Last Saturday in L.A. the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival honored Neil Peart (RUSH).
Mike Portnoy, Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake, and Palmer), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, Def Leppard’s Rick Allen, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante and Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters performed at a tribute concert and raised money for brain tumour research at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You can purchase passes to watch the concert through Fite’s Pay Per View channel online til December 12th.
A Night For Neil, is another tribute concert originally planned for May of this year and had to be moved to April 2021 due to the pandemic. The proceeds of that concert will benefit the charities Overtime Angels, the St Catherines Hospital and Walker Cancer Center, the Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario and The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario.
-- Doug O’Brien