What makes Neil Peart a great drummer

RUSH - »We have lost a legend«

The death of RUSH drummer Neil Peart shocked the rock and metal scene. His band mates, companions and many other musicians, for whom Peart was a valued role model and a good friend, expressed their grief. Here is a small selection:

Neils RUSH-Colleagues Alex Lifeson (g.) And Geddy Lee (v./b.): »With a broken heart and in deep sadness we have to announce the terrible news that on January 7th our friend, soul mate and bandmate for more than 45 years Years, Neil, lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer. Rest in peace, brother. "

Even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke up: “We have lost a legend. Yet his influence and legacy will forever live in the hearts of music lovers in Canada and around the world. Rest in peace, Neil Peart. "

FOO FIGHTERS-Frontmann Dave Grohl: »The world has lost a real giant in the history of rock'n'roll. An inspiration for millions with a distinctive sound. He drove generations of musicians (including me) to pick up two drum sticks and pursue a dream. A kind, considerate, brilliant man who ruled our radios and turntables not only with his drumming, but also with his wonderful words. He's been called "the Professor" for a reason: we all learned from him. Thank you Neil for making a better place with your music. "

THIN LIZZY-Guitarist Scott Gorham: "Rest easy, Neil, you will continue to be an inspiration to many aspiring drummers and set a standard by which many are judged. An extraordinary and highly respected human individual who also survived great personal tragedies will be greatly missed by his bandmates Geddy and Alex, his family, friends and fans around the world. "

KING DIAMOND: “It's incredibly sad to hear that my favorite drummer has passed away. It is not easy to find the right words to express the influence and inspiration that he has been for so many musicians. He'll always be at the top of my list. "

METALLICA- Drummer Lars Ulrich: “Thank you, Neil. Thank you for inspiring me, for all your help and advice on my way, especially in the early days when you took the time to talk to a young Danish drummer about recordings, equipment and the possibilities that were coming up ... Thank you for everything that you have done with your passion, with your attitude, your principles and your unwavering devotion for the instrument for the drummers all over the world. Rest in peace."

JUDAS PRIEST: "We send our love and condolences to Neil Peart to his family, bandmates, friends and fans around the world - Neil's legendary drumming will reverberate in rock and roll forever."

KISS- Singer Paul Stanley: “What terrible news. Neil Peart has passed away after years of fighting brain cancer. His late life was full of family tragedies. That's damn sad, I'm shocked. "

DARK TRANQUILITY-Frontmann Mikael Stanne: »My hero has died. Neil Peart is no longer with us. He was a constant in my life. I quote him daily, listen to his music and often wonder what he would write. He was a real inspiration and someone I looked up to like nobody else. "

IRON MAIDEN- Drummer Nicko McBrain: “The drummer community has lost a true ambassador for the instrument, a wonderful human being and an absolutely phenomenal musician. We will miss him sorely. "

Ex-SKID ROW-Singer Sebastian Bach: »When I received the news that he was no longer with us, I put on“ Permanent Waves ”and cried for about two hours without ceasing. Neil Peart, thank you for making the impossible seem so easy. Thanks Neil for showing us all the possibilities that music can be. Thank you for being such an important part of all of our lives. It really feels like you've been a family member. Your music will never die in our hearts. "

SONS OF APOLLO-Drummer Mike Portnoy: “Even though I knew about his illness and had some time to prepare myself mentally for his death, that didn't make it any less shocking. When I heard about it, I took my breath away. I had saved all the e-mails he sent me, reread many of them and broke down crying - it hit me really hard. "

BLACK SABBATH- Original drummer Bill Ward: »What remains is to praise a life's work, to talk about it, to be amazed and to know that the world is a better place thanks to your triumphs. My wife and I thank you respectfully. Our condolences to family members, friends, musicians and fans. Rest in peace, Neil. With love, Bill Ward. "

SACRED REICH: “Much love and respect for Neil Peart. From his incredible drumming and wonderful lyrics to the personal losses he had to endure to his shrewdness and humility he exuded - and that he was part of one of the greatest bands ever. Many Thanks."

Original-KISS-Drummer Peter Criss: »The death of my drummer brother and dear friend makes me incredibly sad. Neil was a hero to all of us drummers. He was a great man and a great musician. May he rest in peace and be received by the Lord in heaven. God bless you."

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