Musicians & Others Remember Rush Drummer Neil Peart


Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart died this week at the age of 67 following a battle with brain cancer. Many musicians responded to the influential drummer’s death by sharing tributes and condolences for Peart.

Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson posted a note in response to Peart’s death, writing in part, “It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma).”

Peart’s influence on fellow musicians — particularly drummers — spanned generations and genres. His technical mastery of the drum kit and stimulating lyrics inspired, and will continue to inspire, countless listeners around the globe. Below is a collection of tributes to Peart shared by many of those admirers of the one-of-a-kind musician: