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Old 06-02-2011, 10:58 PM
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Neil Peart is my all time favorite drummer. I know he is not the best in the world, but that does not mean he has not influenced me and helped me become a better drummer. My dad was and still is a HUGE rush fan. He introduced me to Rush at a young age and I was after hearing the first song I was hooked. I was bewildered by the way the drummer on this one track contolled the song. The creativity, the rythms, all these things created a perfect harmony between the song and the drummer. As I got older, I thought alot about why this one drummer could captivate me so much. I figured it out around the time I was eleven years old. Neil Peart can create melodies and back the rest of the bands melodies with the drums, an instrument traditionaly used as a back beat to a song. I relized that if you take Geddy and Alex out of the songs, and Neil was the only one left, he would be able to create songs and melodies from behind that monstorous kit of his. Neil captured people's attention early in his career with his creative rythyms and melodies and wouln't let anyones attention stray away, ever. He will always be inovating, always be creating, always be playing those jaw dropping solos that seem to grow and grow each year. Neil will always be one of the most greatest, most innovative drummers in the instruments long past.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:40 PM
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Does anyone know where you can get a drumless track for Red Sector A?
If i were you I would just google it. I found a ton of drumless tracks, but it takes a while to find a good one.
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:41 AM
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For those who don't know yet. David Letterman is doing a "Drum Solos" week starting June 6, 2011. Neil Peart is scheduled and rumor has it that he will be doing a rare tv interview.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:09 PM
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I came across a video interview of Neil discussing the 30th anniversary of Moving Pictures, and discussing the album track by track.

http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/show-music...-by-track.html
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:31 AM
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I came across a video interview of Neil discussing the 30th anniversary of Moving Pictures, and discussing the album track by track.

http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/show-music...-by-track.html
Thanks mightily for the link! Enjoying the video at the very moment.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:45 PM
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I came across a video interview of Neil discussing the 30th anniversary of Moving Pictures, and discussing the album track by track.

http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/show-music...-by-track.html
thanks a lot for posting this interview, it was great to listen to!
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:01 AM
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Something different to watch!

Fire On Ice - The making of the Jockey Theme:

http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/n...fireonice.html
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:41 PM
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why is neil peart so special ? He can hit the drums but there is a lot of other drummers like: benny greb, dave weckl, jojo mayer, steve gadd, vinnie caliuta ..... neil peart is nothing comanpared to this guys. He is a good drummer but he is not a LEGEND. Please tell me if im rong. Thanks =)
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:05 AM
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why is neil peart so special ? He can hit the drums but there is a lot of other drummers like: benny greb, dave weckl, jojo mayer, steve gadd, vinnie caliuta ..... neil peart is nothing comanpared to this guys. He is a good drummer but he is not a LEGEND. Please tell me if im rong. Thanks =)
Well for one he can spell. Yes you are wrong. Most people don't have a clue who those other drummers are.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:16 AM
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why is neil peart so special ? He can hit the drums but there is a lot of other drummers like: benny greb, dave weckl, jojo mayer, steve gadd, vinnie caliuta ..... neil peart is nothing comanpared to this guys. He is a good drummer but he is not a LEGEND. Please tell me if im rong. Thanks =)
You can't just compare all drummers like that. First of all they have different styles,
second they're different generations, and third you have to find out how all drummers
in all generations relate to each other - who learned from whom, who invented what,
who inspired following generations.

I.e. you can't really compare Neil Peart who created his own thing to Benny Greb who
didn't even live then :).

I'm not really a fan of Neil per se, but he sure is special, because he really developed
his own unique style, and for those who like it, he is very compositional.

Plus: If you want to compare drummers with the result of saying XY is "nothing" to YZ,
I'm sure you completely forget music. It's not just about technical abilities. You have
to see and kind of rate the music behind the notes! So I'm sure there is no great drummer
who is "nothing" musically at all.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:17 AM
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Well for one he can spell.
Why do you gotta be such an ass whenever someone doesn't get off on NP the way you do?
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:02 AM
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You really have to be bored to follow my posts all the time.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:01 AM
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I've been listening to older Rush again lately and I've rediscovered what I loved so much about Neil's playing. First of all, what he played sounded fresh and his technique was really clean. But most of all, it's what Neil talked about in that video clip from the Strombolopolous show; his compositional sense. He starts out by stating a theme and then he messes with it all kinds of different ways as the song progresses.

