Foo Fighters frontman pays tribute to Neil Peart

Tributes to legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart continue to pour in from many musicians over the last few days. While Tool drummer Dana Carey celebrated Neil Friday night during a drum solo, Dave Grohl also celebrated Neil.

Grohl took to social media to pay tribute-

“Today the world lost a true giant in the history of rock & roll,” Grohl wrote on Facebook. “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.”

He continued, “I still vividly remember my first listen of 2112 when I was young. It was the first time I really listened to a drummer. And since that day, music has never been the same. His power, precision, and composition was incomparable. He was called ‘The Professor’ for a reason: We all learned from him.”

Taylor Hawkins, had a shorter statement: “Neil Peart had the hands of God. End of story.”

Read more here via Stereogum

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