Watch: Tool, Dream Theater and Styx Honor Rush Legend Neil Peart at Live Shows

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As the news of Rush drummer Neil Peart's death filtered through on Friday, Tool Dream Theater and Styx paid tribute to the legend at their lives shows over the weekend. 

Peart's passing was announced on Friday, with the band stating that the 67-year-old had died on Tuesday after three and a half years of battling brain cancer. 

Tool drummer Danny Carey highlighted parts of Peart's legendary live drum solo into the band's set during their performance in San Diego on Friday night, while featuring a photograph of Carey with Peart on the screen. 

Tool also played incorporated a part of 1976 Rush classic "A Passage to Bangkok" before transitioning into "Jambi."

Dream Theater also honored Peart during their show in Amsterdam on Saturday night as frontman James LaBrie led the crowd into a moment of silence as he said, "I'd like to have, in memory of Neil, 30 seconds of silence."

Hard rockers Styx shared their condolences as well during their show in Arizona on Friday. Keyboardist and singer Lawrence Gowan told their fans, "Thank you to one of the greatest drummers and certainly one of the all-time greatest lyricists, Neil Peart," while playing a snippet of Rush's 1981 "Limelight"

Countless other artists also continued to flood the rock world with their tributes, from fellow drummers, collaborators and rock peers. 

Rush producer Terry Brown took to Facebook with his loving words, as he wrote, "I have so many fond memories of good times spent listening to him compose some of the greatest percussive moments on record and working with his lyrics which he took so much care to write for us all to cherish..."

In the words of Foo Fighter drummer Taylor Hawkins on Instagram, "Neil Peart had the hands of God. End of story."


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Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson shared her sentiments on Twitter, confessing, "So sad to learn Neil is gone. What a immense talent and influence on the course of rock music for all time. He was such a magical cornerstone in the Temple of Rush. Rush is forever timeless."

Former Black Sabbath drummer also posted a statement on Twitter stating his condolences. 


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