Neil Peart

Postcards from Neil

As many people know, Neil Peart used to answer letters sent to him through Modern Drummer. He wrote individual responses, handwritten at first and then typed and printed from a computer. He continued this practice until the secret got out on the Internet about how to get a personal postcard from Neil.

I've seen a few of these postcards and have always found them interesting. So, I thought including a handful here would be of interest to other Peart fans.

If you have a postcard you'd like to share, please send me an e-mail

Derik Rinehart - posted on 7/21/12


"Back after the November release of Presto, RUSH took December off for the holidays. In January they rehearsed for the tour, and started the tour in February. I sent my questions via "The RUSH Backstage Club" in December, and got this postcard in mid February. I was curious of how Neil got the snare to turn on and off so quick (particularly in the song "The Big Money"). My kit at the time had a fairly crappy snare strainer flip, so it was a bear to play the song. These days, being older and with more money, I have a way better drum set with better functioning gear! :) 

 This is the postcard I returned home to one day. Was a real awesome moment in time for a die-hard RUSH fan!"

Ricky George - posted on 5/31/10

Ricky George postcard

Stephen Wells - posted on 5/31/10

Steven Wells postcard Steven Wells Neil Peart Postcard - Reverse

Chris Berry - posted on 4/24/10

Brian Andonian
- posted on 10/18/09

Lamb Saag - posted on 8/7/09

William - posted on 9/13/08

This postcard was sold on eBay for $246.50 on August 10.

Pat and Matt - posted 9/13/08

Front of postcard to Pat and Matt Back of postcard to Pat and Matt

Tom Gutierrez - posted 9/13/08

Read Tom's blog entry Postcards from Neil Peart

Back of postcard to Tom Guitierrez Back of postcard to Tom Guitierrez

Jeff T - posted 1/25/08

Neil Peart postcard to Jeff T.

Paul Lesinski - posted 1/6/08

Monica Z - posted 11/23/07

Neil Peart postcard to Monica Z, front Neil Peart postcard to Monica Z, back

Steve Z - - posted 11/23/07

Neil Peart postcard to Steve Z, front Neil Peart postcard to Steve Z, back

Marcus Edell
- posted 11/7/07

Craig Jr. -
posted 10/11/07

Read the full story about this postcard here.

- posted 9/30/07

Neal Scanapico

NEP Postcard to Neal Scanapico NEP postcard to Neal Scanapico