I read in Consequence of Sound today that Neil Peart is retiring from music. COS call him the BEST drummer in music.
The Rush drummer is looking forward to enjoying more time with his family with the health he has remaining.
They had this quote (via Jambase); “… Lately Olivia has been introducing me to new friends at school as ‘My dad– He’s a retired drummer.’ True to say–funny to hear. And it does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to… take yourself out of the game. I would rather set it aside then face the predicament described in our song ‘Losing It’ (‘Sadder still to watch it die, than never to have known it’).”
My friend Wags won tickets to see Rush from Rock 101 back in 1996 (I think)… and he took me to see them (Test for Echo era Rush) at the then new-ish GM Place. That show completely crushed. Old grey beards kept trying to give us pot.