Talk:Neil Peart

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A news item involving this article was featured on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "In the news" column on January 12, 2020.
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Fog vs FrogEdit

It was the Great Frog see here and here and the shop itself


Most of the internet references could do with good formatting; if I do a full copyedit I'll {{cite web}} (or similar) the lot, unless you have a preference as to that.

Issues of reliability - basically, what's the rationale for each of these being reliable sources? (If none, then it's time to work on replacing them!)

Many of these seem to be magazines reprinted online; in those cases there is a valid workaround. In general don't go removing everything yet as I might be wrong - you never know. Not that there's harm in having more (reliable) sources. —Giggy 10:42, 22 July 2008 pie


I believe the correct date is January 7, 2020. Jmsebold (talk) 23:58, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

Equipment section missing refsEdit

I removed this from the article since it's mostly unnecessary and hard to ref

They have the thickness of a standard 5A (0.551", 1.4 cm) but are longer (16.25", 41.3 cm) with a thicker taper and larger olive shaped wooden tip. When Rush held their Time Machine Tour, Pro-Mark released three limited edition sticks, each with one of the three designs selected from Peart's "Steam Punk" tour kit printed with copper ink. Some other artists who use the Neil Peart Signature series include Ben Johnston of Biffy Clyro, Richie Hayward of Little Feat and Paul Garred of the Kooks.

--LaserLegs (talk) 11:59, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Also removed this, seems more pertinent but I couldn't find a concert review or anything to back it. Some people want refs for water being wet and I wanna see this posted to ITN.

Peart's drum solos also feature sections performed primarily on the electronic portion of his kit.

--LaserLegs (talk) 12:15, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Books section content missing refsEdit

No ref for this, couldn't find, needed it out of the article

His growth as an author predates the published work by several years (not including his work as Rush's primary lyricist), through private letters and short travelogues sent out to a small circle of friends and family.

--LaserLegs (talk) 12:02, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 12 January 2020Edit

In Side Projects, add that Neil Peart was also in the 2009 movie "I Love You Man" with Paul Rudd. (talk) 23:32, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

  Partly done: I have implemented the suggestion, although we normally ask you to draft the edit yourself. I used a different source from the IMDb suggestion, as IMDb is not considered a reliable source. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 18:00, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Page viewsEdit

here 1,050,748 so far as of this writing, and we are still on the main page. Quite impressive. 7&6=thirteen () 16:58, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

My little contribution to a really great article. Page views here Quite impressive. 1,229,211 in 5 days.
Too bad Neil had to die to get this coverage; but he got props for being a virtuoso in his lifetime. 7&6=thirteen () 14:39, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

About a disputed lineEdit

Since I seem to have unintentionally started a minor edit war. The segment of the article in the "Equipment" section reading:

His 360 degree drum kit was bewildering and relentless.[A]

Two opinions: it's unencyclopedic language and being presented as fact, or it was a sourced statement that should not have been in the article.
Should the line be in the article or not? -- a lainsane (Channel 2) 01:22, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

I changed the line. You win. In the grand scheme of this article, it is not worth the powder it would take to blow it away. 7&6=thirteen () 22:40, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Somebody else didn't like this iteration either

His 360 degree drum kit was a source of wonder and pictures are widely circulated on the internet. "Trying to make sense of its maze of components is nearly impossible for anyone not intimately acquainted with drum gear, yet the kit nonetheless communicates, in a glorious and unambiguous way, Peart’s vigor. It must have felt so excellent, ensconcing himself in that golden tower, an ever-expanding assemblage of surfaces to whack! Until his death, Peart was considered by many to be the greatest living rock drummer ..."[1]

Of course, you all are ignoring what the writer (The New Yorker's music critic) had to say.
Forget what I wrote. Losing the quote was throwing out the baby with the bath water. Oh well! 7&6=thirteen () 22:43, 15 January 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference Petrusich was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

Correct birth nameEdit

Dear editors,

Please note that the birth name of the late gentleman in question is "Cornelius Ellwood Peart" and not "Neil Ellwood Peart", "Neil" merely being a common short form of his actual given name. Please review and correct as appropriate. Thanks very much.

Anton E. 51 Lat, 114 Lon Western Hemisphere Sol III Solar Federation — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:21, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

What reliable source are you getting this information? - FlightTime (open channel) 05:25, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 January 2020Edit

Bereaved not lamented. Lamented has a neg connotation.


TY R66ster (talk) 10:48, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

  Not done. Requested change is ungrammatical. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 15:12, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

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