Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson thank fans for all the “love and respect” since Neil Peart’s passing - EpicNews

Rush‘s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have shared a message thanking followers for all of the “love and respect” because the passing of bandmate Neil Peart.

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 a press release a couple of days after this loss of life, calling Peart their “good friend, 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.


After mountains of tributes have are available from all corners of the world, Lee and Lifeson have now taken to social media to share their thanks for the tributes, condolences and effectively needs.

“Our most heartfelt thanks exit to household, pals, musicians, writers and followers from across the globe for the unbelievable outpouring of affection and respect for Neil since his passing,” the message posted to Fb started. “These touching tributes assist to minimize the ache of this horrible loss and remind us all to rejoice his outstanding life and our connections to it.”

See the message beneath:

Our most heartfelt thanks exit to household, pals, musicians, writers and followers from across the globe for the…

Posted by RUSH on Friday, January 17, 2020

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

“In the present day, the world misplaced a real large within the historical past of rock and roll,” Grohl stated in a press release launched on social media. “An inspiration to hundreds of thousands with an unmistakable sound who spawned generations of musicians – like myself – to select up two sticks and chase a dream. A form, considerate, sensible man who dominated our radios and turntables not solely along 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.