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Part 3 of Phil Simon's Neil Peart interview now available

Mon, Nov 10, 2014@10:25PM | comments

Several weeks ago Phil Simon interviewed Neil Peart for a Huffington Post piece that was posted online earlier this month. In the Huffington Post piece Neil talked about his new book Far and Near: On Days Like These, describing some of the themes contained in the book and compares writing to music. The Huffington Post piece focused specifically on Neil's new book, but Simon also spoke with Neil about several other topics, and was able to post part 2 of his conversation with Neil online at his personal website 2 weeks ago. He also included the Huffington Post excerpts posted as part 1 here. In part 2 of his interview Simon spoke with Neil about Rush opening bands, what he's been doing with his time off from the band, and the R40 box set. In the third and final part of the interview Simon asked Neil a couple of questions from fans that he collected via his website back in September. He asks Neil about songs that he'd like to play live as well as whether they'll be string sections on future tours. You can listen at this location.