Thursday, September 27, 2012

VIDEO: Rush’s Neil Peart featured in Sabian’s Obsessed series

Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart is featured in the latest episode of Sabian’s “Obsessed” series.

The cymbal manufacturer has been profiling drummers and their obsessions – everything from personal habits and history to the common ground that links them all: their use of Sabian products.

“I am naturally obsessive,” explains Peart. “Hopefully on a less than psychological-disturbing way…but I do tend to get very enthusiastic. Actually, enthusiastic is a word I much prefer – it literally means ‘infected by the Gods.’”

Neil covers a variety of topics in the feature, including his love of reading and writing, and how he developed his passion for adventure travel – including cycling and, later, motorcycles.

Peart then gets behind his drum kit to share his thoughts on the dynamics of sound and the makeup and layout of his setup.

Rush are currently touring North America in support of their latest album, “Clockwork Angels.” The band play Saskatoon on Friday and Edmonton on Sunday before taking a short break; the tour resumes in Bridgeport, CT on October 10.

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