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Neil Peart
Peart in concert with Rush in Raleigh, North Carolina (June 20, 2007)
Peart in concert with Rush in Raleigh, North Carolina (June 20, 2007)
Background information
Birth name Neil Ellwood Peart
Born September 12, 1952 (1952-09-12) (age 55)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Genre(s) Hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, jazz, swing, big band
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, author
Instrument(s) Drums, percussion
Years active 1973–present
Label(s) Mercury, Anthem, Atlantic
Associated acts Rush
Buddy Rich Big Band
Website www.neilpeart.net
Notable instrument(s)
Sabian Paragon Signature cymbals designed by Peart

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Peart grew up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada (now part of St. Catharines) working the occasional odd job. However, his true ambition was to become a professional musician. During adolescence, he floated from regional band to regional band and dropped out of high school to pursue a career as a full-time drummer. After a discouraging stint in England to concentrate on his music, Peart returned home, where he joined local Toronto band Rush in the summer of 1974. Port Dalhousie is a small part of St. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... St. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Early in his career, Peart's performance style was deeply rooted in hard rock from which he drew most of his inspiration from drummers such as Keith Moon and John Bonham, players who were at the forefront of the British hard rock scene.[1] As time progressed, however, he emulated some of the late jazz and big band musicians Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Peart is also one of the more recent pupils of jazz instructor Freddie Gruber.[2] Peart has received many awards for his musical performances and is known for his technical proficiency and stamina.[3] Hard Rock redirects here. ... Keith Moon at his Pictures of Lily-drumkit Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... John Henry Bonzo Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English drummer and member of the English rock band Led Zeppelin. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s, although there are many big-bands around nowadays. ... Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. ... Bernard Buddy Rich (September 30, 1917 Brooklyn, New York – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. ... Freddie Gruber was a friend of Buddy Rich that began playing drums in New York and ended up as a teacher in LA. His students varried form Dave Weckl and Neil Peart. ...


In addition to his profession as a musician, Peart is also a prolific writer, being the author of several published travelogues and evidenced by his position as chief lyricist for Rush.[3] Over the years, Peart has become known for an impersonal writing style and a propensity for addressing diverse subject matter including science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy, as well as secular, humanitarian and libertarian themes.

Contents

Life and career

Early life

Neil Peart was born on his family's farm in Hagersville,[3][4] on the outskirts of Hamilton. The first child of four, his brother Danny and sisters Judy and Nancy were born after the family moved to St. Catharines when Peart was two. At this time his father became parts manager for Dalziel Equipment, a farm machinery supplier. In 1956 the family moved to the Port Dalhousie area of the town. Peart attended Gracefield School, and describes his childhood as happy and says he experienced a warm family life. By early adolescence he became interested in music and acquired a transistor radio, which he would use to tune into pop music stations broadcasting from Toronto, Hamilton, Welland and Buffalo.[4] Hagersville, Ontario Canada is a town in Haldimand County, Ontario which gained international notoriety in 1990 for a gigantic uncontrolled tire fire which spewed toxic smoke for more than a month. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... St. ... Port Dalhousie is a small part of St. ... Welland (formally The Corporation of City of Welland; 2001 population 48,402) is a city in the Regional Municipality of Niagara in Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ...


His first exposure to musical training came in the form of piano lessons, which he later said in his instructional video A Work in Progress did not have much impact on him. He had a penchant for drumming on various objects around the house with a pair of chopsticks, so for his 13th birthday, his parents bought him a pair of drum sticks, a practice pad and some lessons, with the promise that if he stuck with it for a year, they would buy him a kit.[4] This 2-DVD box documents the work in progress of recording Rushs Test for Echo album, as well as Neil Peart in the studio. ...


His parents bought him a drum kit for his fourteenth birthday and he began taking lessons from Don George at the Peninsula Conservatory of Music.[4] His stage debut took place that year at the school's Christmas pageant in St. Johns Anglican Church Hall in Port Dalhousie. His next appearance was at Lakeport High School with his first group, The Eternal Triangle. This performance contained an original number entitled "LSD forever." At this show he performed his first solo which garnered praise from fellow students.[4]


