“Today, the world lost a true giant in the history of rock and roll,” the Foo Fighters frontman said in a heartfelt post across social media accounts. Grohl called Peart and “Inspiration to millions” who had an “unmistakable sound”.

I still vividly remember my first listen to “2112” when I was young
- Dave Grohl

Neil Peart passed away on Tuesday after a 3-year battle with brain cancer reported Rolling Stone magazine. Peart was the drummer for Canadian prog-rock group Rush, formed in 1968.

Dave Grohl’s full post read “Today, the world lost a true giant in the history of rock and roll. An inspiration to millions with an unmistakable sound who spawned generations of musicians (like myself) to pick up two sticks and chase a dream. A kind, thoughtful, brilliant man who ruled our radios and turntables, not only with his drumming, but also his beautiful words.

I still vividly remember my first listen to “2112” when I was young. It was the first time I really listened to a drummer. And since that day, music has never been the same. His power, precision, and composition was incredible. He was called “The Professor” for a reason: we all learned from him.

Thank you Neil, for making our lives a better place with your music. You will be forever remembered and sorely missed by all of us. And my heartfelt condolences to the Rush family.”

Rush made an official announcement late Friday evening, saying “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.

Rest in peace brother.”

Author Bio: AC Speed

Senior Editor

I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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