Neal Peart –
Musician, author, Canuck.
September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020.
Aged 67 years.
Most recognized for: Ask any serious drummer to name their idols and Mr. Peart’s name will surely come up. Unfortunately, the rest of the converstion will be that person gushing about how “you just don’t understand how good he is, man.” As primary lyricist and drummer for Canadian prog-rockers Rush, he was renowned for his technical proficiency and stamina. But when it came to glioblastoma, he just couldn’t beat it.