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Neil Peart

A Canadian musician and author. He is the drummer for the rock band Rush. Peart grew up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario (now part of St. Catharines). During adolescence, he floated from regional band to regional band in pursuit of a career as a full-time drummer. After a discouraging stint in England to concentrate on his music, Peart returned home, where he joined a local Toronto band, Rush, in the summer of 1974. Early in his career, Peart's performance style was deeply rooted in hard rock. He drew most of his inspiration from drummers such as Keith Moon and John Bonham, players who were at the forefront of the British hard rock scene. As time passed, however, he began to emulate jazz and big band musicians Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. In 1994, Peart became a friend and pupil of jazz instructor Freddie Gruber. It was during this time that Peart decided to revamp his playing style by incorporating jazz and swing components. Gruber was also responsible for introducing him to the products of Drum Workshop, the company whose products Peart currently endorses. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances, and is known for his technical proficiency and stamina. In addition to being a musician, Peart is also a prolific writer, having published several memoirs about his travels. Peart is also Rush's primary lyricist. In writing lyrics for Rush, Peart addresses universal themes and diverse subject matter including science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy, as well as secular, humanitarian and libertarian themes. All four of his books are travel-based non-fiction, though they diverge into his life and these subjects as well. Peart currently resides in Santa Monica, California with his wife, photographer Carrie Nuttall, and daughter, Olivia Louise. He also has a home in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, and spends time in Toronto for recording purposes. Description above from the Wikipedia article Neil Peart, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Sep 12, 1952
Movie/TV Credits:
29
First Appeared:
In the movie Rush - Live at The Molson Amphitheater 1997
Latest Project:
Movie RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019 2019-08-21
Known For
Poster of RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019
Poster of Rush: The Rise of Kings 1968-1981
Poster of Beware of Mr. Baker
Poster of The Boys in Brazil
Filmography
Movie Rush - Live at The Molson Amphitheater 1997 2021
Movie RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019 Himself 2019-08-21
Movie Rush: Time Stand Still 2016-11-03
Movie Rush: R40 Live Himself on Drums, Percussion 2015-11-20
Movie Rush: The Rise of Kings 1968-1981 Himself / Musician 2014-07-23
Movie Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour Himself 2013-11-19
Movie Beware of Mr. Baker Himself 2012-11-28
Movie Rush: 2112 Himself 2012-12-21
Movie Jason Segel & Paul Rudd Meet Rush Himself 2011-01-31
Movie RUSH: Time Machine Himself 2011-11-08
Movie Neil Peart - Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performance Himself 2011-10-12
Movie Classic Albums: Rush - 2112 & Moving Pictures himself 2010-09-28
Movie Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage Himself 2010-06-29
Movie Rush: Working Men Himself 2009-11-17
Movie I Love You, Man Himself - Rush 2009-03-20
Movie Rush: Snakes & Arrows Live Drums 2008-11-28
Movie Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Himself (voice) 2007-04-13
Movie The Making of Burning for Buddy Himself 2006-12-14
Movie Neil Peart: Anatomy of a Drum Solo Himself 2005-12-05
Movie Rush: R30 Drums, Percussion 2005-11-28
Movie The Boys in Brazil 2003-11-24
Movie Rush: Rush In Rio Percussion 2003-10-21
Movie Neil Peart - A Work in Progress Himself 2002-05-16
Movie Rush: Chronicles Drums, Percussion 1990-01-01
Series Prisoners of Gravity Unknown 1989-08-21
Movie Rush: A Show of Hands Drums, Percussion 1989-01-01
Movie Through the Camera Eye 1985-01-01
Movie Rush: Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984 Drums, Percussion 1984-01-01
Movie Rush: Exit... Stage Left Drums, Percussion 1982-01-01