Neil Peart Getting ‘Drunk’ Before Death Stuns Rush Fans

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Rush drummer Neil Peart not only was a rock and roll icon, but also a legend at drinking whisky, according to former NewsRadio star Dave Foley. Foley tweeted a touching story about getting drunk with Peart after his death a few days ago from brain cancer. Neil Peart’s final public words to Geddy Lee were just revealed.

Foley said, “Over 20 years ago, one of my best friends John Kastner(@jeanguykastner ) brought Neil Peart to my house in Laurel Canyon. We stayed up all night drinking whiskey and talking on more subjects than I knew existed. He was the friendliest curmudgeon in the world. We’ll miss him.”

He added, “Deepest sympathy to his wife Carrie and daughter Olivia and to Alex and Geddy. We’ll never see his like again. #NeilPeart.”

Yes tweeted, “Neil Peart was one of the most innovative and exciting drummers and lyricists in the history of music. An inspiration to millions and a true gentleman. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Neil’s family, friends and fans – from all of us in YES.”

Living Colour guitarist said, “This is a day of Glorry as well as sadness. Neil Peart did the best that ANY of us can expect to do in a single lifetime. His Life’s Work in Rush speaks powerfully for itself now, & will continue beyond in his influence on countless creative people for generations to come.”

Sebastian Bach wrote, “Many thanks to my buddy @john5guitarist for hanging out with me last night when I really needed a friend. And to all at @RecordParlour thanks for knowing what a record store is all about 📀 playing @rushtheband all night when we need to hear #NeilPeart more than ever before 🇨🇦.” Neil Peart’s final photo was just revealed.