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Neil Peart: A Tribute (1952-2020)

Posted by on January 28, 2020

1980, Milpitas California, I am 15 yrs old visiting family. I’m hanging out with my cousin, Mike, in his room. He puts on The Spirit of Radio… my mind doubles in size as I listen. “Jacobs Ladder,” “Different Strings,” “Natural Science.” What…Is…This? I mean, what is this? At this point, my taste in music had […]

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RIP: Rush drummer Neil Peart dies at 67

Posted by on January 10, 2020

In some really sad news, Rush drummer Neil Peart has passed away at age 67 due to brain cancer. According to Elliott Mintz, a spokesperson for the Peart family, Peart was battling the cancer for three years. An official statement from the band appears below. The drummer apparently died on January 7th.  As one of […]

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Alex Lifeson open to more Rush music, but band hasn’t heard from Neil Peart

Posted by on April 13, 2017

Rush did their last big tour in 2015, yet guitarist Alex Lifeson seemed to leave the door open for new music from the trio. However, at the end of the year, drummer Neal Peart seemed to suggest that he was done with the band, comparing it to an athlete taking himself out of the game. […]

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Rush’s Alex Lifeson gives a band non-update

Posted by on March 8, 2016

We’d already known that last year’s Rush R40 tour was the end of an era, marking the end of the band as a steadily-touring entity. Rolling Stone caught up with guitarist Alex Lifeson to talk about what’s going on with the band and, well, there’s not all that much to report. Peart’s health issues and desire to […]

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Geddy Lee says Neil Peart hasn’t retired

Posted by on December 8, 2015

Yesterday, anyone that’s ever done a paradiddle got sad when Rush drummer Neil Peart said that for all intents and purposes that he’d retired. Not so fast, vocalist Geddy Lee says. Speaking to Prog magazine of course!), he thinks Peart’s statement might have been a bit premature. “There’s really nothing to say,” he said in the […]

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Rush drummer Neil Peart announces retirement from music

Posted by on December 7, 2015

Warning: Before you proceed I must advise you, the reader, to go grab yourself a tissue, because this one is going to hurt. It is with a heavy heart that I come bearing the news that Neil Peart, the legendary drummer of world renowned prog rock band Rush, has announced his retirement from music. While […]

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Alex Lifeson of Rush assures fans that R40 tour is not the band’s end

Posted by on August 7, 2015

In speaking with Eddie Trunk, Rush’s guitarist Alex Lifeson had some reassuring words to offer fans in the wake of their 40th anniversary tour R40 Live coming to a close. While R40 was rumored to be the bands last tour, or at least major one, the band still seems open to playing shows and possibly […]

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Neil Peart has tendonitis, which is why this is the last Rush tour

Posted by on May 1, 2015

If you’ve gotten tickets to see Rush this Summer, consider yourself lucky, because they’re done touring after this, according to Alex Lifeson. We’ve known for a while that they were going to slow down after this tour, and in an interview with Global News, Lifeson explains just what that means: I still love playing. But […]

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Danny Carey, Neil Peart and Stewart Copeland walk into a room…

Posted by on February 17, 2015

If you’re a fan of drums, then you probably just had a nerdgasm from the headline alone. Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland uploaded a video yesterday of a jam at his studio, the Sacred Grove, in which Rush drummer Neil Peart and Tool drummer Danny Carey stopped by to jam with him. Interestingly enough, instead […]

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Rush Finally Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

Posted by on April 19, 2013

If there’s one organization that’s more ridiculous than than the Grammys, it’s got to be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There’s nothing less rock and roll than board members deciding who should be inducted into the hall of fame, and iconic bands like Deep Purple and KISS are routinely ignored because they’re not […]

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