Neil Peart (1952–2020)


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Neil Peart was one of the most universally respected rock drummers, and was best known for his nearly superhuman, pyrotechnic drum playing, and for providing intellectual lyrics for his band's songs. Neil served as both drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush since 1974, joining bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson. (Rush's ... See full bio »

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Small Soldiers Soundtrack
(1998)
Fanboys Soundtrack
(2009)
Adventureland Soundtrack
(2009)
The Infiltrator Soundtrack
(2016)

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  Drugaí Marú II (Short) (writer: "Jacob's Latter") (filming)
 2019 City on a Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Night Flynn Sent the Cops on the Ice (2019) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2018 The Rise and Fall of Tommy Concord (Short) (writer: "Limelight")
 2017 Little Evil (lyrics: "Tom Sawyer") / (music: "Tom Sawyer")
 2017 Quick Reviews with Maverick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jury Duty (2017) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2016 The Infiltrator (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2015 Togetherness (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Insanity (2015) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2014 Scott Ian: Swearing Words in Glasgow (writer: "Anthem")
 2014 The Bridge (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lamia (2014) ... (writer: "The Spirit of Radio" - uncredited)
 2014 The Comix Scrutinizer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. A #1 (2014) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" (Blip TV version only))
 2014 Playing House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Drumline (2014) ... (writer: "Limelight")
 2013 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2013) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" , "Tom Sawyer")
 2012 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Why Can't We Be Friends? (2012) ... (writer: "2112 Overture")
 2012 The Lords of Salem (writer: "The Spirit of Radio")
 2012 That's My Boy (writer: "Limelight")
 2012 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Progressive Metal (2012) ... (writer: "2112", "The Necromancer", "The Spirit Of Radio", "BU2B")
 2011 Hunky Dory (writer: "A Passage To Bangkok")
 2010 Score: A Hockey Musical (writer: "Time Stand Still")
 2010 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Man from the Other Side (2010) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2009 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The End of Time: Part One (2009) ... (writer: "Countdown" - uncredited)
 2009 Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (writer: "The Spirit of Radio (Live, 2008)")
 2009 This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Closer to the Heart")
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II (Video) (writer: "Fly by Night")
 2009 I Love You, Man (writer: "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight", "Fly by Night")
 2009 Fanboys (writer: "Limelight", "Tom Sawyer")
 2009 Adventureland (writer: "Limelight")
 2008 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer (2008) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2008 Por Toda Minha Vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mamonas Assassinas (2008) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2008 Adventures of Power (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2007 Halloween (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Walk Like a Man (2007) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2007 White Noise 2: The Light (writer: "The Spirit of Radio" - as Peart)
 2006 Guitar Hero II (Video Game) (writer: "YYZ")
 2006 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chick Cancer (2006) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2006 Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (writer: "The Spirit of Radio")
 2005 Rush: R30 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Der Trommler", "One O'Clock Jump") / (writer: "Tom Sawyer", "Der Trommler", "Bastille Day", "Anthem", "A Passage to Bangkok", "Cygnus X-1", "Hemispheres", "The Spirit of Radio", "Force Ten", "Animate", "Subdivisions", "Earthshine", "Red Barchetta", "Roll the Bones", "Dreamline", "Between the Wheels", "Mystic Rhythms")
 2005 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wendigo (2005) ... (writer: "Fly By Night")
 2004 Yearbook (Video) (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Witches of East Arlen (2003) ... (writer: "The Trees" - uncredited)
 2002 Futurama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anthology of Interest II (2002) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2001 Top Ten (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prog Rock (2001) ... (writer: "The Temple Of Syrinx", "Closer To The Heart", "The Spit Of Radio")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Smooching and Mooching (2000) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2000 High Fidelity (writer: "Jacob's Ladder")
 1998 The Waterboy (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 1998 SLC Punk! (writer: "The Trees" - as Peart)
 1998 Small Soldiers (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 1998 Whatever (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Plastic Surgin' (1994) ... (writer: "Stick It Out")
 1982 Future War 1986 (writer: "Witch Hunt" - uncredited)
 1982 Rush: Subdivisions (Video short) (performer: "Subdivisions") / (writer: "Subdivisions")
 1981 Rush: Limelight (Video short) (writer: "Limelight")
 1980-1981 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 5 November 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
- Episode dated 20 March 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "The Spirit of Radio")
- Episode dated 13 March 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "The Spirit of Radio")
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Other Works:

He has written 3 books as of April, 2005: "The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa" (1996), "Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road" (2002), and "Traveling Music : Playing Back the Soundtrack to My Life and Times" (2004).

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

Atlantic Records | Last.fm | See more »

Alternate Names:

Peart | Neil Peart of Rush | Rush

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

I still don't like seeing myself on the screen! I don't like to hear myself talk, I don't want to look at myself, and I'll probably never watch this video! See more »

Trivia:

Neil, along with other Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in February 2013. See more »

Trademark:

Handlebar mustache in late 70s See more »

Nickname:

The Professor See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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