From the NME.
The drum kit played by Rush‘s Neil Peart between 1974-1977 is expected to fetch more than $100,000 (£75,000) at auction in the coming weeks.
Peart’s iconic chrome Slingerland set, which he used for recordings and live performances, will go under the hammer between November 23 and December 9 as part of Bonhams’ Music Memorabilia auction.
Bonhams expects the drum kit will sell for approximately $104,000 (£77,695) to $157,000 (£117,290).
The coveted kit features dual blue heads printed with Rush’s logo and Neil Peart’s name, as well as chrome-wrapped Tom-toms with an original head signed by Peart himself.
As the Bonhams listing explains, the kit was purchased by Peart in 1974 from Toronto’s Long & McQuade music store shortly after he joined the iconic band.
Peart used the kit for his first performance with the band on August 14, 1974 and it acted as his main drum set until 1977.
Albums such as ‘Fly By Night’, ‘Caress Of Steel’ and ‘2112’ were all recorded with the kit, alongside the band’s first live album ‘All The World’s A Stage’ during Rush’s three-night residency at Toronto’s Massey Hall.
Leading tributes from famous fans, Dave Grohl called Peart “a kind, thoughtful, brilliant man.”
“Today, the world lost a true giant in the history of rock and roll,” he said. “An inspiration to millions with an unmistakable sound who spawned generations of musicians – like myself – to pick up two sticks and chase a dream. A kind, thoughtful, brilliant man who ruled our radios and turntables not only with his drumming, but also his beautiful words.”
He added: “I still vividly remember my first listen of ‘2112’ when I was young. It was the first time I really listened to a drummer. And since that day, music has never been the same. His power, precision, and composition was incomparable. He was called ‘The Professor’ for a reason: We all learned from him.”
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- Rush - Exit... Stage Left - Italian - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $24.80, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 07-May-2022 16:00)on May 20, 2022 at 2:59 am
RUSH Exit... Stage Left (1981 Italian 13-track double vinyl LP, recorded live in Canada & the UK, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some minor general wear and graded very good, whilst the vinyl shows only the lightest evidenceof play)
- Rush - Fly By Night + Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £250.00, $310.00, €295.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Mar-2022 09:08)on May 20, 2022 at 2:59 am
RUSH Fly By Night (Rare 1975 Japanese first press 8-track LP on the dark blue & silver Mercury label manufactured by Nippon Phonogram, housed in the original picture sleeve complete with the double sided lyric insert & very scarce wide red & white obi-strip. The packaging is in Excellent condition with just the lightest spot of foxing on the back of the obi commensurate with age - The vinyl is Near Mint with few signs of play RJ-7012)
- Rush - The Spirit Of Radio - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.40, €11.80 (New Item) (arrived 23-Feb-2022 13:32)on May 20, 2022 at 2:59 am
RUSH The Spirit Of Radio (1980 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including The Trees, Phonogram group die-cut paper sleeve. RADIO7)
- Rush - A Farewell To Kings - EX - UK - tour programme - £35.00, $43.40, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 25-Feb-2022 10:58)on May 20, 2022 at 2:59 am
RUSH A Farewell To Kings World Tour 77-78 Exclusive Concert Edition (Rare 1977 UK 24-page tour programme for their UK Winter Tour, with this leg dating from Birmingham Odeon on the 12th February to Southampton Gaumont on the 27th, featuring a selection of black & white images by the legendary Fin Costello. There are some cosmetic marks on the back with a little scuffing but otherwise this collector's copy grades Excellent, with just minor signs of handling over the years with no writing or tears)
- Rush - Permanent Waves World Tour 1980 + ticket stub - UK - tour programme - £35.00, $43.40, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 09-Mar-2022 15:24)on May 20, 2022 at 2:59 am
RUSH Permanent Waves World Tour (1980 UK 12" square 20-page tour programme, featuring 'Personal Waves - The Story Of An Album' article by Neil Peart, details of equipment used by the band, some great photos & pictorial album discography. This copy shows minimal wear and in excellent condition. This example comes with a ticket stub for the 20th June show at the Odeon in Birmingham)
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