Rush Reboot (bonus track) – The Professor

You have heard me rave about my favorite band and the focus of Neil’s lyric skills. He is, however, one of the greatest drummers, no, greatest percussionists of all times. Back in the early days he was called The Professor after Geddy Lee once introduced him as “The Professor on the drum kit”.  Please watch how this man plays, and notice the way he “triggers” sounds to create a drum solo that is a song itself.

From wikipedia:

Peart has received the following awards in the Modern Drummer magazine reader’s poll:[17][79]

  • Hall of Fame: 1983
  • Best Rock Drummer*: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2006, 2008
  • Best Multi-Percussionist*: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
  • Best Percussion Instrumentalist: 1982
  • Most Promising New Drummer: 1980
  • Best All Around: 1986
  • 1986 Honor Roll: Rock Drummer, Multi-Percussion
(* – As a member of the Honor Roll in these categories, he is no longer eligible for votes in the above categories.)

Here he is performing one of his legendary solo’s at the age of 65 in Frankfurt, Germany.


        1. Luckily, I have seen them many many times. The last tour was effing amazing, especially since it was probably their final show. There is an incredible documentary about that concert tour I recommend you watch.


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