Friday, June 12, 2020

Rush tribute Neil Peart with video for The Spirit Of Radio

Rush pay tribute to late drummer Neil Peart as a part of a new animated video for their 1980 classic, “The Spirit Of Radio.”

The legendary rocker – who passed away on January 7 at the age of 67 after a three-and-a-half year battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer, Glioblastoma – is featured throughout the clip for the tune, as featured on the recently-released 40th anniversary reissue of the group’s seventh album, “Permanent Waves.”

Complete with references to milestones and influential broadcasters in FM rock radio history, the video closes with a personal tribute to the drummer: "In memory of our brother Neil Peart."

The “Permanent Waves” reissue presents the full album alongside a number of previously-unreleased live tracks; the package is available in multiple formats, including a 2-CD Deluxe Edition, a 3-LP Deluxe Edition, and a Deluxe Digital Edition.

The drummer’s hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario recently offered their own tribute by way of naming a landmark in his honor: the Neil Peart Pavilion at the city’s Lakeside Park, a location made famous by the 1975 Rush song of the same name.

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