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 - Tom Sawyer + Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £18.00, $19.98, €20.52 (New Item) (arrived 03-Oct-2022 17:36)on October 4, 2022 at 2:35 am
RUSH Tom Sawyer (1981 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including A Passage To Bangkok. The paper picture sleeve displays only light age wear and the vinyl has only very light signs of play EXIT7)
- Rush - The Big Money - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £50.00, $55.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 30-Sep-2022 16:05)on October 4, 2022 at 2:35 am
RUSH The Big Money (1985 UK 'DJ Version' injection moulded vinyl 7" for the single release, also including Territories, flipback style glossy card picture sleeve. The A Side label has a special 'DJ' prefix catalogue number, whilst the B-Side andsleeve both have the standard catalogue numbers. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Rush - The Spirit Of Radio - Canadian - 7" vinyl - £50.00, $55.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 30-Sep-2022 15:30)on October 4, 2022 at 2:35 am
RUSH The Spirit Of Radio (Rare 1980 Canadian wide centred 7" vinyl single on the Anthem label, also including Circumstances, in a plain die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains in a really nice condition with minimal signs of play ANS-017)
- Rush - New World Man - Canadian - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $38.85, €39.90 (New Item) (arrived 30-Sep-2022 15:34)on October 4, 2022 at 2:35 am
RUSH New World Man (Scarce 1982 Canadian 7" vinyl single on the Anthem label, also includes Vital Signs - Live, housed in a card picture sleeve with 'Aug 31 1982' date stamped on the reverse. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear,whilst the vinyl looks barely played ANS-046)
- Rush - The Big Money - Canadian - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $38.85, €39.90 (New Item) (arrived 30-Sep-2022 15:38)on October 4, 2022 at 2:35 am
RUSH The Big Money (1985 Canadian wide centred 7" vinyl single on the Anthem label, taken from the album Power Windows, also including a live rendition of Red Sector A, housed in the original paper picture sleeve. The sleeve displays only light wear and the vinyl looks barely played)
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