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 Moving Pictures (2011 UK/EU 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2-disc [CD/Blu Ray] set comprising a 7-track CD for the eighth studio album originally released in 1981, plus a Blu-Ray audio disc in 5.1 Surround Sound, with bonus videos for Tom Sawyer, Limelight and the previously unreleased Vital Signs; housed in a 'Deluxe Edition' stickered fold-out digipak picture sleeve with an illustrated lyric booklet)
- Rush - Moving Pictures - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $48.65, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 12-Jul-2021 17:15)on July 30, 2021 at 12:01 am
RUSH Moving Pictures (Classic 1981 UK 7-track vinyl LP, the eighth studio album by the Canadian rockers, their best-selling & arguably best known album, including Tom Sawyer, Witch Hunt and the maniacal instrumental YYZ. There is some shelfwear scuffing & creasing evident to the edges of the gatefold picture sleeve [VG] but comes complete with the lyric inner while the vinyl remains in EX condition with some light surface scuffs)
- Rush - The Spirit Of Radio - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.90, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jun-2021 09:06)on July 30, 2021 at 12:01 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 - Permanent Waves - Censored Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $55.60, €46.80 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jun-2021 10:14)on July 30, 2021 at 12:01 am
RUSH Permanent Waves (Classic 1980 UK 6-track vinyl LP, their seventh studio album including the hit single 'The Spirit Of Radio'. The picture sleeve has the censored 'Dewei Defeats Truman' headline on the newspaper and shows a little shelfwear scuffing to the edges while the original lyric inner also has evidence of age yellowing / foxing visible and the vinyl remains in excellent condition)
- Rush - 2112 [Twenty One Twelve] - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.75, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jun-2021 10:19)on July 30, 2021 at 12:01 am
RUSH 2112 (1976 UK 6-track vinyl LP, the fourth studio album by the Canadian rockers considered the best known from 'phase 1' and a veritable career saver. The gatefold picture sleeve [VG] has the lyrics printed inside & shows a degree of ageingwith some shelfwear scuffing evident to the edges while the vinyl remains in EX condition)
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