It’s hard to put into words how much Neil Peart meant to me. It’s staggering to see how much he meant to SO MANY people. It was more than his talent as a drummer or even his ability to craft such meaningful lyrics. He had so much tragedy in his life and yet he found a way through. He lived his life on HIS terms and he died the same way. He passed on Tuesday January 7th after a three year battle with brain cancer and managed to keep that a secret…and we didn’t find out that he died until three days later. That is Neil Peart. Even in death he was elusive and private. I respect that more than I can tell you. Classy, intelligent and brilliant. RIP.