Thursday, March 1, 2012
Neil Peart featured in Ginger Baker documentary Beware of Mr. Baker
UPDATE - 3/8@9:32AM: Here's a SXSW Preview Clip (thanks RushFanForever) featuring Neil Peart in a couple of spots (1:50, 2:15 marks).
According to RollingStone.com, Neil Peart is one of several drummers featured in Jay Bulger's documentary on legendary drummer Ginger Baker, Beware of Mr. Baker. The documentary will be featured at the SXSW film festival in Austin this month. From RollingStone.com:
If you've got a problem with Ginger Baker, go ahead and hit him in the nose. He'd welcome it. "I ain't gonna sue you. I'm gonna hit you back," the crazy drummer tells the camera in this trailer for the new documentary Beware of Mr. Baker, which screens multiple times at SXSW in Austin beginning March 10th. Eric Clapton, Johnny Rotten, Carlos Santana, Charlie Watts and Neil Peart are just a few of the legendary musicians who attest to the musical gift of the drummer, best known for playing in Cream and Blind Faith before discovering the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti. Most of them can also vouch for Baker's ferocious approach to life. "Maybe you have to be a little mad to play the way he does," says Marky Ramone.
You can watch the trailer for the film below or at this link although Neil Peart does not appear in it.