Rush fans have something to look forward to next year, with the publication of Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes. The tome, which come on January 12th, 2021, “is the first and only Neil Peart quotes collection authorized by Neil himself. . . and also serves as a love letter to Peart and his beautifully-crafted words that have inspired and influenced millions around the world.” The press release for publisher Simon & Schuster’s Peart collection reads in part: “As the drummer and primary lyricist for the multi-platinum selling rock band, Rush, Neil charmed the world with his introspective and eclectic writing. Heavily inspired by science fiction, fantasy, philosophy, and his many cross-country trips on his motorcycle, Neil crafted universal lyrics that encapsulated the social and humanitarian issues of the time.”

Peart died on January 7th, 2020 at the age of 67, after battling brain cancer for the previous three years.

SIDE NOTES

  • Out now is the 40th anniversary deluxe version of Rush’s 1980 Permanent Waves collection.
  • The ‘Super Deluxe Edition’ features two CD’s, three 180-gram audiophile black vinyl LP’s and a 40-page hardcover book filled with re-imagined artwork by original album designer Hugh Syme, unreleased photos from the band’s archive, and an exclusive 12,000-plus-word essay.
  • Also included is a blank sheet of Le Studio letterhead, a 20-page 5-inch by 7-inch Le Studio notepad, two replica tour programs, along with three Neil Peart handwritten lyric sheet lithos, and three band member backstage laminates, among other collectibles.

CHECK IT OUT: Geddy Lee in 2012 discussing singing Neil Peart’s lyrics: