Blogospheres

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Neil Peart to appear in new Global TV documentary series Walk the Walk
10:51AM EST | comments |

UPDATE - 10/3@11:50PM: The show is also apparently airing on Slice and already premiered this evening (thanks Get up and go the distance). Both Slice and Global TV are Canadian cable TV Networks; it's not clear whether this will be shown in the US or other countries.

UPDATE - 10/3@7:52PM: The Walk the Walk Facebook page posted this minute-and-a-half preview video of the episode with Neil Peart in it. You can check it out below or at this location (thanks RushFanForever):

----- snip -----

Walk the Walk is an upcoming six-part documentary series from Global TV which celebrates the work done by community heroes, surprising them with a visit from a celebrity they admire who has already been inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. Rush was inducted back in 1999, and Neil Peart makes an appearance in one of the episodes. The episode with Peart focuses on London, Ontario based musician Karl Sloman, who shows compassion, along with perseverance and ingenuity, with the band he formed in 2005 called Trainwreck - an eight-member band divided equally between players with and without disabilities. From the Toronto Star:

... The four disabled musicians are all percussionists, with instruments rigged up to their wheelchairs or, in one case, a drumstick with an electrode running through the middle that makes it easier to drum on cue.

Sloman, who idolizes Neil Peart, drummer for rock group Rush, thought he was being given an opportunity to meet and consult with Peart's technician. He wasn't expecting the notoriously private icon to join the visit.

"I know people think what I do is a big deal, but I don't see it that way," Sloman says. "To be treated the way I was by the band and by the Rush organization, it really turned me on my back." ...

You can check out a photo of Sloman with Neil Peart on the Walk the Walk Facebook page. Walk the Walk premieres on Saturday, October 12th on Global TV at 10PM.

Share

comments powered by Disqus
 

 

Rush is a Band is maintained by Ed Stenger/rushisaband
All Rush-related content is © 2002-2014 Anthem Entertainment unless otherwise noted.
Rush is a Band is in no way associated with nor endorsed by Rush and/or Atlantic Records, Mercury Records, Roadrunner Records and/or Anthem Entertainment; their parents or their affiliates.
Rush et al and any/all related names, marks and/or insignias
are trademarks of Atlantic, Mercury and/or Roadrunner Records.
For promotional & private use only. It is strictly prohibited to republish,
reproduce, redistribute, or profit from the content found herein.

... of Salesmen


R40 6-disc Blu-ray Box Set

R40 10-disc DVD Box Set

Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion

Rush: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Excellence

Far and Near: Days Like These by Neil Peart

Rush Presto SACD

Rush Rediscovered LP box set

12x12 RUSH 2015 Calendar

Rush: The Rise Of Kings

Rush FAQ

Clockwork Angels: The Novel paperback edition

CONTRIBUTE!
Receive a FREE
[RUSH IS A BAND bumper sticker]
with any donation
of $3 or more.




Random Sample...

... hold the one you need [go >]