Last week, RUSH drummer Neil Peart (pictured left) died after three and a half years of fighting a brain tumor. Numerous musicians pay tribute to their colleague on social media.
"What terrible news," writes Kiss frontman Paul Stanley. "Neil Peart died after years of fighting cancer of the brain. His late life was full of family tragedies. It is damn sad, I am shocked." Bassist Gene Simmons (also Kiss) adds: "My prayers and condolences go to the Peart family , his friends and fans. Neil was a good person. Rest in peace! "King Diamond expresses his sadness:" It is incredibly sad to hear that my favorite drummer has left us. It is not easy to find the right one Finding words to express the influence and inspiration he was for so many musicians, and he will always be at the top of my list! "" Lots of love and respect for Neil Peart, "can be seen on Twitter -Page of Sacred Reich read, "from his incredible drumming and wonderful lyrics to the personal losses he had to endure, to his wit and the humility he exuded." Also Dark-Tranquility-Fr ontmann Mikael Stanne speaks up: "My hero has just died, Neil Peart is no longer with us. He was a constant in my life. I quote him daily, listen to his music and often wonder what he would write. He was a real inspiration and someone I looked up to like no one else. "You can find numerous other musicians' voices on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms.
Author: Jens Peters