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Three Rush Albums Enter Top 10 On US iTunes Sales Chart As Fans Honor Neil Peart

The Rush drummer and lyricist died at 67.

Rush statement on Neil Peart, via @rush

News broke Friday that Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart died at the age of 67.

In a way of honoring the artist, who is widely considered one of the best rock drummers of all-time, they explored the band’s enduring music.

Three Rush albums entered the Top 10 on the US iTunes sales chart. “Spirit Of Radio (Greatest Hits 1974-87)” currently leads the way among Rush albums at #2. “Moving Pictures” holds the #6 position, while “2112” sits at #9.

Two additional Rush releases — “Exit… Stage Left (Live)” and “Fly By Night” hold Top 20 positions, respectively clocking in at #18 and #19.

Peart died earlier this week as a result of the aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma.

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