As a world-renowned drummer, Neil Peart has seemingly 'done it all'. Outside of his drumming and lyrical duties with Rush, Peart has also authored numerous books, produced several drumming-instructional videos, traveled the world by bicycle and motorcycle. He's even been involved in the world of auto racing. However one task that Neil has steered clear of, for the most part, are live instructional drumming sessions - or drum workshops/clinics.
To date, Neil has been involved with just two drum clinics throughout his career. The first, known as The Quest for New Drums was highlighted in the May 1987 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. The second took place in 1992 in Irvine Meadows, California during Rush's Roll the Bones tour. According to reports, this clinic was given to Percussion Institute of Technology students. A full-length video of that session has now surfaced on YouTube.
The video includes several performances, including segments from his drum solo. It also includes a Q&A session with the students on hand. The quality of the video leaves a lot to be desired, but the contents are incredible.
You can check out the video via the embedded viewer below, or directly at this LINK.
Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for sharing the news.