- RIP Neil Peart
i had no idea he had died until i saw this thread.
i was lucky to see rush 5 times and they were always bloody awesome.
the first time i saw them was 2004 at the nec.
it was a mindblowing gig fo me (i was suffering with bad depression at the time and really needed the gig as rush are one of my fav bands).
when neil did his solo spot my jaw dropped to the floor. he was a bloody machine lol
the whole gig was fantstic as well as all the others too.
man this news **** sucks
rip neil peart 😥Posted 1 month agomartymacSubscriber
Like several poster above, I’ve only just heard this.Posted 1 month ago
I’m genuinely gutted, I didn’t know he was ill.
First time I heard of rush was when tommy vance played 2112 on the R1 Friday rock show.
I still regularly listen to it, one of my favourite albums.
Neil was one of the greatest drummers IMO
First gig I ever attended – May 15th Birmingham International Arena 1983. (‘Signals’ tour) My CB handle at school was ‘Cygnus X-1’
RIP. (I imagine him now smiling wryly and turning the key in the ignition)
Here’s a nice little read from way back:Posted 1 month agojiMember
I was about 11 or so and found an unmarked cassette tape on the side of the road. Being a broke teen I stopped and picked it up, thinking I could reuse it, but before I did I listened to it. It was a bit garbled and damaged in places, but oh my – loads of really good music, obviously different bands, and pretty much nothing i recognised. One one side at the start was this set of songs (as i thought) by the same band that went on for bloody ages. Took me months to find someone who recognised it as 2112, and have been a fan ever since.
(and for those wondering, other excellent songs that have stayed with me from that tape include Boston’s more than a feeling, murders on the rue morgue by Maiden, and some early ACDC).Posted 1 month agocentralscrutinizerMember
Suddenly, you were gone
From all the lives you left your mark upon
How we talked and drank into the misty dawn
I hear the voices
We ran by the water on the wet summer lawn
I see the footprints
I feel the way you would
I feel the way you would
Tried to believe but you know it’s no good
This is something that just can’t be understood
The shouts of joy, skiing fast through the woods
I hear the echoes
I learned your love for life
I feel the way that you would
I feel your presence
I feel the way you wouldPosted 1 month ago
This just can’t be understoodSaxonRiderSubscriber
I heard this news driving back from London late last night. I couldn’t believe it. Peart’s musicianship, his talent, his lyric writing… he was virtually unparalleled.
Funny enough, I came to Rush late: not least because although as a Canadian they were always on the musical horizon, I just took them for granted. Then when I moved to the UK, I kept getting asked about them. So I listened more closely, and my mind got blown.
Rest in peace, Mr Peart. May his memory be eternal.Posted 1 month agoGavinBSubscriber
Such sad news – was one of my favourite bands in my late teens, although only ever saw them once, in Glasgow about 1987 or so.
Still get goosebumps thinking about hearing/watching Neil do his drum solo. He broke one of his sticks midway through (the spotlight just caught the broken bit of the stick flying off). He continued the solo WITH ONE STICK, casually tossed the broken bit away, grabbed a spare stick and finished as if nothing had happened! My jaw hit the floor and stayed there for some time.
RIPPosted 1 month ago
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