MusicPro (UK) Group News - 10th August 2011

Neil Peart Advocates Drumming Fitness

Neil Peart

RUSH drummer Neil Peart told the Los Angeles Times, "I honour a pretty rigorous fitness program that includes cross-country skiing when I get a chance to spend some time in my native Canada during the winter. At home in Southern California, I swim, lift weights, cycle and even do yoga."

"Playing a three-hour Rush show is like running a marathon while solving equations. My mind is as busy as it can be, and so is my body; full output all the time", says Peart.

Peart points out that, "drumming is excellent physical activity for kids and helps them develop stamina and blow off some steam without the risk of injury that comes with other sporting activities."

Peart’s next instructional DVD, Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performance is set for release on October 14th 2011.

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