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    Quote Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for Canadian rock band Rush, has died from brain cancer aged 67.

    The musician, considered one of rock's greatest ever drummers, died on Tuesday in Santa Monica, California.

    Rush, the band he played with for 45 years, confirmed his death in a statement posted to Twitter.

    The statement said Peart, their "soul brother", had been suffering from glioblastoma - a type of brain cancer - for three-and-a-half years.

    "It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three-and-a-half-year battle with brain cancer," the statement says.

    Quote Placed at number four in Rolling Stone's list of all-time greatest drummers, Peart was well-known for his technical proficiency and animated live performances.

    He joined Rush in 1974, drawing influences from hard rock, jazz and heavy metal in a career that spanned four decades.

    Peart retired from Rush in 2015 after the band's final tour, saying the time had come to take himself "out of the game".

    The group, which also featured singer-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson, recorded hits including The Spirit Of Radio and Tom Sawyer. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
    He was said to be a 'Drumming metronome' he was so talented.
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    Last edited by Sunny-side-up; 11th January 2020 at 11:31.
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    The inevitable which will comes to pass for us all.

    I too thought his drumming was amazing, and will always listen to the early Rush with fond memories until my own last days.

    My favorite band of all time. I grew up with them and went to the concerts.

    Their 30th "birthday" concert in the UK is one of the reasons I suffer from tinnitus!

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    I saw Rush more than any other band.

    Always liked this album.

    A sad day indeed.

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    The best I have seen live and by far,

    The professor on the drumkit...

    You will be missed Mr. Peart.

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    Quote Posted by Anchor (here)
    The inevitable which will comes to pass for us all.

    I too thought his drumming was amazing, and will always listen to the early Rush with fond memories until my own last days.

    My favorite band of all time. I grew up with them and went to the concerts.

    Their 30th "birthday" concert in the UK is one of the reasons I suffer from tinnitus!

    (The main reason being taught to fire 303's using blanks but without ear defenders).


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    Yes same here.
    Had all their later music which all became a bit too technical, lost it's sole a bit maybe.
    I actually stopped listening to Rush because it all seemed a bit to mind controlling. I started thinking to myself that they where using 'Power Words' (magic if you like) in the songs.
    But still a great band for sure.
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    I really admire the power trio -- guitar, bass, drum -- bands. Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Who, Police, etc. Rush's musicianship was amazing, even if their songwriting was a bit left brain and mechanical. Although my favourite drummer has always been Ginger Baker. I enjoyed Neil's book, Ghost Rider.

    Neil's fascistic lyrics (New World Man, et al) might be forgiven as misplaced youthful idealism inspired by Sting's occult lyrics. However, Solaris Blueraven on Revolution Radio attributes her contact with Peart as being responsible for her becoming a targeted individual and mind control victim. I will be interested to hear her show tonight.
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    Huge fan of Rush having grown up in Toronto Iíve seen them more times than I can count. Spoke to Geddy Lee once on the phone about his music and my husband won all their albums in a contest to design their Christmas card in the late 70s.
    Anyway I heard this very disturbing interview about Neil and the band back in 2016 from cosmic switchboard.
    https://www.thecosmicswitchboard.com...ven-interview/
    This woman claims she was targeted by Neil and had her life destroyed by his mind control technology

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    Quote Posted by Earth Angel (here)
    Huge fan of Rush having grown up in Toronto Iíve seen them more times than I can count. Spoke to Geddy Lee once on the phone about his music and my husband won all their albums in a contest to design their Christmas card in the late 70s.
    Anyway I heard this very disturbing interview about Neil and the band back in 2016 from cosmic switchboard.
    https://www.thecosmicswitchboard.com...ven-interview/
    This woman claims she was targeted by Neil and had her life destroyed by his mind control technology
    Katrina Lee M., alias Solaris Blueraven, one of the many YouTube talking heads and wannabe new age gurus. She's quite possibly mentally ill and severely delusional. In other words, the perfect candidate for being taken seriously by Kerry Cassidy ─ and she was, too.



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    Quote Posted by Aragorn (here)
    Katrina Lee M., alias Solaris Blueraven, one of the many YouTube talking heads and wannabe new age gurus. She's quite possibly mentally ill and severely delusional. In other words, the perfect candidate for being taken seriously by Kerry Cassidy ─ and she was, too.
    I understand wanting to stick up for a hero, but I listen to her weekly radio show regularly and your characterization of her is completely off. She's not a guru wannabe. She's very lucid. Seems it would be hard to get a 2nd degree black belt with any significant amount of mental illness. I don't know if she once blamed Peart directly, but more lately she has said he was probably just a deep state pawn. I can see that happening, with how aggressively the deep state goes after entertainers.

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    Quote Posted by TomKat (here)
    Quote Posted by Aragorn (here)
    Katrina Lee M., alias Solaris Blueraven, one of the many YouTube talking heads and wannabe new age gurus. She's quite possibly mentally ill and severely delusional. In other words, the perfect candidate for being taken seriously by Kerry Cassidy ─ and she was, too.
    I understand wanting to stick up for a hero, but I listen to her weekly radio show regularly and your characterization of her is completely off. She's not a guru wannabe.
    Um, she has a YouTube channel, she has a radio show, she has a Twitter account, she gives lectures, she has written books, she has a Patreon page, and she's using the name Solaris Blueraven. How much more evidence do you need?

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    She's very lucid. Seems it would be hard to get a 2nd degree black belt with any significant amount of mental illness.
    Not really. I've known genuine sociopaths with black belts. And the history books are full of mentally deranged individuals who made it to heads of state, even.

