This work week ends on a sad note. Neil Peart of Rush has passed away at the age of 67.
According to Pitchfork, Peart actually died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California. He had been battling cancer for the past few years.
Rush was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 and two years later Peart announced he was retiring.
Canadian rock drummer Neil Peart dead at 67. Peart, primary lyricist for Rush, was known for his technical proficiency, and for weaving jazz and big band patterns with a hard rock style. Publicist says Peart died in California January 7. Background: https://t.co/r0QKiYdpdu
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) January 10, 2020