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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:53 pm    Post subject: [RIP] Losses of 2020 Reply with quote

Neil Peart :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow.

Geddy's comment makes much more sense now considering Neil supposedly retired due to tendonitis (which still may have been at least partly true).

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In October 2018, Rolling Stone published an interview with Lee, who stated, "I'd say I can't really tell you much other than that there are zero plans to tour again. As I said earlier, we're very close and talk all the time, but we don't talk about work. We're friends, and we talk about life as friends. I can't really tell you more than that, I'm afraid. I would say there's no chance of seeing Rush on tour again as Alex, Geddy, Neil. But would you see one of us or two of us or three of us? That's possible."

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brain cancer. Just horrible.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flippin' cancer. It is just a crap shoot.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:59 am    Post subject: Re: [RIP] Losses of 2020 Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
Neil Peart :cry:


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Shit... :(
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.rush.com wrote:
It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma). We ask that friends, fans, and media alike understandably respect the family’s need for privacy and peace at this extremely painful and difficult time. Those wishing to express their condolences can choose a cancer research group or charity of their choice and make a donation in Neil Peart’s name. Rest in peace brother. Neil Peart September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020
3.5 yrs is mid 2016. Neil made a statement about retiring in December 2015, so that's a really short amount of time being retired if he didn't know about it then.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just heartbreaking. Not only was he the greatest drummer I have ever had the pleasure to listen to, but he was also a masterful lyricist.

{EDIT}

And a beautiful mind, We lost a true genius. :cry:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good old friend of mine went on a ride with death lately.
After 14 calls from 30:th of dec, till yesterday, and tries to call him on the gate three times, I rang the police. Said they fond him today in his apartment.
Sorely missed by many.

So black ribon on tomorrow. I have to find a black t-shirt. Thought I could cut out one to wear at work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYS0EeaAUMw
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Brain cancer. Just horrible.


This is the third musician in recent memory that have died from that. Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip and Roxette's Marie Fredriksson also died from it fairly recently.

Very sad.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Wow.

Geddy's comment makes much more sense now considering Neil supposedly retired due to tendonitis (which still may have been at least partly true).

wikipedia wrote:
In October 2018, Rolling Stone published an interview with Lee, who stated, "I'd say I can't really tell you much other than that there are zero plans to tour again. As I said earlier, we're very close and talk all the time, but we don't talk about work. We're friends, and we talk about life as friends. I can't really tell you more than that, I'm afraid. I would say there's no chance of seeing Rush on tour again as Alex, Geddy, Neil. But would you see one of us or two of us or three of us? That's possible."


What's even more chilling are the rumours about a replacement drummer just months before Neil's passing...

I'd prefer that Rush stays retired and doesn't reform with a new drummer. They already had a graceful exit, and without Neil it can never be the same.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No offense to the Rush fans, but that was one of the few groups I absolutely hated. I could not stand the vocals. Rush, Genesis, and Journey..... yuck!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What's even more chilling are the rumours about a replacement drummer just months before Neil's passing...

I'd prefer that Rush stays retired and doesn't reform with a new drummer. They already had a graceful exit, and without Neil it can never be the same.
I hadn't heard any rumors, but I don't tend to pay attention to that sort of thing. Geddy has maintained that he isn't ready to retire. I think Alex might like to stay active, but has also complained about (IIRC) arthritis. I'm guessing Geddy's comment "would you see one of us or two of us or or three of us? That's possible" was a "longshot hopeful" statement about Neil surviving, but also leaving out there that Geddy an Alex might continue with something. As integral as Neil was, I can't see how they could continue as Rush. I guess for me it would depend on how they packaged it. I doubt Neil would have wanted them to retire the name if they wantd to go on with something. But Rush and another "new guy" drummer to continue on as Rush wouldn't work well (then again, neither did their last handful of albums).

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No offense to the Rush fans, but that was one of the few groups I absolutely hated. I could not stand the vocals. Rush, Genesis, and Journey..... yuck!
They were never a mainstream pop band, so no offense taken. Progressive rock has always had "limited" appeal. I'm similar in that I don't understand progressive jazz (or whatever its called).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No offense to the Rush fans, but that was one of the few groups I absolutely hated. I could not stand the vocals. Rush, Genesis, and Journey..... yuck!
They were never a mainstream pop band, so no offense taken. Progressive rock has always had "limited" appeal. I'm similar in that I don't understand progressive jazz (or whatever its called).
Oh, I have always been a fan of progressive rock, Floyd, Tull, etc., along with being a rock fan, Stones, Tom Petty, etc. Never been a pop fan.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have always been a ... rock fan ... Tom Petty, etc. Never been a pop fan.

Huh?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pop music: Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna.

Rock and Roll: The Rolling Stones, The Who, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Doors.

Progressive Rock: Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull, The Kinks.

Get It?

I realize you come from a generation that lived in a musical wasteland, and I do pity you.

Sorry for being off topic in an important thread. Maybe pjp can split it off.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not off topic. Things that are dead:
1. Tom Petty
2. Old school’s classification of Tom Petty (dead wrong)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not off topic. Things that are dead:
1. Tom Petty
2. Old school’s classification of Tom Petty (dead wrong)
Tom Petty not rock and roll. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was referring in a general sense of mainstream popular, but...

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pop has had the special meaning of non-classical mus[ic], usually in the form of songs, performed by such artists as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones

[in the early 1960s] in the US its coverage overlapped (as it still does) with that of 'rock and roll'"

pop was more commercial, ephemeral, and accessible
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_music

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In 1964 two unscientific opinion polls rated the band as Britain's most popular group, outranking even the Beatles.

"We were the first pop group to break away from the whole Cliff Richard thing

it was one of the first pop songs to discuss the issue of prescription drug abuse

became the most famous logo in the history of popular music
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones

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power pop

established themselves as part of the pop art and mod movements,

Townshend preferred "the Hair", and Barnes liked "the Who" because it "had a pop punch"

Pirate radio was important for bands as there were no commercial radio stations in the UK and BBC Radio played little pop music.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who

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there are enough frivolous lawsuits in this country without people fighting over pop songs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Petty

Although I have no idea what "heartland rock" is (other than popular :P)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Muso wrote:
Brain cancer. Just horrible.


This is the third musician in recent memory that have died from that. Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip and Roxette's Marie Fredriksson also died from it fairly recently.

Very sad.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christopher Tolkien

As one commentator remarked, the last living connection to JRR
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete Dye, 94 (December 29, 1925 – January 9, 2020).

As is often common, almost a year after his wife (February 19, 1927 – February 1, 2019).

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Alice Dye, 91.

Golf course architect (among other golf accomplishments) with her husband, Pete Dye. Apparently the famous "island green" at TPC Sawgrass was hers. Even if you don't like golf, you've probably seen it (at least if you live anywhere that golf is popular / covered).

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Christopher Tolkien

As one commentator remarked, the last living connection to JRR
Why would Christpher's eldest be excluded?

And for that matter, JRR had a daughter, who is apparently still alive.
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Christopher Tolkien

As one commentator remarked, the last living connection to JRR
Why would Christpher's eldest be excluded?

And for that matter, JRR had a daughter, who is apparently still alive.


Editing - he worked on his father's notes & knew his father.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry Jones :(
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Terry Jones :(


:cry: :cry: :cry:

The world's greatest mouse organist. RIP
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