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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Goodbye Professor. I love you and I'll always miss you and remember you. May God have mercy on your soul.

We lost THE BEST drummer to ever live, all bands have one thing that catches your ear and makes them who they are, and i believe it was the bold, sharp, and on point drum gospel that flowed from neils sticks, no one has ever sounded as full as his beat, an idol that will be truly missed.

My first concert was Signals. Ive been mesmerized by your abilities ever since. The world has lost one of its greatest talents. RIP

Thank you for your drumming and lyrics. Thanks for all the great music of Rush over the years. Rest In Peace Neil and May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

The way you were made me a better person. Musically I've never felt this way about another band. You've positively affected millions of people.

The music of Rush and, in particular, the lyrics of Neil Peart, helped me get through some very dark times in high school during the 1970s. Being Canadian and living in St. Catharines where Neil grew up made the bond between the band and me even more special. Thank you, Neil.

I really enjoyed Neil's drumming it was great to watch him play all around the world good music. Now he left this earth that was sad that he passed away

You will not be forgotten. Your chops were responsible for some timeless beats and lyrics. You have influenced many drummers to pursue their best abilities. Thank you.

Prayers for Neil Peart and family and band members, he was a great Drummer for Rush. RIP