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Rockstars and bands react to Rush’s Neil Peart death

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Rockstars and bands react to Rush’s Neil Peart death

Neil Peart, Rush drummer unfortunately died at 67 due to a brain cancer that he was battling for the last three years. He was a true legend, considered the best drummer of all time. Therefore, all the great rockstars shared messages to honor the life and career of the Canadian musician.


Rockstars and bands that reacted to the death of Neil Peart:


Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)

“So sorry to hear the news of Neil Peart passing. We’ve lost another one of the greats. RIP.”

Robbie Robertson (The Band)

“Rest easy Neil Peart. A true Canadian icon and musical genius.”

Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)

“I just heard about Neil Peart passing. I feel real bad about this – he was way too young. Neil was one of the great drummers and he’ll be missed. Love & mercy to Neil’s family.”


“Absolutely Horrible News. #NeilPeart has died after fighting brain cancer for years. His later life was filled with so much family tragedy. So, so sad. I’m just shocked. – @paulstanleylive
My prayers and condolences to the Peart Family, Fans and Friends. Neil was a kind soul. – @genesimmons

“So sad to hear about Neil Peart passing. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans. – @tommy_thayer_official”

“Neil Peart was one of the premier drummers of this or any generation. Hearing those thunderous drum fills on By-Tor And The Snow Dog from his #RUSH debut record”Fly By Night” hooked me and every drummer into his drum world forever. R.I.P. Professor… – #EricSinger”

Slash (Guns N’ Roses)

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Paul Stanley (Kiss)

“Absolutely Horrible News. Neal Peart has died after fighting brain cancer for years. His later life was filled with so much family tragedy. So, so sad. I’m just shocked.”

Judas Priest

“Judas Priest send out love and condolences for Neil Peart, his family, band mates, friends and fans around the world -Neil’s legendary drum work and inimitable style will always resound in rock n roll”.

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)

“Sad to hear of Neil Peart passing. RIP”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)

Bryan Adams

“RIP Neil Peart drummer for Canadian rock band #Rush Condolences to his family and fellow band members Geddy and Alex”.

Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

“Going through old stuff and found this pic of Neil, it was 1980 and I was a nervous wreck. He signed my ticket but wouldn’t take a photo – fast forward to the Golden god awards a few years ago and Neil was there , @mikeportnoy said to me “ hey Neil is here, let’s go say Hi” omg!! We went and there he was – he said he liked our version of Anthem or something like that , I enjoyed that moment and that was the last time I would see him #permanentwaves @rush #neilpeart – I need a drink I💜Neil Peart thanks again Mike”

Scott Ian (Anthrax)

“The greatest of all time. RIP Neil Peart. I’m going to go raise a glass and then air-drum the shit out of Tom Sawyer.”

David Ellefson (Megadeth)

“This is so incredibly sad. Neil, Geddy & Alex changed my life as a young, aspiring bassist. Neil was the top of the list for rock drummers to me and so many in my generation. Condolences to the family and @rush organization.”

Foo Fighters

Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)

Sebastian Bach

Zakk Wylde



“Neil Peart was one of the most innovative and exciting drummers and lyricists in the history of music. An inspiration to millions and a true gentleman. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Neil’s family, friends and fans – from all of us in YES.”

Steve Hackett

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