After the tragic passing of iconic drummer Neil Peart, fellow musicians have paid tribute including Geezer Butler, Dave Grohl and Chuck D via social media. According to Brooklyn Vegan, fellow drummers Lars Ulrich, Tommy Lee, Steven Drozd, Chad Smith, Questlove, Max Weinberg, Fred Armisen, Glenn Kotche, Jon Wurster, Sheila E, Dave Lombardo, Rikki Rockett, and Peter Criss, as well as Peter Frampton, Superchunk, Jack Black, Geezer Butler, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Mets/Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza, Dâm-Funk, Sloan, Carl Newman, Judd Apatow, Adam Sandler, Deadwood‘s W. Earl Brown, Junior Boys, Chuck D, Dave Foley, Brian Wilson, Brian Posehn, Kirk Hammett. See below to read some of their touching messages.
Peart sadly passed on January 7th after battling brain cancer for the past three years. He was 67 years old. Peart served as the drummer for the legendary band Rush. Known for hits such as “Closer to the Heart,” “Fly By Night” and “Tom Sawyer,” the band has played many sold-out shows and has released a whopping 19 albums, with Peart featured on 18 of them and the last being 2012’s Clockwork Angels. The following year, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Heart, Public Enemy, Randy Newman, Albert King and Donna Summer.
Sad to hear of Neil Peart passing. RIP. pic.twitter.com/2iMWJq1uoo
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) 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
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) January 10, 2020