All through the weekend, numerous figures, from the music world and past, shared heartfelt phrases on the passing of Rush drummer Neil Peart. As superfans each on and off the display screen, actors Jason Segel and Paul Rudd have now supplied their very own tribute to the late musician.
Again in 2009, the 2 actors portrayed Rush megafans within the comedy I Love You, Man, which featured transient appearances from Peart and bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. They even reprised the roles for one more assembly with the Rush crew for a 2011 Humorous or Die brief. It seems the 2 didn’t must act too onerous in these moments, as they each share a real appreciation for the band. In a press release to Rolling Stone, Segel and Rudd expressed their deep condolences over the lack of Peart.
“After I first met Neil, I used to be intimidated as I definitely knew him to be a critical and personal individual,” Rudd mentioned. “Inside two minutes, we have been cracking up and quoting strains from Group America. I’m lacking him as I write this. Being the best drummer on the planet was solely part of Neil. He was a thunderbolt of a human being, and he’ll dwell eternally.”
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The I Love You, Man shoots weren’t Segel’s first time enjoying the a part of a Rush aficionado, both. His character on TV’s Freaks and Geeks, Nick, was additionally a hardcore Rush lover. In a single episode, he even referred to Peart as “the best drummer alive.”
“I’m so unhappy to listen to about Neil Peart’s passing,” mentioned Segel. “Drumming to ‘The Spirit of Radio’ was considered one of my happiest moments. Attending to know Neil even the tiniest bit, and gush with Rudd about our love for Rush, shall be one thing I keep in mind eternally. He was a tremendous expertise and a very good man. We’ll miss you Neil.”
Revisit Segel and Rudd’s brushes with Rush under.