Neil Peart Passes Away

2020-01-10 by SitarHero CONTRIBUTOR | 131 Comments
Neil Peart, Rush's legendary drummer and lyricist, passed away from brain cancer at the age of 67 on Tuesday January 7th. He has apparently been fighting the disease for the past 3 years.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/neil-peart-rush-obituary-936221/

Tagged: Rush

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SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
January 10th 2020
11292 Comments


Fuck. This one hurts...

tectactoe
January 10th 2020
2049 Comments


Damn. Had no idea he had brain cancer. For as much as I don't like Rush, can't deny the man's talent. R.I.P.

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TheNotrap
January 10th 2020
12754 Comments


Sad news, I didn't know he had cancer. One of the best drummers of his generation.

RIP Neil Peart

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MrSirLordGentleman
January 10th 2020
12919 Comments


one of the hardest RIP's ever

Thalassic
January 10th 2020
3858 Comments


I had no idea...

Hard RIP

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
January 10th 2020
19936 Comments


Horrible to hear this, absolute hero. Hardest RIP :[

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SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
January 10th 2020
11292 Comments


In typical fashion he was living his life outside the limelight. Fought his battle and passed away 3 days ago.

CosmicPie
January 10th 2020
2141 Comments


Goddamn... What an awesome dude. Glad I got to see them live.

Relinquished
January 10th 2020
42930 Comments


3 years damn

RIP

GuanoBumbershoot
January 10th 2020
1649 Comments


One of the first bands/drummers I fell in love with as a young little dude.
Rest in Peace you legend.

Shoegazefan9789
January 10th 2020
1007 Comments


I'm sad

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AnotherBrick
January 10th 2020
9804 Comments


fucking ouch

beefshoes
January 10th 2020
7627 Comments


Can't even process this honestly. Peart's such a colossal figure and talent.

EoinCofa
January 10th 2020
339 Comments


Damn it

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Spec
January 10th 2020
35827 Comments


Had no idea.

RIP

SymbolicInTime
January 10th 2020
4952 Comments


Holy shit RIP damn

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Zig
January 10th 2020
1915 Comments


Great drummer.

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CygnusX1
January 10th 2020
604 Comments


RIP Neil. Truly a legend

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Green Baron
January 10th 2020
24880 Comments


god damnit

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ChaoticVortex
January 10th 2020
881 Comments


Fucking devastated. He was one of my personal heroes, one of the greatest drummers ever, and just a real, honest man.

RIP.

Uzumaki
January 10th 2020
1902 Comments


I’m crushed and at a loss for words right now.
Rest In Peace, Neil.

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KILL
January 10th 2020
81233 Comments


:-(

CalculatingInfinity
January 10th 2020
9145 Comments


...fuck

They had a long and historic career but it's still sad to see. Rest in peace, professor.


DominionMM1
January 10th 2020
18540 Comments


music has lost a giant

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GhandhiLion
January 10th 2020
6731 Comments


Oh shit RIP

one of the best drummers ever

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MrSirLordGentleman
January 10th 2020
12919 Comments


Wish I could've ever seen them live

tyman128
January 10th 2020
1595 Comments


this hurt to see, someone who was an inspiration for me to continue drums, gone like that.
RIP Peart

Crysis
Emeritus
January 10th 2020
17432 Comments


One of the best ever, hard RIP

sixdegrees
January 10th 2020
8192 Comments


damn RIP

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MotokoKusanagi
January 10th 2020
2429 Comments


RIP

TronaldDump
January 10th 2020
668 Comments


RIP to the greatest drummer of all time.

InFlamesWeThrash666
January 10th 2020
9401 Comments


Hard rip

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arapinho1
January 10th 2020
45 Comments


RIP legend this one caught me off guard

Divaman
January 10th 2020
4668 Comments


I wasn't expecting this. Hard RIP. Sad to hear.

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SpiritCrusher2
January 10th 2020
6232 Comments


RIP hard. he was one of those drummers that made me run to my drum kit every time I'd listen to them play. his style was very technical and precise, but even more than that very musical and exciting and just FUN! an absolute legend

TooManyFriends
January 10th 2020
3203 Comments


RIP so fucking hard

MrCoffee
January 10th 2020
87 Comments


RIP

Never really liked Rush, but he was a legendary drummer.

