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Neil Peart tribute show announced featuring Taylor Hawkins and Chad Smith

Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to appear in a tribute show for the late Neil Peart of Rush.

The event is set to take place this Saturday night will serve as a benefit for brain tumour research at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after the Rush drummer tragically died from the illness earlier this year.

Peart, who had retired from drumming in 2015 after recording 19 studio albums with Rush, passed away at the start of the year aged 67 after losing his battle to brain cancer. Peart was famed for being the creative drive behind much of Rush’s prog-rock glory. The drummer became synonymous with expert musicianship and artistry and that ran through the band’s core essence.

Tickets to stream the event will cost $12.99 and will be aired on Fite.TV, it is part of the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival.

Other drummers set to perform include Rick Allen of Def Leppard, Charlie Benante of Anthrax, Ray Luzier of Korn and many, many more.

Neil Peart Tribute All-Star Line-Up

Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
Kenny Aronoff
Carmine Appice
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr)
Jason Bittner
Cindy Blackman-Santana
Keith Carlock
Stewart Copeland
Dom Famularo
Alex Gonzalez (Mana)
Gavin Harrison
Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
Thomas Lang
Ray Luzier (Korn)
Mike Portnoy
Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts)
66 Samus
Kristina Schiano
Danny Seraphine
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Steve Smith
Wyatt Stav
Todd Sucherman (STYX)
Brian Tichy
Narada Michael Walden