Rush News

Neil Peart's 1974 "Chromey" drumkit up for auction

"The kit...was offered as a prize in a 1987 Modern Drummer contest which was won by Mark Feldman of New York. He later then sold it to its current owner [Dean Bosibud]. It’s now back on the market.  Bonhams auctions is taking care of the sale. The expected selling price is between $100,000-160,000 (US$80,000-120,000). For details go here.

Hudson Music announces Neil Peart Drumset Scholarship

Hudson Music have announced that they are sponsoring a Neil Peart Drumset Scholarship in partnership with the Percussive Arts Society ( PAS will begin accepting applications for the scholarship in March of next year. The scholarship will annually award 4 drummers the opportunity for online drumset lessons from well-known artists/educators. Hudson Music produces instructional how-to videos and lesson books for drums, bass and guitar, including Neil Peart's Anatomy of a Drum Solo and Taking Center Stage instructional videos. More details will be forthcoming, so be sure to follow Hudson Music on Facebook for updates. You can watch a promotional video for the scholarship below or on YouTube. - Thanks to John at for the heads up.

"Rush - The Day I Was There" Now Available

Rush - The Day I Was There
 is now available.   Published November 13, 2020, the book contains over 400 fan memories of seeing Rush live and tells their story through previously unpublished eyewitness accounts. 

The author/compiler of the book is Richard Houghton, who lives in Manchester, England. Richard is the author of more than a dozen music books and his The Day I Was There series encompasses acts including Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath. 

Richard only saw Rush once, on the Moving Pictures tour, but has reached out to Rush fans from around the world to hear their memories, whether a handful of shows or a hundred.

Richard said: ‘I started on this book some 18 months ago. I paused when Neil passed as I wasn’t sure it was the right thing to do, but lots of people said to me that I absolutely should finish the book. Hopefully it is a fitting tribute to him and to the band. There’s such a lot of affection and respect amongst Rush fans for Geddy, Alex and Neil and that shines through in the book.’

Rush - The Day I Was There is available to order from This Day In Music Books now: