Neil Peart was a Canadian-born musician and author who later obtained American citizenship. He was best known as the drummer and songwriter for the Rush band.
|Celebrated Name:||Neil Peart|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Neil Ellwood Peart, OC|
|Age at the time of death:||67 years old|
|Birth Date:||12 September 1952|
|Date of Death:||7 January 2020|
|Birth Place:||Hamilton, Canada|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Carrie Nuttall (m. 2000), Jacqueline Taylor (m. 1975–1998)|
|Children:||Yes (Olivia Louise Peart, Selena Taylor)|
|Profession:||Musician and Writer|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$42 million|
Neil Peart Biography
Neil Ellwood Peart was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on September 12, 1952. Glen Peart is his father, and Betty Peart is his mother. Neil Peart has two sisters, Nancy Peart and Judy Peart, and one brother, Danny Peart.
Neil Peart was born and raised in various locations throughout Ontario, and he attended Lakeport High School. He began with piano lessons and then moved on to drums. He began taking drum lessons at the age of 13, purchased a kit at the age of 14, and enrolled in classes at the Peninsula Conservatory of Music.
Neil Peart Age, Height, Weight
Neil Peart died at the age of 67. His height was 1.93 m and his weight was N/A.
Neil Peart began performing at his high school with a band he had formed at the time. He was having difficulty establishing a successful career in Canada, so he decided to relocate to London and see how things went.
Neil was 18 years old when he moved to London, where he played in several bands and worked as a jewelry salesman. He couldn’t sustain a successful professional musical career there and returned to Canada to work with his father.
Neil then joined the Hush band, and in 1974, he joined Rush, where his professional musical career began to take off.
Neil Peart went on the band’s first tour less than two weeks after joining; they went on a US tour, and it was fantastic. Then, in addition to touring constantly, he began writing for them, and his first album with Rush was released in 1975, titled “Fly by Night,” and the following year, they released “Caress of Steel.” When Neil Peart’s daughter died, he told the band members he was retiring, took some time off, and then returned to the band. Neil Peart announced his retirement in 2015, citing his advanced age and a number of health issues.
Neil Peart had also worked on two albums for Buddy Rich and performed with him on a few occasions. He has written several books, including “Far And Wide,” “Clockwork Lives,” and “Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel.”
Neil Peart’s Achievements and Awards
Neil Peart had received numerous awards and nominations. The following is a list of Neil Peart’s Modern Drummer award winners.
– The Hall of Fame.
– Outstanding Percussion Instrumentalist
– Rock Drummer, Multi-Percussion Honor Roll
– Most Effective Instructional Video (Anatomy of a Drum Solo).
– Outstanding Performance (Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Signals, and so on).
Neil Peart’s Net Worth
At the time of death Neil Peart’s net worth was estimated to be over $42 million. He made the majority of his money while working as the Rush band’s drummer and songwriter. Neil Peart has released several excellent albums with the band, and they have completed numerous excellent and successful tours and concerts.
Neil Peart is widely regarded as one of the greatest drummers of all time. He was born in Canada before gaining American citizenship. Neil Peart struggled before launching a successful career with Rush. Neil Peart was married to Carrie Nuttall, they had one daughter, and they were happily married until his death.
Neil Peart’s Wife, Marriage
Neil Peart’s first wife, Jacqueline Taylor, died in 1998 as a result of cancer. Selena Taylor, Neil’s daughter, was born in 1978, but she died in a car accident in Ontario in 1997.
In the year 2000, Neil Peart married American photographer Carrie Nuttall. Neil and Carrie have one daughter, Olivia Louise Peart, who was born in 2009. Neil Peart was granted American citizenship in 2010.