Neil Peart -- The Latest News

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bubba's Book Club - September 2011 update

Neil has updated Bubba's Book Club. To read the update, click the link:

Issue 16: February 2011

In this edition, Neil writes about Aldous Huxley's After Many a Summer Dies the Swan.

Labels: , ,

posted by AndyO @ 9:24 PM   0 comments

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Limited Edition Pro-Mark 747 Neil Peart model sticks

There's a limited edition of Neil Peart's Time Machine 747 sticks available, according to the Pro-Mark website. Not sure if this is new, but here's the information if you're interested:

Japanese White Oak 747 Neil Peart wood tip

Along with his band RUSH, Neil is responsible for writing and performing some of the most adventurous music of the modern rock era. Like a 5A, but longer with a thicker taper and larger tip. Versatile. Use in quiet applications or when more volume is required. Heavier in weight than the hickory version.

With RUSH'S "Time Machine" tour, Pro-Mark has created 3 different imprints of Neil's popular Shira Kashi Oak 747s. Of the 12 designs featured on Neil's "Steam Punk" tour kit, 3 of those designs will be featured on the sticks in copper ink. These sticks are special edition for a limited time!

Limited Edition Pro-Mark 747 Time Machine sticks

Labels: ,

posted by AndyO @ 9:48 PM   0 comments

New kits added to Replicas page

posted by AndyO @ 9:09 PM   0 comments

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

"Far and Away" now available on Kindle

For all you Kindle readers out there, you can now purchase the electronic version of Far and Away: A Prize Every Time.

Labels: ,

posted by AndyO @ 9:00 AM   0 comments

Monday, August 08, 2011

"Time Machine 2011" DVD and Blu-ray pre-order now available

You can now pre-order Rush's new concert video, "Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland." The video is scheduled to release on October 25, 2011 November 8.

Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (DVD)

Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland [Blu-ray]


posted by AndyO @ 10:51 AM   0 comments

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Neil Peart's Time Machine drum setup in pictures

Some nice pictures of the "Time Machine" kit.

Also, there are excerpts from Rhythm Magazine's August 2011 interview with Neil and drum tech Lorne Wheaton.

Neil Peart's Time Machine drum setup in pictures |

Picture of Neil Peart's Time Machine kit

Thanks to PowerWindows for the head's up!


posted by AndyO @ 6:09 PM   0 comments

Monday, August 01, 2011

New Neil Peart instructional DVD scheduled for Oct 14 release

Neil Peart's new instructional DVD, "Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performance," is scheduled for an October 14 release date.

You can read the announcement here on

You can pre-order on Amazon now:

Taking Center Stage: Lifetime of Live Performances

Taking Center Stage photo


Series: DVD

Publisher: Hudson Music

Format: DVD

Artist : Neil Peart

Release Date: 10/14/2011

Filmed in various locations over the course of a year, Neil Peart takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at Rush's 2010-11 Time Machine tour. This includes rare and exclusive footage of Neil's personal pre-tour rehearsals and backstage events at a Rush concert (including a visit to the soundcheck, and an unprecedented backstage interview as Neil warms up for the show). Neil also presents a detailed look at every single song in the tour's set list. Each song features analysis and demonstrations by Neil, which are coupled with a detailed PDF eBook containing transcription of his parts. At the end of each song discussion, the viewer is transported onstage to a Rush concert to see the actual live performance of the song from the perspective of the drum cameras only. 6 hours, 40 minutes.

Via Rushisaband

Labels: , ,

posted by AndyO @ 1:47 PM   0 comments

Neil gives an unannounced drum class at KoSA Drum Camp

Update: 8/10/11 - Pro-Mark article about Neil's appearance.


Neil gave an unannounced drum class over the weekend at the 16th Annual KoSA International Percussion Workshop, Camp & Festival in Vermont.

Neil Peart at KoSA Workshop

Hudson Music posted a photo on their Facebook page.

According to comments:

An unannounced class by Professor Neil Peart at Kosa/Vermont. A pretty special day...

Neil did a great class and played drumset with a small percussion ensemble and he also played djembe with them to close out the class. A good time was had by all....


Labels: ,

posted by AndyO @ 1:39 PM   0 comments