Welcome back to the “Rhythm Review with the Rev” blog series, where I’m highlighting some of the interesting rhythmical aspects of various songs that we play in the band.
Welcome to the new “Rhythm Review with the Rev” blog series. This collection of videos will highlight some of the interesting rhythmical aspects of various songs that we play in the band.
We sometimes think strange thoughts about our heroes. I had pondered that question every once in a while about one of my heroes, Neil Peart, who loomed large as the most important drum teacher in my life. Not in person, of course. But via Rush’s extensive catalog, I – along with tens of thousands of other drummers – grew and learned a vast vocabulary under the tutelage of my “virtual” professor.
Sadly, the question that I had asked myself periodically over the years was answered all too abruptly last week when I learned, along with the rest of the world, that Peart had passed away from brain cancer on January 7 at 67 years young.(more…)
Nine years ago today I wrote a brief Amazon review “Power Windows,” a 1985 gem in the Rush album catalog that I think deserves re-consideration, and has been often maligned. If you’ve never listened to it, give it a listen on a nice summer drive and see if you don’t agree with some of what I share below. Enjoy! – Ben(more…)
We love performing this George Harrison classic, and wanted to share this fun acoustic version by guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy. But don’t kid yourselves, this is not easy!