Peart got a job in Lakeside Park, a fairground on the shores of Lake Ontario, which later inspired a song of the same name on the Rush album Caress of Steel.[5] He worked on the Bubble Game and Ball Toss, but his tendency to take it easy when business was slack resulted in his termination. By his late teens, Peart had played in local bands such as Mumblin’ Sumpthin’, the Majority, and JR Flood. These bands practiced in basement recreation rooms and garages and played church halls, high schools and roller rinks in towns across Southern Ontario such as Mitchell, Seaforth, Elmira and Timmins. Tuesday nights were filled with jam sessions at the Niagara Theatre Centre.[4] Lakeside Park is a city located in Kenton County, Kentucky. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Caress of Steel was the third album by Rush, released in 1975. ... Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario lying south of the French River and Algonquin Park. ... Mitchell is a town in Perth County, Ontario, Canada. ... Seaforth (2001 population: 2300) is a community in the municipality of Huron East, in Huron County, Ontario, Canada. ... The town of Elmira, Ontario is the largest community within the Township of Woolwich in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and is located 15 km to the north of the city of Waterloo. ... This article is about city in Ontario, Canada. ...


Career prior to joining Rush

At eighteen years of age, after struggling to achieve success as a drummer in Canada, Peart traveled to London hoping to further his career as a professional musician.[2] Despite playing in several bands and picking up occasional session work, he was forced to support himself by selling trinkets to tourists in a souvenir shop called The Great Frog on Carnaby Street.[6][7] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Londons Carnaby Street is in the district of Soho and just to the east of Regent Street. ...


While in London he came across the writings of novelist and Objectivist Ayn Rand. Rand's writings became a significant philosophical influence on Peart, as he found many of her treatises to individualism and Objectivism inspiring. References to Rand's philosophy can be found in his lyrics, most notably "Anthem" from 1975's Fly By Night and "2112" from the 1976 Rush album, 2112.[8] This article is about the philosophy of Ayn Rand. ... Ayn Rand (IPA: , February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982), born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum (Russian: ), was a Russian-born American novelist and philosopher. ... Individualism is a term used to describe a moral, political, or social outlook that stresses human independence and the importance of individual self-reliance and liberty. ... Anthem is a song written by Canadian progressive rock trio Rush. ... Rush (1974) Fly by Night is the second studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in February 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... 2112 is the title track from Canadian progressive rock band Rushs album of the same name, released in 1976. ... For the year 2112, see 22nd century. ...


After eighteen months of dead-end musical gigs, and disillusioned by his lack of progress in the music business, Peart placed his aspiration of becoming a professional musician on hold and returned to Canada.[2] Upon returning to St. Catharines, he worked for his father selling tractor parts at Dalziel Equipment.


Joining Rush

After returning to Canada, Peart was recruited to play drums for the St. Catharines band Hush, who played on the South Ontario bar circuit.[2] Soon after, a mutual acquaintance convinced Peart to audition for the Toronto based band Rush, which needed a replacement for its original drummer John Rutsey. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson oversaw the audition. His future band mates describe Peart's arrival that day as somewhat humorous, as Peart arrived in shorts, driving a battered old car with his drums stored in trashcans. Peart felt the entire audition was a complete disaster.[2] While Lee and Peart hit it off on a personal level (both sharing similar tastes in books and music), Lifeson had a less than favorable impression of Peart.[2] After some discussion, Lee convinced Lifeson that Peart's maniacal British style of drumming, reminiscent of The Who's Keith Moon, was what the band needed.[9] John Rutsey of Rush. ... Geddy Lee OC is a Canadian musician best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. ... Alex Lifeson, OC (born August 27, 1953), is a Canadian musician, known as the guitarist for the rock group Rush. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Keith Moon at his Pictures of Lily-drumkit Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ...


Peart officially joined the band on July 29, 1974, two weeks before the group's first US tour. Peart procured a silver Slingerland kit which he played at his first gig with the band, opening for Uriah Heep and Manfred Mann in front of over 11,000 people at the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 14.[10] is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Slingerland Drum Company is a historic drum company which is linked to the rich history of jazz drumming. ... Uriah Heep are an English rock band, formed in December 1969 when record producer Gerry Bron invited keyboardist Ken Hensley (previously a member of The Gods and Toe Fat) to join Spice, a band signed to his own Bronze Records label. ... Cock-A-Hoop Manfred Mann was a British R&B and pop band of the 1960s, named after its keyboard player, who later led the successful 1970s follow-on group Manfred Manns Earth Band. ... The Mellon Arena (known as Civic Arena from 1961-1999, also known as the Igloo) is an indoor arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Early career with Rush

Peart soon settled into his new position, also becoming the band's primary lyricist. Before joining Rush, he had written few songs, but, with the other members largely uninterested in writing lyrics, Peart's previously underutilized writing became as noticed as his musicianship.[11] The band was still finding its feet as a recording act, and Peart, along with the rest of the band, now had to learn to live from a suitcase.


