11:21 PM Post
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This one hit hard. Spent more than a couple hours over the weekend just reading heartfelt social media tributes and glowing articles from standard media outlets, and exchanging text messages with friends/family (dad) about the man, myth, legend of Neil Peart. Emotional at times.

While I greatly appreciated Peart's talent as a percussionist, I absolutely adored his work as a lyricist. Purely brilliant poetry -- insightful, smart, touching, thought-provoking, mature, compelling -- each line so carefully crafted. It doesn't get any better, IMO.

BTW- When it comes to thinking about what other rock drummers are in the ballpark of Peart, I never really think of guys like Moon or Bonham. To me, they're like including Mustang and Camaro on a list of the world's greatest performance cars. I tend to think of the more virtuoso prog rock guys that were Peart's contemporaries like Bruford, Bozzio, Palmer, even Alan White, and some of the prog metal guys that came after him like Portnoy, Jarzombek, Mangini, and Zonder.


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Posted: January 15, 2020, 4:23 PM Post
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He was the reason I started taking drum lessons many, many years ago. Only lasted 3 months or so before I quit, but still...


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Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:30 PM Post
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This one hit hard. Spent more than a couple hours over the weekend just reading heartfelt social media tributes and glowing articles from standard media outlets, and exchanging text messages with friends/family (dad) about the man, myth, legend of Neil Peart. Emotional at times.

While I greatly appreciated Peart's talent as a percussionist, I absolutely adored his work as a lyricist. Purely brilliant poetry -- insightful, smart, touching, thought-provoking, mature, compelling -- each line so carefully crafted. It doesn't get any better, IMO.

BTW- When it comes to thinking about what other rock drummers are in the ballpark of Peart, I never really think of guys like Moon or Bonham. To me, they're like including Mustang and Camaro on a list of the world's greatest performance cars. I tend to think of the more virtuoso prog rock guys that were Peart's contemporaries like Bruford, Bozzio, Palmer, even Alan White, and some of the prog metal guys that came after him like Portnoy, Jarzombek, Mangini, and Zonder.


Ditto. While others were writing songs about sex drugs and rock and roll he was writing metaphors about how inequality leads to uprising of the masses and things of similar depth.

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Posted: January 20, 2020, 11:21 AM Post
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I didn't know his last name was pronounced Peert not Pert. Heard that on the Sound Opinions podcast the other day.

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Posted: January 20, 2020, 11:43 AM Post
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I've been looking through my music collection and I don't know if there is any band that put out a run of 5 studio albums that tops Rush's streak from 2112 through Moving Pictures?


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Posted: January 20, 2020, 12:13 PM Post
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I've been looking through my music collection and I don't know if there is any band that put out a run of 5 studio albums that tops Rush's streak from 2112 through Moving Pictures?


it took me a long time to appreciate their 80's stuff, being a 70's RUSH guy, but about 10 years ago, I finally "got" it!

imo, 2112 is their peak! I can't play that album enough...

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Posted: January 20, 2020, 12:15 PM Post
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JosephC said:
I've been looking through my music collection and I don't know if there is any band that put out a run of 5 studio albums that tops Rush's streak from 2112 through Moving Pictures?


Pink Floyds run of Meddle, DSOTM, Wish you were Here, Animals, The Wall, and The Final Cut was pretty good. I included 6 albums because I think many would feel the first or sixth album were a bit week.

Regardless, Rush had a great run of success, and has the main lyricist Peart was responsible for a great deal of that success.

I also was surprised to hear a different pronunciation of his name after all these years.


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Posted: January 20, 2020, 5:13 PM Post
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I didn't know his last name was pronounced Peert not Pert. Heard that on the Sound Opinions podcast the other day.


I found out watching Trailer Park Boys a few years back. Rush was by far my favorite band going back to the mid seventies. I have no idea how anyone could be as much a fan as I was/am and not even know the proper way to pronounce a band member's name.
Speaking of Trailer Park Boys the episode with Alex Lifeson is still my favorite from that series. He did a couple other things with them but the first episode with Lifeson in it was what go me hooked on the show.

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