Rush fans love Lorne Wheaton because of his extended relationship with Neil Peart.
A drum tech must have these qualities: enthusiasm, accuracy, and patience. These qualities are prominent in Lorne Wheaton. With a CV that includes Alex Van Halen and Eric Singer of KISS, he is a genuine road warrior. Even yet, it’s his protracted relationship with Neil Peart that has made him beloved among Rush fans.
On January 7, 2020, Neil Peart passed away from glioblastoma, around three and a half years after being informed that he only had 12 to 18 months to live.
Lee and Lifeson argue that even if the group may be finished, you can never rule anything out. At least not when it comes to perhaps experiencing some of the band’s music performed live again.
“The music of Rush is always part of us,” Lee said. “And I would never hesitate to play one of those songs in the right context. But at the same time, you have to give respect to what the three of us with Neil did together.”
Keep going for the video below, and watch how Neil Peart’s drum was set up by his drum tech, Lorne Wheaton: