Neil Peart is my friend… even though I dissed Rush

June 8, 2012

Stewart Copeland is honoured to count Rush drummer Neil Peart as a friend – despite having bad-mouthed the Canadian outfit in the past. The former Police sticksman says: “He’s never heard me say a wonderful thing about his band. He’s read a few comments that I wish he hadn’t read. In unguarded moments, things tend to slip out.

 

There was a time when bands like Rush were the epitome of what the Police were theoretically against, which was an overemphasis on musicality. There may have been a few comments that I might have made regarding Rush’s position on that debate, and it is really, really to Neil’s credit that he’s over that debate. And we get along great.” [Music Radar]

 

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