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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Influencing a generation

This post isn't really about a Rush tune, but it is about Neil Peart: one of the greatest rock drummers and overall drummers of all time. The Foo Fighters are coming out with a new album soon and there has been a single released called "Rope." The tune is absolutely unreal, and pretty heavy for the Foo Fighters. Grohl has brought some Them Crooked Vultures back with him and it's some really interesting stuff.

During the chorus of "Rope," I was sitting there bobbing my head along when I noticed a rather distinct ride pattern being played by Mr. Hawkins. I jumped back in the YouTube timeline and wouldn't you know it, but Hawkins' ride pattern was the exact same as Peart's in "Spirit of Radio." How friggin' awesome is that? I know that Taylor Hawkins is a big Rush fan, often being seen in Rush t-shirts and having played YYZ with Grohl, Geddy Lee, and Alex Lifeson. "Rope," is a great tune, but now that this pattern just stands out in all its glory, the song is that much better. Have a listen:


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