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Wed, Feb 28, 2024

Celebrating the life of Neil Peart on the fourth anniversary of his death

Sun, Jan 7, 2024@10:03AM | comments

UPDATE - 1/8@1:45PM: Here's the full setlist from Saturday's show:

"The Spirit of Radio"
"The Body Electric"
"Weight of the World"
"YYZ"
"The Trees"
"Bully"
"Bastille Day"
"What You're Doing"
"Chemical Burn"
"Tom Sawyer" (with Frank Bello and John Wesley)
"Limelight" (with Frank Bello, John Wesley and Joe Bergamini)
"Vital Signs" (with Joe Bergamini)
"Freewill" (with Seven Antonopoulos)
"Closer to the Heart" (with Seven Antonopoulos)
"Natural Science" (with Jason Bittner)
"Red Barchetta" (with Jason Bittner)
"Losing It" (with Jonathan Dinklage)
"2112 Part I: Overture" (with Mike Portnoy)
"2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx" (with Mike Portnoy)
"La Villa Strangiato" (with Mike Portnoy)
"By-Tor & The Snow Dog / In the Mood / 2112 Part VII: Grand Finale

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UPDATE - 1/8@1:33PM: Geddy posted this tribute to Neil on his Instagram:

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UPDATE - 1/8@12:56PM: Here's a big batch of fan-shot videos and some photos from Saturday night, including this vid of Mike Portnoy performing YYZ with the band:

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UPDATE - 1/7@12:40PM: Rush posted this tribute to Neil on IG:

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Four years ago today, on January 7, 2020, Neil Peart passed away at the age of 67 after a three-year battle with brain cancer. The general public did not become aware of this shocking news until three days later on the afternoon of Friday, January 10, as reported in this CBC article and by other news outlets. Neil and his family managed to keep his illness private, so fans were completely blindsided by the tragic news. To commemorate the occasion, Rush tribute band YYNOT hosted their 2nd annual Bubba Bash in celebration of The Professor at the Keswick Theatre outside Philly (Glenside, PA) yesterday evening. The show was "In Celebration of Neil Peart", and featured YYNOT along with special guests Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, etc.), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Overkill, etc.), Jon Dinklage (Clockwork Angels string ensemble), Joe Bergamini (drum instructor, author, etc.), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Seven Antonopoulos (Opiate for the Masses), and more. All proceeds from the show will go to benefit Cedars Sinai Hospital, and you can send along your donation here. The show was filmed, so we should expect to see some videos of all the various performances over the coming days/weeks. You can also check out some videos from last year's inaugural event on YYNOT's YouTube channel here, and also be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates. RIP "The Professor".

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