His first recording with the band, 1975's Fly by Night, was fairly successful, winning the Juno Award for most promising new act,[12] but, the follow up, Caress of Steel, which the band had high hopes for, was greeted with hostility by both fans and critics.[13] In response to this negative reception, most of which was aimed at the B side spanning epic "The Fountain of Lamneth", Peart responded by penning "2112" on their next album of the same name in 1976. The album, which despite record company indifference, became their breakthrough and gained a following in the United States.[14] The supporting tour culminated in a three night stand at Massey Hall in Toronto, a venue Peart had dreamed of playing in his days on the Southern Ontario bar circuit and where he was now introduced as "The Professor on the drum kit" by Lee. [15] Rush (1974) Fly by Night is the second studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in February 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands. ... Caress of Steel was the third album by Rush, released in 1975. ... 2112 is the title track from Canadian progressive rock band Rushs album of the same name, released in 1976. ... Massey Hall, Main Entrance as seen from across Shuter Street, December 2005. ...


Peart returned to England for Rush's Northern European Tour and the band stayed in the United Kingdom to record the next album, 1977's A Farewell to Kings in Rockfield Studios in Wales. They returned to Rockfield to record the follow up, Hemispheres in 1978, which they wrote entirely in the studio. The recording of five studio albums in four years, coupled with as many as 300 gigs a year, convinced the band to take a different approach thereafter. Peart has described his time in the band up to this point as "a dark tunnel."[16] Rush (A Farewell to Kings) A Farewell to Kings is the fifth studio album by the Canadian band Rush, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... Rockfield Studios, near Monmouth in South Wales and just outside the village of Rockfield, are where many of British rock music’s most successful recordings have been made. ... This article is about the country. ... The term hemisphere is used in three different meanings: one-half of the Earth (or other planetary or stellar body; see also New World and Old World) Eastern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere. ...


From this point on, Peart's career was near exclusively with Rush:

For more details on this topic, see Rush (band).

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Family tragedy & continuing on

Soon after the culmination of Rush's Test For Echo Tour on July 4, 1997, Peart's daughter and only child, 19-year-old Selena Taylor, was killed in a single-car accident on the 401 highway near the town of Brighton, Ontario on August 10. His common-law wife of 22 years, Jacqueline Taylor, succumbed to cancer only 10 months later on June 20, 1998. Peart, however, maintains that her death was the result of a "broken heart" and called it "a slow suicide by apathy. She just didn't care."[17] This was the first time Rush toured without an opening act; with the extra time available, 2112 was performed in its entirety for the first time ever (including Oracle). After the first ten dates the setlist remained constant throughout the tour although it was broken up into two legs with... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other places with the same name, see Brighton (disambiguation). ... Common-law marriage (or common law marriage), sometimes called informal marriage or marriage by habit and repute is, historically, a form of interpersonal status in which a man and a woman are not legally married. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


In his book Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, Peart writes of how he had told his bandmates at Selena's funeral, "consider me retired."[17] Peart took a hiatus to mourn and reflect, during which time he traveled extensively throughout North America on his BMW motorcycle, covering 88,000 km (55,000 miles). After his journey ended, Peart decided to return to the band. Peart wrote Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road as a chronicle of his geographical and emotional journey.


While visiting long-time Rush photographer Andrew MacNaughtan in Los Angeles, MacNaughtan would introduce Peart to his future wife, photographer Carrie Nuttall. Peart married Nuttall on September 9, 2000. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Carrie Nutall is a photographer who works primarily in the music industry, mainly devoted to black & white pictures. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


In early 2001, Peart announced to his bandmates that he was ready to return to recording and performing. The product of the band's return was the 2002 album Vapor Trails. At the start of the ensuing tour in support of the album, it was decided amongst the band members that Peart would not take part in the daily grind of press interviews and "Meet and Greet" sessions upon their arrival in a new city that typically monopolise a touring band's daily schedule. While Peart has always shied away from these types of in-person encounters, it was decided that having to needlessly expose him to an endless stream of questions about the tragic events of his life was quite unnecessary.[18][19][20] Vapor Trails is the seventeenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ...


