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Neil Peart Drum Solos

September 13, 2016

It was September 12th, 1952 and Neil Peart was born in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Since it is Neil's special day, I thought I'd throw together some of his best solos - in no particular order.

Neil joined Rush in 1974 and a month later, someone recorded this drum solo - proof that Peart has been a master behind the kit for decades. It's from a bootleg called "The Fifth Order of Angels"

In 1984, Rush played at Budokan Hall in Tokyo during their Grace Under Pressure tour. While each of the guys took turns soloing, Neil stole the show with his.

Neil put on quite a show when Rush played in Frankfurt, Germany in September of '04 as part of their R30 tour.

And last but certainly not least, Neil went on The Late Show with David Letterman as part of their Drum Solo Week and wowed everyone with this piece - 

Happy birthday Neil! Thanks for everything.