You have no idea how hard it was to type that..
By Jon Smith:
The greatest drummer in the world is gone.
Neil Peart from Rush died earlier this week in Santa Monica, Calif., after having been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to a statement from family spokesperson Elliot Mintz. He was 67 years old.
We’ve heard rumors about Niel’s health for a couple of years, following the band’s final tour in 2015, but friends and family kept a lid on how serious things had been, and how fast they progressed.
Officially joining RUSH in ’74, and having a playing style that has no doubt influenced an entire generation of drummers, singers, songwriters, and fans.
Rest in peace.