Neil Peart Claims He Is Retired From Rush

 Neil Peart of Rush, Photo credit Matt Hayward

Neil Peart of Rush, Photo credit Matt Hayward

In an interview with Drumhead Magazine Neil Peart of Rush has intimated that he is retired from music. He has released an anecdote that suggests he has accepted that he is retired.

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.”


This news comes on the heels of Geddy’s Lee’s recent admission that the touring future of Rush was in doubt since the members couldn’t agree about future bookings. Both Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson have recurring health problems (tendonitis) that have put the future of the band, and the future career of one of the most iconic drummers ever in doubt.

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