Rush sales increase by over 2,000% following Neil Peart’s death - EpicNews

Rush music gross sales have elevated by over 2,000% for the reason that demise of the band’s drummer Neil Peart, figures have revealed.

The visionary stickman passed away earlier this month (January 7) after quietly battling brain cancer for the past three years, as confirmed by Elliott Mintz, a spokesperson for the Peart household.

Peart’s Rush bandmates, singer/bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson, shared an announcement a couple of days after this demise, calling Peart their “buddy, soul brother and bandmate over 45 years,” and stated that he had been “extremely courageous” in his battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive type of mind most cancers.

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It has now been revealed that within the days following Peart’s demise, streams of Rush’s songs surged by 776% within the U.S., in response to preliminary stories from Nielsen Music/MRC Information (through Billboard).

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On-demand audio and video streams of Rush’s catalog of songs elevated to a mixed 24.54 million from January 10-13 – up 776.4% as in comparison with the earlier 4 days (2.eight million on January 6-9).

The band’s most-streamed track throughout the identical interval was the 1981 hit ‘Tom Sawyer’, with 2.82 million streams (up 305% as in comparison with the 698,000 streams it registered January 6-9).

So far as gross sales go, Rush’s catalogue of songs grew by 2,304% to 19,000 (from 1,000), whereas the group’s album gross sales gained 1,820% to six,000 (up from an inadequate determine).

In the meantime, Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins have shared moving tributes to Neil Peart.

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“At the moment, the world misplaced a real big within the historical past of rock and roll,” Grohl stated in an announcement launched on social media. “An inspiration to tens of millions with an unmistakable sound who spawned generations of musicians – like myself – to select up two sticks and chase a dream. A sort, considerate, good man who dominated our radios and turntables not solely together with his drumming, but additionally his lovely phrases.”

Elsewhere, Tool performed a live tribute to Peart during a recent concert in San Diego.

Metallica also shared a live cover of Rush‘s ‘Tom Sawyer’ in honour of Peart.

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