Five Fave: Rush Songs Not Named “Tom Sawyer” or “2112”

Two weeks after hearing of the passing of Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, I am still reeling. Like many fans, I have been playing their entire catalog, rediscovering old favorites and digging deeper into albums that were not part of my regular rotation. The finality of a career that spanned my entire lifetime ending stirs up so many feelings.

“Well I guess we all have these feelings we can’t leave unreconciled.” – Neil Peart,

What Neil Peart and Rush Mean To Me

“I hear their passionate music; read the words that touch my heart.” – Neil Peart, “Mission”


Hall of Fame Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart has died after a 3-1/2 year battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. Rush played the final show of their R40 Live 40th anniversary tour on August 1, 2015 at The Forum in Los Angeles, California. For the past 4-½ years, fans have been hopeful for one more album, or one