Neil Peart (1952–2020)


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Neil Peart was one of the most universally respected rock drummers, and was best known for his nearly superhuman, pyrotechnic drum playing, and for providing intellectual lyrics for his band's songs. Neil 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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Known For

Small Soldiers Soundtrack
(1998)
SLC Punk! Soundtrack
(1998)
The Lords of Salem Soundtrack
(2012)
The Infiltrator Soundtrack
(2016)

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 2020 BSA Live
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 2012 Rush: Headlong Flight (Music Video)
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 2007 Rush: Far Cry (Music Video)
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 1996 Rush: Driven (Music Video)
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 1996 Rush: Half the World (Music Video)
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 1994 Rush: Nobody's Hero (Music Video)
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 1993 Rush: Stick It Out (Music Video)
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 1991 Rush: Roll the Bones (Music Video)
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 1990 Rush: Superconductor (Music Video)
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 1990 Rush: The Pass (Music Video)
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 1989 Rush: Show Don't Tell (Music Video)
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 1988 Rush: Marathon (Music Video)
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 1987 Rush: Time Stand Still (Music Video)
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 1987 Rush: Lock and Key (Music Video)
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 1986 Rush: Mystic Rhythms (Music Video)
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 1985 Rush: The Big Money (Music Video)
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 1984 Rush: Red Sector A (Music Video)
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 1984 Rush: Distant Early Warning (Music Video)
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 1984 Rush: The Enemy Within (Music Video)
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 1984 Rush: The Body Electric (Music Video)
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 1984 Rush: Afterimage (Music Video)
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 1983 Rush: Countdown (Music Video)
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 1982 Rush: Subdivisions (Music Video)
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 1982 Rush: Tom Sawyer, Live (Music Video)
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 1981 Rush: Freewill, Live (Music Video)
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 1981 Rush: Limelight (Music Video)
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 1981 Rush: Limelight, Live (Music Video)
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 1981 Rush: Vital Signs (Music Video)
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 1981 Rush: Tom Sawyer (Music Video)
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 1980 Rush: Red Barchetta (Music Video)
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 1978 Rush: Circumstances (Music Video)
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 1978 Rush: La Villa Strangiato (Music Video)
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 1978 Rush: The Trees (Music Video)
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 1977 Rush: A Farewell to Kings (Music Video)
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 1977 Rush: Closer to the Heart (Music Video)
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 1977 Rush: Xanadu (Music Video)
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 1975 Rush: Anthem (Music Video)
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 1975 Rush: Fly by Night (Music Video)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)

Spouse:

Carrie Nuttall  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I don't like lyrics that are just thrown together, that were obviously written as you went along, or the song was already written and the guy made up the lyrics in five minutes. See more »

Trivia:

Since the death of his daughter and wife in 1997-1998, has declined to be interviewed or to appear at many meet and greets with the band. See more »

Trademark:

Long, tightly braided mullet in the mid-80s See more »

Nickname:

John Ellwood Taylor See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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