Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Alter Bridge, Korn, & Alice In Chains Members Guest On Lamb Of God Guitarist Mark Morton’s New Song “Save Defiance”

Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton has premiered a new song titled “Save Defiance.” This track features Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, etc.), Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), and Ray Luzier (Korn), and it will appear on Morton’s new album “Anesthetic” (out March 1).

Morton commented:

“Myles was our first and only choice for ‘Save Defiance‘. He’s such a tremendous talent and a remarkably down-to-earth and humble dude. Even before the instrumental pre-production demo was finished, we knew we were going to ask Myles to sing on it. We felt like it was a perfect fit for his voice. He dug the track and made it his own. I’m grateful to have had the chance to work with him.”

Kennedy added:

“Having the opportunity to work with Mark was a really cool experience. I’d been a fan of his work with Lamb of God for a long time so I was honored when he asked if I wanted to sing on his record. Mark did a great job creating a track that would be inspiring for me to sing over. The first time I heard the music, a melody and lyric popped into my head. The creative process felt pretty effortless. I am really happy with how the song turned out overall.”

Alice In Chains, Scott Ian (Anthrax), John 5, Etc. Participate In Rock Against MS Foundation Auction

The Rock Against MS Foundation have launched an all-star auction to help out people suffering from multiple sclerosis. The following items are up for auction:

* Michael Anthony Signed Jack Daniels Guitar & Exclusive Merchandise
* Alice in Chains Signed Signature Jerry Cantrell Guitar
* Buddy Guy Signed Guitar & Memorabilia
* Marky Ramone will Create You a “One of a Kind” Personal Drum-Head Hand Created Masterpiece
* Jerry Cantrell, John 5, Mike Inez, Scott Ian & More – Autographed Schecter Bass Guitar
* The Temptations & The Four Tops Signed Guitar and Memorabilia
* Boz Scaggs Signed Epiphone Guitar

The Rock Against MS Foundation is still in its early stages, but it will soon plan to use a three grant resource system to offer daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while also helping people with MS to live independent and full lives. A brick and mortar facility called The Rock House is being put together as well, with plans to provide free programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit.

Watch Metal Allegiance’s Full “Fallen Heroes” Show

Metal Allegiance, the band featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dog, etc.), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and Mark Menghi, performed their special “fallen heroes” show at City National Grove in Anaheim, CA yesterday (January 20), and the whole thing was streamed via Loudwire. Guest musicians featured at the event include: Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath, etc.), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Arejay Hale (Halestorm), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, etc.).

Judas Priest, Alice In Chains, Etc. Members Added To Metal Allegiance’s “Fallen Heroes” Show

As previously announced, Metal Allegiance, the band featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dog, etc.), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and Mark Menghi, will be playing a special “fallen heroes” show at City National Grove in Anaheim, CA tomorrow (January 20), and now more artists have been added to the event. The latest round of artists added to the event include: Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), and Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath, etc.). 

Previously announced artists include: Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Arejay Hale (Halestorm), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, etc.). There will also be special sets from Mart Friedman (ex-Megadeth), Gus G. (Firewind, etc.), and Martyrd.
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