Neil Ellwood Peart (September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020) was a Canadian musician and author. He was best known as the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. He was also an author of 4 books, including Ghost Rider, a book about his life after both his daughter and his wife died within a year of each other.
Neil Peart performing a drum solo at the Xcel Energy Center on May 22, 2008. Photo by Matt Becker
|Birth name||Neil Ellwood Peart|
|Born||September 12, 1952|
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Died||January 7, 2020 (aged 67)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Genres||Hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, jazz, swing, big band|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, producer, author|
|Labels||Mercury, Anthem, Atlantic|
Buddy Rich Big Band
He won many awards for his drumming, and was a guest star as himself in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie.
- Hiatt, Brian (January 10, 2020). "Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
- Sweeny, Owen (January 10, 2019). "Rush Drummer Neil Peart dead at 67". CBC News. Retrieved January 10, 2019.