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Topic Title: Neil Peart, drummer for Rush. R.I.P.
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Created On: 01/10/2020 01:44 PM
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Central Floridave

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What a loss for Rock-n-Roll. R.I.P.
 01/10/2020 01:45 PM
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Neil Peart, Drummer and Lyricist of Rush, Dead at 67
The legendary musician was battling brain cancer

Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of progressive rock band Rush, has died, CBC News and Rolling Stone report. According to the reports, Peart died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a years-long battle with brain cancer. He was 67 years old.

Renowned for his technical expertise and unique performance style, Neil Peart was considered by many to be one of the best rock drummers of all time. He retired from professional drumming, and Rush, in 2015.

This is a developing story and will be updated in the coming hours.



Edited: 01/10/2020 at 01:46 PM by Central Floridave
 01/10/2020 02:41 PM
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RegularJoe

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Wow, just saw that. Huge loss.
https://www.yahoo.com/entertai...-age-67-221614786.html
10 years to the day since my most lost her battle to the exact same type of cancer.
Cancer sucks.
 01/11/2020 08:33 AM
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OceanTerra

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Yes, huge loss. So much air drumming done..
 01/12/2020 06:22 AM
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LIV2SURFDT

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Huge loss, shocked. Thought for sure his hands would heal up and we would see one more album/tour, R50! I imagine he is looking down from somewhere, giggling at all the bands out there trying to figure out an "easy" RUSH song to cover this weekend...
 01/17/2020 05:23 AM
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johnnyboy

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I heard subdivisions on my boring rock station, a departure from the fifty safe songs they wear out every day over and over. It's the near perfect combination of music, drums, lyrics and it's time. It stands the test of time. I flip around stations while driving and wonder if it's evidence of ADD. That song is a masterpiece. So many worlds to aligned for that. The talented musicians on top of the universal restlessness of youth and the bristle at conformity. This man put his mark on the world and his passing reminds us of his contributions.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EYYdQB0mkEU

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 01/17/2020 07:54 PM
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RegularJoe

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Originally posted by: LIV2SURFDT
giggling at all the bands out there trying to figure out an "easy" RUSH song to cover this weekend...


Hey, let's try Limelight!

(Rick Beato's music channel is a goldmine.)
 01/18/2020 06:38 AM
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TeeBirdForever

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You can count all that in 4/4 but it's true the drum part is impossible for a typical drummer.
 01/18/2020 07:24 AM
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LIV2SURFDT

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Regular Joe, that was cool! Thanks
 01/20/2020 05:45 AM
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Central Floridave

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That guy knows too much about music! That would drive me crazy to have to keep count like that.
 01/22/2020 03:25 PM
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Plan B

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Seeing Neil play his solo live with his rotating kit was like watching a human octopus.... RIP. I almost got kicked out of the show at Madison Square Garden in '91 for "smoking that funny stuff"
 01/23/2020 07:22 PM
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RegularJoe

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Barely related, but funny:
Advice from Geddy
 01/24/2020 06:13 AM
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TATTOO74

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My Steering Wheel needed a break from Tom Sawyer.. RIP
 01/24/2020 08:42 AM
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LIV2SURFDT

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September of 2007, I was at the show in Milwaukee at the Marcus amphitheater. Snakes and Arrows tour. Nowadays everyone has a camera and they dont even try to stop filming, but at that time they still tried to keep a lid on it. I stuffed my mini DVD recorder in my pants and went in. It didnt take long into the show before a security guy grabbed me and said come with me. My son was 11 at the time and was kinda freaking out as I was escorted away. He was with his uncles so I just told him everything was fine, be right back. An entourage of security guys formed around me as we descended down towards the stage. The closer we got the happier I was, and at stage level I slowed to a crawl to take in the guys jamming. So we literally go under the stage, into the bowels of the stadium and I am surrounded by a squad of thugs demanding my camera. I held my ground, No way are they getting my camera! I stayed calm and explained that I was on a family vacation, I had called the box office and was told the camera would be fine, AND my 11 year old son was sitting in the stands wondering where his dad was. I had the feeling they wanted me to get belligerent so they could, uh, get more proactive in restraining me. I stayed cool and rational. Had to be a half dozen of them, I had no choice.Once they realized I was not altered and also not giving up my family vacay film, they backed down and made me remove the battery. Guess they took that as a win, so I was allowed back in. If my kid had not been there Im pretty sure I would have been tossed. I have a really cool video/souvenir as a result...
 01/24/2020 05:35 PM
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RegularJoe

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Classic, I have a similar story about the goons trying to find and confiscate my camera at one of the early-80's Rock & Roll Superbowl events at the Tangerine Bowl (Citrus Bowl, Camping World Stadium). Too long to type details, but I got it in and snagged some decent shots. 35mm SLR body was under my nutsack where he didn't want to frisk. Buddy had my telephoto lens in his pocket, skated in undetected. Guard found my star filter and 5 rolls of film, but thought he'd hit the narco-motherload when he found a plastic sandwich baggie in one of my pockets. It was full of vanilla wafers, so he confiscated those.
 01/29/2020 06:00 AM
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Vanilla wafers are addictive.

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