Since the release of Vapor Trails and reuniting with his fellow band mates, Peart has returned to work as a full-time musician. Rush has since released a cover EP, Feedback in June 2004 and their 18th studio album Snakes & Arrows in May 2007, which were supported by two additional tours in 2004 and 2007, respectively.
For other albums of the same name, see Feedback (album). ... Snakes & Arrows is the 18th full-length studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush. ...


Musicianship

Style and influences

Peart (right) performing with Rush.
Peart (right) performing with Rush.

Peart is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rock drummers of all time by both fans, fellow musicians, and magazines.[21][22][23][24][25] His influences are eclectic, ranging from John Bonham, Michael Giles, Phil Collins, Steve Gadd, and Keith Moon, to fusion and jazz drummers Billy Cobham, Buddy Rich, Bill Bruford and Gene Krupa.[26][27] The Who was the first group that inspired him to write songs and play the drums.[28] Peart is distinguished for playing "butt-end out", reversing stick orientation for greater impact and increased rim-shot capacity. "When I was starting out", Peart later said, "if I broke the tips off my sticks I couldn't afford to buy new ones, so I would just turn them around and use the other end. I got used to it, and continue to use the heavy end of lighter sticks - it gives me a solid impact, but with less 'dead weight' to sling around."[29] This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... John Henry Bonzo Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English drummer and member of the English rock band Led Zeppelin. ... King Crimson is a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1968. ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... Steve Gadd (born April 9, 1945 in Rochester, New York) is a very well known session drummer, mainly known for work with Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Stuff, Bob James, Chick Corea, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Eddie Gomez, The Manhattan Transfer, Michal Urbaniak, Steps Ahead, Al Di... Keith Moon at his Pictures of Lily-drumkit Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... Billy Cobham performing on Réunion in October 2006. ... Bernard Buddy Rich (September 30, 1917 Brooklyn, New York – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. ... William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential British drummer who is recognised for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ... Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. ...


Peart had long played just matched grip, however, he decided to shift to traditional as part of his style reinvention in the mid-1990s under the tutelage of jazz coach Freddie Gruber.[2] Shortly after the filming of his first instructional DVD A Work in Progress, Peart went back to using primarily matched, though he does switch back to traditional when playing songs from Test for Echo and during moments when he feels traditional grip is more appropriate, such as the rudimentary snare drum section of his drum solo, "The Floating Snare". He discusses the details of these switches in the DVD Anatomy of a Drum Solo. Matched grip is a method of holding drum sticks and mallets to play percussion musical instruments in which each hand holds its stick in the same way. ... Traditional grip is a technique used to hold drum sticks to play percussion instruments. ... Anatomy of a Drum Solo a two-disc set, presents newly-recorded, in-studio footage of legendary Neil Peart discussing his approach to soloing. ...


Equipment

Neil Peart and his 360 degree drumkit
Neil Peart and his 360 degree drumkit

With Rush, Peart has played Slingerland, Tama, Ludwig, and Drum Workshop (DW) drums, in that order.[30] Historically he has played Zildjian cymbals exclusively (from the "A" series, save for various effect cymbals, like Wuhan China cymbals), switching only very recently to Paragon, a line created for him by Sabian.[30][31] In concert, Peart uses an elaborate 360-degree drum kit, with a large acoustic set in front and electronic drums to the rear. Neil Peart in concert with Rush. ... Neil Peart in concert with Rush. ... The Slingerland Drum Company is a historic drum company which is linked to the rich history of jazz drumming. ... Neil Pearts Tama Artstar drum kit Tama is a drum company owned by Hoshino Gakki Group. ... Ludwig-Musser is a drum and percussion instrument manufacturer owned by Conn-Selmer, Inc. ... Drum Workshop is an Oxnard, California-based drum and hardware manufacturing company. ... Zildjian is a surname of Armenian origin and means cymbalsmith. It is notable for being the name of two cymbal manufacturers: Avedis Zildjian Company K. Zildjian This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Wuhan is a brand of cymbal, specialising in mid-range B20 cymbals and china type cymbals of all alloys and types. ... Paragon may refer to: a definition: A peerless example of something Paragon (unit), a unit of mass equal to 20 grams, used to measure diamonds a place: Paragon, Indiana, a town in the United States Paragon (shopping mall), a shopping mall on Orchard Road in Singapore Paragon City, a fictional... 10-Inch AA Splash Sabian is a Canadian cymbal designer and manufacturer. ...

