RIP Neil Peart

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  1. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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  2. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    Just tragic after the trials that the poor guy went through, read Ghost Rider for that part of his life and more light hearted books of his for travel adventures.

    Rest In Peace kind sir.
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  3. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    nmalozzi airheaded

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    Rest in Peace
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  5. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    No matter one's musical taste, Neil's talent, influence, tenacity and creativity will remain legendary.

    Great GS pics.
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  6. WRC51

    WRC51 Long timer

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    RIP rider. I read an article about his love for MC riding, they towed an enclosed trailer with his bikes and gear behind the tour bus. He would go on rides on off days when on tour. Sorry to hear this.
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  7. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    Man Ghost Rider was such an incredible story and journey, it changed me at least changed my perspective. I feel like we're have been losing the best of the best....4 years earlier we lost David Bowie on the same fucking day. I had no idea he had cancer....ugh. Rush on round the clock play till I stop denying it.
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  8. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly Life at 10,000 feet Supporter

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    Yea I'm still in shock.
    I still have every album in vinyl (up to snakes and arrows that is). I could not afford headphones back then so I would put my fathers 2 large stereo speakers on either side of me when my parents weren't at home and sit with the tri-fold open of All The Worlds A Stage and blair it over and over again till my dad would come home mad as hell screaming at me that I would go deaf. I am now half deaf.
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  9. airheadPete

    airheadPete Wherever they send me. Supporter

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    Awww... DAMN!!!!

    My favorite band. A great book and writer. A neat person. One of the few individuals in “pop” culture I admired and would love to have met. :(
    Why do so many good ones go young?

    Brain cancer took the woman I considered my big sister a little over two years ago.
    Shit, shit, shit, shit...

    RIP, man. A great light has gone dark.
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  10. globalt38

    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle" Super Supporter

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    I can't believe you're saying
    These things just can't be true
    Our world could use this beauty
    Just think what we might do.
    Listen to my music
    And hear what it can do
    There's something here as strong as life
    I know that it will reach you.

    Great loss - a sad day! Rock On Neil! :drums

    ""
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  11. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania Supporter

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    Sad to hear this news. :( Been listening to them since high school. He was one of the greatest. Aside from being just an insanely talented, mild-mannered drummer, Neil authored the lyrics to just about every song Rush ever made...Tom Sawyer, Limelight, Spirit of the Radio, Freewill...

    As a catharsis, I occasionally play Working Man at ear-bleeding volumes when the family is out of the house, which ironically was pre-Neil Peart, but it just fucking rawwwwks!



    Godspeed, Neil Peart.
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  12. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

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    I never knew that Neil was a motorcycle traveller, that will be the next book I read. This is one of my most regularly watched videos on youtube, the title says it all.
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  13. airhead_irl

    airhead_irl Airhead addict

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    RIP Neil - an absolute legend. I was lucky enough to see Rush live in Dublin in recent years before they called it a day. What a gig ! His family, Geddy and Alex must be devastated.
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    aptbldr easy rider

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  16. BC1

    BC1 Been here awhile

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    He was one serious ADV rider, put on some major milage, went through a few bikes. You know as well as I that he really lived life well through his travels on 2 wheels!!
    RIP my fellow Canadian... much respect for the person you are and everything you did. He is with his family now ;)
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  17. slashfive

    slashfive moto celeritas

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    Well-weathered leather
    Hot metal and oil
    The scented country air
    Sunlight on chrome
    The blur of the landscape
    Every nerve aware

    My very first concert at MSG 1984. Peace.
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  18. JimGregory

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    Never a Rush fan but ALWAYS a Neil fan. Best drummer ever and a true gentleman. The way he did about everything was thoughtful and quiet. Till he sat behind the drum kit! My heart goes out to him for the sad times he had as I know them well. And he did what I want to do but can not. RIP Neil. Join your little girl now.
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  19. sky44

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    he was definitely one of us. ya know, if we could rip up a drum kit like that man could. what an inspiration.
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  20. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    He totally made me want a Transit suit from Aerostich....I loved the stories of him and Bruno traveling on their bikes from tour stop to tour stop. Dammit, I'm still in denial....
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