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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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 2015 Drugaí Marú II (Short) (writer: "Jacob's Latter") (filming)
 2015 Togetherness (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Insanity (2015) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2014 The Bridge (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lamia (2014) ... (writer: "The Spirit of Radio" - uncredited)
 2014 Comix from the Underground (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. A #1 (2014) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" (Blip TV version only))
 2013 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2013) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2012 The Lords of Salem (writer: "The Spirit of Radio")
 2012 That's My Boy (writer: "Limelight")
 2012 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Progressive Metal (2012) ... (writer: "2112", "The Necromancer", "The Spirit Of Radio", "BU2B")
 2011 Hunky Dory (writer: "A Passage To Bangkok")
 2010 Score: A Hockey Musical (writer: "Time Stand Still")
 2010 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Man from the Other Side (2010) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2009 Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (writer: "The Spirit of Radio (Live, 2008)")
 2009 This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Closer to the Heart")
 2009 I Love You, Man (writer: "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight", "Fly by Night")
 2009 Fanboys (writer: "Limelight", "Tom Sawyer")
 2009 Adventureland (writer: "Limelight")
 2008 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer (2008) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2008 Por Toda Minha Vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mamonas Assassinas (2008) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2008 Adventures of Power (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2007 Halloween (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Walk Like a Man (2007) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2007 White Noise 2: The Light (writer: "The Spirit of Radio" - as Peart)
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2006 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chick Cancer (2006) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2006 Guitar Hero II (Video Game) (writer: "YYZ")
 2006 Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (writer: "The Spirit of Radio")
 2005 Rush: R30 (Video documentary) (performer: "Der Trommler", "One O'Clock Jump") / (writer: "Tom Sawyer", "Der Trommler", "Bastille Day", "Anthem", "A Passage to Bangkok", "Cygnus X-1", "Hemispheres", "The Spirit of Radio", "Force Ten", "Animate", "Subdivisions", "Earthshine", "Red Barchetta", "Roll the Bones", "Dreamline", "Between the Wheels", "Mystic Rhythms")
 2002 Futurama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anthology of Interest II (2002) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2001 Top Ten (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prog Rock (2001) ... (writer: "The Temple Of Syrinx", "Closer To The Heart", "The Spit Of Radio")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Smooching and Mooching (2000) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 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")
 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Plastic Surgin' (1994) ... (writer: "Stick It Out")
 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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Alternate Names:

Peart | Neil Peart of Rush | Rush


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Anytime I have an idea, I'll make sure that I put it down so that when we do sit down to write an album, I don't have to dream it all out of thin air. I don't have to be creative on the spur of the moment, or spontaneously artistic. I just take advantage of whenever creativity strikes. See more »


On February 26, 1997, he and his bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson became the first rock musicians to be inducted into the prestigious position of Officers of the Order of Canada. This is the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian by the Canadian government. According to the Ottawa Sun, "The award was given as much for their community service as for their contribution to the arts. They have ... See more »


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