Neil Peart - RUSH
Neil Peart is the drummer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band Rush. Rush is the most successful band from Canada, having played together for over 30 years and selling over 24.5 million records (U.S.). Over the years, Rush has developed their own style of Progressive Rock, weaving together heavy metal, art rock, reggae, new wave, pop, grunge and classical styles with thoughtful lyrics. The result has been 23 diverse albums, successful tours and a loyal fan base.
Peart is known for his creative and intricate drum parts and extensive drum solos that delight both drummers and non-drummers alike. He's won many reader's poll awards from Modern Drummer, including 12 consecutive "best recorded performance" awards.
"The Dauz pad has been a "secret weapon" in my drumkit for ten years. Mine sits discreetly between my snare drum and 13-inch tom, in easy reach for triggering a variety of samples during a Rush concert.
Over the years, my Dauz pad has been a bongo, a sidestick snare, a timbale, a sonar beep, an electronic snare, a temple block, a cowbell, an orchestra chime, a crotale, a big sheet of metal - and always a handy and reliable trigger."
- Neil Peart
Photography by Dan Dauz