Neil Peart -- The Latest News

Monday, September 03, 2007

Various site updates and news bullets

Here are a few items I've been meaning to send out the past two weeks. 

Postcards from Neil

I've created a new section called Postcards from Neil. This section highlights postcards that Neil Peart sent to people who wrote to him through Modern Drummer. I've seen a few of these postcards, but had never seen one that was handwritten like what Neil Peart had sent to Neal Scanapico. (Thanks for letting me post this, Neal.)  

If you received a postcard from Neil and want to share it with other fans on this website, please send me an e-mail.

New photos in the 1980s gallery

I've posted five amazing photos that M. Hayden sent to me from the Hold Your Fire tour. (Thanks to M. for letting me post these to my site.)



Snakes & Arrows updates

As of this writing, Rush has performed 39 shows on this tour. The tour has been extremely successful so far, both financially and critically, and many fans have said this is the best tour they've ever seen. I would have to agree.

Here are a few links you might be interested in:

New auctions

My friend has posted more Rush items to eBay. You can check these out at the Featured Rush Auction Items page. This week there are a few rare items.

Paragon Diamondback cymbal now available

I found the new Paragon Diamondback cymbal at one online music store location. The list price for this cymbal is $449, but you can buy it for $269. If anyone knows when this cymbal will be available in other locations, let me know.

 Only four 30th Anniversary Commemorative kits remain

I saw on Guitar Center's website that there are only four of the 30th Anniversary kits left. According to the site, these kits are in the imagefollowing Guitar Center stores:

  • Manhattan, NY
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Jose, CA
  • San Antonio, TX

Here's a happy owner of one of these kits.

Browser compatibility update

For those of you using Firefox or Safari, you might have had problems reading The Latest News in HTML format. A few weeks ago I updated this blog so that it will now work with these browsers. If you have any other problems, please e-mail me

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