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Neil Peart

Neil Peart

Real/full name:
Neil Ellwood Peart
67 (born Sep 12th, 1952)
Jan 7th, 2020
Died of:
Brain cancer
Place of birth:
Canada (Hamilton, Ontario)


In a December 2015 interview, Peart announced his retirement from the music industry. The statement was later denied by Geddy Lee, who said that Peart was "just explaining his reasons for not wanting to tour".


Neil Peart lost his teenage daughter, Selena, in a car accident on August 10, 1997. Ten months later, on June 20, 1998, his wife of 22 years, Jaqueline Taylor, passed away after a battle with cancer.

At Selena's funeral, Peart told his Rush bandmates to "consider [him] retired", and it took over three years for him to return to performing with the group. He later married photographer Carrie ...

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Drums (1974-2018)

1975 What You're Doing (Single) Drums
1975 Fly by Night Lyrics (tracks 1, 3-7), Drums, Percussion, Songwriting (tracks 1, 3-7)
1975 Fly by Night (Single) Drums, Lyrics
1975 Caress of Steel Drums, Vocals (on "The Necromancer")
1975 Bastille Day (Single) Drums
1976 2112 Drums, Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 6)
1976 All the World's a Stage (Live album) Drums
1977 Closer to the Heart (Single) Drums
1977 Making Memories (Single) Drums
1977 A Farewell to Kings Vibra-slap, Bell tree, Cowbells, Tubular bells, Drums, Triangle, Wind chimes, Temple blocks, Orchestra bells
1978 Cinderella Man (Single) Drums
1978 Hemispheres Drums, Percussion, Songwriting
1979 The Spirit of Radio (Single) Drums
1979 Circumstances (Single) Drums
1980 Entre Nous (Single) Drums
1980 Living Legends (Split) Drums (tracks B4-B5)
1980 Heavy Rock (Split) Drums (tracks A3 & B4)
1980 Permanent Waves Drums, Percussion
1981 Closer to the Heart (Live) (Single) Drums
1981 Tom Sawyer (Single) Drums
1981 Rush 'n' Roulette (EP) Drums
1981 Exit... Stage Left (Video) Drums
1981 Moving Pictures Percussion, Drums
1981 Limelight (Single) Drums
1981 Vital Signs (Single) Drums
1981 Exit... Stage Left (Live album) Drums
1982 New World Man (Single) Drums
1982 Subdivisions (Single) Drums
1982 Signals Drums, Percussion
1983 Countdown (Single) Drums
1984 Distant Early Warning (Single) Drums
1984 Red Sector A (Single) Drums
1984 The Body Electric (Single) Drums
1984 Afterimage (Single) Drums
1984 Grace Under Pressure Drums, Percussion, Lyrics
1985 The Big Money (Single) Drums, Percussion
1985 Through the Camera Eye (Video) Drums
1985 Power Windows Drums, Percussion, Lyrics
1986 Mystic Rhythms (Single) Drums, Percussion
1986 Grace Under Pressure Tour (Video) Percussion, Drums
1987 Prime Mover (Single) Drums, Percussion
1987 Hold Your Fire Drums, Percussion, Lyrics
1987 Time Stand Still (Single) Drums, Percussion
1989 The Pass (Single) Drums
1989 A Show of Hands (Video) Drums, Percussion
1989 A Show of Hands (Live album) Drums, Percussion
1989 Presto Drums, Percussion
1990 Il Rock Nr. 83 (Split) Drums
1991 Roll the Bones (Single) Drums
1991 Roll the Bones Drums, Cymbals
1992 Ghost of a Chance (EP) Drums
1993 Counterparts Drums, Percussion
1996 Test for Echo Hammer dulcimer, Drums, Cymbals
1998 Different Stages • Live (Live album) Drums
2002 Vapor Trails Percussion, Lyrics, Drums
2003 Rush in Rio (Live album) Drums
2003 Rush in Rio (Video) Drums
2004 Feedback (EP) Drums
2005 R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour (Video) Drums
2006 Replay x3 (Boxed set) Drums
2007 Snakes & Arrows Drums, Cymbals, Electronic percussion, Tambourine, Lyrics
2008 Snakes & Arrows Live (Live album) Drums
2008 Snakes & Arrows Live (Video) Drums
2009 Grace Under Pressure Tour (Live album) Drums, Percussion
2009 Working Men (Video) Drums
2010 Caravan (Single) Drums, Cymbals
2011 ABC 1974 (Live album) Drums
2011 Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (Live album) Drums
2011 Moving Pictures: Live 2011 (Live album) Drums
2011 Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (Video) Drums
2012 Clockwork Angels Drums, Cymbals, Tambourine
2013 Clockwork Angels Tour (Live album) Drums
2013 Clockwork Angels Tour (Video) Drums
2013 The Garden (Single) Drums
2014 Spirit of the Airwaves (Live album) Drums
2014 7 and 7 Is (Split) Drums
2015 R40 Live (Live album) Drums
2017 Cygnus X-1 (Single) Drums
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1976 2112 Producer, Arrangements
1980 Permanent Waves Cover concept
2003 Rush in Rio (Video) Liner notes
2007 Replay x3 (Boxed set) Liner notes
2010 2112 / Moving Pictures (Video) Interviewee
2010 Beyond the Lighted Stage (Video) Interviewee
2012 Clockwork Angels Lyrics, Producer, Arrangements
2012 Clockwork Angels Liner notes
2013 Roll the Bones Liner notes
2013 Snakes & Arrows Liner notes
2013 Test for Echo Liner notes
2013 Vapor Trails Remixed Liner notes
2013 Clockwork Angels Tour (Live album) Liner notes
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Added on: 2011-04-12 12:27:45 Last modified on: 2021-03-08 11:45:53
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