Search - List of Books by Neil Peart

"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice." -- Neil Peart
Neil Peart () OC, (born September 12, 1952) is a Canadian musician and author. He is the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush.

Peart grew up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario (now part of St. Catharines) working miscellaneous jobs. His true ambition, however, was to become a professional drummer. During adolescence, he floated from regional band to regional band in pursuit of a career as a full-time drummer. After a discouraging stint in England to concentrate on his music, Peart returned home, where he joined a local Toronto band, Rush, in the summer of 1974.

Early in his career, Peart's performance style was deeply rooted in hard rock. He drew most of his inspiration from drummers such as Keith Moon and John Bonham, players who were at the forefront of the British hard rock scene. As time progressed, however, he began to emulate jazz and big band musicians Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. In 1994, Peart became a friend and pupil of jazz instructor Freddie Gruber. It was during this time that Peart decided to revamp his playing style by incorporating jazz and swing components. Gruber was also responsible for introducing him to the products of Drum Workshop, the company whose products Peart currently endorses.

Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances, and is known for his technical proficiency and stamina.

In addition to being a musician, Peart is also a prolific writer, having published several memoirs about his travels. Peart is also Rush's primary lyricist. In writing lyrics for Rush, Peart addresses universal themes and diverse subject matter including science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy, as well as secular, humanitarian and libertarian themes. All four of his books are travel-based non-fiction, though they diverge into his life and these subjects as well.

Peart currently resides in Santa Monica, California with his wife, photographer Carrie Nuttall, and daughter, Olivia Louise. He also has a home in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, and spends time in Toronto for recording purposes.

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Total Books: 28
Clockwork Lives The Graphic Novel
2018 - Clockwork Lives the Graphic Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781683833772
ISBN-10: 1683833775
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
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Far and Wide Bring That Horizon to Me
Far and Away A Prize Every Time
2016 - Far and Away a Prize Every Time (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781511392839
ISBN-10: 1511392835
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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Clockwork Lives
2015 - Clockwork Lives (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781770412941
ISBN-10: 1770412948
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Far and Near On Days Like These
2015 - Far and Near on Days Like These (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781770412675
ISBN-10: 1770412670
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Engineering & Transportation
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RUSH's Clockwork Angels The Graphic Novel
2015 - Rush's Clockwork Angels the Graphic Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781608863686
ISBN-10: 1608863689
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
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Clockwork Angels The Comic Scripts
2014 - Clockwork Angels the Comic Scripts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781614752622
ISBN-10: 1614752621
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
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Clockwork Angels
2014 - Clockwork Angels (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781770411562
ISBN-10: 1770411569
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Neil Peart Taking Center Stage Combo Pack A Lifetime of Live Performance
2014 - Neil Peart Taking Center Stage Combo Pack a Lifetime of Live Performance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781480394544
ISBN-10: 1480394548
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Roadshow Landscape with Drums A Concert Tour by Motorcycle
The Roadshow Illustrated Companion
2008 - The Roadshow Illustrated Companion (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781579401481
ISBN-10: 1579401481
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Humor & Entertainment
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Roadshow  Landscape With Drums A Concert Tour by Motorcycle
2006 - Roadshow Landscape with Drums a Concert Tour By Motorcycle (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781579401429
ISBN-10: 1579401422
Genres: Travel, Humor & Entertainment
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Traveling Music  Playing Back the Soundtrack to My Life and Times
2004 - Traveling Music Playing Back the Soundtrack to My Life and Times (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781550226645
ISBN-10: 1550226649
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Masked Rider  Cycling in West Africa
2004 - The Masked Rider Cycling in West Africa (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781550226652
ISBN-10: 1550226657
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Travel
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3

Ghost Rider Travels on the Healing Road
2002 - Ghost Rider Travels on the Healing Road (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781550225464
ISBN-10: 1550225464
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

The Masked Rider Cycling in West Africa
1999 - The Masked Rider Cycling in West Africa (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781895900026
ISBN-10: 1895900026
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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1996 - Neil Peart -- a Work in Progress Complete [2 Videos Box Set - DCI Music Video] (Paperback)
More Drum Techniques of Rush
1989 - More Drum Techniques of Rush [More Drum Superstar Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780769250519
ISBN-10: 0769250513
Genre: Substores
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