SiriusXM remembers legendary Rush drummer & lyricist Neil Peart

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 Deep Tracks (Ch. 27) until Thursday, January 23 at 3am and then on Channel 717 through Tuesday, February 11 at 3am.

Rush Tribute Channel features the classic music of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, plus a 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. The special is also available On Demand.

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


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