Neil Peart RIP

Started by Chris Quartly, January 10, 2020, 22:20:46 pm

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Quote from: captainkurtz on January 15, 2020, 22:11:29 pmHow do you download on audible?  I've downloaded the app, but it only seems to offer a sample?

Is audible not a subscription service?
I think you click on buy now
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Andy42g

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Not been here for ages. Terrible news last week about Neil, and regards to you all as you've been processing it. i cannot imagine what his family and band mates are going through. Horrible.

One thing though is the sheer amount of tributes and articles about him which have surfaced. Loads of great interview footage too. 

A great man. He will be sorely missed.
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zoony

I was just reading an article by a drummer in a little known band who said he was a friend of Neil's, and he said that towards the end of his life, the poor bloke was in a wheelchair, and couldn't speak. I don't think that's the kind of thing that a so called friend should really be making public to be honest. Such a sad way for his life to end though.

Analog RH

January 17, 2020, 17:08:25 pm #78 Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 17:11:05 pm by Analog RH
"Over the period Jan. 10-13, on-demand streaming of (Rush) songs increased to 24.5 million, up from 2.8 million over the previous four-day period. Sales topped 19,000 compared to 1,000, with album sales increasing 1,820 percent to 6,000."

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/rush-music-sales-2020/

As is often the way, the passing of a musician results in renewed interest in their output. I guess you can be cynical, talk about online grief tourism and the commercialisation of death, but I prefer to think about all the old fans who are having their passion for Rush reignited, and the legion of new fans Neil's demise will create.

I've done most of my grieving, both privately and - right or wrong - in public. But I don't think it's really sunk in. Like everyone else I've been back knee deep in Rush music again and remembering all the great times I had seeing  the band and hanging out with a lot of you guys.

RIP Professor.

BasspedalMan

I've really not been in a fit state to post about this.

I was out for dinner with a mate last Friday when the news started coming in. I just couldn't hold back the tears.

Rush found me as a geeky, overweight 14 year-old with warring, divorcing parents. Permanent Waves was my first discovery and I was so annoyed to have missed that tour when I found out. Much like Billy Corgan in the Documentary film I identified with Entre Nous as a fantastic insight into the human condition and relationships in general. Rush, in those formative times gave me the confidence to be different and NOT fit in. I can honestly say that they had a huge part in making me the person I am today.

Much like Bez I would not have met loads of fantastic people without TNMS and indeed the OLD OLD TNMS which connected me with tickets for the Test For Echo tour back in 1997.

My kids know how much this meant to me, they have been great about it. I am now so glad I dragged my kids and grand-kids to see them as I do believe they will attain even more legendary status than they have already.

The massive outpouring of grief and respect on the internet has been amazing and I have to consider just how lucky we all are to have grown up during their era. The sheer depth and resonance of Neil's words and the audacity of their music will never be matched in my humble opinion.

Thanks to Neil for making me who I am and PROUD of being that person. Thanks also for opening my mind and making me curious.

At the very heart of it all, most of my tears were reserved for the 10 year old girl who has lost her father and the wife who lost her husband. That's the human tragedy here.

I also wish there was a way we could all reach out to Geddy and Al as they have lost their best friend.
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DavidL

Quote from: Thenop on January 18, 2020, 07:32:09 amOne of the most heartfelt Memoriams I have read from Jethro Tull's drummer here:

https://blabbermouth.net/news/jethro-tull-drummer-doane-perry-neil-peart-faced-brain-cancer-bravely-philosophically-and-with-his-customary-humor/
A very touching and heartfelt tribute from a true friend. I found that to be a bit comforting after being a little unsettled by zoony's last post on the subject.

Thailand Express

Missed it at the time but Phil Wilding came on 5Live to discuss Neil and the band. Listen again here, around 2 hours 44 in....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000d7bf


Mick_W

Rejoined after hearing the sad news from my son. Rush meant a lot to me in my schoolyears when I first listened to Hemispheres and was hooked. It got me through some tough times at school and at home back in the day. Always sad to learn that another of my heroes has passed on.

RIP Neil.
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Thailand Express

January 19, 2020, 02:58:10 am #84 Last Edit: January 19, 2020, 03:04:21 am by Thailand Express
Quote from: zoony on January 17, 2020, 13:56:18 pmI was just reading an article by a drummer in a little known band who said he was a friend of Neil's, and he said that towards the end of his life, the poor bloke was in a wheelchair, and couldn't speak. I don't think that's the kind of thing that a so called friend should really be making public to be honest. Such a sad way for his life to end though.

Sully Erna from Godsmack. I read his interview and it struck me as being attention seeking of the worst kind.

Donna Halper is certainly calling BS on it in her recent tweets...

https://mobile.twitter.com/DevorahLeah/status/1218615659397029898


rufus the dawg

Quote from: Thailand Express on January 18, 2020, 20:04:36 pmMissed it at the time but Phil Wilding came on 5Live to discuss Neil and the band. Listen again here, around 2 hours 44 in....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000d7bf


thank you, great listen.
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captainkurtz

Quote from: Thailand Express on January 19, 2020, 02:58:10 amSully Erna from Godsmack. I read his interview and it struck me as being attention seeking of the worst kind.

Donna Halper is certainly calling BS on it in her recent tweets...

https://mobile.twitter.com/DevorahLeah/status/1218615659397029898


I don't think Donna should have even responded to it.  Just gives it more traction.  feck that guy.  I've no doubt his little comments will follow him around for years and there's no doubt he'll be regarded as persona non grata within the Rush organisation...
Anger is a gift.

zoony

Quote from: captainkurtz on January 19, 2020, 23:19:57 pmI don't think Donna should have even responded to it.  Just gives it more traction.  feck that guy.  I've no doubt his little comments will follow him around for years and there's no doubt he'll be regarded as persona non grata within the Rush organisation...
Agreed mate. At least it sounded like Neil didn't suffer as much as that guy made out, even though it's scant consolation.

zoony

Quote from: Thailand Express on January 18, 2020, 20:04:36 pmMissed it at the time but Phil Wilding came on 5Live to discuss Neil and the band. Listen again here, around 2 hours 44 in....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000d7bf


Thanks mate, that was a great listen.

Nick

Yes a real fanboy, nice interview.
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