Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of progressive rock band Rush, has died, CBC News and Rolling Stone report. According to the reports, Peart died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a years-long battle with brain cancer. He was 67 years old.

Bower had the very RARE opportunity to interview Neil back in late 2006. The Bower Show was on Sirius Satellite Radio and Neil was doing a book tour for his Roadshow: Landscape With Drums – A Concert Tour By Motorcycle book. Bower has spent the last hour listening and re-listening to it to recall just how amazingly nice, funny and talented a man the elusive Neil Peart was.

He truly will be missed.

Download the Interview – HERE!