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Fu Manchu release charity cover of Rush's Working Man in tribute to Neil Peart

Mon, Sep 14, 2020@4:57PM | comments

American fuzz rock pioneers Fu Manchu have released a cover version of Rush's Working Man as a tribute to the late Neil Peart, with all proceeds going to Brain Tumor Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in his memory. The band explained via social media why they chose to cover Working Man as a tribute to Peart, despite the fact that John Rutsey played on the original recording of the song:

Members of our band and our manager were in the audience on August 1, 2015 when this was the final song played by Neil, Geddy and Alex. We are forever grateful for all of the music and memories.

You can listen to the song below or purchase/stream a copy via this link. Alex Lifeson made a guest appearance on Fu Manchu's 2018 album Clone Of The Universe, contributing some guitar work to the album's 18-minute, side-long centerpiece Il Mostro Atomico as outlined in this post.