I never met Neil Peart. Never even heard him play, since we worked different sides of the street. But over the years I’ve lost so many friends who also happened to be excellent drummers that I might have some understanding of how his friends and co-workers feel.
I’d like to take this moment to remember some of the fine drummers who crossed my path along the way, and send a quick shout out to them, wherever they are:
•John Von Ohlen
•Dennis St. John
•Killer Ray Appleton
I hope I haven’t left anyone out who should have been included. I already feel a bit like Spinal Tap.