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manosg
Staff Reviewer
January 10th 2020
11758 Comments


RIP

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EvoHavok
January 10th 2020
7708 Comments


Awful news... R.I.P.

evilford
January 10th 2020
42332 Comments


Damn fuck rip

Emim
January 10th 2020
28062 Comments


An absolute legend.

Aberf
January 10th 2020
2661 Comments


Rest in Peace

Aske
January 10th 2020
10 Comments


Shit.

GhandhiLion
January 10th 2020
6731 Comments


2020 is shit so far

ShadowRemains
January 10th 2020
25131 Comments


fuck man this sucks, one of the greatest drummers of all time, just a genius

Killerhit
January 10th 2020
6016 Comments


a class act; RIP

BMDrummer
January 10th 2020
14647 Comments


fuck

DikkoZinner
January 10th 2020
5342 Comments


RIP

Morningrise767
January 10th 2020
1366 Comments


This fucking sucks 😔😔😔

R.I.P Legend 🥁

nolerthebowler
January 10th 2020
4195 Comments


Major league rip

Imperial
January 10th 2020
1806 Comments


RIP.

Fozzie
January 10th 2020
506 Comments


We're only immortal for a limited time.

Sharpyyy
January 10th 2020
94 Comments


Never been a huge rush fan but his drumming has had a massive influence in the world, this is a big one.

Sabrutin
January 10th 2020
6598 Comments


RIP, I don't even know what to say.

DinosaurJones
January 10th 2020
10208 Comments


fuck, man. I know we all go eventually, but damn. RIP.

smaugman
January 10th 2020
5087 Comments


Worst news of a passing in my life probably 😞😞😞

ExtinguishingTheSun
January 10th 2020
261 Comments


Almost didn't believe it. Doesn't feel right. RIP, you brilliant man

botb
January 10th 2020
13527 Comments


RIP to a true legend behind the kit.

RustCohle
January 10th 2020
342 Comments


For fucks sake, this is the first time I am in tears since Bowie died.
Rush were a big part of my life and he was surely the best drummer on this planet.

RIP to his family and friends

FadedSun
January 10th 2020
2166 Comments


Fucking hell....RIP Neil. You were one of the greats.

Kompys2000
January 10th 2020
3437 Comments


Pretty much every drummer I like/respect can trace their influences back to Peart. Regardless of my opinion on Rush (I think they're fine), Neil's impact on the past 40 years of music is both incalculable and inarguable, and the rock world is much, much poorer for his passing. R.I.P.

HoopyFrood
January 10th 2020
206 Comments


RIP. we all know this day would come but that doesnt make it any easier. the man might be gone but his legacy lives on forever.

Nomos2
January 10th 2020
550 Comments


Biggest RIP I've seen on this site since coming here over a decade ago. Bennington was tough, but I have a feeling this guy was a major influence on the musicians and the types of music that I'm the most into. Damn this sucks.

teamster
January 10th 2020
4558 Comments


I am in complete and total shock. I cannot believe it.

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beefshoes
January 10th 2020
7627 Comments


I honestly hadn't listened to much Rush that much since I was a teenager, but their work was so formative and such a central part of my childhood and youth, that I can't think about the drums (and rock bass for that matter in respect to Lee) without automatically associating it with Peart's work. His work only got more refined, creative, and polished with time too, as he was constantly evolving as a drummer as the group explored new terrain through different sounds and textures. Moving Pictures through Power Windows is my favourite era with his work, and while his drumming is obviously a technical marvel, he plays so musically and effortlessly. A massive RIP, and I really wish that there could have been another tour and album.

Saros
January 10th 2020
344 Comments


Of all the ways he could've gone out, it just had to be cancer, huh? Fuck. RIP

iChuckles
January 10th 2020
315 Comments


Fucking bummed about this. Gone way too soon. Fuck cancer.

RIP Neil.