Neil Peart began incorporating Simmons Electronic Drums beginning with 1984's Grace Under Pressure
Neil Peart began incorporating Simmons Electronic Drums beginning with 1984's Grace Under Pressure

During the late 1970s, Peart augmented his acoustic setup with diverse percussion instruments including orchestra bells, tubular bells, wind chimes, crotales, timbales, timpani, gong, temple blocks, bell tree, triangle, and melodic cowbells.[30] Since the mid-1980s, Peart has replaced several of these pieces with MIDI trigger pads. This was done in order to trigger sounds sampled from various pieces of acoustic percussion that would otherwise consume far too much stage area. Some purely electronic non-instrumental sounds are also used. Beginning with 1984's Grace Under Pressure, he used Simmons electronic drums in conjunction with Akai digital samplers.[30] Peart has performed several songs primarily using the electronic portion of his drum kit. (e.g. "Red Sector A", "Closer to the Heart" on A Show of Hands (video) and "Mystic Rhythms" on R30.) Peart's drum solos also feature sections performed primarily on the electronic portion of his kit. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3456x2304, 3338 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3456x2304, 3338 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Simmons (electronic drum company). ... The glockenspiel (German, play of bells, also known as orchestra bells and, in its portable form, lyra) is a musical instrument in the percussion family. ... This article is about the Mike Oldfield album. ... Wind chimes or Aeolian chimes are hollow or solid metal or wooden tubes which are usually hung outside of a building and are intended to be played by the wind, which causes the chimes to strike each other or a metal, wood, or rubber ball which may be hung in... Crotales (upper right) are often used with other mallet percussion Crotales, sometimes called antique cymbals, are percussion instruments consisting of small, tuned bronze or brass disks. ... Timbales (or tymbales) are shallow single-headed drums, shallower in shape than single-headed tom-toms, and usually much higher tuned. ... A timpanist in the United States Air Forces in Europe Band. ... A gong is one of a wide variety of metal percussion instruments. ... The temple block is a percussion instrument originating in China, Japan and Korea where it has a part in religious ceremonies. ... A bell tree is a percussion instrument, consisting of vertically nested metal bowls. ... An old-fashioned triangle, with wand (beater) Angelika Kauffmann: LAllegra, 1779 The triangle is an idiophone type of musical instrument in the percussion family. ... The cowbell is a percussion instrument. ... MIDI redirects here. ... A Sound module (sometimes referred to as tone generator) is an electronic musical instrument without a human-playable interface such as a keyboard, for example. ... Grace Under Pressure is the tenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Simmons (electronic drum company). ... Akai () was a Japanese consumer electronics producer founded in 1929. ... An AKAI MPC2000 sampler Playing a Yamaha SU10 Sampler A sampler is an electronic music instrument closely related to a synthesizer. ... Red Sector A is a song by Rush that chronicles The Holocaust. ... A Show of Hands is a videocassette/laserdisc released by the Canadian band Rush. ...


Shortly after making the choice to include electronic drums and triggers, Peart added what has become another trademark of his kit: his rotating drum riser.[30] During live Rush shows, the automated rotating riser allows Peart to swap dynamically the prominent portions of the kit ("front", traditional kit; and "back" electronic kit). A staple of Peart's live drum solos has been the in-performance rotation-and-swap of the front and back kits as part of the solo itself. This special effect simultaneously provides a symbolic transition of drum styles within the solo, as well as providing a visual treat for the audience.


In the early 2000s, Peart began taking full advantage of the advances in electronic drum technology; primarily incorporating Roland V-Drums and continued use of samplers with his existing set of acoustic percussion. Peart's digitally sampled library of both traditional and exotic sounds has grown over the years with his music. Roland V-Pro Series TD-20S V-Drum Kit V-Drum is a trademarked umbrella term for a variety of electronic drums, drum brain modules, and related electronic percussion products. ... An AKAI MPC2000 sampler Playing a Yamaha SU10 Sampler A sampler is an electronic music instrument closely related to a synthesizer. ...


