RUSH’s Neil Peart has written a heartfelt tribute to his friend Andrew MacNaughtan who passed away recently. You can read the introduction to the tribute below:
From our first meeting in 1985 until his tragic and unexpected passing (the day after what we never suspected would be our last photo shoot together), Andrew and I shared a lot of history, from the best to the worst. With Rush, we had toured together all over North America, South America, and Europe, and Andrew and I also spent a lot of “family time” in our various homes in Toronto and Los Angeles, at the MacNaughtan cottage on Georgian Bay, and at ours in Quebec. Andrew’s path first crossed mine when we both lived in Toronto, and continued when we both lived in Los Angeles—in my case, entirely because of Andrew. But to begin at the beginning . . .
And that’s where we’ll end but you should head over to Neil’s website to read the rest by clicking here. It’s a beautiful and fitting tribute for a talented human being and special person to the band.