Neil Peart to be honored on livestream ft. Stewart Copeland, Chad Smith, Mike Portnoy & more
On Saturday (9/12), a group of all-star drummers are coming together virtually to pay tribute to the late Neil Peart of Rush.
The livestream, which is taking place as part of the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival, will feature Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Rick Allen (Def Leppard), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Ray Luzier (Korn), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Carmine Appice, Mike Portnoy, Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), and many more. View the full list of performers below.
Peart passed away in January of this year following a three year battle with brain cancer, and the tribute will also serve as a benefit for brain tumor research at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
MODERN DRUMMER FESTIVAL LINEUP
Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr)
Alex Gonzalez (Mana)
Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
Ray Luzier (Korn)
Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts)
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Todd Sucherman (STYX)
Narada Michael Walden