In April 2006, Neil took delivery of his third DW set, configured similarly to the R30 set, in a Tobacco Sunburst finish over curly maple exterior ply, with chrome hardware. He refers to this set as the "West Coast kit", as he uses it when he is in Los Angeles. Besides using it on recent recordings with Vertical Horizon, he played it while composing parts for Rush's latest studio album, Snakes & Arrows. It features a custom 23" bass drum, otherwise all sizes remain the same as the R30 kit. // Vertical Horizon was formed in 1990 by Georgetown University undergrads Matthew Scannell and Keith Kane; after graduation in 1992 the duo relocated to Boston and, in 1992, self-released their debut album There and Back Again. ...


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Solos

Peart is often regarded as one of the finest practitioners of the in-concert drum solo.[33] He is known for extensive, intricate drum solos containing odd time signatures,[23][34][35] complex arrangements (sometimes total separation between upper and lower limb patterns: e.g. an ostinato dubbed "The Waltz"),[36] and exotic percussion instruments.[37] These solos have been featured on every live album released by the band. On the early live albums (All the World's a Stage & Exit...Stage Left), the drum solo was included as part of a song. On all subsequent live albums, the drum solo has been included on a separate track. His most recent instructional DVD, Anatomy of a Drum Solo, is an in-depth examination of how he constructs a solo. He uses his solo from the 2004 R30 30th anniversary tour as the basis for examination, along with other lectures and demonstrations on how to construct a drum solo that is musical instead of indulgent. In music, an ostinato (derived from Italian: stubborn, compare English: obstinate) is a motif or phrase which is persistently repeated at the same pitch. ... For the live album by Rush, see All the Worlds a Stage (album). ... Exit. ...


Lyrics

Peart is also the main lyricist for Rush. Literature has always heavily influenced his writings[38] and, as such, he has tackled a wide range of subjects. In his early days with Rush, much of his lyrical output was influenced by fantasy and science fiction literature[39] ("By-Tor and the Snow Dog", "Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage", "The Necromancer", "Xanadu"), mythology ("The Fountain of Lamneth", "Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres") and philosophy ("Anthem", "2112", "Something for Nothing"); however, nearly as much would deal with real world or personal issues such as life on the road ("Fly by Night", "Making Memories"), and lost innocence ("Lakeside Park"). For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ...


The song "2112" focuses on the struggle of an individual against the collectivist forces of a totalitarian state. This became the band's breakthrough release, but also brought unexpected criticism, mainly due to the credit of inspiration Peart gave to Ayn Rand in the liner notes. "There was a remarkable backlash, especially from the English press, this being the late seventies, when collectivism was still in style, especially among journalists," Peart said. "They were calling us 'Junior fascists' and 'Hitler lovers.' It was a total shock to me".[40] 2112 is the title track from Canadian progressive rock band Rushs album of the same name, released in 1976. ... Collectivism, in general, is a term used to describe a theoretical or practical emphasis on the group, as opposed to (and seen by many of its opponents to be at the expense of) the individual. ... The concept of Totalitarianism is a typology or ideal-type used by some political scientists to encapsulate the characteristics of a number of twentieth century regimes that mobilized entire populations in support of the state or an ideology. ... Ayn Rand (IPA: , February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982), born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum (Russian: ), was a Russian-born American novelist and philosopher. ... Hitler redirects here. ...


Weary of accusations of fascism, or even simply ideological fealty to Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, Peart has sought to remind listeners of his eclecticism and independence in interviews. He did not, however, try to argue in defense of Rand's views: Fascist redirects here. ... This article is about the philosophy of Ayn Rand. ...

For a start, the extent of my influence by the writings of Ayn Rand should not be overstated. I am no one's disciple.[41]