Here's a fun one from A Farewell To Kings: http://youtu.be/cu1UIEQ5QGs

Neil's part really takes off around the 3:13 mark.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:28 AM
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lol " put them in ( their place) not there place ;-)
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:26 AM
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lol " put them in ( their place) not there place ;-)
Hey. I never said I could spell. Neil is the smart one. :)
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:12 PM
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thanks, now ive learned something =).
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:29 PM
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Sorry, i have another question. For me all the great drummer must be good in all styles. Could Neil Peart play, samba, funk, smooth jazz, d`nīb, and lots of diferent stiles perfectly?. Thanks and sorry for waist your time. =)
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:32 PM
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You can't just compare all drummers like that. First of all they have different styles,
second they're different generations, and third you have to find out how all drummers
in all generations relate to each other - who learned from whom, who invented what,
who inspired following generations.

I.e. you can't really compare Neil Peart who created his own thing to Benny Greb who
didn't even live then :).

I'm not really a fan of Neil per se, but he sure is special, because he really developed
his own unique style, and for those who like it, he is very compositional.

Plus: If you want to compare drummers with the result of saying XY is "nothing" to YZ,
I'm sure you completely forget music. It's not just about technical abilities. You have
to see and kind of rate the music behind the notes! So I'm sure there is no great drummer
who is "nothing" musically at all.
thanks, for the best explanation yet.
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:33 PM
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Sorry for being short with you but I have read a lot of negative stuff on this site lately about Neil. Consider this. He became a Legend in a band that was not even mainstream popular like Led Zeppelin, Beatles, or the Who. There must be a reason so many thought he was so different, to elevate him over so many others. Not just the general public, but many professional drummers. He is a great Rock drummer. You don't have to know how to play all different styles of music to be great. That just makes you versatile. When was he supposed to take the time to learn all these other styles, and why did he have to. He has had a permanent Rock gig for the last 30 years. Not sure you can say that for most other drummers.

He also did not elevate himself to this status. He is a very shy person, that does not run around seeking all kinds of attention with his words like many other artists out there. He did it with his talent. If you haven't already, sit down and listen to his body of work. He has created some pretty amazing drum compositions. He also writes some pretty amazing lyrics. He certainly blows the dumb drummer stereotype out of the water. This guy has some smarts.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:31 PM
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Sorry for being short with you but I have read a lot of negative stuff on this site lately about Neil. Consider this. He became a Legend in a band that was not even mainstream popular like Led Zeppelin, Beatles, or the Who. There must be a reason so many thought he was so different, to elevate him over so many others. Not just the general public, but many professional drummers. He is a great Rock drummer. You don't have to know how to play all different styles of music to be great. That just makes you versatile. When was he supposed to take the time to learn all these other styles, and why did he have to. He has had a permanent Rock gig for the last 30 years. Not sure you can say that for most other drummers.

He also did not elevate himself to this status. He is a very shy person, that does not run around seeking all kinds of attention with his words like many other artists out there. He did it with his talent. If you haven't already, sit down and listen to his body of work. He has created some pretty amazing drum compositions. He also writes some pretty amazing lyrics. He certainly blows the dumb drummer stereotype out of the water. This guy has some smarts.
thanks, i never said that he is a bad drummer i think he's greate. I just wanted to know why the people like NP so mutch and now i understand the reason. Thanks =)
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:02 AM
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I find it so interesting just how polarizing opinions can be. For instance, a large majority of this site seems to hold Keith Moon and Neil Peart in less than favorable light, however they are my two favorites and two of my biggest inspirations in playing. on the other hand, most on this site seem to hold John Bonham to be the best drummer in rock history, however i never found him to be that impressive.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:49 AM
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NEW!

Neil Peart interview in the LA Times of all places.

Mostly dealing with staying healthy and fit.

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-...,1651065.story
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:53 AM
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Latest news don't know if you guys know about this...

Peart, Copeland and Danny Carey all in the same room playing out...

Neil is playing a Tama, thought he was a DW whore now?

Check the video..

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/...mbers_jam.html
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:36 AM
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Latest news don't know if you guys know about this...

Peart, Copeland and Danny Carey all in the same room playing out...

Neil is playing a Tama, thought he was a DW whore now?

Check the video..

