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Legendary Rush Drummer Neil Peart Has Died (1952-2020)

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Though the details are just now flowing in and making their way across the news channels, it is with incredible sadness that I share the news that legendary drumming virtuoso, Neil Peart “The Professor” of Progressive Rock and Metal icons Rush has died. Peart was 57 years of age and was taken from us by brain cancer.

While I work to get more details about this horrible news, I am sharing a number of images that were shot from a Rush show back in 2007. Neil was one of my top favorites in the drumming medium and an absolutely incredible lyricist. I hope these images bring some solace in this incredibly sad time and with that said “Ladies and Gentlemen The Professor on the drum kit”…..

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Neil Peart by Ken Pierce (2007)

Rush Statement;
“It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mat of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma). We ask that friends, fans, and media alike understandably respect the family’s need for prvacy and peace at this extremely painful and difficult time. Those whishing to express their condolences can choose a cancer research group or charity of their choice and make a donation in Neil’s name. Rest In peace brother”.
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“Rush: Cinema Strangiato” @ Village East Cinema

Tonight only at The Village East Cinema and some other select theaters, the legendary Rush is presented on the big screen with “Rush: Cinema Strangiato”. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy one of the greatest trios in music history in this format.

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Tonight Only: “Rush: Cinema Strangiato” @ Village East Cinema

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Back in June I shared the quick trailer for “Rush: Cinema Strangiato” to properly herald the films One Night Only presentation and if you didn’t see said trailer post just click HERE to be up to speed. The moment has arrived my friends and this film is premiering tonight AND only tonight at select theaters across the country and in NYC’s own beautiful Village East Cinema. Let’s examine the Official Poster, some premise and “The Cast” LOL

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The Scoop: The Holy Trinity of Rock returns to the big screen on Wednesday, August 21, when the first “Annual Exercise in Fan Indulgence” Cinema Strangiato brings Rush fans together in movie theatres worldwide. Featuring R40+, this global fan event will give audiences a special look into some of the best performances from R40 LIVE, including songs such as “Closer to the Heart”, “Subdivisions”, “Tom Sawyer” and more, as well as unreleased backstage moments and candid footage left on the cutting room floor. R40+ also includes unseen soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite “Jacob’s Ladder”, exclusive new interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz, violinist Jonathan Dinklage and more. As a special bonus, fans will get a glimpse into the madness and passion that went in to the making of Geddy Lee’s new book, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass – featuring a brand-new interview from the man himself.

Starring:
Alex Lifeson on Guitar
Geddy Lee on Bass and Keyboard
Neil Peart on Drums

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I love Rush quite a bit, I am not yet 100% sure that I am seeing this film with the rest of the legions. I’m still pretty tired from rocking out last night with “The Hottest Band In The World – KISS!!!” and if you know how much that band means to me you will understand. It’s pretty exciting to find the legendary Rush showcased on the big screen and this will very likely see release as a must have Blu-ray, DVD or Digital release once its available to the public. I’ll close up now but before I do I wonder who among the readership is planning on seeing this tonight. Feel free to chime in down below in the comments section no matter where you are seeing it. I’d love to hear from you all.

Official Website: http://www.rush.com

Presenting: “Rush: Cinema Strangiato” Official Trailer

I’m pretty much a lifetime fan of the band Rush as I was first exposed to them back when “Permanent Waves” was released, or maybe it was “Hemispheres”, but I digress. I do own all of the bands work and have seen them a number of times over the years. That led me to be excited at the reveal of this brand new trailer about the one night only film release “Rush: Cinema Strangiato”. Let’s take a look.


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Rush Honors “Farewell To Kings” 40th Annniversary Early w “Cygnus X-1” RSD Exclusive

Since this is only about a post about a special edition single for RSD, I’ll let the press copy do its job. Read on McDuff.

The Press Release:
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Rush’s sixth studio album, “A Farewell To Kings”. To kick-start the celebration, on April 22, 2017, UMe/Anthem/ole will release a limited edition, 12” single for “Cygnus X-1” as an exclusive for Record Store Day, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Featuring “Book I: The Voyage” and “Book II: Hemispheres,” this is the first time these tracks will be released as a single and the pressing will be limited to only 5000 copies. “Cygnus X-1”; is pressed on 180g vinyl and features brand new artwork by Hugh Syme, Rush’s longtime artwork and creative director.

Side A: Cygnus X-1 – Book I: The Voyage
Side B: Cygnus X-1 – Book II: Hemispheres

Released in 1977, “A Farewell To Kings”; is the studio follow-up to “2112” and is a continuation of Rush’s musical growth, as they continued to push traditional rock boundaries and explore new ground, both musically and lyrically. Recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales, “A Farewell To Kings” was the band’s first U.S gold-selling album, receiving the certification within two months of its release, and was later certified platinum.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is sure going to be something cool for the Rush fanatics of the world as this particular song is a monster of a track. My favorites on “FTK” still fall to “Xanadu” and “Closer To The Heart” but I will talk more about those when I compose my Music Milestone piece for the full album in September when the anniversary actually hits. Be sure to get on point with whatever dealer sells albums in your region so you don’t miss out on this exclusive LP. Let me know what you readers think about this special edition release and the tune itself down in the comments section below.

Official Website: http://www.Rush.com
Official Album Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Farewell_to_Kings