R.I.P. Neil Peart

It is being reported pretty much everywhere that Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for beloved Canadian rock band Rush, has passed away after a three-year battle with brain cancer.

I’m more or less inconsolable about this and if anyone deserved a dedicated R.I.P. thread, it was this musical titan.

Feel free to post anything and everything you love about Rush, Peart’s innovative drumming, or his penchant for mystical, sci-fi based lyrics in the comments. (And don’t post any dumb shit about Ayn Rand, please.)

Also, fuck cancer. The band is suggesting anyone wishing to express their condolences should make a donation to a cancer research group or charity in Peart’s name.

Pitchfork article