Neil Peart talks about his obsessions in Sabian’s Obsessed series: the written word (both reading it and writing it), motorcycling, and (naturally) cymbals.
I featured a clip from the Hudson Music instructional 3-DVD set Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performance way back in October of last year. This being his birthday, I thought I would share another clip of The Professor talking about how he does that thing he does so well. This time the song is the Rush classic “Limelight,” and in this clip Neil discusses the importance of not rushing the tempo and how he manages that, along with how the drum fills during the solo were developed.
I’m 11-years old. Arrangement was hard and so both footwork on baseline.
Hard?! No kidding.
Ameri is a Japanese YouTuber who covers classic rock tunes on her Yamaha EL01C. Here’s her take on Rush’s “YYZ” at the tender age of 11.
Best reaction in the comments thread?
If that was my kid, I’d be okay with dying after that. Mission accomplished.
Take a look at some of her other covers which include songs by Kansas, .38 Special, and Def Leppard.