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Neil Peart
Neil Peart performing a drum solo at the Xcel Energy Center on May 22, 2008. Photo by Matt Becker
Background information
Birth name Neil Ellwood Peart
Born (1952-09-12)September 12, 1952
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died January 7, 2020(2020-01-07) (aged 67)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Genres Hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, jazz, swing, big band
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, author
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1973–2015
Labels Mercury, Anthem, Atlantic
Associated acts Rush
Buddy Rich Big Band

Neil Ellwood Peart (September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020) was a Canadian musician and author. He was best known as the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. He was also an author of 4 books, including Ghost Rider, a book about his life after both his daughter and his wife died within a year of each other.

He won many awards for his drumming, and was a guest star as himself in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie.

Peart died from brain cancer on January 7, 2020, in Santa Monica, California at the age of 67.

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