Source
January 10th 2020
15339 Comments


wow rip

DeadBitchAlexis
January 10th 2020
2791 Comments


Was an unexpected death

rip

kukimonge
January 10th 2020
7 Comments


what the absolute fuck dude. No way.

RIP Neil, one of the most iconic drummers of all time.

Whispered4tw
January 11th 2020
889 Comments


Very sorry to hear... One of the best drummers for sure. Rest in peace, Neil.

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2020
17485 Comments


Gone too soon. Every drummer owns their craft to him. Absolute legend. RIP.

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JayEnder
January 11th 2020
6155 Comments


To think... This happened three days ago and I just found out now. Awful news. RIP Neil.

TheGreatQ
January 11th 2020
2886 Comments


Fuck, RIP.

Scheumke
January 11th 2020
1449 Comments


A pioneer and a fucking titan. Hard RIP

Djang0
January 11th 2020
456 Comments


Biggest band of my childhood by far. Countless nights listening to Hemispheres and playing Runescape lol... This band had been so ubiquitous in my living that I could have never imagined this happening. Incredible how things change. RIP to an amazing human

momentzuhclarity
January 11th 2020
50 Comments


Damn, this fucking sucks. I was having a bad day and this is killer.

Scoot
January 11th 2020
19566 Comments


oh man this is gonna break sput

RIP hard to an absolute legend

joshieboy
January 11th 2020
7167 Comments


Fuck cancer. RIP

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Makemebad35
January 11th 2020
945 Comments


Going to be playing some Rush now. RIP.

Ambrosian
January 11th 2020
155 Comments


Man that's sad RIP

Jethro42
January 11th 2020
15977 Comments


wtf I'm in shock! RIP, The Professor :-(

Panzerchrist
January 11th 2020
462 Comments


This hurt so god damn much. Rush has, for a very long period of time, been one of my favorite acts, and Peart's drumming is absolutely one of the best parts of it. I've known so many drummers over so many years inspired to pick up sticks simply based on hearing Tom Sawyer, or literally 1 of like a 100 drum solos from throughout the band's back-catalog.

I hope he finds the peace he so certainly deserves.

TheMrAlexK
January 11th 2020
11208 Comments


Yeah this is the first musician death that’s actually hurt me in quite a bit

I told my dad (the biggest rush fan I know) about Neil’s death and it didn’t really seem to phase him. Feel like I’m gonna catch him in the basement balling his eyes out to the YYZ drum solo from ESL tonight just a hunch

MetalMarcJK
January 11th 2020
175 Comments


Pratt. Bubba. The Professor. The New Guy. Neil, we love you and miss you already. Thank you for the great music.

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Faraudo
January 11th 2020
3347 Comments


This is fucking horrible, RIP professor.

cinnamoncakeface
January 11th 2020
6 Comments


rip

RaylanCrowder
January 11th 2020
84 Comments


Clockwork Angels is still one of my favourite albums, by any band, and The Garden was a sad but very fitting way to go. Rest in peace, GOAT

Casavir
January 11th 2020
3917 Comments


I wish he had lived a little longer to appreciate retirement. Shame to see a legend like this pass so soon after Rush disbanded.

JokineAugustus
January 11th 2020
9052 Comments


Damn what a hard RIP

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Coast
January 11th 2020
1098 Comments


Sad news, awful battle.

I knew little of Rush when I found Sput over a decade ago but you could not avoid them with Kill and Sonic around. I soon made it through their great discog.

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Ashen
January 11th 2020
1473 Comments


I grew up on Rush and have listened to them for my entire life, since before I could walk to only an hour ago, chilling in my living room with moving pictures on the stereo. The news is devestating. RIP to one of my music heroes.

bras42
January 11th 2020
3 Comments


I'm totally gutted. RIP.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2020
57099 Comments


hardest rip of all time

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2020
8578 Comments


Huge, huge RIP

Gonna spin Permanent Waves in memory.

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JS19
January 11th 2020
7423 Comments


My dad got me into Rush when I was a kid. He died a few months ago.

