Rockers React to Death of Rush’s Neil Peart
Rush drummer Neil Peart died on Jan. 7 after battling brain cancer for more than three years. His impact on rock and metal was immense and his peers have taken to social media, posting tributes to the late legend on social media.
Devastated by this massive loss, members of Guns N' Roses, Black Sabbath, Metallica, KISS, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, Exodus, Nirvana, Stone Sour and more have all remembered the drummer in their own way.
Peart perhaps made the greatest impact of all on Mike Portnoy, who shared some touching words about his close friend and personal hero.
See what Peart's peers had to say below and play your favorite Rush album loud in remembrance of one of the greatest drummers and lyricists who ever lived.
Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater)
Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
Slash (Guns N' Roses)
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Paul Stanley (KISS)
Gene Simmons (KISS)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Steven Adler (ex-Guns N' Roses)
Jack Black (Tenacious D)
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, Hellyeah)
Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)
Joe Bonamassa (Black Country Communion)
Jason Bonham (ex-Foreigner)
Mike Inez (Alice in Chains)
Brian Posehn (Comedian)
Alex Bent (Trivium)
Jeff Scott Soto (Sons of Apollo, Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
Matt Sorum (Deadland Ritual, ex-Guns N' Roses, ex-Velvet Revolver, ex-The Cult)
Chris Hornbrook (Poison the Well)
Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless)
Jay Ruston (Producer)
Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Billy Idol)
Josh Freese (ex-Guns N' Roses, ex-Nine Inch Nails, ex-A Perfect Circle, ex-Weezer)
Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.)
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