Druméo, an online drum lesson resource, paid homage to drum icon Neil Peart through a massive project. Brandon Toews marked the second anniversary of Peart’s death by performing the 175 songs released by Rush during the band’s career. You can watch the video below.
The “big fan of Neil Peart” rehearsed for several weeks before creating the video, which features seconds of each song in chronological order.
“It’s hard to imagine the world lost Neil Peart two years ago,” the video’s description read. “We are grateful that his legacy will continue through his incredible work with Rush. So today… you’re going to hear the best parts of every Rush song.
Toews “recorded entire takes in their entirety (no… we didn’t just piece it together song by song) and used the transcriptions available in DrumeoSONGS to learn the parts.” The setup he used for his performance incorporated different elements from the Peart drum kits used during his 40-year career with Rush, including tubular bells, gong drum, and electronic pads.
Brandon Toews Performs Every Rush Song
Peart died on January 7, 2020, after a private battle with cancer. He was 67 years old.
With the support of his family, Modern drummer announced the “Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship” in October of last year. The scholarship provides a recipient with 52 weeks of free drum lessons from Dom Famularo, who has conducted master drumming workshops around the world. It also includes a one-year subscription to Modern All Access Drummer and a selection of Rush albums from Universal Music Enterprises. The deadline to apply for the scholarship has passed.
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