Neil Peart Read David Foster Wallace

An insatiable reader, he infused his song lyrics with literary themes, images and references. Ayn Rand, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and David Foster Wallace are among the other authors whose work Peart referenced in Rush songs. Peart died of brain cancer on Jan. 7, 2020, at the age of 67. He was widely considered the greatest drummer in rock history.

-- Greg Beaubien