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.”