Man I'm young and don't feel sad about famous people dying. I mean it sucks, but I don't know them. I do feel bad about people dying young though, famous or not. Maybe I'm just comfortable with the idea of death or maybe I just don't have idols.Neil was one of my heroes. As a drummer from age four, only Ringo and Bonham had more impact on me prior to Rush showing up on my radar in 1976. I saw them play at The Music Box in Omaha, a club that held less than 1000, and the next time I saw them was the Signals tour.
I was stunned when I heard this yesterday but maybe I’m old and relatively comfortable with the thought of death- I don’t know if this is the right way to say it- news of people dying, even one of my lifelong heroes, is becoming an easier pill to swallow.
RIP Neil, and thanks for being you.