SiriusXM remembers legendary drummer & lyricist Neil Peart with a Rush Tribute Channel

SiriusXM is remembering Neil Peart, influential drummer and lyricist for Rush, after his death on Tuesday, January 7. Peart died as a result of his three-year battle with brain cancer, as reported to outlets by a spokesperson for his family on Friday, January 10.

Long considered one of the greats of drumming (including being named one of Modern Drummer’s 50 Greatest Drummers of All Time) due to his style, precision, and extravagant drum kit, Peart was also a skilled lyricist, lending his love for literature to Rush’s songs. He also authored multiple non-fiction books, including collaborating with Kevin J. Anderson on the novelization of Rush’s album Clockwork Angels. 

SXM is honoring Peart with a limited-time Rush Tribute Channel on Channel 717 through Tuesday, February 11 at 3am.

This Rush Tribute Channel features over four decades of classic music from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, plus insight into the unparalleled musicianship that made the band (and Peart) tick. Also be sure to catch the two-hour exclusive special, Closer To The Heart The Music of Rush’s Neil Peart, showcasing Peart’s career highlights and music with rock journalist and SiriusXM host David Fricke, available On Demand.

For even more Peart remembrances, revisit the 2015 SiriusXM Town Hall with Rush

 

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