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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Replica drum kit updates

I've posted two new kits to my replicas and drum kits inspired by Neil Peart page.

This time we have kits by Eric Banta and Dave Tremper. Also, check out Eric's unique Starman tattoo!

Thanks, Eric and Dave, for sharing the pictures and your stories.


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Friday, May 25, 2007

Rush and NEP-related auctions and contest

Below are a couple of items you might be interested in. I've highlighted both of these before, but because they've both changed I wanted to send out another note.

Rush auctions--My friend continues to post interesting Rush auction items. This week there are no less than 5 items, including one ticket to the Rush show in Seattle (White River). Most of these are ending either this Saturday or Sunday. You can look at the current status of the auction on this page: or view the items and their bids as of Friday, 5/25/07, 12:30 p.m. (PDT) here:


  • 1 Rush Ticket White River Seattle Auburn Sec 3, Row 15

    US $99.99 (1 Bid)
    End Date: Tuesday May-29-2007 12:08:11 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list


  • NeilPeartDrumsticks is sponsoring a Neil Peart Drumsticks 2007 contest. If you haven't entered yet, there's still time! Michael DF Lowe, who runs this site, has continued to add items to the contest, which closes on June 15, 2007.

    Here's the third-place prize list, just so you can see all the stuff you could win. Go to to see the latest list of prizes.

    • One pair of Neil's current 747 drumsticks
    • One - Screened Pro-Mark T-Shirt 
    • One - Embroidered Pro-Mark Hat
    • One - DRUM! June 2007 Magazine
    • Two - Pro-Mark Lanyards
    • Two - Pro-Mark Equipped Stickers
    • Four - Pro-Mark 50th Anniversary Stickers
    • One - 2007-08 Pro-Mark Catalog

    While you're on the site, check out the article of Michael in the June 2007 edition of DRUM! magazine (the one with Neil on the cover).

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    Wednesday, May 23, 2007

    Neil Peart magazine articles and photos

    Rush is a band has posted a few scans of recent NEP magazine articles that are worth checking out:

    DRUM! magazine photos: I've been trying to find this issue for a while with no luck. But you can look at the accompanying photos in these scans. Subscribe to DRUM!

    Motorcyclist Magazine artice: Includes some never-seen-before photos along with excerpts from "Roadshow." A nice sidebar called "Peart's Picks" catalogs the top 11 destinations from the R30 Tour. Finally, on the last page, Motorcyclist Editor-in-Chief Brian Catterson writes an interesting story about riding with Neil. Subscribe to Motorcyclist.

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    Wednesday, May 16, 2007

    New Neil Peart book: The Roadshow Illustrated Companion

    The Roadshow Illustrated Companion is scheduled to release on September 25, 2007. This book is available for pre-order and lists for $45.00.

    Here's the info from Amazon:

    Book Description
    A stunning companion to Roadshow: Landscape with Drums, The Illustrated Companion combines eloquent text with a range of full color photographs depicting the byways, bystanders, backstage hands, and other features of Neil Peart's ever-changing landscape as he journeys by motorcycle between dates on Rush's historic 30th Anniversary World Tour. Including concert photos taken by official Rush photographer Andrew MacNaughtan The Roadshow Illustrated Companion vividly chronicles Peart's ultimate travel adventure delivering a sublimely executed treatise on the art of travel.

    Product details

  • Hardcover: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Rounder Books (September 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579401481
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579401481

    Thanks to Rush is a band for the head's up!

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    Sunday, May 13, 2007

    Neil Peart updates - 5/13/07

    There are a lot of interesting bits of news about Neil and Rush that I thought I'd compile into one update.

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    Tuesday, May 01, 2007

    Snakes & Arrows CD released today

    The highly anticipated "Snakes & Arrows" CD was released today. This is Rush's 23rd album (including live releases, but excluding compilations). has been appropriately updated with "Snakes & Arrows" artwork (very cool!).

    Once you click the "Snakes & Arrows" CD image, there are other clickable areas, including:

    • Lyrics
    • Photos (same ones that have been up on for a while)
    • Player (not working yet as of this writing)
    • Biography (the Neil's "Snakes & Arrows" essay (PDF))
    • Track listing
    • Downloads (screensavers)

    Track listing page

    On the home page, I also noticed the photo gallery appears to be updated. I've seen most of the photos, but the interface is different.

    Gallery page

    On this site, I'm starting to add more content to my "Snakes & Arrows" tour page as it comes in. The latest addition is a "Snakes & Arrows" reviews feed on the top right (you can also view and save this as an RSS feed if you want: Snakes & Arrows RSS feed). I'll continue to update this page as more "Snakes & Arrows" news and information is available. The RSS feed for Snakes info is: Snakes & Arrows information.

    Enjoy the new CD!

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