Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Neil Peart: Limelight drum lesson preview

Rush drummer Neil Peart releases his new instructional DVD, "Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime Of Live Performance,” on October 14.

The set features more than 6 hours of Rush video, including a behind-the-scenes look at the band’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.

In a new preview, Peart discusses his intricate playing on Rush’s 1981 smash, “Limelight,” along with a sample of a demonstration lesson for fans.

“This song was written at a time in the late 70s, when we were working on songs in the studio all together,” explains Peart,“so all of that band interplay and all of the figures between Geddy [Lee] and me in the solo, were worked out in real time; the two of us responding to each other’s ideas, and then working out an idea around the solo and the transitions. We learned together, we developed it together, and have never changed it. This is a song that we have been playing for more than 30 years, pretty much exactly the same cause it’s always great for us.”

Neil Peart – "Limelight" drum lesson preview

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Rush – Limelight

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