Tool, Styx & Dream Theater Honor Rush Drummer Neil Peart
By Scott Bernstein Jan 14, 2020 • 1:54 pm PST
The music world lost one of its greatest drummers last week, when Rush‘s Neil Peart died of brain cancer at age 67. While Peart had been battling the disease for over three years, the news still came as a shock to many. A number of tributes came in during the days following the announcement of Neil’s death and a few bands took an opportunity to honor Peart during their live shows.
Tool brought their tour in support of Fear Inoculum to the Viejas Arena in San Diego on Friday. Not only did the band perform a partial cover of Rush’s “A Passage To Bangkok” as an introduction to their own “Jambi,” drummer Danny Carey played a drum solo in Peart fashion while a photo of the two was displayed behind him. Watch fan-shot video captured by InaktiveShooter of Carey’s solo below:
Then there’s Styx, whose vocalist and pianist Lawrence Gowan performed part of “Limelight” towards the end of the band’s Friday night show at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. Check out fan-shot video captured by Frito Bandito of Gowan’s “Limelight” and thoughts on Peart’s death:
Finally, Dream Theater took a completely different approach. The Rush-influenced band’s frontman James LaBrie asked the audience for 30 seconds of silence in Neil Peart’s honor following a performance of “Through Her Eyes” at Afas Live in Amsterdam on Saturday. Here’s how it went down via fan-shot video shared by eltamavzla: