Rush Thankful for ‘Outpouring of Love’ in First Statement Since Neil Peart’s Death - EpicNews

Rush thanked followers and their rocker friends for paying tribute to Neil Peart in Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson’s first public assertion since announcing the death of the Rush drummer on January 10th.

“Our most heartfelt thanks exit to household, mates, musicians, writers and followers from across the globe for the unbelievable outpouring of affection and respect for Neil since his passing,” Lee and Lifeson wrote on social media Friday.

“These touching tributes assist to minimize the ache of this horrible loss and remind us all to have a good time his exceptional life and our connections to it.”

Following information of Peart’s January seventh loss of life following a prolonged and unpublicized battle with mind most cancers, lots of the numerous musicians who had been impressed by the drummer — including Mike Portnoy, Lars Ulrich, Dave Grohl and extra — penned tributes to Peart. I Love You Man stars Jason Segel and Paul Rudd additionally remembered the drummer.

“The world misplaced a real large within the historical past of rock & roll,” Grohl stated in a statement to Rolling Stone. “An inspiration to thousands and thousands 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 along with his drumming, but additionally his stunning phrases.”

Ulrich wrote, ““Thanks Neil. Thanks for uplifting me and for all of your assist and recommendation alongside the best way, particularly within the early days whenever you took the time to speak to a younger inexperienced Danish drummer about recording, gear and the chances that lay forward…”

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