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RUSH Drummer Neil Peart Has Retired

The man inspired many people to pick up drumsticks and surely just as many to put them down.

The man inspired many people to pick up drumsticks and surely just as many to put them down.

A few months ago, we posted a report that legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart was suffering from chronic tendonitis, making it very difficult to play drums. A few months have passed and it turns out Peart is throwing in the towel.

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In a new interview with Drumhead, Peart makes the revelation:

“Lately Olivia [ Neil’s daughter] has been introducing me to new friends at school as ‘My dad – he’s a retired drummer.’ True to say, funny to hear.

“And it does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to… take yourself out of the game. I would rather set it aside then face the predicament described in our song ‘Losing It‘ [‘Sadder still to watch it die, than never to have known it’].”

If anybody had a massively killer run, it's Peart. The man inspired many people to pick up drumsticks and surely just as many to put them down.

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