This is Why Neil Peart is a Drumming God

No single musician has been more influential on me than Neil Peart. Not only did I learn to play the drums, but I once spent every last dollar in reconstructing his kit for myself back in the day he endorses Tama Imperialstars.

Watch and marvel. (Thanks to Larry for the link.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

8 thoughts on “This is Why Neil Peart is a Drumming God

  • August 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm
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    It makes me proud that the person who’s widely considered one of the Greatest Drummers of All Time is Canadian

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  • August 22, 2014 at 10:49 am
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    Alan, do you have any video of you playing the drums? I, for one, would love to see that!

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      • August 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm
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        no time like the present! 🙂

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  • August 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm
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    alan, very cool link and speaking of drums, if I am not mistaken, I recall an Alan Cross playing with Scott Merritt a while back, was that you?

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  • August 22, 2014 at 6:32 pm
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    thanks – makes sense, he was listed as ‘Al’ on the album

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