Neil Peart On Rush: Beyond the lighted Stage

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Rush, one of the most influential rock bands, finally had their documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted  Stage premiered on VH1 plus VH1 Classic Saturday night, June 26, 2010. The 2.5 hours documentary features Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart who have been together for 40 years.

Throughout the film, the three band members discussed their history unravelling the forty-year career that has been ignored by most critics. The footage also includes old photographs, studio and concert scenes and past interviews of the band members, other musicians and those who worked with this group. Sam Dunn with Scot McFadyen directed Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage.

Towards the end of the documentary, band drummer Neil Peart discusses his decision to study with the jazz drummer Freddie Gruber. The two showed the different techniques, beats and swirls of their drumsticks when they play. Peart who left the group after the tragic death of his wife and daughter recalled, “I could hear my state of mind in my drumming…Anger, obviously, but confusion.”

Bassist and singer Geddy Lee said their first concert after Peart’s return “was one of the few times we’ve had a group hug before the show.” The film offers more stories of the 4-decade rock band fame and personal tales of the members that were never been told.


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