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Rush Drummer Neil Peart Performs Drum Solo On The David Letterman Show

Video footage has made its way online featuring Neil Peart, drummer of the progressive rock icons Rush, performing a lengthy drum solo on the David Letterman show. You can check out the footage in the player below.

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1. Ed P writes:

just WOW ; have seen him live a few times; gets better with age../ NOT slowing down

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2. Mark L writes:

Brilliant!

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3. citrus_tea writes:

Just shows that it doesn't have to be all blast beats and 600bpm double kickers

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4. inhatredofme writes:

that was pretty amazing

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5. Rychemn writes:

SIMPLY THE BEST!!!! AMAZING!!!!

# Jun 10, 2011 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. wilco writes:

one word awsome

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7. AutumnsEyes writes:

He is basically to drumming what Black Sabbath was to heavy metal. So many of his riffs, patterns, fills, etc. inspired countless amounts of drummers we hear today. His legacy is something that will often be imitated, but never duplicated.

# Jun 10, 2011 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. johnnygetsit writes:

Awesome as always! The man plays with style and dignity that many drummers have yet to achieve. What he plays in many of the songs with RUSH are solos in themselves. Their music and his part therein will always stay dear to my heart and my ears! Long live the greatest band in the universe!!

# Jun 10, 2011 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. genia writes:

Long time fan...I have to say...I was disappointed. It lacked feeling he didn't "play" he merely hit his marks. ...he looked tired.

# Jun 11, 2011 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ZONTAR writes:

Neil PEERT???

# Jun 11, 2011 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. MetalNurse writes:

Watching that gave me wood..going to put Caress of Steel on the record player

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