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/...mbers_jam.html
He is playing Steward's kit. It's Steward's studio, and thus, all of Stewards gear.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:09 PM
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Neil has a new DVD in the works

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Old 08-02-2011, 11:56 PM
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Me thinks Neil is starting to come out of his shell a bit. Great to see. Thanks for the updates.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:49 AM
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I know what I want for Christmas:

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Old 09-15-2011, 01:35 PM
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You can buy it for me, and I will buy it for you. :) Should be very cool.
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That looks very cool. I'll get this one.




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Old 09-16-2011, 01:08 AM
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I think we should send one to Bernhard. :)
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:01 PM
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Love Peart, my first main inspiration!
I'm in the drummer of tomorrow competition, please vote for me!

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Old 10-08-2011, 01:53 PM
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Latest news don't know if you guys know about this...

Peart, Copeland and Danny Carey all in the same room playing out...

Neil is playing a Tama, thought he was a DW whore now?

Check the video..

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/...mbers_jam.html
For me a poor appearance...

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Old 10-08-2011, 04:08 PM
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For me a poor appearance...

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I think it was meant to be fun. It was just to show us that all these guys got together to jam which is pretty cool.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:21 AM
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Peart, Copeland and Danny Carey all in the same room playing out...
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/...mbers_jam.html
Luvin some old school Nealio but...that was painful to watch.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:16 AM
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My drumming style is a.) no where near his ability and b.) not similar in style. Peart's greatest influence on me has been his approach to music, and art in general. He is a tireless student of drums, and life, and continues to challenge himself.

Rock On!

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Been reading these posts and had to submit my humble reply.

I go through these phases where I'm obsessed with Bonham for two weeks, then Buddy for two weeks, then Tito Puente for two weeks and so on. Well, for the past week it's been Neil and Rush. It seems every couple of weeks my opinion of "who the greatest drummer is" changes so I change my focus of who to study and learn from.

I've come to realize the greatest drummer ever is the one I'm currently hooked on and learning from. The drummer who is inspiring me to learn new fills, trying new time signatures, practicing with an effing metronome etc. Their greatest isn't measured in their feel and technique alone - Their greatness is measured by the affect they have on drumming, the music community and the timelessness of their art and passion.

To me, "great" means not easily forgotten or irrelevant. It doesn't mean how many 64th notes someone can play in a fill, their double bass speed, the number of tattoos or anything else. To me greatness means to inspire and there are a helluva lot of good drummers who are inspirational to me.

I work from home so today I was watching Rush In Rio and got inspired to go play for a bit - Grabbed my sticks, ran upstairs to my office and completely lost a half hour to playing. I don't remember what I played, I don't remember what happened around me and I don't care. I know for that 30 minutes I was the greatest drummer in the world because I was playing well, playing creatively, learning a few new tricks and having fun.

This week Neil is the greatest drummer ever because he inspired me to get away from SAP for a spell and work on my chops.

Thanks Pratt :)
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For me a poor appearance...

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He looks real old in that performance...and I don't mean him, I mean his playing. It really made me sad.

I love Neil, and I love Rush. I love his playing, and I love his songwriting. He gave Rush substance, and rhythm. He will always be the greatest drummer period, to me. But he looks worn out in that solo. And I get it, he is 60 years old. It's hard to play like that now, let alone when your 60. From what I've seen of him it seems here's a super humble dude, but I hope he knows he's inspired just as many kids to learn the drums, if not more than Moon and Bonham. He is a legend and an icon worth recognizing. Forget the record labels, forget the critics, Rush is just as good a band as Zeppelin and The Who, and BETTER than the Beatles. And I hope...I so hope everyone realizes that before it's too late. Those three guys made amazing music. Neil Peart is the end all end all drummer for me. I would love to see the day where someone better comes along, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Every time I listen to Rush, it's so obvious that Neil invented modern metal drumming. That there could be no Dream Theater, not Lamb Of God, no Mastodon, no Machine Head, without Neil Peart and Rush. He has had an impact on me, and I can only assume every drummer out there, and he will continue to do so.

So if only one thing is taken away from what I've said, it's that Neil makes me want to play, and play better...
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You can stream the new Rush single from here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...light-20120418

My first impression is wow, it's really heavy for three guys who are approaching their sixties. Overall, it sounds like a throw back to the Fly By Night era.
Heavier and more raw than anything they have put out in a long time.
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Subdivisions........................be cool or be caaaaaast oouuuuuuut.


Signals.....my favorite....I lost track after the "nut & bolt " CD...lol.....
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