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Farewell Neil Peart

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Rush drummer, dead at 67 following a secret battle with brain cancer. Shocked to hear this. My favourite band, since I first heard them, and first saw them, in 1977. I saw them on every tour here since 1977, met them once in Glasgow where they all signed my copy of the Hemispheres album. Genuinely shocked to hear this sad news tonight.
 

RIP.

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2 minutes ago, pozbaird said:

Rush drummer, dead at 67 following a secret battle with brain cancer. Shocked to hear this. My favourite band, since I first heard them, and first saw them, in 1977. I saw them on every tour here since 1977, met them once in Glasgow where they all signed my copy of the Hemispheres album. Genuinely shocked to hear this sad news tonight.
 

RIP.

Did you see them at the Apollo?

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1 minute ago, Joey Jo Jo Junior Shabadoo said:

Did you see them at the Apollo?

Yeah, firstly on the ‘Farewell to Kings’ tour with support band Tyla Gang, then the 1978 Hemispheres tour with support band Max Webster, then.... 

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An absolute hero of mine (as you may have guessed from the username).

Proper gutted :(

Similar to Bowie's passing, private cancer battle,  leaving behind a young family, and a real shock for the fans.

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My son, who I turned on to Rush has just told me this sad news. Had no idea he was ill and just thought he was leading his private life in quiet retirement. Hemispheres tour at the Apollo was my first and like Poz every tour since. Sad news indeed.

RIP Neil. 

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21 minutes ago, pozbaird said:

I saw them on every tour here since 1977, met them once in Glasgow where they all signed my copy of the Hemispheres album.

 

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Amazing talent. Not a fan of the type of music but really appreciated their skill.
Probably the most talented band ever.

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first thing that came to mind tbh:

Rush are absolutely superb  - Losing It is just such a great song. Very sad to hear of his passing away.

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Is there a "best of" album I should listen to?

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I heard the news tonight by text from my best mate, who is a massive Quo fan. He’s a huge Quo fan who likes Rush, and I’m a massive Rush fan who likes Quo. We agree that we couldn’t have asked for more from Rick Parfitt, Neil Peart, or the bands they played in. For forty plus years - albums, tours, always great live bands. Professional, always gave their best. 

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1 minute ago, Busta Nut said:

Is there a "best of" album I should listen to?

Best album to listen to as a first step would be ‘Moving Pictures’.

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1 hour ago, Bigmouth Strikes Again said:

RIP Neil, Moving Pictures Tour Ingliston 1982, remember it well.

was at that one , crap venue  only memorable cos i was nearly runover by  the band limo when queuing to get in  sad to hear of this  

RIP neil peart

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24 minutes ago, Busta Nut said:

Is there a "best of" album I should listen to?

I would suggest one of their later DVD's.

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25 minutes ago, jimmy boo said:

I would suggest one of their later DVD's.

Rush In Rio is phenomenal.   Not the best recording quality but what a performance and atmosphere...

 

 

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