As reacções à morte de Neil Peart, para muitos o melhor baterista do mundo
O mundo da música está de novo em luto. Mais um dos grandes que não venceu a luta injusta contra o cancro.
O lendário baterista dos Rush, para muitos o melhor do mundo, morreu aos 67 anos de idade, na passada terça-feira, dia 07 de Janeiro, em Santa Mónica, na Califórnia. A causa da morte foi um tumor cerebral, com o qual Peart lutou discretamente nos últimos três anos, de acordo com Elliot Mintz, porta-voz da família Peart. Um representante da banda confirmou a notícia.
Neil Peart foi um dos melhores bateristas na história da música. Nascido a 12 de Setembro de 1952, em Ontário, no Canadá, a sua proficiência técnica e virtuosismo fundaram uma nova era no prog rock. O baterista juntou-se a Geddy Lee e a Alex Lifeson em 1974, substituindo John Rutsey (que gravou o primeiro álbum dos Rush) quando a vida pessoal deste o impediu de assumir a primeira digressão da banda. Apesar de ser considerado um portento técnico, Peart foi sempre um acérrimo auto-didacta.
As reacções a esta perda já inundaram a internet.
Neil Peart September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020 pic.twitter.com/NivX2RhiB8
— Rush (@rushtheband) January 10, 2020
My prayers and condolences to the Peart Family, Fans and Friends. Neil was a kind soul. R.I.P……. Rush Drummer Neil Peart Dead at 67 – Rolling Stone https://t.co/icYz6fnXfE
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 10, 2020
Sad to hear of Neil Peart passing. RIP. pic.twitter.com/2iMWJq1uoo
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) January 10, 2020
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) January 10, 2020
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— David Ellefson (@ellefsondavid) January 10, 2020
Oh man… Neil Peart. Every drummer just ran to their kit to bust out Tom Sawyer. His dedication and RE-dedication to his craft is a lesson in always improving. Never be complacent. You can ALWAYS be better. R.I.P.
— patrick wilson (@patrickwilson73) January 10, 2020
I just heard about Neil Peart passing. I feel real bad about this – he was way too young. Neil was one of the great drummers and he’ll be missed. Love & mercy to Neil’s family.
– Brian pic.twitter.com/T5qjECWX1W
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) January 10, 2020
The greatest of all time. RIP Neil Peart. I’m going to go raise a glass and then air-drum the shit out of Tom Sawyer. https://t.co/pL3xL4PUa0
— Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) January 10, 2020
Absolutely Horrible News. Neal Peart has died after fighting brain cancer for years. His later life was filled with so much family tragedy. So, so sad. I’m just shocked. pic.twitter.com/EM4Ea1quaY
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) January 10, 2020
— Kirk Hammett (@KirkHammett) January 10, 2020
There are drummers and then there is Neil Peart. I believe for most of us he was the “one”. I would Rush ( no pun) home from school to play Natural science , subdivisions and numerous other tracks. His playing helped shape the drummer I am today. RIP professor .I💜Neil Peart
— Charlie Benante (@skisum) January 10, 2020
Forever the master – Neil Peart pic.twitter.com/3iXVkq4jH1
— Danko Jones (@dankojones) January 10, 2020
Rest in Peace, Neil Peart. My first massive drumming influence and one of my biggest influences EVER. We've lost one of the greatest drummers who has ever lived. Rest easy Neil and thanks for all you brought to the drumming world. #RIPNeilPeart #TheProfessor pic.twitter.com/rXm6TwUbjV
— Ryan Van Poederooyen (@rvanpoederooyen) January 10, 2020
At the end of a crazy @rockhall night in 2013 where @rushtheband & @PublicEnemyFTP were inducted. It was just myself & Neil PEart alone talkin & laughing low in relief the long night was over-a small table backstage sharing a unique moment without much word. Rest in Beats my man
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) 10 de janeiro de 2020
It is unbelievably sad to hear that my favorite drummer of all time, Neil Peart, has left us. Very hard to find words to properly express the level of inspiration & influence he had on so so many musicians. He will forever remain at the top of my list. Farewell to a true king. pic.twitter.com/A9QkSWg2f9
— King Diamond (@kingdiamond) 10 de janeiro de 2020
Rest In Peace Neil Peart. So sad to hear.
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) 10 de janeiro de 2020
My deepest and most sincere condolences to Neil’s family and friends, and to Rush fans everywhere. What a brilliant and wonderful man. He left his mark on the world, music, drumming and so much more. With absolute love and Respect, Rest In Peace. https://t.co/569ssIL8pr pic.twitter.com/5bccoBnuIf
— Billy Sheehan (@BillyonBass) 10 de janeiro de 2020
Long Live Neil Peart – a quick video from behinds Neil’s kit- watch, feel and repeat pic.twitter.com/U2z9TLyfcg
— Stephen Perkins (@stephenperkins) 10 de janeiro de 2020
Sorry to hear this. https://t.co/cZWcAj1p2Y
— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) 10 de janeiro de 2020
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Thank you Neil. Thank you for inspiring me and for all your help and advice along the way, especially in the early days when you took the time to talk to a young green Danish drummer about recording, gear and the possibilities that lay ahead… Thank you for what you did for drummers all over the world with your passion, your approach, your principles and your unwavering commitment to the instrument! Rest In Peace.