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OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: January 10, 2020 23:01

News just breaking now, no other info. Very saddened to hear this.

Edit - CBC reporting that he passed in California several days ago after battling brain cancer for several years.





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020-01-10 23:03 by SomeTorontoGirl.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Date: January 10, 2020 23:06

Oh no! RIP! sad smiley

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: AntoineParis ()
Date: January 10, 2020 23:06

only rumours

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: keefriff99 ()
Date: January 10, 2020 23:07

Oh wow, I hope this isn't true.

There's no news online about this aside from a single website. I'm going to hold off until something reliable comes along.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Date: January 10, 2020 23:09

Quote
AntoineParis
only rumours

[www.cbc.ca]

Neil Peart, the drummer of iconic Canadian band Rush, has died at age 67.

The influential musician and lyricist died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., after having been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to a statement issued Friday by family spokesperson Elliot Mintz.

His death was confirmed by Meg Symsyk, a media spokesperson for the progressive rock trio comprising Peart, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020-01-10 23:10 by DandelionPowderman.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: January 10, 2020 23:09

I went digging for this story - of Neil meeting Charlie when Rush played at the SARS concert in 2003.

[ndnation.com]

A short, older man stepped up to me, sticking out his hand and saying something I couldn't hear. Thinking "Now who's THIS?" I took out one of my ear monitors and said "Sorry, I couldn't hear you."
He spoke again, smiling, "Hello, I'm Charlie Watts."
"Oh!" I said, taken aback, "Hello." And I shook his hand.
He asked if we were going on soon, and I said yes, any minute, and he said, with a twinkle, "I'm going to watch you!"
I suppose if I could have felt more pressured, that might have done it, but I was already at maximum intensity - there was no time to think of Charlie Watts and the Rolling Stones, watching them on The T.A.M.I Show or Ed Sullivan when I was twelve-and-a-half, hearing Satisfaction snarling down the midway at Lakeside Park, Gimme Shelter at the cinema in London, listening to Charlie's beautiful solo album, Warm and Tender, so many times late at night in Quebec, or any of the other million times Charlie Watts and his band had been part of my life.

Geddy e-mailed me later and mentioned that scene:

"BTW, I will never forget that moment before we went onstage when Charlie Watts came over to shake your hand (at the worst possible moment!) and watching your face go through all the motions of... a. who is this old guy? b. what does he want? c. oh for god's sake it's Charlie Watts!"


Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: RollingFreak ()
Date: January 10, 2020 23:09

Please tell me this isn't true. Way too sudden.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: RollingFreak ()
Date: January 10, 2020 23:11

Uh oh, tears are coming. Rolling Stone reporting it:

[www.rollingstone.com]

This would be so tragic. I love him and that band so so much and this is completely out of nowhere.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: Madcap ()
Date: January 10, 2020 23:12

damnit all. I know they were retired, but this still sucks. 67 is too young.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: January 10, 2020 23:12

Saddened to hear this. Amazing talent.
RIP

[www.rollingstone.com]

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: keefriff99 ()
Date: January 10, 2020 23:13

Quote
RollingFreak
Uh oh, tears are coming. Rolling Stone reporting it:

[www.rollingstone.com]

This would be so tragic. I love him and that band so so much and this is completely out of nowhere.
Same here. I'm absolutely stunned.

Such a remarkable person...RIP, Professor.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: January 10, 2020 23:25

Rest In Peace Neil. Rush was one band that I never saw even though they played Vancouver many times throughout the years. First album of theirs I bought as a teenager was Permanent Waves, as local stations played Spirit of Radio.
Always thought they would do a farewell show in Toronto.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: January 11, 2020 00:00

RIP Neil. While I went a different direction musically over the years, Neil wrote a big part of the soundtrack of my high school years.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: ThePaleRider ()
Date: January 11, 2020 00:05

I'm really shocked and saddened. As a Canadian, RUSH has been part of my life as much as the Rolling Stones. The first time I saw Neil play I was standing a few feet away from him in a college cafeteria at a pub night in 1975...and many times more after that wonderful night. Thank you for the memories, Neil. Rest in Peace....

