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Pan Rocks Rush steel drum tribute documentary now online

Sat, Sep 14, 2019@12:05PM | comments

Earlier this year the Pan Rocks steel drum orchestra released videos for their covers of Rush's YYZ (watch), The Spirit of Radio (watch) and Tom Sawyer (watch) from their Pan Rocks Rush steel drum tribute project featuring Mike Portnoy. The videos were recorded from the Pan Rocks Rush sessions at Eldorado Recording Studios in Los Angeles, and you can watch them on the Pan Rocks YouTube channel here. Pan Rocks is a 50 piece steel drum orchestra founded by drummer Tracy Thornton. The Rush project is a follow-up to 2017's Pan Rocks Project LA which featured the music of Led Zeppelin, KISS and Jane's Addiction performed by 30 steel pan drummers and a band consisting of Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Sons Of Apollo), Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros), Tracii Guns (LA Guns) and Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad). In addition to Mike Portnoy, the Pan Rocks Rush project includes Philip Bynoe on bass and Pete Thorn on guitar. A short documentary chronicling the Pan Rocks Rush project was released via YouTube yesterday and you can watch it below or at this location. The Pan Rocks Rush EP featuring recordings of their 3 Rush covers is now available for digital purchase via Amazon and other streaming services, and can also be purchased at panrocks.com.

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