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"Neil Peart stands alone": Peart's stamp on pop culture spanned film, TV, books, and comics

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"Neil Peart stands alone": Peart's stamp on pop culture spanned film, TV, books, and comics
Yes, Rush is an influential band. That’s obvious. But what’s special is just how far their influence spread, sprawling beyond music and into the realms of film, TV, comics, books, and video games. Creators like Jack Black, Jason Segel, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Kevin J. Anderson referenced—and often collaborated with—the band repeatedly in their work, yet, thanks to the clear reverence they hold for Rush, it’s rare that anybody makes the same joke. The references feel like paeans, a signal to other fans that, no, they get it. They know what makes Rush special, and it lies not only...
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