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: frankotero ()
Date: January 11, 2020 00:10

Oh no, this really unexpected. Very sad, sorry for his family. Now we know he meant that he needed to retire. I hope he felt he had enough personal time. Terrible loss.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: January 11, 2020 00:15

Wow, very very sad...sad smiley


"We've taken care of everything
The words you read, the songs you sing
The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes
It's one for all and all for one
We work together, common sons
Never need to wonder how or why..."



RIP Neil.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

EDIT:

From Rush on twitter:



--------------------------------
"Rip this joint, gonna save your soul..."




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2020-01-11 01:03 by Hairball.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: January 11, 2020 00:21

Very sad newssad smiley

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: January 11, 2020 00:39

a little Tom Sawyer seems appropriate today

video: [www.youtube.com]

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: keefriff99 ()
Date: January 11, 2020 00:41

His book, Ghost Rider, that detailed his cross-continental motorcycle journey following the deaths of his daughter and wife in the late '90s is really excellent. Highly recommended.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Date: January 11, 2020 00:41

one of the most shocking recent deaths

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: Ricky ()
Date: January 11, 2020 00:56

Very sad news. One of my favourites.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: daspyknows ()
Date: January 11, 2020 01:02

Quote
crholmstrom
RIP Neil. While I went a different direction musically over the years, Neil wrote a big part of the soundtrack of my high school years.

I could have said the same thing. Saw them in high school a bunch of times and they put on a great show. A top tier drummer without a doubt.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: Midnight Toker ()
Date: January 11, 2020 01:27

A true legend.Very sad indeed.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: ElGeordie ()
Date: January 11, 2020 01:29

Neil was the drummer's drummer, a perfectionist.
I had the privilege to see him play 15 times going back to 1978.
He never gave less than 100%.
A quiet, private gentleman who left the earthly stage far too early.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: SomeGuy ()
Date: January 11, 2020 01:59

Although I knew the band from the early 80s on, I only actually started to collect their albums some 15 years ago, but at least I got to see them in concert three times since. Great band, great drummer, RIP.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: January 11, 2020 02:12

Quote
SomeTorontoGirl
I went digging for this story - of Neil meeting Charlie when Rush played at the SARS concert in 2003.

[ndnation.com]

A short, older man stepped up to me, sticking out his hand and saying something I couldn't hear. Thinking "Now who's THIS?" I took out one of my ear monitors and said "Sorry, I couldn't hear you."
He spoke again, smiling, "Hello, I'm Charlie Watts."
"Oh!" I said, taken aback, "Hello." And I shook his hand.
He asked if we were going on soon, and I said yes, any minute, and he said, with a twinkle, "I'm going to watch you!"
I suppose if I could have felt more pressured, that might have done it, but I was already at maximum intensity - there was no time to think of Charlie Watts and the Rolling Stones, watching them on The T.A.M.I Show or Ed Sullivan when I was twelve-and-a-half, hearing Satisfaction snarling down the midway at Lakeside Park, Gimme Shelter at the cinema in London, listening to Charlie's beautiful solo album, Warm and Tender, so many times late at night in Quebec, or any of the other million times Charlie Watts and his band had been part of my life.

Geddy e-mailed me later and mentioned that scene:

"BTW, I will never forget that moment before we went onstage when Charlie Watts came over to shake your hand (at the worst possible moment!) and watching your face go through all the motions of... a. who is this old guy? b. what does he want? c. oh for god's sake it's Charlie Watts!"

Thanks for sharing this article, STG!
RIP Neil, and thank you for the muaic.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: January 11, 2020 02:43

A lovely clip with Neil appearing on the Rick Mercer Report






Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Date: January 11, 2020 02:54

One of the best. By far.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: KingmanBarstow ()
Date: January 11, 2020 02:57

R.I.P. Mr. Peart. Thankyou for the music.

Re: OT - RIP Neil Peart
Posted by: nick ()
Date: January 11, 2020 03:00

Never commented in an RIP topic before. Had to this time.

Best drummer ever.

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