RUSH Drummer Buys Santa Monica Home For Nearly $5 Million

According to the Los Angeles Times, RUSH drummer Neil Peart has bought a home in Santa Monica, California for $4.95 million.

The 6,200-square-foot, two-story house was built in 2001. The step-down living room adjoins a music room. French doors off the dining room lead to an outside courtyard. A double-sided fireplace in the master suite opens to both the bedroom and bathroom. The basement includes a media room, a wine cellar and a wet bar. There are a total of five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms.

Peart, 59, joined the hard rock/heavy metal band in 1974 as a drummer, percussionist and lyricist. Rush completed a tour of Europe and North and South America in July. Their most recent studio album, Snakes & Arrows, was released in 2007.

Deborah Silverstein of Prudential California Realty in Santa Monica was the listing agent, while Leah Lail of Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills South office represented Peart,