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Monday, January 31, 2011

Link of the day: Neil Peart interviews Jean Chretien in 1993

Neil Peart interviewed Jean Chretien, the leader of the Liberal Party in Canada, in 1993 on Much Music.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Vote on John Arrowsmith photos of the "Time Machine" Tour 2010

John Arrowsmith has assembled 26 of his photos from the "Time Machine" tour on a special voting page. The top 10 could potentially be included in the 2011 "Time Machine" tour book. You can vote on this page:

Tour Program - Rush On The Road - Time Machine Tour 2010

This is my favorite:


Which is your favorite?

Thanks to for the head's up!


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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Neil Peart book: "Far and Away" due out May 1

Neil Peart's fifth book, Far and Away: A Prize Every Time, is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2011, by ECW press. You can pre-order the book on Amazon now:

Far and Away: A Prize Every Time


Information from

Following in the tradition of Ghost Rider and Traveling Music, Rush drummer Neil Peart relates nearly four years of band tours, road trips, and personal discoveries in this introspective travelogue. From the ups and downs of a professional artist to the birth of a child, this revealing narrative recounts 22 adventures from rock's foremost drummer, biker enthusiast, husband and father. Both playful and insightful, Peart's love of drumming and the open road weaves throughout the stories as Neil explores horizons that are both physical and spiritual, sharing his observations about nature, society, and the self. Full-color photos round-out this tour of the open road that will resonate with Rush fans and motorcycle enthusiasts alike.


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Exclusive interview with Ari Gold, director of "Adventures of Power"

Making Something Out of Nothing: An interview with Ari Gold

"Adventures of Power," released today on DVD, is the hilarious story of an air drummer's journey to find his place in the world. Ari Gold, the director of the film, sat down with me to discuss his own journey of bringing his film to life.

"'Adventures of Power' was probably born when I heard 'Tom Sawyer' at age 10. I became an instant air-drummer," Gold said.

Years later, Gold's connection to Rush remains strong, with "Tom Sawyer" playing an important role in the story, and Neil Peart appearing in a cameo (his first live-action speaking role). 

Read the entire interview to find out what Neil thought of Gold's air drum version of "Tom Sawyer."


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"Adventures of Power" released on DVD

"Adventures of Power" was released on DVD today. Neil Peart has a cameo in the film, and there are extras on the DVD featuring Neil.

Check out my special "Power" page.

I saw "Power" over the summer of 2010 and loved it. Adventures of Power


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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Updates now available on Facebook

If you like to get your Neil Peart news through Facebook, I've set up a Neil Peart News page that you can now "like."

Neil Peart News page on Facebook

This page will receive updates from my website, as well as other "community" links and information from Facebook and Twitter.

Let me know if you have any questions.


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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

NEP News Update - January, 2011

This is a short update about the fundraising that undertook for the Red Cross of Chile.

NEP News, Weather and Sports

Over 2,000 people made donations, many of them more than the "suggested minimum," and within a little over a month, almost $5,000 had been raised.

Our Eponymous Founder volunteered to match that amount--and we are all very proud to present this check to Cruz Roja Chilena.

Great job, everyone, for helping out!

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Monday, January 17, 2011

More 2011 Time Machine dates and cities

Update 1/18/11: final dates (except Vancouver, B.C.) are now available:

June 8 - Greenville, SC - BI-LO Center
June 18 - San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
June 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
June 22 - Los Angelese, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
June 24 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand
June 26 - Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion
June 28 - Portland, OR - Sleep Country Amphitheatre
July 2 - Seattle, WA - The Gorge (although this is 3 hours away from Seattle) just sent out an email with more 2011 Time Machine dates and cities: will be announcing the remaining Time Machine Tour dates this Tuesday, January 18th!

However, seeing as 6 of the shows will go up for pre-sales starting THIS WEDNESDAY, January 19th at 10 AM (local) through Friday, January 21st at noon -- we wanted to ensure this email got to you in time to be ready!

As usual - members will have access to pre-sales for 2 days prior to the general on-sales (along with CITI card members for US/Live Nation shows).

In order to alleviate multiple emails to you, know that whenever a pre-sale password may be needed for this group of shows, the password will be BU2B.

The following shows will have pre-sales that begin this Wednesday, January 19th at 10:00 AM (local) through Friday, January 21st at noon for members.
CITI card members will also be able to access pre-sales Jan 19-21 from 10:00 AM to 5pm (local).
The general on-sale will begin January 24th at 10:00 AM Local.
June 10 - New Orleans @ Arena
June 12 - Austin @ Frank Erwin Center
June 14 - El Paso @ Don Haskins Center
June 16 - Phoenix @ US Airways Center
June 20 - Los Angeles @ Gibson Amphitheatre
June 22 - Los Angeles @ Gibson Amphitheatre

The following shows will go on sale the following week with more details to be posted - Greenville, San Diego, Las Vegas, Concord, Portland, and Seattle!



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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pictures of Neil's Time Machine Kit at NAMM 2011

I've posted some pictures of the "Time Machine" kit, which were taken by Dave Hermansen. Thanks for sending, Dave!

Neil's Time Machine Kit at NAMM 2011


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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Pre-order "Adventures of Power" - includes Neil Peart cameo

Just saw this from Ari Gold, the director of Adventures of Power:

Power DVD with an HOUR of extras is on Amazon not at $30 but at $13! PRE-ORDER NOW since price may go back up

I saw "Power" over the summer of 2010 and loved it. The DVD releases on January 25. Adventures of Power


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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Neil Peart's Time Machine kit at NAMM 2011

Lorne Wheaton has posted that he will be taking Neil Peart's DW "Time Machine" kit to the NAMM 2011 show. The NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants) takes place from January 13 - 16, 2011, at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.


From Lorne's MySpace:

I will have the full "Time Machine" tour kit on display at the DW booth at NAMM in January.

Note that NAMM is not open to the public -- only members of the music trade or people who have been invited.

Registration information

If you want to share any pictures that you take of the "Time Machine" kit, please send them to

Thanks to Rushisaband for the head's up.

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