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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Important: Neil Peart News web address changing

On Wednesday evening (Pacific time), March 14, 2010, I'll be changing the Neil Peart - The Latest News web and feed addresses. This change will not affect Twitter or Feedblitz subscriptions. If you use these services to receive updates, you won't need to make any changes. 

New XML feed address: http://neilpeartnews.andrewolson.com/feeds/posts/default (This address will not work until after the update on Wednesday) - The old address, http://www.andrewolson.com/Neil_Peart/neilpeart_news/peart_atom.xml, will not redirect automatically. If you're using a feed reader, you'll need to enter the new address.  

New web address: http://neilpeartnews.andrewolson.com (This address will not work until after the update on Wednesday) - The old address http://andrewolson.com/Neil_Peart/neilpeart_news/neilpeart_news.htm should redirect automatically.

When these changes have been made, you'll see announcements at the old and new addresses.

I apologize for any inconvenience this change might cause you. I need to make this update due to new Blogger requirements, the blogging service I use.

Let me know if you have any questions.


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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Rush Announces 2010 Tour Dates

Today, Rush announced their 2010 Tour Dates for "The Time Machine Tour." From the PR Newswire story:

Announced today, The Time Machine Tour is an evening with Rush, where they will perform their classics, give a taste of the future -- and for the first time ever -- feature the Moving Pictures album live in its entirety. 

The story also includes a footnote that "additional cities and dates to be announced."


Date City Venue Tickets
6/29 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion On sale April 17
7/1 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre On sale soon
7/2 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest On sale April 17
7/5 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion On sale April 17
7/9 Sarnia, ON Rogers Sarnia Bayfest On sale April 17
7/13 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre On sale soon
7/15 Quebec City, QC Festival d'�t� de Qu�bec On sale April 28
7/17 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On sale soon
7/19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun On sale April 16
7/21 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center On sale soon
7/23 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC On sale April 16
7/24 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach On sale April 17
8/5 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre On sale soon
8/7 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre On sale April 17
8/9 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre On sale April 16
8/11 Los Angeles, CA LA Forum On sale soon
8/13 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater On sale soon
8/14 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena On sale soon
8/16 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre On sale April 17
8/20 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena On sale soon
8/22 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater On sale soon
8/25 Omaha, NE Qwest Center On sale soon
8/27 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair On sale April 17
8/29 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena On sale soon
8/31 Allentown, PA Allentown Fair On sale April 24
9/2 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair On sale April 17
9/3 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center On sale April 17
9/14 Boston, MA TD Garden On sale soon
9/16 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center On sale soon
9/18 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater On sale soon
9/21 Tulsa, OK BOK Center On sale soon
9/23 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center On sale soon
9/25 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion On sale soon
9/26 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center On sale soon
9/29 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Encore Park On sale April 30
10/1 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre On sale soon
10/2 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre On sale soon

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Friday, April 02, 2010

Rush in the studio - Pics of Peart's kit

Update - 4/5/10 - The original Pearl Drummers Forum has been taken down (thanks, Ed, from Rushisaband.)

According to this forum post (and pictures), Rush was in the studio the past week. Here are some pictures of the Snakes & Arrows kit set up for recording.

Rush in the studio. Pics of Peart's kit. - Pearl Drummers Forum


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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Canadian Songwriter Hall of Fame coverage

Rush was inducted into the Canadian Songwriter Hall of Fame on Sunday, March 28 for their songs Closer to the Heart, The Spirit of Radio, Limelight, Tom Sawyer, and Subdivisions. Rush is the first band to be inducted. You can listen to the entire show on the CBC website.

Listen to Neil Peart's acceptance speech


Here are some articles about the event:

Toronto Sun

CTV article

Canadian Music Scene Site (photos)

CBC News video: Rush Inducted into Hall of Fame

Canada.com article

Canadian Press video (Neil Peart interviewed)

Jam Showbiz: Rush Inducted into Songwriters Hall

Jacob Moon's blog (he performed Subdivisions at this event)

Thanks to Rushisband.com and PowerWindows for the links


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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rush Documentary Canadian Premiere - Photos on the Banger blog

This site has some photos of the Banger Films crew with Neil Peart. I also saw that tickets are still available for the Friday, April 30 (4:00 p.m.) show.

Rush Documentary Canadian Premiere | Banger Films Official Blog

Note: If you're planning on going to this, please let me know if you'd be interested in writing about the experience.


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Replica kit updates - 3/27/10

I've added four new kits to the Replicas and drum kits inspired by Neil Peart page. Thanks to all the drummers for sending in their photos!

Also, feel free to leave comments or questions at the bottom of the replica pages for the drummers.

Carlos Elias

Ludwig's Roshambo Replica

Donald Jack

Steve Grala


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Friday, March 26, 2010

Interview with Neil Peart: CANOE -- Rush: Rush-ing into Songwriters Hall

Here's yet another interview with Neil Peart. Some really interesting stuff in this one. For example, here's what he had to say about Subdivisions.

"It's a very unusual song construction lyrically and musically that we managed to make work," he said. "It was written at a time when we weren't working, so to speak. We were mixing a live album and we just started playing around and wrote a song for fun. Although it's very serious in it's musical structure, one of the most complicated actually that we've had in terms of arrangement drum part alone, it's a really intricate drum part to play and consequently I still love playing it almost 30 years later and that's a good testament."

CANOE -- JAM! Music - Artists - Rush: Rush-ing into Songwriters Hall

via Power Windows

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Voting now open for 15th Annual Drummies

The 15th Annual Drummies are now open for voting. Neil Peart has won Drummer of the Year for the past three years. To read more about the Drummies, see the following press release:

DRUMMER CAFE ~ Enter Music Publishing Rolls Out Voting For 15th Annual Drummies | News | Music Industry

To vote, go to this site:

Official voting site

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Interview: Peart talks about hall induction, new songs, and more

Here's a new interview with Neil Peart with the Canadian Press about Rush's upcoming induction into the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

"Being in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, that's 10 times - 100 times - more (important) than being in some critics' list."

The Canadian Press: Rush say Canadian songwriters' hall induction means more than Rock hall snub

Via John at Cygnus-X1.net.

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