Tag Archives: Neil Peart

Peart’s ‘Big Lesson’ About Understanding Jazz Drumming

SKF NOTE: Neil Peart‘s travelogues — books written about his travels touring with and without Rush — are always good reading. Neil writes well, and his travel books’ format are such that each chapter holds up on its own. When … Continue reading

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Neil Peart: State of the Art of Drumming 1986

SKF NOTE: Writers of Modern Drummer’s 10th Anniversary Issue all agreed our interviews, in MD founder/publisher Ron Spagnardi’s words, “would be to assess the current state of the art by looking back at how it was arrived at, and then … Continue reading

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Neil Peart: Keep Those Dreams Alive

“[T]here are so many small towns across American that are still dying…. The decline of these small towns, sadly, is measured in the death of dreams — every time I see a shuttered restaurant, a boarded-up gas station, or an … Continue reading

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Neil Peart on Max Roach’s M’BOOM

SKF NOTE: This is the last of my Trading Fours exchanges with Neil Peart. My friend and music writer par excellence, Chip Stern, had a very good, albeit short-lived, idea for a drummer’s magazine. I did some writing for Chip’s … Continue reading

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Neil Peart on Tony Williams’s ‘Fred’

SKF NOTE: My friend and music writer par excellence, Chip Stern, had a very good, albeit short-lived, idea for a drummer’s magazine. I did some writing for Chip’s magazine, but I don’t know that any of it saw the light … Continue reading

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Neil Peart on Keith Moon’s ‘Dogs Part Two’

SKF NOTE: In 1989 I sat with Neil Peart, played him a few of my favorite drummer records without telling him anything about the song or the drummer. Our exchanges were meant for a music publication Chip Stern was creating. … Continue reading

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Neil Peart on Joe Morello’s ‘Shortnin’ Bread’

SKF NOTE: In 1989 I sat with Neil Peart, played him a few of my favorite drummer records without telling him anything about the song or the drummer. Our exchanges were meant for a music publication Chip Stern was creating. … Continue reading

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