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Select Neil Peart-Used Snare Drums Now For Sale

With the recent news regarding the upcoming auction of Neil Peart's collection of classic cars, many fans were wondering if any of the Professor's drums might ever be put up for sale. Wonder no further as three of his snare drums that he used both in the studio and on tour are currently available. And if you thought the prices of his classic cars were astronomical, hold on to your hats. Soul Drums of Canada has been commissioned to sell the Bubba Gump Collection : For twenty years Neil Peart and his drum technician, Lorne "Gump" Wheaton were at the pinnacle of presenting the very best in rock drumming performance. Known affectionately as Neil "Bubba" Peart, by bandmates and the stage crew family, together, they became "Bubba Gump". Through all the album concepts; the drumsets, the snare drums, and the cymbals became the reference for the best in drumming design, pure sonic power and incredible inspiration. There are no compa

Alex Lifeson Records 10 New Songs for 'Envy of None' Project

Alex Lifeson released his first new music in nearly a decade when he shared the instrumentals “Kabul Blues” and “Spyhouse” to coincide with the arrival of his new Epiphone guitar earlier this month . But fans won’t have to wait nearly that long for the next chapter, as Lifeson has completed 10 songs for an upcoming project with an aim to release them later this year. “Alex and I are involved in a side project called Envy of None,” bassist Andy Curran tells UCR. “It started with [those two tracks].” Known for his tenure as a member of ‘80s Canadian hard rockers Coney Hatch, Curran has been associated with Lifeson and Rush in recent years. He worked for the group’s management, handling A&R duties and coordinating their reissue program – a role he stepped away from in 2019. Lifeson and Curran are joined in Envy of None by guitarist Alfio Annibalini and vocalist Maiah Wynne, with additional musical contributions coming from drummers Tim Oxford (Arkells) and David Quinton Steinberg (

Alex Lifeson's First Electric Guitar, a Japanese Canora, Will Be Restored by Loucin Guitars

It was back in late 1996 when most Rush fans had their first glimpse of Alex Lifeson's first electric guitar - a red Japanese Canora. An early image of Alex with his prize appeared in the Test for Echo tourbook. "My first guitar was a Kent acoustic; I got it for Christmas in 1966. It wasn't much of a guitar - I think it cost $10, which was a whole lot more money then than it is now. The strings were very high on the neck and it was pretty difficult to play - but I loved that thing. The following year, I begged my parents for an electric guitar, and that's when I got a Canora that was sort of shaped like a Gretsch Country Gentleman. And that was $59, I remember." Now, 54 years later, the Loucin Guitars Co. has announced that they have be entrusted to restore this iconic guitar. From a recent post on their Facebook page: Well, I've kept this secret for a couple months now, but I received the green light today to talk about it. I am completely

Neil Peart's Classic Car Collection Going Up for Auction this August

Among many of Neil Peart's passions during his life, classic cars was certainly near or at the top. Over the years he amassed an incredible collection of cars including such iconic models as the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe and the 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S. Today, Gooding & Company has announced that Neil's collection, dubbed the "Silver Surfers", will be going up for auction this coming August. From Gooding & Company's website: Gooding & Company is thrilled to announce its offering of the world-renowned rock drummer and lyricist Neil Peart’s collection of classic cars at its 17th annual Pebble Beach Auctions. The incredible opportunity to bid on these extraordinary classic cars, dubbed the “Silver Surfers” by the legendary musician, will take place at the company’s two-day sale on August 13 and 14. The auction will include: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe 1964 Aston Martin DB5 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series

Alex Lifeson Releases Two New Instrumental Songs, a New Website, and a Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess Electric Guitar

Alex Lifeson has just released two instrumental tracks titled “Kabul Blues” and “Spy House”. The release of these news songs comes in connection with the launch of his new website , as well as a means to promote his new Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess electric guitar. The songs feature bassist Andy Curran, drummer David Quinton Steinberg, and Lifeson on “everything else.” This is the first music any member of Rush has released since the band's 2012 album Clockwork Angels . Both songs can be streamed directly from Alex's website at this location . His new Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess came about through an extensive collaboration between Alex and Gibson, where Epiphone pushed the boundaries of the classic Les Paul to create the exclusive Alex Lifeson Les Paul Standard Axcess. The guitar includes a pair of powerful Epiphone pickups – the Pro Bucker 3 bridge pickup and the Ceramic Pro neck pickup. It also includes coil-splitting options vi

The Rush 2022 "Signals" Wall Calendar Coming This September

With 2022 marking the 40th Anniversary of the release of Rush's platinum-selling album Signals , it should come as no surprise that the band's official 2022 Wall Calendar will features images from that era of the band's history. As with past Rush calendars , the 2022 edition will feature a four-month (September-December) 2021 planner page, gorgeous color photos of the band, and more. From the official listing: Rush, a legend among the greatest bands, has left an indelible mark after decades of recording albums and touring the world. These Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees still boast some of the most loyal fans in the world! 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of Rush’s landmark album, Signals. This official 16-month calendar features images highlighting the Signals album and tour cycle, with the complete 1982 tour dates, some never before seen photos, and other notable events from that year! Photography- Enjoy stunning, full-color photographs every single month Durable

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