Jason Segel And Paul Rudd Reflect On Neil Peart’s Death
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Rudd Called Him “A Thunderbolt of A Human Being”
In the 2009 comedy film “I Love You, Man” which starred Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, the characters they portrayed happened to be big Rush fans and of course, the legendary band made an appearance in the movie and the promotional short too. With news of Neil Peart’s passing, both actors remembered the sticksman in their statements to Rolling Stone.
Segel wrote, “I’m so sad to hear about Neil Peart’s passing. Drumming to ‘The Spirit of Radio’ was one of my happiest moments. Getting to know Neil even the tiniest bit, and gush with Rudd about our love for Rush, will be something I remember forever. He was an amazing talent and a good man. We will miss you Neil.”
Rudd added, “When I first met Neil, I was intimidated as I certainly knew him to be a serious and private person. Within two minutes, we were cracking up and quoting lines from Team America. I’m missing him as I write this. Being the greatest drummer on the planet was only a part of Neil. He was a thunderbolt of a human being, and he’ll live forever.”
Check out the videos below which include a clip of Rudd and Segel entering Rush’s dressing room and helping themselves to sandwiches specifically labeled for Neil Peart.