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Since this is a car forum, I won't go into how big of an influence he had on me as a young kid learning how to play the drums and now as a professional musician. What is relevant is that in his spare time he was also an automotive and motorcycle enthusiast, who documented his long motorcycle journeys, and penned two essays on his foray into the 24 Hours of Lemons, linked below.

http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php/space-for-news-items/bamm-bamm-and-lemon-slug/

http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php/space-for-news-items/february-2015-return-lemon-slug/
 

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Since this is a car forum, I won't go into how big of an influence he had on me as a young kid learning how to play the drums and now as a professional musician. What is relevant is that in his spare time he was also an automotive and motorcycle enthusiast, who documented his long motorcycle journeys, and penned two essays on his foray into the 24 Hours of Lemons, linked below.

http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php/space-for-news-items/bamm-bamm-and-lemon-slug/

http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php/space-for-news-items/february-2015-return-lemon-slug/
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This is pretty awful news. His essays about how his motorcycle trips eased the pain of his wife’s passing were truly great.

His drumming drove that band’s style. Very sad to hear he passed. :thumbdown:
 

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RIP. Got to see him live once with Rush, over 20 years ago. Still remember it like it was yesterday. The guy worked to improve himself, including as drummer, until the very end.

What a legend. He will be missed.
 

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Somewhat relevant to this forum - someone named David Wood just posted this comment on CBC's website:

In the early 1980s my music-averse brother-in-law did a week-long course driving open-wheel race cars. At the end of the week all the mechanics came up and started asking his student partner for his autograph. My brother-in-law was puzzled by this. His partner was quiet, intelligent and fun to work with but had given no indication that he had any celebrity-status. So my brother-in-law goes up to his partner and asks:

“Neil, are you famous?”
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I am sorry to hear that he is gone. He was a living music legend and for most of his life, he was a motorcyclist.

If you ever have the chance to read his book "Ghost Rider, Travels on the Healing Road" you can get a sense for the horrible tragedies that he endured and overcame in his life.

I prefer to think of him like this.

 

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I haven't read it, though I really should. I think he has several books out. I remember reading some articles about his motorcycle travels after his first wife and daughter died
 

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RIP Neil...you inspired a lot of people.
As a bass player I spent hours listening to Rush trying to master Geddy’s wicked bass lines.
 

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My high schools drumline worshiped RUSH and I never got it until like 10 years ago when I watched the documentary and I was like wow every person in the band was excellent at what they do.
 
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