We learned today that Peart passed away on Tuesday, January 7th, after a three year battle with brain cancer. Here are some tributes. We'll update this page as more come in.
Sad to hear of Neil Peart passing. RIP. pic.twitter.com/2iMWJq1uoo
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) January 10, 2020
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Thank you Neil. Thank you for inspiring me and for all your help and advice along the way, especially in the early days when you took the time to talk to a young green Danish drummer about recording, gear and the possibilities that lay ahead… Thank you for what you did for drummers all over the world with your passion, your approach, your principles and your unwavering commitment to the instrument! Rest In Peace.
— Kirk Hammett (@KirkHammett) January 10, 2020
— David Ellefson (@ellefsondavid) January 10, 2020
It absolutely breaks my heart to pieces to get the news of the passing of one of my greatest heroes of all time. #RIPNeilPeart My deepest condolences to the band, crew & family. Rest In Peace my friend. You will always be my hero 😓
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— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) January 10, 2020
R.I.P. Neil Peart
An extraordinary talent.
— Dave Lombardo (@TheDaveLombardo) January 10, 2020
My prayers and condolences to the Peart Family, Fans and Friends. Neil was a kind soul. R.I.P……. Rush Drummer Neil Peart Dead at 67 – Rolling Stone https://t.co/icYz6fnXfE
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 10, 2020
It is unbelievably sad to hear that my favorite drummer of all time, Neil Peart, has left us. Very hard to find words to properly express the level of inspiration & influence he had on so so many musicians. He will forever remain at the top of my list. Farewell to a true king. pic.twitter.com/A9QkSWg2f9
— King Diamond (@kingdiamond) January 10, 2020
Absolutely Horrible News. Neal Peart has died after fighting brain cancer for years. His later life was filled with so much family tragedy. So, so sad. I’m just shocked. pic.twitter.com/EM4Ea1quaY
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) January 10, 2020
There are drummers and then there is Neil Peart. I believe for most of us he was the “one”. I would Rush ( no pun) home from school to play Natural science , subdivisions and numerous other tracks. His playing helped shape the drummer I am today. RIP professor .I💜Neil Peart
— Charlie Benante (@skisum) January 10, 2020
I just heard about Neil Peart passing. I feel real bad about this – he was way too young. Neil was one of the great drummers and he’ll be missed. Love & mercy to Neil’s family.
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— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) January 10, 2020
— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) January 10, 2020
— Andreas Kisser (@andreaskisser) January 10, 2020
My hero just died.
Neil Peart is no longer with us. He´s always been there, I quote him daily, I listen to him all the time and I think "What would Neil write" often. A true inspiration and someone I´ve looked up to like no other. Farewell my king.#rush #neilpeart
— Mikael Stanne (@MiklStne) January 10, 2020
— Jack Black (@jackblack) January 10, 2020
— Tommy Thayer (@tommy_thayer) January 10, 2020
So much love and respect for Neil Peart. From his incredible playing, to his wonderful lyrics, for all the personal loss he had overcome, for being embarrassed by the trappings of fame, for his wit and humility and being a part of one of the greatest bands ever. Thank you so much https://t.co/OsMhfo4Y2B
— Sacred Reich (@SacredReich) January 10, 2020
— OVERKILL (@OverkillBand) January 10, 2020
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Goddamn it. This one hurts. So much love and respect for Neil Peart. From his incredible playing, to his wonderful lyrics, for all the personal loss he had overcome, for being embarrassed by the trappings of fame, for his wit and humility and being a part of one of the greatest bands ever. Thank you so much. ✌🏼❤️🙏🏼
Major loss for all Rock fans today. All our love and respect to the fans, friends, and family of Rock legend, Neil Peart. Crank some Rush in honor. pic.twitter.com/Qg3EXdYptA
— Matt Fox/Shai Hulud (@shaihulud) January 10, 2020
At the end of a crazy @rockhall night in 2013 where @rushtheband & @PublicEnemyFTP were inducted. It was just myself & Neil PEart alone talkin & laughing low in relief the long night was over-a small table backstage sharing a unique moment without much word. Rest in Beats my man
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) January 10, 2020
Rest In Peace Neil Peart. So sad to hear.
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) January 10, 2020
Neil Peart Is single-handedly the reason I became a musician back in 1978 after hearing “all the worlds a stage” @rushtheband has been my favorite band since, so to hear that Neil passed away today is absolutely devastating to me. I’m sad beyond words……………… pic.twitter.com/PPcjzJNyXB
— 𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖜𝖓 𝖉𝖗𝖔𝖛𝖊𝖗 (@shawndrover) January 10, 2020
Fuck this timeline. Definition of gut punched. I feel like I just lost my cool uncle. My cool uncle that was also the best rock drummer to ever live. So sad there will never be Rush 50, still thought I’d see them one last time in Toronto doing a one off. RIP Neil Peart pic.twitter.com/FpMTMJT199
— Brian Posehn (@thebrianposehn) January 10, 2020
I can’t help thinking he’s chuckling somewhere knowing hundreds of bands with gigs tonight are trying to figure out “an easy Rush song.”
— Jon Wurster (@jonwurster) January 10, 2020
Rest in peace to the legendary genius Neil Peart from the iconic and revolutionary Canadian Rock Band RUSH. Play this loud in his honour. Tom Sawyer. https://t.co/y89SRY8sT6
— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) January 10, 2020
Over 20 years ago, one of my best friends John Kastner(@jeanguykastner ) brought Neil Peart to my house in Laurel Canyon. We stayed up all night drinking whiskey and talking on more subjects than I knew existed. He was the friendliest curmudgeon in the world. We’ll miss him.
— Dave Foley (@DaveSFoley) January 10, 2020
“You can surrender without a prayer, but never really pray without surrender. You can fight without ever winning, but never ever win without a fight.”
― Neil Peart pic.twitter.com/epBpgAX9Su
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) January 10, 2020
RIP Neil Peart, every college roommate’s favorite drummer
— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) January 10, 2020
RIP to the GREATEST EVER https://t.co/EIZA77Mx8B
— Prosthetic Records (@ProstheticRcds) January 10, 2020
This news of Neil Peart's passing… devastating.
— Profound Lore Records (@profound_lore) January 10, 2020
Very sad that Rush drummer Neil Peart has passed away. He was very inspiration to anyone who loved the drums. His talent and musical arrangements will be missed as they have given so much joy to many. May God Grant you rest and peace.@rushtheband
— Mike Piazza (@mikepiazza31) January 10, 2020