Rush fans have been very angry for a very long time. Not at the long-lived Canadian prog-rock trio--no, they worship them unequivocally. The "world's biggest cult band" has a fanatical following heavily composed of dudes, and in the last decade, those dudes have been pissed, ranting about the Rock a ... More >>
By Nate Jackson What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who ... More >>
Great drumming almost excuses Ginger Baker's dickishness
In this week's print edition of The Voice, we wondered whether drummer Neil Peart of Rush -- which comes to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight -- really needs every single piece of the gargantuan kit you'll see him surrounded by onstage this evening. We reached out to a couple of drum lifers a ... More >>
Is every piece of his monstro drum set necessary? Abso-fucking-lutely, say the experts.
This week in the music section of our sprawling Best Of issue, frequent SOTC contributor Michael Alan Goldberg wonders whether or not Neil Peart needs every piece of his gigantic drum kit. Since he knows jack all about drums, he asked a couple experts: a drum tech at a Big Box Music Chain that shall ... More >>
Press Clips is on hiatus for a special project we're working on. But while we were gone, everything at the New York Observer has gone completely haywire. Three departures, including a 12-year vet. Here's what's happening:
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