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Rush’s Neil Peart Has Apparently Retired

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The reports started flying around the Interwebs last night based on an essay by the legendary drummer that was published in Drumhead Magazine. The essay is a “Reflection on 50 Years of Hitting Things With Sticks” and the most commonly cited passage is rather telling and has been embedded for you below the first photograph in this narrative.

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Neil Peart by Ken Pierce (2007)

… Lately Olivia 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”) …

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Neil Peart by Ken Pierce (2007)

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