The 1980 album Permanent Waves saw Peart cease to use fantasy literature or ancient mythology in his writing. 1981's Moving Pictures showed that Peart was still interested in heroic, mythological figures, but would now place them firmly in a modern and reality based context. The song "Limelight" from the same album is an autobiographical account of Peart's reservations regarding his own popularity and the pressures with fame. From Permanent Waves onward, most of Peart's lyrics began to revolve around social, emotional, and humanitarian issues, usually from an objective standpoint and employing the use of metaphors and symbolic representation.[39] Starting with 1987's Hold Your Fire and including 1989's Presto, 1991's Roll the Bones, and 1993's Counterparts, Peart would continue to explore diverse lyrical motifs, even addressing the topic of love and relationships[42] ("Open Secrets", "Ghost of a Chance", "Speed of Love", "Cold Fire") a subject which he purposefully eschewed in the past due to what he perceived as an inherent hackneyed stereotype. However, 2002's Vapor Trails was heavily devoted to speaking about Peart's personal issues, combined with other humanitarian topics such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks ("Peaceable Kingdom"). The band's most recent album Snakes & Arrows deals primarily and vociferously with Peart's opinions regarding faith and religion.[43] Permanent Waves is the seventh studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released January 1, 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... For other uses, see Mythology (disambiguation). ... Moving Pictures is the eighth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... This article is about the type of character. ... Moving Pictures track listing YYZ (Track 3) Limelight (Track 4) The Camera Eye (Track 5) Audio sample Limelight is a song by the Canadian progressive rock band Rush. ... For the FireHouse album, see Hold Your Fire (FireHouse album). ... Presto is the thirteenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... Roll the Bones is the fourteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... Counterparts is the fifteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... Vapor Trails is the seventeenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... Snakes & Arrows is the 18th full-length studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush. ...


Opinions of Peart's lyrics have always been divided. While fans have lauded them as thoughtful and intelligent, some critics have called them over-wrought and bombastic. For example, in 2007, he was voted #2 on Blender magazine's list of "worst lyricists".[44]


Books

Peart is the author of four non-fiction books, the latest released in September of 2006. His growth as an author predates the published work by several years (not including his work as Rush's primary lyricist), through private letters and short travelogues sent out to a small circle of friends and family. Peart's first novel, titled The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa, [45] was written in 1996 about a month-long bicycling tour through Cameroon in November 1988. Written in the first person, the book details Peart's travels through towns and villages with four fellow riders. The original had a limited print run, but after the critical and commercial success of Neil's second book, "Masked Rider" was re-issued and remains in print as of 2006.


After losing his wife and only daughter, Peart penned Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road. [17] Peart and the rest of the band were always able to keep his private life at a distance from his public image in Rush. However, "Ghost Rider" is a first-person narrative of Peart on the road, on motorcycle, in an effort to put his life back together as he embarked on an extensive journey across North America. For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ...


Deciding to take a road trip, this time by car, Peart reflects on his life, his career, his family and the thing that ties them all together: Music. This is covered in Peart's third book Traveling Music: The Soundtrack Of My Life And Times. [46] It follows Peart still carrying emotional scars, but building a new life. As with his previous two books, it is a first person narrative.


Thirty years after Peart joined Rush, the band found itself on its 30th anniversary tour. Released in September of 2006, Roadshow: Landscape With Drums, A Concert Tour By Motorcycle [47] details the tour both from behind Neil's drumkit and on his BMW R1150GS motorcycle.


DVDs

Apart from Rush's video releases as a band, Peart has released two instructional DVDs

  • A Work in Progress. Miami, Florida: Warner Bros. Publications. 2002. ISBN 0757990290 Originally released on VHS in 1996 and re-released on DVD in 2002.
  • Anatomy of A Drum Solo S.l.: Hudson Music: Distributed by Hal Leonard. 2005. ISBN 1423407008

Awards and honours

Peart has received the following awards in the Modern Drummer magazine reader's poll:[48][49] Modern Drummer is the oldest magazine (still being published) devoted to the subject of drumming and percussion. ...

  • Hall of Fame: 1983
  • Best Rock Drummer: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2006 (won vote count, but ineligible*)
  • Best Multi-Percussionist: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
  • Best Percussion Instrumentalist: 1982
  • Most Promising New Drummer: 1980
  • Best All Around: 1986
  • 1986 Honor Roll: Rock Drummer, Multi-Percussion
(* - As a member of the Honor Roll in these categories, he is no longer eligible for votes in the above categories.)

Peart has received the following awards from DRUM! magazine for 2007:[50] Anatomy of a Drum Solo a two-disc set, presents newly-recorded, in-studio footage of legendary Neil Peart discussing his approach to soloing. ... YYZ is an instrumental song by Rush, from the 1981 album Moving Pictures. ... Exit. ... Permanent Waves is the seventh studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released January 1, 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Moving Pictures is the eighth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Exit. ... Signals is the ninth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Grace Under Pressure is the tenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Power Windows is the eleventh studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... For the FireHouse album, see Hold Your Fire (FireHouse album). ... A Show of Hands is a live album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... Presto is the thirteenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... Roll the Bones is the fourteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... Counterparts is the fifteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... Test for Echo is the sixteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). ... Different Stages is a live album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... Vapor Trails is the seventeenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... Snakes & Arrows is the nineteenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, which will be released on May 1st, 2007 (see 2007 in music). ...

