Thursday, October 27, 2016

VIDEO: Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer explains how Rush changed his life

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith explains how Rush changed his life in a video preview to the short film "Rush: A Salute To Kings."

As Smith details his high school days in the Detroit-area band North Star, he recalls being introduced to Rush’s music as his group wanted to play songs by the Canadian rockers.

“The 8-track that was the soundtrack to my sophomore year in high school was ‘2112’, in 1976,” says Smith. “Then I went to see Rush when the live album (1976’s ‘All The World’s A Stage’) came out; they played the first concert and opened Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.”

“I set my drum set up exactly like Neil Peart’s, and I would play in my basement in Detroit – put on the headphones and play to that record (‘2112’). It changed my life.”

"Rush: A Salute To Kings" sees Smith and other rockers sharing their thoughts on the group in the short film, which will act as a companion piece to the November 3 North American cinema premiere of the band’s 40th anniversary tour documentary “Time Stand Still.”

The feature captures Rush and their fans during the band’s “R40” tour, rumored to be the last tour of its kind and the end of their life on the road.

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“Time Stand Still” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 18.

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