As reported by Consequence, the late Neil Peart, who played drums for the legendary rock band Rush, is being memorialized with a bronze statue. Peart joined the band in 1974, playing the drums and writing the lyrics to the band’s music.
Throughout his time within the band, he helped create 18 albums with Rush. Peart passed away in 2020 from brain cancer. To this day, Neil is remembered for being one of the most fascinating drummers and lyricists to ever live.
In honor of the late Neil Peart, he will be receiving his very own statue; this bronze statue will appear in Lakeside Park, located in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Morgan MacDonald, an artist associated with The Newfoundland Bronze Foundry, will be responsible for creating a memorial of Peart. The 12-foot statue of the late Rush drummer will feature a younger version of himself, holding a book and drumsticks. Speaking to this monument and site design, MacDonald shares the following:
“Our monument and site design concepts are the results of an extensive personality interpretation and expression exercise that ensures meaningful relevance to people, place, and legacy. We are proud of this effort and its results.”
This looks to be a beautiful tribute to the late drummer and lyricist. We will always remember Neil for his incredible talent and heart. We love and miss you Neil <3
With the band, Neil helped to create the following Rush albums:
Fly by Night (released in 1975), Caress of Steel (1975), 2112 (1976), A Farewell to Kings (1977), Hemispheres (1978), Permanent Waves (1980), Moving Pictures (1981), Signals (1982), Grace Under Pressure (1984), Power Windows (1985), Hold Your Fire (1987), Presto (1989), Roll the Bones (1991), Counterparts (1993), Test for Echo (1996), Vapor Trails (2002), Snakes & Arrows (2007), and Clockwork Angels (2012).
When it comes to other stories related to the band, did you know that Geddy Lee almost produced the Metallica album Master of Puppets? To learn more about this story, follow the link below.