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Friday, November 14, 2014

Neil Peart's November 2014 interviews

Neil Peart has been one busy drummer these days. As part of promoting his new book Far and Near: On Days Like These and the new Rush Blu-ray box set R40, he's appeared on many programs this week. If you missed any of these, here they are:

The Strombo Show: Nov 10

The Strombo Show welcomes Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist of RUSH, for a rare and intimate conversation from George's home.


CBC Music: Jesse Kinos-Goodin: Nov 12

Neil Peart, the legendary drummer of Rush, and Jesse Kinos-Goodin sit down for an in-depth discussion in this CBC Music exclusive about his literary influences, his new book Far and Near, changing his drumming style, the Foo Fighters, why Tom Sawyer will "never be easy" and more.

Part 1: Motorcycles and writing

Part 2: 40 Years of Rush


CBC Music: November 12

Neil Peart explains 10 great Rush songs

Neil Peart's Guide to Neil Peart's Drums


One On One with Neil Peart of RUSH (upcoming)

This weekend on your radio, Neil Peart sits down with Legends of Classic Rock host Jeff Woods, for an hour featuring stories and music, related to membership in RUSH, the band's new retrospective DVD release R40, and Peart's life and adventures on the road, expanding upon stories in his latest book "Far and Near - On Days Like These".

For stations and showtimes, go to:

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

See Neil Peart's Time Machine drum kit at Just Drums in Toronto, 11/15, 12 p.m.

For those of you in the Toronto area on Saturday, November 15, Neil Peart's drum tech Lorne "Gump" Wheaton will be at Just Drums with Neil Peart's Time Machine kit.

WHEN: Saturday, November 15 from 12:00-4:00PM.
WHERE: Just Drums, 137 Willowdale Ave, Toronto, ON


From the Facebook event page:

On November 15 in Toronto, Roland Canada and Just Drums are proud to host the WORLD' S MOST RECOGNIZED HYBRID DRUM KIT EVENT!

Don't miss this once in a lifetime chance for an Interactive Experience with the world's most recognized hybrid drum kit and drum tech for one of THE most accomplished drummers in the world! Neil Peart's Time Machine Hybrid kit is a work of art and has been on stage all over the world with RUSH on their Clockwork Angels and Time Machine tours. Drum technician Lorne (Gump) Wheaton was there the whole way . and now they will be at Just Drums for one day only. There won't be another chance this to get up close to the kit, and get the inside scoop from the guy who makes it all work, Neil's right hand man Lorne Wheaton.

Get your picture taken with Neil's kit, chat with Lorne, and learn how this Hybrid Kit all works. Join Roland Canada V-Drums Specialist Darren Schoepp at 1pm and 3pm for an Interactive Presentation that includes the history of Neil Peart and V-Drums, a detailed look at the technology of the Time Machine Kit, and a Q&A session with Darren and Lorne. Come see an exclusive custom TD-30KV Steam Punk themed V-Drums kit honoring Neil, and check out many other custom V-Drums finishes.

Additional Experience: hands-on Hybrid kit demo stations, V-Drums test drive zone, one day V-Drums Contest, V-Drums Specialists demonstrations, and in-store specials are all happening from noon - 4pm.

Enter to win a signed copy of Neil Peart's new book FAR AND NEAR: On Days Like These, plus many door prizes!

This will most likely be the last time you can see this kit for a while, as it's being officially retired after the event:

Having seen Lorne present the S.S. Professor kit many years ago in Los Angeles, I can say that seeing something like this is extremely rare and well worth any effort. (I flew from Seattle to Los Angeles just to see it.)

Also, please let me know if you have photos or videos to share after this event.

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Neil Peart on The Strombo Show - Sunday, 11/9 - 8 p.m. EST

Neil Peart will be joining George Stroumboulopoulos on The Strombo Show tonight, Sunday, 11/9/14, starting at 8:00 p.m.  EST.


From the The Strombo Show site:

"One likes to believe in the freedom of music..."

The Strombo Show will run the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order.

It's a show for music lovers by music lovers.

We'll be ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new. George Stroumboulopoulos will be joined by Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist of the legendary band Rush, for a rare and intimate conversation from George's home.

Aside from being one third of the holy trinity, Peart is a celebrated author, and he recently released his seventh title: Far And Near: On Days Like These. With George, they'll explore his open road journeys and reflect on forty years of Rush.

We'll be joined by a few friends throughout the program to share stories and request songs and, as always, we'll be tipping our hats to those ground-breakers and game-changers with a Nod to the Gods, spinning the best new tracks, paying tribute to Tom Waits on Ten with Tom and we'll send you into the collective horizontal with the Big Lie Down.

For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.?? ??


Peart also joined Stroumboulopoulos on The Hour in 2011 as well.

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