Neil Peart -- The Latest News

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Globe and Mail story on Rush documentary

Well-written story about the new Rush documentary.

Entering Rushdom


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Monday, April 26, 2010

New Postcard added to "Postcards from Neil"

I added a new postcard to the Postcards from Neil section of my website.


Go to Postcards from Neil.


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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Upcoming Releases for Neil Peart - Updated

I've updated the Upcoming Releases section of my website. This is where I track all the official Neil Peart releases for 2010 and beyond. There's also an archive for 2008 and 2009.

Let me know if you know of anything coming up that's not on this page.


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"Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage" documentary update

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage will premiere tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City tonight. It will be showing in Canada on Thursday, April 29, at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto.

A new trailer for the film is also available.

According to the Banger Films website, and, here is the schedule for the documentary's release after these two festivals:

Select Theaters - June 10, 2010

VH1 and VH1 Classic - June 26, 2010

DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Download - June 29, 2010


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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Neil Peart Drums - update

Sonic Reality updated its website to include a page for Neil Peart Drums, a new target release date, and price.


Availability: Second Quarter 2010

Price: $199 (DVD edition)

Specs: (from a forum posting) 35 GB of hard disk storage

There's also a "making of" video showing the producers working on Neil's drum kit and Neil playing the kit.

There's also a demo video you can watch of someone playing the kit via keyboard.

I found this information about this product in the comments of the demo video, which explains a little more about how this product works.

Hello Sonic Reality,
I am FAIRLY new to these type of programs. I have a V-Drum setup and use? either Superior 2.0 and/or Addictive Drums. Could you tell me how I could use this with the V-Drums. What Player would I NEED to buy for it to work? THANKS ! Sounds are outstanding ! Can't wait for the electronic kit sounds to come out also. 3 weeks ago

sonicreality (uploader) You don't need anything! It comes with the software? to be able to play it. Infinite Player from Sonic Reality & Kontakt Player 4 by Native Instruments... now comes FREE with Neil Peart Drums Vol. 1: The Kit. You'll need a good 35 gigabytes of space on your hard drive though! Pre-orders start this week and the product will be shipping in 3-4 weeks or less. 1 week ago



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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Complete - Important: Neil Peart News web address changing

Update - 4/14 - I've made this change to Neil Peart - The Latest News. Let me know if you encounter any problems.

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: (This address will not work until after the update on Wednesday) - The old address,, will not redirect automatically. If you're using a feed reader, you'll need to enter the new address.  

New web address: (This address will not work until after the update on Wednesday) - The old address 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 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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