    Quote Posted by TomKat (here)
    I don't know if she once blamed Peart directly
    I don't remember her exact words, but that's what it boiled down to. She described him as a CIA operative, in no uncertain terms. It's in the first of the two videos I've posted.

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    OMG.

    To bring this up on the memorial of a great musician.

    Reminds me of the fickle #metoo movement where one negative unsubstantiated voice can ruin a person's reputation and career.

    And to sully a person after they are dead, not cool. And on their memorial, reprehensible. I'm sure his family is relieved to finally know the truth about their loved one. So in their name I thank you...

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    Quote Posted by Earth Angel (here)
    Anyway I heard this very disturbing interview about Neil and the band back in 2016 from cosmic switchboard.
    https://www.thecosmicswitchboard.com...ven-interview/
    This woman claims she was targeted by Neil and had her life destroyed by his mind control technology
    Weird how she repeated the phrase 'live feed real time' over and over and over. It started to be all I could hear.

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    Quote Posted by Aragorn (here)
    Quote Posted by TomKat (here)
    Quote Posted by Aragorn (here)
    Katrina Lee M., alias Solaris Blueraven, one of the many YouTube talking heads and wannabe new age gurus. She's quite possibly mentally ill and severely delusional. In other words, the perfect candidate for being taken seriously by Kerry Cassidy ─ and she was, too.
    I understand wanting to stick up for a hero, but I listen to her weekly radio show regularly and your characterization of her is completely off. She's not a guru wannabe.
    Um, she has a YouTube channel, she has a radio show, she has a Twitter account, she gives lectures, she has written books, she has a Patreon page, and she's using the name Solaris Blueraven. How much more evidence do you need?

    Quote Posted by TomKat (here)
    She's very lucid. Seems it would be hard to get a 2nd degree black belt with any significant amount of mental illness.
    Not really. I've known genuine sociopaths with black belts. And the history books are full of mentally deranged individuals who made it to heads of state, even.

    Quote Posted by TomKat (here)
    I don't know if she once blamed Peart directly
    I don't remember her exact words, but that's what it boiled down to. She described him as a CIA operative, in no uncertain terms. It's in the first of the two videos I've posted.
    OK. You've made the news here. Everyone who has a youtube channel is a wannabe guru. I did not know that. Thanks for the insight.
    Oh, you've done it again. Sociopathy and mental illness are now synonyms. We're learning a lot here!

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    Started listening to rush in 81. Very fond memories of the music in those days. Can't say enough a word of thanks to this power trio from Canada who made music to remember. Condolences to the members of rush and Neil's family. Neil sitting behind his army of brass disks and drums always commanded a performance of a lifetime each and every time. God's speed Neil, you made it happen!

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    Quote Posted by TomKat (here)
    Quote Posted by Aragorn (here)
    Quote Posted by TomKat (here)
    Quote Posted by Aragorn (here)
    Katrina Lee M., alias Solaris Blueraven, one of the many YouTube talking heads and wannabe new age gurus. She's quite possibly mentally ill and severely delusional. In other words, the perfect candidate for being taken seriously by Kerry Cassidy ─ and she was, too.
    I understand wanting to stick up for a hero, but I listen to her weekly radio show regularly and your characterization of her is completely off. She's not a guru wannabe.
    Um, she has a YouTube channel, she has a radio show, she has a Twitter account, she gives lectures, she has written books, she has a Patreon page, and she's using the name Solaris Blueraven. How much more evidence do you need?

    Quote Posted by TomKat (here)
    She's very lucid. Seems it would be hard to get a 2nd degree black belt with any significant amount of mental illness.
    Not really. I've known genuine sociopaths with black belts. And the history books are full of mentally deranged individuals who made it to heads of state, even.

    Quote Posted by TomKat (here)
    I don't know if she once blamed Peart directly
    I don't remember her exact words, but that's what it boiled down to. She described him as a CIA operative, in no uncertain terms. It's in the first of the two videos I've posted.
    OK. You've made the news here. Everyone who has a youtube channel is a wannabe guru. I did not know that. Thanks for the insight.
    That is not what I said. You're twisting my words around on purpose.

    Quote Posted by TomKat (here)
    Oh, you've done it again. Sociopathy and mental illness are now synonyms. We're learning a lot here!
    That is not what I said either.


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    OMG.

    To bring this up on the memorial of a great musician.

    Reminds me of the fickle #metoo movement where one negative unsubstantiated voice can ruin a person's reputation and career.

    And to sully a person after they are dead, not cool. And on their memorial, reprehensible. I'm sure his family is relieved to finally know the truth about their loved one. So in their name I thank you...
    That's it, Ernie. This here is the "alternative community", where everyone with a woo-woo name and a YouTube presence can accuse someone from "the mainstream" of whatever they want, and people will believe it.


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    Started listening to rush in 81. Very fond memories of the music in those days. Can't say enough a word of thanks to this power trio from Canada who made music to remember. Condolences to the members of rush and Neil's family. Neil sitting behind his army of brass disks and drums always commanded a performance of a lifetime each and every time. God's speed Neil, you made it happen!
    This performance here ─ I cannot embed the video because its permissions have recently been changed to disallow playback on any other site than YouTube itself ─ really illustrated Neil's virtuosity as a drummer, but he was also known for his very intellectual lyrics, as those of the song below...



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    They sure made a lot of memories of good times for so many. Neil was a virtuoso.

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