Mike Portnoy (Theatre of Dreams, Fermented Dogs),Frank Bellew (anthrax),Jason Bitner (falling shadows and overkill),John Dinklage (“Clockwork Angels” thread set),Joe Bergamini (drum instructor, author),John Wesley (burkin tree) f Seven Antonopoulos (OPIATE FOR THE MASSES) Among the guests who have performed with ynottwhich is considered one of the premier Speed tribute difference in this year “Bubba Bash 2023”a charity gala in celebration Speedlate drummer Neil Peart” on the third anniversary of his death. Proceeds from the show, which was held last night (Saturday, January 7) at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA, will go to benefit Cedars-Sinai Hospital in memory of Nile.
Progressive rock band ynott Meet the award-winning guitarist/songwriter/producer Bailey Alexander and a talented Florida bassist Tim Starace. In 2015, after watching Tim Post accurate and amazing videos Speed bus covers, Alexander Approach him about forming an online collaboration. With the addition of a drummer Mike Hetzel And the singer Patti BerchilaAnd ynott “Punch the Throat” aptly delivers in both their live performances and recorded material with their original progressive rock and classic “note-for-note” Speed covers while adding their own swagger to the mix. Their first album and latest release, “echo”has drawn praise from the rock world including prog magazine f Classic rock. Records continued to be sold in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and more. ynott She has accumulated loyal fans across the United States and abroad.
two and a half years ago, Portnoy talk to Prog-Nation world about how Bert It affected him both musically and personally. He said: “I’ve spent 20 or 30 years worshiping him and being his biggest fan. And all those years, it’s mainly been the drum kit – the drum kit was just so amazing to me. He’s always made such great kits and put a lot of thought into it. I’d always get On the itineraries where he writes about the group and what new things they were and I was just looking at those pictures Most of the other kids were watching play boy middle. you see to Neil Burt drum kits. And then, obviously, play it — it goes without saying. You learned how to develop parts and orchestrate drum parts to build, change and develop the song. So that was the biggest thing for me as a fan. And then later, once I got to know him, I was so impressed with what a generous person he is. “
Mike He added, “He had this reputation of being kind of quiet and aloof and private, and he was, and it was very important for him to guard that. But once you were somehow let into that inner circle, he was always very nice and kind and generous. He would send He always emailed me on holidays and he always sent me his new books and things like that. It was a relationship that I would always cherish and that I was honored to have.”
During an October 2021 interview with Crooked sister Guitar player Label the “animal” Mendozainternet view “22 now”And Portnoy Talk again about a hypothetical scenario being chosen to tour with Jedi Lee And Alex Lifeson as an alternative to Bert. When asked if he would be interested in taking that gig, Portnoy He said, “Of course. It would be a dream to play with those guys. But I don’t want to see.” chat Headline now, I think I deserve a gig. I don’t say that. You ask me a question. Hypothetically, of course, it would be a dream come true. Nile He was, always will be, my hero Jedi And Alex She is.
“I don’t think they will play in a million years [as RUSH] without him; He continued, “I really don’t.” But in a hypothetical dream scenario, I mean, come on — of course. But I don’t think that will happen in a billion years. But it’s a nice dream to wonder about in theory. But I honestly don’t think that will ever happen. But who knows? You never know.
“As fun as it would be hypothetically and wonderfully, as it would be an impossible role to fill,” Portnoy added. “It’s a no-win situation. Really, that would be impossible, because his fans are as obsessed as they get — and count me among them. So yeah, that would be tough.”
Mike Also talk about SpeedThe last tour that concluded at The Forum in Los Angeles on August 1, 2015. Bert He indicated at the time his desire to retire while he was still able to play well, along with his desire to spend more time at home with his young daughter.
“They came out at such a height,” Portnoy He said. Their last tour was a farewell tour. I don’t think anyone expected Neil to pass, but they wanted to stop touring, so they really went with such a great tour. They are still on top of their game.So I give them all credit for that in the world.It’s sad that Nile He did not have many years to enjoy retirement before he fell ill. This saddens me.”
In February 2020, bellow Commented on Bertpasses, says L “come where i am” Podcast: “I didn’t expect it. I didn’t expect it at all. This is one of my buddies. Also, as a bass player, I’ll say it. This is the guy I’m trying to lock in bass with… Just think of these crazy things he’s done out of the box and try and make them Sounds easy, I mean, think about it.
“I’m so sorry I haven’t seen that lately [RUSH] a tour. I was not at home. That last round, I was never home when they were [near my hometown]And I’m so sorry.
“Man, talk about a loss,” he added. “It just breaks my heart. You just want more.” Because I don’t think there are people like that. There will be no one else Speed. It came out organically.
“Growing up in the Bronx, I would come home from school, [go over] For Uncle Joe’s deli, I worked until eight. Eight o’clock, eight thirty, I’d grab something to eat, go straight to my room and learn Speed Song.”
Speed announce BertOn January 10th, 2020, it caused shock waves and an outpouring of grief from fans and musicians all over the world.
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