Neil Peart 1952-2020

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.


About Rob

I have been a fan of progressive metal and progressive rock for most of my life. My music collection is insanely large. My passion for life is music!
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4 Responses to Neil Peart 1952-2020

  1. Well said Rob! I’ve seen a few posts on social media questioning why ‘we weren’t told sooner’. Because ‘it’s none of your f***ing business’ is the appropriate answer. As you say Neil was an intensely private individual throughout his life and in death.


  2. Pete Morten says:

    Well said Rob. Agree with every word. Such a sad loss.


  3. JoeJason says:

    Farewell to the King and exit the Warrior.


  4. I am absolutely fucking gutted.


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