Legendary Rush Drummer Neil Peart Dead at Age 67

Legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart has died at the age of 67 on Jan. 7 after battling brain cancer.

Peart joined the Canadian progressive rock trio in 1974 following the release of the band’s self-titled debut album. In addition to serving as the group’s drummer ever since, he was also the chief lyricist within Rush.

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MFL extends our condolences to Peart’s family.

Neil Peart’s influence on modern drumming in all aspects of heavy music can never be understated and his name will forever be synonymous with the title of “legend.”

Rest in peace, Neil Peart.