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10 Moments of Drumming Mastery in Memory of Rock Legend Neil Peart

After a private, 3.5 year battle with brain cancer, legendary musician Neil Peart passed away at the age of 67 on January 7th, 2020. The famous drummer of Canadian prog-rock innovators, Rush, Peart also wrote the bulk of the band’s lyrics from 1975’s LP, Fly By Night, until their final studio album, 2012’s Clockwork Angels. A virtuoso on the drums and a gifted songwriter, Peart also published 7 nonfiction books, several fiction collaborations and poured out thousands more words on his blog. Rush was inducted into the Rock & Roll…

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The Killers Brought a Fan on Stage and He Killed It In Front of 65,000 People

In front of a sold out crowd of 65,000 fans in Mexico City, The Killers brought one lucky fan (two actually), José Luis, to play the drums for their hit song ‘Reasons Unknown’. After a failed first attempt, the band quickly scanned the crowd and found Luis with a sign and promise that he actually knew how to play. Not only did José live out a fan dream, but he crushed it! What an amazing memory he’ll cherish for the rest of his life. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/fan-plays-drums-for-the-killers-in-mexico-city/

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Major Controversy: A Film Of The 42-Minute Drum Solo That Hitler Played To Apologize For The Holocaust Is Being Shown At The Holocaust Memorial Museum

A heated debate has erupted around the newest exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., with impassioned and inflammatory rhetoric flaring up on both sides. For the past several days, protestors have been harshly condemning the museum for its polarizing decision to display a film of the infamous 42-minute drum solo that Hitler played to apologize for the Holocaust. Yikes. It looks like this has all the makings of a major controversy. According to a statement from the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., the controversial video of the…

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