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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Full-concert R30 Blu-ray and DVD coming November 17

When the R30 DVD was released in 2005, it was missing 8 songs from the original concert (evidently, the band didn't want R30 to be too similar to Rush in Rio). On November 17, the R30 concert will be released in its entirety, in both Blu-ray (Hi-Def) and DVD formts. Both of these versions are available for pre-order:

R30 [Blu-ray]

Rush - R30 [DVD]

Also releasing on November 17 is a compilation DVD, featuring video from Rush in Rio, R30, and Snakes & Arrows Live. It's also available for pre-order.

Working Men

Thanks to Rushisaband for the head's up on these releases!

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Burning the Days available on 9/22/09

The new Vertical Horizon album, Burning the Days, is available to purchase on Tuesday, 9/22.

Neil wrote about his work on this album in this News, Weather, and Sports update from 2006. He collaborated on the lyrics for one song and played drums on three songs.

Go to the Vertical Horizon website for more information

The tracks include:

  1. "All Is Said and Done"
  2. "The Lucky One"
  3. "The Middle Ground"
  4. "I Believe in You"
  5. "Save Me From Myself" drums by Neil Peart
  6. "Carrying On"
  7. "Back to You"
  8. "Can You Help Me"
  9. "Afterglow"
  10. "Here"
  11. "Welcome to the Bottom" drums by Neil Peart
  12. "Even Now" Lyrics and drums by Neil Peart, Music by Matt Scannell


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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Win Neil Peart autographs

There are two new contests to win Neil Peart autographs.

The Five Star Drum Shops Big Beat multi-city drum set event

One lucky winner in one of the 11 cities will get a bass drum head with the Rush "Snakes & Arrows" artwork, autographed especially for this occasion by iconic drummer Neil Peart!

R30 Lithograph signed by Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, and Alex Lifeson (closes 9/28/09)

Win this Signed R30 Litho. This litho is 16" X 22" and is signed by Geddy, Alex and Neil!

This contest closes on September 28th, 2009. Our system only accepts one entry per email address.

Thanks to PowerWindows and Rushisaband for the head's up!


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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Isolated Neil Peart drum tracks

Recently, I was surfing around on YouTube and found something really interesting. MasterTracks18 has isolated Neil's drum tracks on many Moving Pictures songs and posted them to YouTube.

What makes these so interesting are the details the isolated tracks reveal (check out the timbale fill on YYZ during the guitar solo). MasterTracks18 has also posted isolated tracks for guitar, bass, and vocals that are just as interesting.

I highly recommend you check these out.

MasterTracks18 Rush tracks

There are also isolated tracks for many other bands on this site.

Thanks, MasterTrack18!


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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

NEP News: The Ballad of Larry and Suzy

In the September 2009 edition of News, Weather, and Sports, Neil recounts his growing fascination with a hummingbird nest in his backyard as his daughter's due date approaches. This is a great read.

The Ballad of Larry and Suzy

Thanks to Tony Stiles via Power Windows for the head's up!

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