His drumming is super technically proficient and his lyrics are super cerebral. That’s why we call him The Professor. Happy Birthday to Neil Peart! He turns 66 today, born on September 12, 1952. 

Neil is the insanely talented drummer and lyricist for Rush He joined the band in 1974 and 10 years later, arrived with Rush in Portland, Maine for the second time.

It was 34 years ago this week in fact, that Neil, Geddy, and Alex rocked the Civic Center on the Grace Under Pressure tour, September 14, 1984.

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This is an awesome live performance of New World Man right here but, it's unofficial. Watch it before it gets taken down.

Warning: Major rat-tail and mullet ahead...ahhh the 80s!