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Monday, February 28, 2011

Rush and NEP-related auction items

A friend of mine recently posted some new auction items to eBay that I thought folks might be interested in. Check out the rare Neil Peart Wuhan poster near the bottom. 

Rush Auction Items


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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Link of the day: RUSH S&A Tour - Concert Tech Documentary - Part 1/6

Very interesting documentary about the "Snakes & Arrows" tour.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Bid on a unique, autographed "Snakes & Arrows" snare drum

As part of the Adventures of Power Online Auction to Support VH1 Save the Music, there's a unique "Snakes & Arrows" snare up for auction. Neil will sign this drum for the auction winner.


This appears to be a different "Snakes & Arrows" model compared to the usual "Aztec Red" model. I think it's similar to the Connoiseur 'Snakes and Arrows' snare, although the wood looks different.

Connoiseur Snakes & Arrows snare

charitybuzz | #257629 - You Better RUSH to get this Personalized Snakes & Arrows Snare Drum from Neil Peart

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Article about graphic designer for "Time Machine" cymbals

This is a story about Wendy Cosman Parlee, the graphic designer for Neil's "Time Machine" steampunk cymbals. - Project promises to be one of the most unique | By ALLISON ADAIR - Breaking News, New Brunswick, Canada


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Link of the day: Neil's first drum kits

Go back in time and see what Neil was playing before he joined Rush.

Neil Peart's Drum Kits: Before Rush



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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Link of the Day: Neil Peart Time Machine solo

This is a great high-quality video of Neil's "Time Machine" solo in Irvine, CA.

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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Drum Workshop "Time Machine" collectable reproduction snare

Drum Workshop is now offering a "Time Machine" collectable reproduction snare. No word on pricing or where to buy at this point.


Collector's Series Specialty Snare Drums - Drum Workshop Inc.

Created to commemorate Neil Peart's latest drum set creation, "The Time Machine", each snare is an exact recreation of the drum Neil plays on tour. It's not a signature snare drum, but rather a collectable reproduction. The 6.5x14" Collector's series North American Maple shell with VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) technology provides optimal crack, warmth, bottom end and sensitivity. The drum is painstakingly finished with copper leaf-applied graphics and hand airbrush work. Custom copper hardware completes the look. Also standard is a MAG throw-off system with 3P butt plate, 3.0 True Hoops, True Tone snare wires and DW Heads by Remo USA. Available for a limited time only.

I have a feeling that "exact recreation/collectable reproduction" means this will be more expensive than the usual signature snare drum models from DW.

Thanks to Rushisaband for the head's up!

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Friday, February 04, 2011

New NEP News Update: February, 2011

Updated: 7:19 p.m. with more details

Neil has an updated blog post called Talking Drums in Death Valley, where he discusses a new instructional drumming video Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performance and his new book, Far and Away: A Prize Every Time.


Speaking of his new book, there's a limited edition of Far and Away available exclusively at the Rush Backstage Club. Here are the details:

This limited edition version of "Far and Away" has its own charcoal grey cloth slipcase adorned with a copper stamping of Neil's drumhead logo. Inside the book there will be a special edition bookplate that is hand-numbered and signed by Neil himself! This limited edition hardcover is exclusive to the Rush Backstage Club meaning, the only place you can get it is here!

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

"I Still Love You Man" now on the web

A high-quality version of "I Still Love You Man" is now available at "Funny or Die.

You can watch it here.

Thanks to and PowerWindows for the head's up.

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