Friday, 10 January 2020 19:14

Sad News for Rush and Rock

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Sad News for Rush and Rock hollywoodreporter.com

Very sad news for rock n roll.  Rush drummer Neil Peart has passed away at the age of 67 due to brain cancer.  Neil replaced John Rutsey, the original drummer for Rush due to health issues.  Neil showed up for his audition in an old Ford Pinto with his drums in trash cans.  He not only became one of rock’s finest drummers but he was an amazing lyricist too.  Cleveland and Northeast Ohio embraced Rush before anyone else.  I was working with music director Donna Halper and she had just opened a package of albums from a small record company in Toronto.  She called everyone into her office and said, “You gotta hear this album!”  It was Rush.  Our night dj immediately played a cut on the air and the phones lit up.  The rest is history.  It seems like it was just yesterday.  God Bless Neil Peart. More here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/neil-peart-dead-rush-drummer-dies-at-67-1268628?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR+Breaking+News_now_2020-01-10+13%3A55%3A35_ereal&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_breakingnews&fbclid=IwAR0cidpobB6uMtzJeh-BwzG0qzSFAazI4MoCmK8LQsH9SMa8MPEQHPrROJE 

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