Neil Peart, A.K.A. The Professor.
Neil Ellwood Peart, Also known as The Professor was born on September 12th 1952. Peart is a famous Canadian-American drummer/musician & author. Neil Peart is known around the world as the drummer/lyricist for the Canadian rock band Rush. Neil Peart was placed into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in the year 1983. This induction made him the youngest person ever to receive this honor.
"The Professor" grew up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario. Growing up, he floated between bands in his pursuit of his career as a full-time drummer. Neil Peart joined a local Toronto band titled Rush, in the summer of 1974.
Neil's percussion style is rooted in hard rock.
Keith Moon, John Bonham, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich.
Peart became friends and found himself incorporating jazz style into his performance from jazz instructor Freddie Gruber. Freddie Gruber is also known to be the one that introduced Peart to Drum Workshop Products. Drum Workshop in the current percussion product that Neil Peart endorses.
Neil Peart is the Canadian band Rush's primary lyricist, and has published several books about his travels. Pearts lyrics feature philosophy,science fiction and fantasy along with humanitarian, secular and libertarian settings. All of Neil's books are travel-based completely non-fiction and based on his life and personal life events.
December 7th 2015, Neil Peart announced his retirement from the music industry in an interview with Drumhead Magazine. Later in time bassist/keyboardist/vocalist for Rush Geddy Lee insisted Neil Peart was quoted out of context. Geddy Lee suggested Peart was "simply taking a break"
Is Neil Peart retired? Is Neil Peart "simply taking a break"
These are questions that are puzzling current fans of Peart.