RUSH’s legendary drummer, Neil Peart, is releasing an instructional DVD called ‘Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performance’ in October and you can see a clip of him demonstrating sections of the song ‘Limelight’ from the album ‘Moving Pictures’, below:
Filmed in various locations over the course of a year, Neil Peart takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at Rush’s 2010-11 Time Machine tour. This includes rare and exclusive footage of Neil’s personal pre-tour rehearsals and backstage events at a Rush concert (including a visit to the soundcheck, and an unprecedented backstage interview as Neil warms up for the show). Neil also presents a detailed look at every single song in the tour’s set list. Each song features analysis and demonstrations by Neil, which are coupled with a detailed PDF eBook containing transcription of his parts. At the end of each song discussion, the viewer is transported onstage to a Rush concert to see the actual live performance of the song from the perspective of the drum cameras only. Neil had the following to say about the project:
The theme for our next collaboration seemed obvious: live performance, preparing for it and surviving it. In early 2010 we began collecting material, now augmented by a new member of the Hudson Music team, Joe Bergamini. … In April, 2010, the Hudson Music crew joined me at Drum Channel in Oxnard, California, and filmed several days of my rehearsals for the Time Machine tour. In July they filmed an entire Rush show, in Saratoga Springs, New York, with supplementary “drum-cams” on me. They also captured the soundcheck and pre-show warmup, when I did a bit of talking to the camera, as I had during the Drum Channel filming in April. However, we would need to shoot some more “talkie bits” to go before each of the songs from the live show, explaining about special problems or challenges in a particular song, and technical highlights.
On November 8, Anthem/Roadrunner will simultaneously release a two disc RUSH live album entitled “TIME MACHINE 2011: LIVE IN CLEVELAND” as well as “MOVING PICTURES: LIVE 2011” on vinyl and digital formats. CLICK HERE to read more about RUSH’s upcoming releases.