Month: December 2015

Neil Peart Retirement

Oh no !  Say it isn’t so !  Well I guess at 63, it’s ok.  Neil notes that his health and his struggle with chronic tendonitis as the top factor behind this decision. Per Neil: “Lately Olivia [ Neil’s daughter] has been introducing me to new friends at school as ‘My dad – he’s a retired drummer.’ True to say, funny to hear. “And it does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to… take yourself out of the game. I would rather set it aside then face the predicament described in our song ‘Losing...

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Phil Collins & Genesis

Here is a collection of some great old Genesis photos.  Phil and early Genesis (pre-Duke) was a major influence on my drumming.  Seconds out and Three sides Live (UK Import with 4 sides Live) featured Phil and Chester Thompson (Bill Bruford on Cinema Show) with some amazing drumming and equally amazing musicianship.  Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has described Seconds Out as “one of my drum bibles” and “one of my favorite-sounding drum records too.” The Hairy Phil Genesis 1976 Phil and Peter on the Lamb Tour Phil and Bill And then there were three tour First Tour without Gabriel. Bill...

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The Normal Now – Dec 2nd 2015

Here’s a quick clip taken by my good friend, Rob Miller, who came to see me sit in with “The Normal Now” at Arlene’s Grocery on Dec 2nd, 2015.  No rehearsals.  Just wing it.  The band sounded great. Set List Included: Rikki Don’t Lose That Number We Can Work It Out American Girl Feelin’ Alright Reelin’ In The Years The Letter Sail On Sailor Fool In The Rain Drive My Car What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understandin Whipping Post Thanks to my great friend Dan Schloss for giving me the call to sit in with the...

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Wallflower-Peter Gabriel

Just saw this video the other day.   One of my favorite Peter Gabriel tunes that was originally released in 1982 off of the Security Album.  Good to know that he can still hit most of the notes. You can hear the original version here:  Wallflower...

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