Neil Peart: ‘We All Learned From Him’

“His power, precision, and composition was incomparable,” says Foo Fighters frontman and Peart acolyte who inducted Rush into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Dave Grohl
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Rush 2012Originally released in 1976, Rush’s 2112 influenced me – as well as thousands of other high schoolers.

I of course proudly displayed the vinyl version of 2112 in the classic milk carton storage box, that sat on top of cinder block shelves that also included:

  • Journey
  • ACDC
  • Van Halen
  • Foghat
  • Doobie Brothers
  • POCO
  • and of course Bob Seger to name a few…


2112 influenced me like few other albums of that time. Of course there were many 70s classics, but Peart was breaking new ground, and side 1 – a seven-part track created nothing short of a boner for us #airdrummers in Iowa. (my buddy Fluffy understands)


David Grohl said in a statement to Rolling Stone:
“Today, the world lost a true giant in the history of rock & roll,” “An inspiration to millions with an unmistakable sound who spawned generations of musicians (like myself) to pick up two sticks and chase a dream. A kind, thoughtful, brilliant man who ruled our radios and turntables not only with his drumming, but also his beautiful words.”


Its 2020.
Time to fire up the old turntable for some 2112.