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Did Rush’s Neil Peart Just Announce His Retirement?

rushAfter months of speculation that Rush’s 2014 R40 tour would be their last, drummer Neil Peart seems to have indicated that the band is retiring from the road.

“Lately, Olivia has been introducing me to new friends at school as ‘My dad – He’s a retired drummer’,” Peart told Drumhead Magazine.  “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.'”

If what the drummer says is true, no on could blame him. Peart suffers from chronic tendinitis in his arms.

Rush formed in 1968 in Toronto, Canada. Peart joined the band in 1974, just weeks before their first U.S. tour. The line-up, arguably one of the best rock trios of all time, has remained the same ever since.

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