Rush Drummer Neil Peart’s Final Book To Be Published This Year

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The final book from Rush drummer Neil Peart, is to be posthumously published this year.

Neil Peart’s book is called Silver Surfers, and will explore the late drummer’s love of 1960s sports cars. Peart sadly passed away from cancer in 2020.

In fact, Neil Peart was once quoted saying, “The title Silver Surfers for my collection of cars occurred to me while driving my DB5 up and down the Pacific Coast Highway. Because it felt right to me, I guess – the idea that I was just one of the wave riders…”.

“In search of natural peace, I often drove out that way and up in to the Santa Monica Mountains. Out past Malibu to Ventura County, I’d weave along barren ridges of rock and vegetation, the ocean always on one big side…”. 

“The waves were slow and gentle, or churned out a powerful, rolling rhythm…”. 

Arriving in May, the book can also be pre-ordered here.

“lifelong passion”

In a post shared via Instagram from Rush, they said, “For Neil Peart, cars were a lifelong passion, and in his final literary creation, he writes about his beloved Silver Surfers collection; the joy of collecting these exquisite, rare, and important sports cars, and the myriad ways that they brought him great joy”. 

See that post in full here.

A cut of the proceeds from this book will also be donated to the Neil Peart Memorial at Lakeside Park at the American Brain Tumour Association from the drummer’s Estate.

Neil Peart also scribed fiction and non fiction books, as well as his music career. He also wrote travel memoirs about motorbike and cycling trips around the world.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice in his career.

In 2021, classic cars which were previously owned by Peart were sold for $3.9 million at a weekend auction. More on this Nova report here.