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Neil Peart

Neil Peart is one of the most universally respected rock drummers, and is best known for his nearly superhuman, pyrotechnic drum playing, and for providing intellectual lyrics for his band's songs. Neil has served as both drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush since 1974, joining bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson. (Rush's ... See full bio »
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 2012 The Lords of Salem (writer: "The Spirit of Radio")
 2012 That's My Boy (writer: "Limelight")
 2011 Hunky Dory (writer: "A Passage To Bangkok")
 2010 Score: A Hockey Musical (writer: "Time Stand Still")
 2009 I Love You, Man (writer: "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight", "Fly by Night")
 2009 Fanboys (writer: "Limelight", "Tom Sawyer")
 2009 Adventureland (writer: "Limelight")
 2008 Adventures of Power (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2007 Halloween (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2007 White Noise 2: The Light (writer: "The Spirit of Radio" - as Peart)
 2006 Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (writer: "The Spirit of Radio")
 2000 High Fidelity (writer: "Jacob's Ladder")
 1998 The Waterboy (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 1998 SLC Punk! (writer: "The Trees" - as Peart)
 1998 Whatever (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 1982 Future War 1986 (writer: "Witch Hunt" - uncredited)
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He has written 3 books as of April, 2005: "The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa" (1996), "Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road" (2002), and "Traveling Music : Playing Back the Soundtrack to My Life and Times" (2004).

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Peart | Neil Peart of Rush | Rush


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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To get nostalgic about other people's music, or even about your own, makes a terrible statement about the condition of your life and your prospects for the future. I have no patience with that kind of attitude, whether it's on radio or among friends. [from an interview in 1986] See more »


Neil, Alex and Geddy are in the recording studio working on Rush's new album, to be released early 2007. See more »


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