Musicians React to Rush Drummer Neil Peart’s Death: ‘His Influence and Music Will Live On’

Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart died at 67 in California on Tuesday (Jan. 7) after losing a battle with brain cancer, as CBC News first reported Perat's publicist on Friday (Jan. 10). The band then confirmed the news social media.

Immediately, members of the music community took to social media after the news broke, sharing heartfelt messages about what the late rock icon meant to them. 

“Rest in peace brother,” Rush tweeted from their official Twitter account. “The master will be missed,” Jack Black wrote.

See more reactions to Peart’s passing below.


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