This is a tough one to comprehend, but there's some weird symmetry here

Confucius
January 11th 2020
505 Comments


RIP Legend

KingdomOfTyrant
January 11th 2020
694 Comments


hard RIP

SmallMess
January 11th 2020
33 Comments


RIP
The man whose drumming made me care about prog.

Alucard125
January 11th 2020
622 Comments


Thanks for all the jams Neil, will be Grace Under Pressure for me today

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romulanrancor
January 11th 2020
7427 Comments


RIP hard man, he seemed like the sweetest guy

Incredible drummer too

LunaticSoul
January 11th 2020
1300 Comments


I jammed on my drums on some Rush tunes and failed miserably at all of them, RIP you legend

WeepinnWillow
January 11th 2020
871 Comments


Incredible fucking drummer

RIP

wham49
January 11th 2020
4995 Comments


complicated dude, great drummer

SuzyC
January 11th 2020
82 Comments


Peace out, brother. You are greatly missed already.

IronGiant
January 11th 2020
1648 Comments


regardless of what kind of music you listen to, it seems like everyone can agree that Neil Peart was a master of his craft. RIP

NightProwler
January 11th 2020
7006 Comments


RIP

MO
January 11th 2020
22801 Comments


one of the hardest RIPs ever

absolute legend forever and always

AnimalsAsSummit
January 11th 2020
4502 Comments


rip as everyone has said, legend

dedex
January 11th 2020
1165 Comments


Damn, gonna jam some Rush tonight
RIP

Flugmorph
January 11th 2020
22188 Comments


huge rip

teamster
January 11th 2020
4558 Comments


Where is Titan?

metalphil
January 11th 2020
82 Comments


Damn, this fucking sucks

climactic
January 11th 2020
22503 Comments


biggest rip of all time
first concert i ever went to
biggest inspiration on the drums
a true legend

Meridiu5
January 11th 2020
2877 Comments


He had a good run. RIP

Davil667
January 11th 2020
3842 Comments


The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect
So hard to earn, so easily burned


R.I.P. Neil

CosmicPie
January 11th 2020
2141 Comments


Very cool to see how many loved and respected him. He's a legend now.

Faraudo
January 11th 2020
3347 Comments


Rightfully so, he's one of the most important/influential musicians in the last 40 years.

EoinCofa
January 12th 2020
339 Comments


^ 100% unequivocally accurate

rockandmetaljunkie
January 12th 2020
8649 Comments


One of the best there ever was.


RIP

rockandmetaljunkie
January 12th 2020
8649 Comments


"He's a legend now"

he has been so for quite some time now

rockandmetaljunkie
January 12th 2020
8649 Comments


"So hard to earn, so easily burned"


so true...

Nagrarok
January 12th 2020
8603 Comments


Thank you Neil.

Jethro42
January 13th 2020
15977 Comments


Hey Supernag! Glad to see you!

RedRightHand
January 13th 2020
113 Comments


Morherfucking RESPECT is due.
He had cancer, but the reality is, this dude died inside when he lost his wife something akin to Johnny Cash...

ThatDude
January 13th 2020
64 Comments


Legend.

Faraudo
January 14th 2020
3347 Comments


Still can't come to terms with this one, have been listening to Rush nonstop since it happened.

BigHans
January 14th 2020
30571 Comments


The only harder RIPs Ive given since being on this site were for Lemmy and Dio. Fucking RIP HARD

BladeRunner
January 14th 2020
492 Comments


Suddenly — You were gone
From all the lives you left your mark upon...

Godspeed Neil. My favorite band of all time. I wouldn't be the same person I am today with out RUSH.

Voltimand
January 16th 2020
1088 Comments


RIP hard, glad I got to see em live on their 40th anniversary tour.

e210013
January 16th 2020
2704 Comments


Only yesterday I had knowledge about of this sad news, a very sad news, indeed. I'm deeply shocked with it. We lost one of the best drummers and lyricists in prog and in rock in general ever.

Unfortunatelly I never had the opportunity to see him performing live. This is even most sad due to the family dramas suffered by him in the past years. He deserved better. I think he deserved to have a peaceful retirement.

RIP Neil, we'll never forget you. Thank you.



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