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New Neil Peart interview in latest At: Guitar Center magazine

Tue, Feb 2, 2010@11:16AM | comments removed/disabled

UPDATE - 2/2@8:44PM: The article has been posted online at this link (thanks RushFanForever).

The February 2010 edition of the At: Guitar Center magazine contains a 5-page feature interview with Neil Peart. Neil talks about his approach to drumming and writing lyrics, his kit, touring and his views on the current state of the music industry:

... "I know that the mechanism that brought us up doesn't exist anymore," he says. "For instance, a perfect example of how reversed it is, in those days we made no money touring for a long time, even into the successful years. You counted on record sales and songwriting to make your living. And touring was a way to publicize that. Suddenly, in the last 10, 15 years all that turned around and our income is entirely from touring, and recording is an indulgence. In a band like Rush, no one's going to pay us to make a record. It's going to be an indulgence. Even Snakes & Arrows basically paid for itself and that's it, and if we want to make a living beyond that we have to go on the road and tour."...

You can check out scans of the interview by clicking on the thumbnails above. Thanks to PetieLee for the heads up and the scans.

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