It is with great sadness that Rob and I received the news of Neil Peart’s untimely passing.
Neil was not just a great drummer, he was a great musician and played every part with stunning musicality, not to mention his unrivaled lyrical prowess, which in itself was somehow musical. I’ve been inspired and influenced by him both as a composer and guitarist, and I know Rob found great inspiration in his playing. His contribution to modern music simply cannot be overstated. Thank you Neil for the time and sacrifice you put into your craft that those of us you didn’t even know would be so greatly enriched.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
Chris Rupert of Falling Edge