During an appearance on ‘The Eddie Trunk Podcast,’ Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins talked about late Rush drummer Neil Peart and revealed what he really thinks about him.

Neil Peart passed away on Tuesday (January 7th) at the age of 67 in Santa Monica, California. The spokesman of the band, Elliot Mintz, said Peart had died of brain cancer after a three-year battle with glioblastoma.

When asked what kind of relationship they had with Neil Peart, Taylor recalled his old times and made sincere statements about the drummer.

Here’s what Taylor Hawkins stated:

“We did a little bit, but not that much. I hung out with him a couple of times, he had a place in Santa Monica where he kept all of his old cars.

I’ve had lunch with him one day; he was a pretty private dude, and he came over to my house once for a barbecue actually.

He was there to be with his daughter, he wasn’t there to be a drummer of Rush, that’s for sure. I told my friends, ‘Don’t bug him, just let him enjoy the barbecue.‘”

He continued:

“As you can tell from those lyrics, he wasn’t really that comfortable being like a rockstar or anything like that. I think he definitely felt comfortable behind his drum kit, always.

He was a private guy, so I knew him kind-of, but I never got to know him that well, but I’ve had some good times with him. You look at guys like that, they’re, like, your heroes, so they’re kind of like superheroes to you as well.

I was lucky enough to meet him a couple of times, and actually and to know Geddy [Lee, bass/vocals] and Alex [Lifeson, guitar] a little bit as well.”

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