Neil Peart died

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RIP. Brain cancer sucks. They all do, but for someone that creative, it has to be a terrible thing
 

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RIP Neil -

When we are young

Wandering the face of the earth
Wondering what our dreams might be worth
Learning that we're only immortal
For a limited time




[video=youtube_share;jz1CdqmBC4A]

He's got a road map of Jupiter
A radar fix on the stars
All along the highway
She's got a liquid-crystal compass
A picture book of the rivers
Under the Sahara


They travel in the time of the prophets
On a desert highway straight to the heart of the sun
Like lovers and heroes, and the restless part of everyone
We're only at home when we're on the run
On the run


He's got a star map of Hollywood
A list of cheap motels
All along the freeway
She's got a sister out in Vegas
The promise of a decent job
Far away from her hometown


They travel on the road to redemption
A highway out of yesterday, that tomorrow will bring
Like lovers and heroes, birds in the last days of spring
We're only at home when we're on the wing
On the wing


When we are young
Wandering the face of the earth
Wondering what our dreams might be worth
Learning that we're only immortal
For a limited time


Time is a gypsy caravan
Steals away in the night
To leave you stranded in dreamland
Distance is a long-range filter
Memory a flickering light
Left behind in the heartland


We travel in the dark of the new moon
A starry highway traced on the map of the sky
Like lovers and heroes, lonely as the eagle's cry
We're only at home when we're on the fly
On the fly


We travel on the road to adventure
On a desert highway straight to the heart of the sun
Like lovers and heroes, and the restless part of everyone
We're only at home when we're on the run
On the run
 

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The band retired because of his health issues, so at least a couple of years.
To be clear they retired [last tour 2015, official announcement 2018] because of his physical limitations NOT brain cancer: tendons, ligaments and musculature … too much effort and pain to maintain his self-imposed level of excellence.

Brain cancer came after they stopped touring, circa 2017.

Glad he had time with his family, living his life. Way too young.
 

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I always liked watching this kid. Almost as much as he likes learning RUSH songs! :laugh2:

I found them a great way of seeing just how busy and complex Neil's drumming parts really are..

This is just a 'simple, radio friendly tune' by comparison to some of his Magnum Opus', yet it easy to see how many changes are happening during the song... typical Neil :thumb:

 

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I just read about this. RIP Neil.

Who knew He was even sick?

Wow! :sadwave:

Edit: He was two months older than I am. :shock:

I'm so blessed that I'm healthy.
 
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