Neil Peart's Top 10 Rules For Success


There is a reason the call him "The Professor". Neil was such an interesting person.

There is a reason the call him "The Professor". Neil was such an interesting person.

Peart was born on September 12th, 1952 and grew up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario. He took piano lessons before he started playing drums. Neil went to England when he was 18 in hopes of launching his musical career, but returned to home to work with his father selling tractor parts. He joined Rush on July 29th, 1974 and played his first gig with the band opening for Uriah Heep amd Manfred Mann in Pittsburgh.

Rush went on a long hiatus after Peart's 19-year-old daughter was killed in an auto accident in 1997 and then his partner of 23 years, died of cancer just 10 months later. To get his mind straight, Neil ended up traveling across North America on his motorcycle which he detailed in his his book ,Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road. He also wrote seven non-fiction books, most of which covered his travels on his BMW motorcycle during Rush's tours. He also collaborated on four books si-fi books, the final two being inspired by Rush's last album,Clockwork Angels.