Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have taken to social media to thank everyone for their support following the tragic death of Neil Peart. The duo said the following:
“Our most heartfelt thanks go out to family, friends, musicians, writers and fans from around the globe for the incredible outpouring of love and respect for Neil since his passing. These touching tributes help to lessen the pain of this terrible loss and remind us all to celebrate his remarkable life and our connections to it. – Geddy & Alex“
As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:
It is unbelievably sad to hear that my favorite drummer of all time, Neil Peart, has left us. Very hard to find words to properly express the level of inspiration & influence he had on so so many musicians. He will forever remain at the top of my list. Farewell to a true king. pic.twitter.com/A9QkSWg2f9
Neil Peart Is single-handedly the reason I became a musician back in 1978 after hearing “all the worlds a stage” @rushtheband has been my favorite band since, so to hear that Neil passed away today is absolutely devastating to me. I’m sad beyond words……………… pic.twitter.com/PPcjzJNyXB
At the end of a crazy @rockhall night in 2013 where @rushtheband & @PublicEnemyFTP were inducted. It was just myself & Neil PEart alone talkin & laughing low in relief the long night was over-a small table backstage sharing a unique moment without much word. Rest in Beats my man
Legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a three and a half year battle with brain cancer. He was 67-years-old.
The band commented:
“It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma).
We ask that friends, fans, and media alike understandably respect the family’s need for privacy and peace at this extremely painful and difficult time.
Those wishing to express their condolences can choose a cancer research group or charity of their choice and make a donation in Neil Peart’s name.
Rush’s Geddy Lee has announced that he will be auctioning off six of his blue-ribbon, coveted classic guitars. The instruments will be sold during Mecum Auctions’ Las Vegas-based auction on October 10-12. You can read more about that and check out the guitars over at mecum.com.
Rush have announced that they will be releasing a “Clockwork Angels Tour” 5LP vinyl set on October 11. The set, which is pressed on 180-gram vinyl with an etching on the flipside, will come in a two-piece telescopic box with a full-color booklet and a code to download a high-definition digital version of the album. The release will feature 31 songs that were recorded during 2012 shows in Phoenix, Dallas, and San Antonio, as well as the bonus tracks from the original CD release, including a performance of “Limelight” that the band recorded during soundcheck.