  • Drummer of the Year
  • Best Progressive Rock Drummer
  • Best Live Performer
  • Best DVD ("Anatomy Of A Drum Solo")
  • Best Drumming Album (Snakes & Arrows)

Along with his bandmates Lee and Lifeson, Peart was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honoured, as a group.[51] Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


References

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Neil Peart
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NAME Peart, Neil, Order of Canada
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Canadian drummer and lyricist
DATE OF BIRTH September 12, 1952
PLACE OF BIRTH Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
DATE OF DEATH
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Caress of Steel was the third album by Rush, released in 1975. ... For the year 2112, see 22nd century. ... Rush (A Farewell to Kings) A Farewell to Kings is the fifth studio album by the Canadian band Rush, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... Hemispheres is the sixth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1978. ... Permanent Waves is the seventh studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released January 1, 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Moving Pictures is the eighth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Signals is the ninth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Grace Under Pressure is the tenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Power Windows is the eleventh studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... For the FireHouse album, see Hold Your Fire (FireHouse album). ... Presto is the thirteenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... Roll the Bones is the fourteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... Counterparts is the fifteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... Test for Echo is the sixteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). ... Vapor Trails is the seventeenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... Snakes & Arrows is the 18th full-length studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush. ... For other albums of the same name, see Feedback (album). ... All The Worlds a Stage is a double live album by Canadian band Rush, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Exit. ... A Show of Hands is a live album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... Different Stages is a live album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... Rush in Rio is a live album by Canadian band Rush, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). ... Exit. ... Grace Under Pressure Tour is a concert released on videocassette and DVD by the Canadian band Rush. ... A Show of Hands is a videocassette/laserdisc released by the Canadian band Rush. ... Rush in Rio is a live DVD by Canadian band Rush, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). ... Rush Replay X 3 is a live DVD by the Canadian band Rush, released on June 13, 2006. ... Archives is a compilation album by Rush, released in April 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... Chronicles is a compilation album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1990 (see 1990 in music). ... Retrospective I: 1974 to 1980 is a compilation album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... 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The Canadian Progressive Rock trio Rush has written, recorded, and performed several instrumentals throughout its career. ... Victor is a solo album by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson which was released January 9, 1996 on Atlantic Records outside of Canada and Anthem Records within Canada. ... My Favourite Headache is a solo album by Geddy Lee of the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 2000. ... This 2-DVD box documents the work in progress of recording Rushs Test for Echo album, as well as Neil Peart in the studio. ... Anatomy of a Drum Solo a two-disc set, presents newly-recorded, in-studio footage of legendary Neil Peart discussing his approach to soloing. ... The Fear Series, or as its more commonly known among Rushs fanbase, The Fear Trilogy, is a set of four songs by the band Rush. ... Rushs Cygnus X-1 Duology consists of Book I: The Voyage and Book II: Hemispheres. ... Hugh Syme is a graphic artist, he is best known for his artwork and cover concepts for rock and metal bands. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area...

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Neil Peart at AllExperts (3063 words)
Neil Ellwood Peart (IPA:) OC, (born September 12, 1952 in Hagersville, Ontario) is the drummer and lyricist for the progressive rock band Rush.
Peart was born on the family farm in Hagersville, on the outskirts of Hamilton.
Peart, however, maintains that her death was the result of a "broken heart" and a complete apathy towards life due to the passing of their only child.
Neil Peart: Books (634 words)
Neil simply never ceases to amaze me with his superfluity hodgepodge of musical tastes and influences, and although I am a die-hard Rush/Peart disciple, I simply can't help feeling that something is-a-miss with this latest digest.
Neil sets travel from Los Angeles to Big Bend National Park and whilst en route he is reminiscing about his life and influences via a barrage of plenteous melodic workings.
Peart was dealt two shattering blows in his personal life - his only child Selena passed away in August of 1997 from a tragic car accident and within 12 months, he was to lose his first wife, Jacqueline from cancer in June of 1998.
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