At the risk of turning this site into “Real Rush News,” there is more news to report with regard to group and their achievements. For the second year in a row, Neil Peart has been selected as the recipient of the most prestigious “Drummie” award – “Drummer of The Year.
The winners are selected by way of a reader survey conducted by DRUM! Magazine that includes 42 categories. More than 5,000 drummers nominated Peart for the top spot with Stanton Moore, Mike Portnoy and Jimmy Sullivan coming in as runners up.
In addition to “Drummer of The Year,” Peart also took home the “Best Live Performer” award as well.
In other Rush news, the release of “Rock Band 2,” slated for July 21, will feature a track from Rush’s Hemisphere’s album. “The Trees,” has always been one of my favorite Rush songs of all time, and will now challenge video rockers everywhere to play along with the 1978 classic.
Among other classic rock tracks to be featured in the game are: AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock,” Bad Company’s “Shooting Star,” Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” Journey’s “Anyway You Want It,” Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son” and many more.