Neil Peart: Happy Birthday :)

Happy birthday, Neil, aka Pratt, The Professor and Bubba! Thank you for being the best rock drummer and lyricist that I know of.

Also, happy birthday to my New York friend, and fellow Rush fan, Troy (TJH3113). He's so lucky, getting to share a birthday with one of the Rush guys!

~ Kahme the Rush Dork

Neil Peart's Birthday 2011

"Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime Of Live Performance", will be released on October 14 via Hudson Music. A trailer for the set can be seen below.

The product description: "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 e-Book 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 camerasonly. 6 hours, 40 minutes."


* Over 6 hours of footage
* Neil's personal drum rehearsals
* Setup and soundcheck footage
* Backstage interview as Neil warms up for a RUSH concert
* Detailed discussion of classic RUSH drum parts, with slow-motion, drums-only demonstrations and e-Book with transcriptions
* Live, drum-camera performances of every song on the "Time Machine" tour
* One-hour interview, explanation, and demonstration of new RUSH song

Taking Center Stage: Preview Trailer