Original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has paid tribute to RUSH drummer Neil Peart, who died on Tuesday (Jan. 7) in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Ward wrote on Twitter: “Red Barchetta has become even more potent today after the news of your passing. Red Barchetta is sad today, and fondly reminding my wife and I of times and places long gone, but still sweet in our hearts.
“What is left is a life’s work to praise, converse about, to be in awe of, knowing the world is a better place for your triumphs. What you did in the moments you had, what you created, lends itself to the richness of life, and for those who embraced your passion and love, I believe we are better for it. My wife and I respectfully thank you.
“Our condolences to family members, friends, fellow musicians, and the fans. RIP Neil.
“Love, Bill Ward“