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Geddy Lee Recalls Keeping Neil Peart’s Illness A Secret

Geddy Lee admitted how hard it was to hold his emotions in check while keeping the cancer diagnosis of Rush drummer Neil Peart a secret. Lee spoke about the situation following the band's 2015 tour in which Peart became ill and eventually died of brain cancer on January 7th, 2020 at the age of 67.
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Rush’s Geddy Lee Reveals Difficulty Keeping Neil Peart’s Illness Private

When Rush concluded their career in 2015, there were many fans that had hoped one day the group would return. But the retirement stuck, and sadly in 2020 drummer Neil Peart died after a three-year battle with glioblastoma. In an extensive interview with Canadian music personality George Stromboulopolous for his House of Strombo show, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson opened up about the end of Rush and the difficulty they had keeping Peart's illness under wraps out of respect for the musician's wishes.
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Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship Recipient Announcement

The Neil Peart Scholarship, in collaboration with Neil’s wife Carrie & Modern Drummer, is proud to present the first recipient of the Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship, Maxx Rinkus. The scholarship, originally announced at the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival by Carrie Nuttall-Peart, provides Maxx with 52 weeks of...

Nandi Bushell Covers Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ In Tribute To Neil Peart

Talented young drummer Nandi Bushell shared a tribute to late great Rush drummer Neil Peart. The video features Bushell playing drums along with the Rush classic “Tom Sawyer.”. 11-year-old Nandi Bushell’s skill on the kit recently caught the attention of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Bushell and Grohl exchanged...

Nandi Bushell Dedicates “Tom Sawyer” Drum Cover To Neil Peart [Video]

Another year passes and Nandi Bushell continues to reign supreme. The 11-year-old drum sensation has released yet another polished drum cover, this time of Rush‘s “Tom Sawyer”. Bushell dedicated this cover to the late Neil Peart, who unfortunately passed away on January 7th, 2020 after battling brain cancer for several years.

Alex Lifeson on Nandi Bushell’s Neil Peart Tribute: ‘You Brought a Tear to my Eye’

Nandi Bushell is no stranger to amazing covers, and her drum cover of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” is no exception. It was so good, it even got the attention of Alex Lifeson. Bushell initially shared her cover on February 6 writing via YouTube, “This one is for you Professor Peart. I wanted to try a Rush song that would really challenge me. I watched an interview where the Professor said Tom Sawyer ‘remains so difficult to play’. So I thought I would give it a try. It’s actually really fun to play. I really hope I have done the song justice, Professor Pearts’ playing is incredible. I hope I got the strength and smoothness balance right. I have a new found love for RUSH now too!”