“Like all athletes, there comes a time to take yourself out of the game.”
Well, that’ll stick with us forever, with Neil Peart gracing the cover of Drumhead Magazine where we can read the following:
“Lately Olivia has been introducing me to new friends at school as ‘My dad–He’s a retired drummer.’ True to say–funny to hear. And it does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to take yourself out of the game. I would rather set it aside then face the predicament described in our song ‘Losing It’ (‘Sadder still to watch it die, than never to have known it’).”
63, rockin’ with Rush since 1974, family is now going to come first, as he’s alluded in the past.
This is a cool way to look back at his career behind the kit, courtesy of the CBC: