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Grief-stricken Rush fans sigh with relief

Earlier this month, some comments made by Rush drummer Neil Peart were published by a magazine called Drumhead. He's probably been quoted a lot in that publication over the years, but these words set a significant portion of the internet ablaze. Did he just say he's retiring? Say it isn't so!

by Jon Davis, Published 2015-12-14

Of course, Rush would hardly be Rush without Peart's dynamic presence at the massive drum kit, so his retirement might well mean the effective end of a band that has managed to remain vital for decades.

Peart's bandmate, Geddy Lee, stepped up to clarify, and alleviate the grief pouring out of fans around the globe. Peart's tendonitis makes it impossible to endure the kind of gruelling performance needed night after night during a tour. He's retiring from touring, not from playing at all, or from the band.

Exactly what that will mean remains to be seen. But more studio albums would certainly seem a likely possibility, though at intervals longer than what they managed when they were all energetic youngsters. But the success of Clockwork Angels proves that they haven't lost it.


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