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Neil Peart asked what he would do if he wasn't a drummer

Thu, Sep 9, 2010@10:23AM | comments

[Stars list off other dream jobs: If they didn't rock, here's what they'd do]

Over the Labor Day weekend JAM! Music featured an article where they asked famous musicians what they would do if they weren't in the music business. One of the artists interviewed was Rush's Neil Peart. Here's what Neil had to say:

"One of the first things I wanted to be was a forest ranger, so I definitely would be interested in being a park ranger. I love the work they do. And one of my other earliest ambitions was to be a teacher -- either English or history. That would certainly work for me. Or advertising -- I love what gets done in advertising copy.

There's so much creativity there that I laugh out loud sometimes at good movie slogans. Really well-presented advertising is a world that creativity can thrive in. There's lot of interesting stuff to do. And of course, just before joining this band, I was in the farm equipment business. I was pretty good at that. My dad likes to joke that I would have made a good parts manager."

Thanks to Crush252 for the heads up.