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#1 chemistry1973

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:40 PM

*sigh*

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#2 currygoat11

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:51 PM

I'm totally fine with it personally, I want that guy to enjoy life to the fullest, so whatever makes him happy =)



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:02 AM

Must be tough for old Neil, to give up something he gave fifty years to.

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:08 AM

Must be tough for old Neil, to give up something he gave fifty years to.

 

????

 

As far as I know he hasn't given up drinking.


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


#5 fenderjazz

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 02:21 PM

He can do what he wants of course, but something like this is irreversible after a certain point.  It likely already is.  He might come to regret doing this as he could play recreationally at a lower level, explore different kinds of music, music his body, at his age, is capable of playing.  He doesn't have to play for anyone else, but he should consider this.



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 04:49 PM

I'm sure he still plays for himself. Just out of the love of his craft.

You don't get as good at something as he did, without a burning passion for it.

He's probably just quit drumming professionally.

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#7 The Macallan

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 05:58 PM

Even if he quit drumming altogether, it wasn’t the only thing he did professionally. He loves to write...something I imagine he’ll continue to do with equal passion.

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 06:49 PM

I'm sure he still plays for himself. Just out of the love of his craft.

You don't get as good at something as he did, without a burning passion for it.

He's probably just quit drumming professionally.

 

I agree about the burning passion but I thought I read somewhere that he doesn't even have a drum set in his house anymore. Can anyone confirm or deny that? 


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 07:03 PM

I agree about the burning passion but I thought I read somewhere that he doesn't even have a drum set in his house anymore. Can anyone confirm or deny that?


I saw that too. But I also read that at least one set of R40 drums were shipped to his home, instead of the band's storage. It might have been Ged or Al who said it.

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#10 baldiepete

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:23 PM

I agree about the burning passion but I thought I read somewhere that he doesn't even have a drum set in his house anymore. Can anyone confirm or deny that? 


I think it’s in one of his books. I’m sure he says in one of them that latterly he was only drumming when Rush were recording or prior to (and during) a tour.

#11 Always the Winner

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 12:53 AM

Next man up. Replace him and move on. Rush was always Geddy and Alex anyway.

Hey...where's Perry?


#12 Always the Winner

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 12:55 AM

I agree about the burning passion but I thought I read somewhere that he doesn't even have a drum set in his house anymore. Can anyone confirm or deny that?


His wife confirmed it when she used to post here. This was while he was still active in the band.

Hey...where's Perry?


#13 grep

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 01:06 AM

His wife confirmed it when she used to post here. This was while he was still active in the band.

 

I always wondered about that person. Do you think it was really wifey?

 


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#14 MrSkeptic

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 01:29 AM

Even if he quit drumming altogether, it wasn’t the only thing he did professionally. He loves to write...something I imagine he’ll continue to do with equal passion.

 

He can certainly use the practice.


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#15 TimC

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 01:31 AM

Uh, this is news now? His kid was saying dad is a retired drummer right after R40 ended.

As far as physical ability/what the body can take, that's just Ged being charitable. It's unfortunate that Neil didn't approach the instrument from any kind of trained best practice standpoint, and he came along Gruber far too late to change it really. But it's not just cause -> effect / drumming -> can't do it anymore because drumming.



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:47 AM

He can certainly use the smiling practice.

FTFY.


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#17 chemistry1973

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 05:55 AM

His wife confirmed it when she used to post here. This was while he was still active in the band.


Wait what?!

#18 Slim

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 09:01 AM

Must be tough for old Neil, to give up something he gave fifty years to.

 

Not sure - I've always had the impression that he treated it like a job, a career. People retire.

 

Actually thinking about it - If I'd ever put sufficient work into playing guitar to the point that I could make a living from it, I can't imagine that if I stopped touring and recording, I'd just put my guitars on eBay and stop playing.

 

But anyway - this seems to be the most conclusive confirmation so far that Rush is a thing of the past.



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:29 PM

Not sure - I've always had the impression that he treated it like a job, a career. People retire.

 

Actually thinking about it - If I'd ever put sufficient work into playing guitar to the point that I could make a living from it, I can't imagine that if I stopped touring and recording, I'd just put my guitars on eBay and stop playing.

 

But anyway - this seems to be the most conclusive confirmation so far that Rush is a thing of the past.

 

Agree on all of those points.  If you watch Time Stand Still, you clearly see how much of a "job" he considers it.  The others are talking about the emotional toll this is taking on them, from crew, family, fans, everything.  Neil is like Spock, or even a full-Vulcan, talking about the last shows as "campaigns yet to be waged"  You've got Geddy and Ray Daniels on one end, Neil on the other and Alex sort of in the middle.  The first album and/or tour post-Rush will come from Geddy.  That's been very clear.  An all-star band seems to me to be the best solution and would fill larger theaters or be at large festivals.



#20 grep

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

Wait what?!


Yes. There was someone who seemed to have inside info, and also seemed to be associated with Neil. Nothing substantial, but you did get the sense that you were communicating with someone close to him.

The person posted sporadically. Maybe around the time of the TMT tour?

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