Neil Peart

Sep 12, 1952 – Jan 7, 2020 (Age 67)


September 12, 1952
January 7, 2020


Neil Peart was the drummer for the classic progressive rock band Rush. Known for his technical proficiency and his elaborate drum kit, Peart is considered by many to be one of the best rock drummers in history. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Neal brought comfort to me whenever I listened to the music. Many times I would find myself tapping my foot to the beat. The beat may not be live anymore, but the beat will go on forever. You will be missed in concert and in life, even though I never met you, you left that feeling in a good time way. Rest peacefully dear friend.

Neil and the Peart family, I feel as if I lost a close family member. I have shed many tears over the passing of such a wonderful, dedicated, talented soul. Neil brought joy, happiness, and inspiration to millions of young rockers like myself. I was one of those who did not fit in with the "in crowd". When a good friend of mine introduced me to RUSH "2112". My view of what true love of music and life changed forever. Neil you talent with the sticks are what legions are...

I took a guitar class at the local college. The first thing the teacher taught the class was that Rush was the tightest band ever! I have always liked you guys and I am so sorry about Neil !!! You are the best damn drummer in the world!! Play those drums in heaven buddy!!!

You were such an inpiration to so many, drummers, musicians and fans alike. Your legacy will live on forever. Thank you. Rest in Peace Professor, you'll be missed.

My sincere condolences to the Peart family. Neil was a true legend and a great drummer. Also an intelligent man. Read all his books.Ive been a RUSH fan since 1976. Alex, Geddy and Neil always played hard and best of friends. RIP Neil. You will be missed by all. Love and God bless

Rest easy... though we have never met your continued influence on my life is a positive legacy of all your hard work. You have truly inspired me time and time again. Bless you and your family during this time... the heavens will never sound the same, Peace

I lived just down the street from the Peart family, growing up in Port Dalhousie as a kid. My sincere condolences to all of the Peart family. Lakeside Park forever!

Neil Peart, you were an inspiration, a point of departure, a source of amazement, and a best friend I had never met. God bless your soul. You made the world better. I'll always be a little sad.

RIP Professor! Been Rush fan for 40+ years! Condolences to Neil's family, friends, Geddy and Alex. You will be missed! Now every time I hear thunder I will think of Neil banging on those drums!!!!