The Ohio State Marching Band honored late RUSH drummer Neil Peart throughout its halftime present Saturday (October 9) at Ohio Stadium as a part of Ohio State’s homecoming sport towards Maryland.
According to Ohio State News, to assist recreate Peart‘s sonic influence, the percussion part was expanded by 20 toms and 20 further cymbals mounted on 4 racks. They had been on the entrance of the formation and performed by the band’s 5 percussion alternates for this week.
The band blistered by way of a few of RUSH‘s best hits, together with “Red Barchetta”, “Fly By Night” and “Tom Sawyer”. Formations replicated Peart and RUSH guitar participant Alex Lifeson, and spelled out “2112” and “YYZ”, titles of RUSH songs.
After the Ohio State Marching Band tweeted out a brief clip of the tribute, RUSH‘s official Twitter account replied “We’re speechless” and added three “clapping hands” emojis.
Peart died in January 2020 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive type of mind most cancers. He was 67 years previous.
RUSH‘s ultimate present befell on the Forum in Los Angeles on August 1, 2015. Peart indicated on the time that he wished to retire whereas he was nonetheless capable of play nicely, together with a need to spend extra time at residence along with his younger daughter.
Lifeson and bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee have repeatedly mentioned that RUSH won’t ever do a present except all three musicians agree to participate. They have not carried out as RUSH with out Peart since he joined the band in 1974.
We’re speechless ??? https://t.co/spurwU1sn2
— Rush (@rushtheband) October 9, 2021
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