Neil Peart Once Paid Tribute To Buddy Rich With Jazz Drum Solo That Left The Audience In Awe
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Neil Peart Pay Tribute To Buddy Rich
When thinking of some of the most influential drummers of all time, there are many names that come to mind, but one in particular, amongst many, that comes to mind is Neil Peart. In case you’re unaware, Neil Peart is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and overall best drummers in all of rock music. He was, is, and always will be regarded as one of the most influential musicians of all time. He is often imitated; yet never duplicated. He is one of the best, pure and simple.
“If drummers are ‘anti-solo,’ that’s up to them. They’re musicians, and they can play whatever they want. But my inspirations early on were people like Buddy Rich, seeing him on The Tonight Show, or Gene Krupa. I think of The Gene Krupa Story movie, which opens with an overhead shot of him playing so energetically and beautifully…” – Neil Peart to Music Radar
In 2008, Neil Peart paid tribute to one of the most iconic drummers of all time, Buddy Rich. It was at the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert that Neil Peart took the stage to pay tribute by performing a jazz drum solo, thus straying from his usual style, but would it sound good? Well, the short answer is yes, but the long answer is why you’re here. See for yourself!