Neil Peart

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Neil Peart
Neil Peart performing a drum solo at the Xcel Energy Center on May 22, 2008. Photo by Matt Becker
Background information
Birth nameNeil Ellwood Peart
Born (1952-09-12) September 12, 1952 (age 67)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
GenresHard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, jazz, swing, big band
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer, author
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Years active1973–present
LabelsMercury, Anthem, Atlantic
Associated actsRush
Buddy Rich Big Band

Neil Peart (born Neil Ellwood Peart, September 12, 1952, Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian musician and author. He is best known as the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. He is also an author of 4 books, including Ghost Rider, a book about his life after both his daughter and his wife died within a year of each other. He has won many awards for his drumming, and is often considered one of the greatest drummers of all time. Peart was a guest star as himself in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie.

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