Watch Tool and Dream Theater Pay Tribute to Neil Peart
The rock and metal world continues to reel from the death of legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart, who passed away last week at the age of 67 from brain cancer.
While written tributes poured in all weekend from a plethora of notable musicians — including members of Metallica, Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth, to name but a few — Tool and Dream Theater each took time from their live shows over the weekend to pay homage to the fallen icon.
First: in San Diego, CA on Friday, January 10 — the day Peart’s death was made public (he died on January 7) — Tool drummer Danny Carey recreated select sections of Peart’s storied live drum solos into the band’s set. A photograph of Peart and Carey was projected onto the stage while he did so. Later during the same show, the entire band performed a piece of “A Passage to Bangkok,” from Rush’s 1976 album, 2112.
Then, on Saturday, January 11, in Amsterdam, Dream Theater held thirty seconds of silence in Peart’s honor after the band performed their song “Through Her Eyes,” from 1999’s Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory.
Fan-filmed footage of both tributes can be viewed below.