Own a Piece of Rush History - Neil Peart's Red Tama Drum Kit Auction
Back in 1987, Neil Peart, alongside Modern Drummer Magazine, sponsored an essay contest where one lucky winner would receive Peart's custom Red Tama Drum Kit; the very same used to record Signals, Grace Under Pressure and Power Windows. Neil also used the kit during the Grace Under Pressure tour.
The very same kit is now up for auction at Julien's Live Auction site. From the listing:A Tama Superstar drum kit, custom made for Neil Peart, drummer from the band Rush. The kit was used by Peart for recording on three Rush albums, Signals (Anthem, 1982), Grace Under Pressure (Anthem, 1984), and Power Windows (Anthem, 1985), as well as all live shows played on the concert tours that followed the release of each album. Peart also played the kit in nine music videos for the singles that were released from each album. As well, Peart can be seen playing the kit in the RUSH concert video "Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984" (Anthem, 1985) which was recorded live at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada, on September 21, 1984. The kit was originally given away by Peart to the winner of a contest that was held in Modern Drummer magazine in 1987.Best of luck to those who are participating in this once (actually twice) in a lifetime chance to own a piece of Rush history.
Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for passing along the news.