Drummer Neil Peart dead at 67

Drummer Neil Peart dead at 67

One of the greatest drummers in rock history, Neil Peart from the band Rush has died after battling cancer.

As TMZ reports, Peart passed away in Santa Monica. The family says he’d been diagnosed with brain cancer 3 years ago, but hadn’t announced it to Rush’s legion of fans around the world.

Canadian rock trio of Rush formed in 1968, but Neil didn’t join bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson until 1974.