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Friday, June 17, 2011

Neil Peart on "Strombo" tonight - June 17, 2011 - CBC Television

There's a preview video available:

From the Strombo site:

The drummer and lyricist for Rush on how his relationship with drumming has changed over the years - and the evolution of his monster drum solo. 'I get lost in it ... and I do challenge myself,' he says of his largely improvised solo. 'There are no consequences. There's no mistake. If I do something weird, play it twice and it's a new part.'

Highlights Include:

Being Inspired By Other Drummers
'Eric Clapton said he wanted to burn his guitar after hearing Jimi Hendrix. I never understood that. If I hear somebody great it makes me want to go home and play. Not out of frustration, but out of joy.'

On His Drum Solo
'I compose a solo and then perform the variations within it as a piece of music for the audience. At this point, the first half of my solo is completely improvised from the first beat through changes that I've become familiar with in the process of a night's discovery.'

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