Last month Hudson Music announced the release of a full-color retrospective/transcription book companion to Neil Peart's third instructional DVD Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performance. The book is written by Hudson Music Senior Drum Editor Joe Bergamini with a foreword by Neil Peart. Although the official release date is given as October 15th, the book is already available for purchase via Amazon and other retailers. The book contains musical transcriptions, historical writing, instructional text, and a beautiful collection of photographs. You can check out a pdf sampler of the book here and a high-res version of the cover here. In celebration of the book's release both Eric at Power Windows and John at Cygnus-X1.net have teamed up with Hudson Music and are running separate contests where you could win a variety of items autographed by Neil Peart including a Bubba's coffe mug, a copy of Far & Away, a Taking Center Stage dvd or an Anatomy of a Drum Solo poster. All you need to do is submit your entry and answer 3 trivia questions. For all the details and to enter the Cygnus-X1.net contest go here, and for the Power Windows contest go here. Make sure to enter both contests! The entry deadline is October 15th and the winners will be chosen on October 16th.
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