Rush drummer Neil Peart talks retirement

neilpeartThe great Neil Peart may be done with music, according to a report out Monday.

Peart, who joined the band Rush in 1974 and since then has established himself as one of the greatest of all rock drummers, reportedly suggested in an interview with Drumhead magazine that his drumming days were over.

“Lately (Peart’s daughter) Olivia has been introducing me to new friends at school as ‘My dad– He’s a retired drummer,’” Peart said, per Consequence of Sound. “True to say–funny to hear. And it does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to… take yourself out of the game. I would rather set it aside then face the predicament described in our song ‘Losing It’ (‘Sadder still to watch it die, than never to have known it’).”

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If indeed Peart is done with music, he’s left behind quite a legacy. His talk of retirement comes just over four months after Rush ended what was said to be their final tour. Here’s a look at Peart’s genius on the drums.

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2 comments to “Rush drummer Neil Peart talks retirement”
  1. I’ve seen a lot of reports that this might not be the case? Maybe that is what I’m saying to myself in my head to not let it be true. Then again it’s not like Rush doesn’t have an incredible output. Only time will tell.

  2. Pingback: Rush frontman Geddy Lee weighs in on the band’s future | Rocknuts

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