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TVLine confirms Neil Peart appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman next week

Thu, Jun 2, 2011@7:46AM | comments

UPDATE - 6/3@7:55AM: No new details, but here's another news story confirming the appearance.

UPDATE - 6/2@12:14PM: Reader JMC claims in the comments that Neil will be taping his appearance this coming Monday, June 6th.

Earlier this week we learned via Entertainment Weekly that Neil Peart would be making an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman next Thursday, June 9th as part of the show's Drum Solo Week. TVLine confirmed this news yesterday and offered up a few more details (thanks Felix R):

Band geeks unite: Late Show with David Letterman is kicking off its first ever "Drum Solo Week." The late-night staple is dedicating a week’s worth of episodes to performances by some of the music industry’s top percussionists, starting with a standout solo on Monday, June 6 from the Late Show‘s very own Anton Fig, the drummer in Paul Shaffer’s band. The following night, Letterman welcomes Sheila E. and her world renowned skill with the sticks. On Wednesday, June 8, drum legend Roy Haynes takes the stage, boasting a career filled with Miles Davis and Sarah Vaughn collaborations (to name a few). And rounding out the week is a performance by Rush’s Neil Peart, a drummer who is often regarded as one of rock music’s greatest. ...

June 9th is the band's off-day between Greenville and New Orleans but it's still not clear at this time whether Neil's appearance will be pre-taped or live.