Neil Peart passes

CBC is reporting that iconic Canadian rock drummer Neil Peart has passed away at 67.

Peart was the primary lyricist for Rush, and renown for his technical proficiency, and for weaving jazz and big band patterns with a hard rock style. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1983, making him the youngest person ever so honoured.

Peart’s publicist says Peart died in California on January 7.

More information to follow.

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