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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Great Musician, Lyricist, Human Being..... Blessings to his loved ones....

Neil was the greatest of all time. My sons first concert and then he took up drums. It was a family concert for many years. Neil you will be sadly miss but never forgotten. Time has stood still for you.

Rush were there throughout my growing up years, the only band I liked and listened to every night. A great drummer who will be sadly missed and who I had the privilege of seeing live in Germany.

G. O. A. T. There's nuthin' more to say....!!!!

10 short years ago, I discovered Rush through my grandfather at the age of 4. I'll never forget walking into my grandparents' living room and hiding behind my grandpa's chair just to hear Distant Early Warning for that very first time. I've been hooked ever since... Now I am learning to play music and write lyrics, I owe it all to you, Neil. I know that I have already posted in this Guest Book, but I felt the need to say a few more things, not only out of grief, but out of gratitude and...

To me you were The Professor, a hero, an inspiration... But more importantly, you were Neil Peart. Your work helped me through the good and the bad. Even through my own loss, and now, it helps me through the loss of its creator. Though I never saw nor met you, I still miss you and I always will. I don't know if I'm saying the right words or that I could ever do you justice, but I hope you know how much we all loved you. Even though I am only 14 years old, I will never forget what...

Thank you for sharing your gift of words and rhythms adding to the soundtrack of my life. You have brought me much joy over the years. May you rest in power...

You will forever inspire through your wonderful music and the legacy you leave behind. You are terribly missed. Rest in Eternal Peace.....

May you have peace but keep the beat going