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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Neil Peart in Drumhead magazine

Neil Peart will be interviewed in Drumhead magazine, Issue 4, available at the end of July 2007. I recently picked up a copy of this magazine (Issue 3), and was impressed with the quality and depth of the interviews. Looks like this will be more of the same, with 14 pages of interviews with Neil. Here's the official blurb from Drumhead (thanks to Michael at NeilPeartDrumsticks for the head's up!):

Promising to be Drumhead's biggest issue to date, Issue 4 with Rush's Neil Peart debuting his new drumkit is currently being printed. Look for copies in Barnes & Noble, Borders, Guitar Center, Sam Ash and independent retailers at the end of July.
     Issue 4 contains an in-depth 14 page interview with Neil Peart, including pages of photos detailing the intricacies of his new drum kit.



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Thursday, June 28, 2007

NEP news bits

Here are a few things that have come in recently that you might be interested in:
  • The Snakes & Arrows MVI DVD released this week. This DVD includes a 5.1 mix of Snakes & Arrows, and a 45-minute documentary about the making of this album.
  • For you collectors out there, Lewis has created a NEP Snakes & Arrows replica kit -- Lego style! You can see it here.
  • Michael at has posted pics of Neil's new drumsticks for the Snakes & Arrows tour. (Oh, and he also worked with Pro-Mark to design the version of these sticks Neil is using.)
  • As the tour progresses, Ed over at Rushisaband is tracking each show (along with readers of his site). This is a great place to find out the latest info.
  • If you can't wait to buy a tour book, John at has added the tour book to his site. You can check it out here.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Snakes & Arrows section updated

Now that the new tour has beein going for a few weeks, I've updated the Snakes & Arrows section of my site.

Here are some of the new or updated areas:

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Snakes & Arrows drum kit write-up and photo

I've added the tour book photo and Neil's write-up about the new Snakes & Arrows kit to the site.

Spoiler! Go to the Neil Peart drum kit page.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Contest at ends June 15

The contest at will end on Friday, June 15. So if you haven't entered, now's the time! Here's the official info from Michael who runs the site:


Only three more days left to get your entry in at for the huge Neil Peart Drumstick Giveaway Contest.  Collector Michael DF Lowe has added a NEW item to the prize lots this week. One pair each of the new Snakes & Arrows Tour 2007 drumsticks. Drop in to the site to see the new sticks.  6 lucky winners will be the first to get these Snakes & Arrows sticks along with other limited edition drumsticks, old tour sticks, shirts, hats, stickers, etc.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Drums-only version of "The Main Monkey Business"

You can listen to a drums-only version of the song "The Main Monkey Business" at I listened to the entire track, and I heard all kinds of things I'd never heard before.

Just got to and click on the embedded player (see the arrow below):

If you like this kind of thing, check out the following Book/CD, which includes a few drums-only tracks of Neil, including "Leave That Thing Alone." Unfortunately, it looks like it's not published anymore -- but you might be able to find it used.

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Picture of Neil's Snakes & Arrows tour drum kit

SPOILER! Below is a picture of Neil Peart's drum tech, Lorne Wheaton, sitting behind the "Snakes & Arrows" drum kit. Click it for a larger image.

Thanks to Rushisaband for bringing this to my attention and for posting the original image.

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Cover revealed for "The Roadshow Illustrated Companion"

Here is the cover for the new Neil Peart book "The Roadshow Illustrated Companion."


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