- Alan Berry
A never before published interview with Neil Peart (Rush) 1994
00:00 – Intro
00:44 – Start of Neil Peart interview
01:02 – What kind of difference can one person make?
01:44 – The western idea of heroism
04:06 – The luxury he enjoys
06:04 – How people react to him asking them to think
10:42 – What he learned from Paul Simon
11:39 – Why he agrees with Frank Zappa that love songs are destructive
12:25 – How he’s a dreamer and an idealist
13:36 – What characteristic he has that has enabled him to be successful
16:01 – His thoughts on Rush Limbaugh
18:03 – His play on words that no one gets
19:11 – Who he thinks Rush’s audience is
21:06 – If he thinks his audience is smart
22:24 – Existential questions he asks himself
23:33 – Thoughts on Rush’s album progression
25:52 – How long it took for him to master the dums
27:47 – His pick for young and upcoming bands
In this episode, we have our third and final interview with Rush’s drummer, Neil Peart. At the time of this interview in 1994, Peart was 42 years old and was promoting Rush’s album Counterparts and their concert in Indianapolis. In the interview, Peart talks about how Rush progressed over its first 18 albums, why he agrees with Frank Zappa that love songs are destructive, and what characteristic he has that has enabled him to be successful.
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