Wow! Neil Peart was my first inspiration as a teenager in the late 70s just getting serious on the drums. I eventually moved on to jazz but always remembered that influential album, "Exit Stage Left". The YYZ transcription I posted I didn't quite figure out until years later, after realizing I had it wrong for a couple of decades. Not grossly wrong, but wrong nonetheless. But the birth of that transcription came from hours rewinding a microcassette recorder on slow speed LOL.
Anyway, I first saw Rush in concert at the Birmingham Civic Center in the late 80s. Then a second and last time at the Portland Moda Center in 2015 for their R40 Tour.
This is truly shocking and sad. I've been a huge fan for over 40 years. A year or two back I said a couple of things about Neil on this forum I truly regret now. A true professional. I feel for his wife and Daughter. Plus, I believe both his parents are still living. All that tragedy in the late 90's and now this. Such a sad situation.