Tool covered Rush, projected Neil Peart tribute on screen in San Diego
Countless musicians paid tribute to legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart following the sad, shocking news of his death on Friday, and one of the many bands to do so was a band who are clearly influenced by Rush, Tool. They played a cover of Rush's "A Passage to Bangkok" (which they've been known to incorporate into their own "Cold & Ugly" at shows in the past) at their show at San Diego's Viejas Arena on Friday night (1/10), and when drummer Danny Carey returned to the stage to begin the encore with the Fear Inoculum instrumental / drum solo "Chocolate Chip Trip," he projected a picture of himself with Neil Peart on the screen behind him (attendees also referred to his solo as "Rush-tinged"). They also played Rush's "2112" over the PA after the show ended. You can watch a video of Danny's tribute below. (Tool mostly don't allow cell phone use at their shows, so -- perhaps not surprisingly -- we haven't seen any video of the "A Passage to Bangkok" cover.)
Head here to read many more tributes to Neil Peart.
Tool at Viejas Arena - 1/10/20 Setlist (via)
A Passage to Bangkok (Rush cover) (partial)
Forty Six & 2
Chocolate Chip Trip (with picture of Neil Peart and Danny displayed on screens. Danny played Rush tinged drum solo)
2112 (Rush song) (over PA)