Neil Peart går på pension
Den legendariske Rush trommeslager slipper stikkerne!
Det var forventede nyheder, men mange rock fans over hele verden, synes nu alligevel denne udmelding er trist.
I et interview med Drumhead Magazine udtaler han:
“Lately Olivia (Neil Peart's datter /red.) has been introducing me to new friends at school as “My dad — He’s a retired drummer.” True to say, funny to hear. And it does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to… take yourself out of the game. I would rather set it aside then face the predicament described in our song “Losing It,” “Sadder still to watch it die, than never to have known it.””
Guitarist Alex Lifeson fortalte tidigere på året i et interview med GlobalNews, at Neil Peart gennem længere tid haft problemer med en alvorlig og kronisk senebetændelse, så vi synes, at efter 40 år i branchen, er pensionen i den grad fortjent :)
UPDATE fra ClassicRock:
Rush mainman Geddy Lee insists drummer Neil Peart hasn't retired.
Lee tells Prog: “There’s really nothing to say. I think Neil is just explaining his reasons for not wanting to tour, with the toll that it’s taking on his body. That’s all I would care to comment on it.
"We’ll get together eventually and chat about things. But in my view, there is certainly nothing surprising in what he said. Neil just feels that he has to explain with all the thousands of people asking, ‘Why no more tours?’ He needs to explain his side of it.”