Report: Rush Drummer Neil Peart, dead at 67

January 10, 2020
Neil Peart, Classic Rock

Drummer for the Canadian rock trio Rush, Neil Peart, died of brain cancer in Santa Monica, Friday. He was 67. Rolling Stone was the first to report.

Peart was known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll drummers in classic rock history. He was nicknamed "The Professor" and helped bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson sell millions of records. Peart left the group in 2015 after Rush played their final show in Inglewood, CA.