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Neil Peart immortalised in new authorised quotes collection

Neil Peart
(Image credit: Neil Zlowzower)

Late Rush drummer Neil Peart is to be immortalised in a new authorised collection of quotes. Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes will be released through Fantoons on January 21.

The new book pairs elegant illustrations with some of Neil’s greatest remarks to bring the poignant words of one of the world’s greatest drummers to life. The book release was approved by Neil and in the works for prior to his untimely passing earlier this year.

Neil Peart

(Image credit: Fantoons)

Peart was considered to be one of the greatest drummers to have ever lived. 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, as well as his many cross-country trips on his motorcycle, Neil crafted universal lyrics that encapsulated the social and humanitarian issues of the time.

Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes is the first and only Neil Peart quotes collection authorized by Neil himself. Not only does the book provide Rush fans—both old and new—the opportunity to dive into Neil’s inspiring messages whenever they need a pick-me-up, it also serves as a love letter to Peart and his beautifully-crafted words that have inspired and influenced millions around the world.

Peart succumbed to brain cancer in January this year, aged 67.

Pre-order Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes.

Neil Peart

(Image credit: Fantoons)

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.