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):

Act Of Defiance (Ex-Megadeth, Ex-Scar The Martyr Etc.) Stream “Birth And The Burial” In Full/Announce Tour With Allegaeon

Act Of Defiance, the new band featuring former Megadeth members, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, along with Henry Derek Bonnor (ex-Scar The Martyr, Thrown Into Exile) and Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) are streaming their debut album, Birth And The Burial, in its entirety via Metal Blade. The effort will officially released on August 21.

Click the LINK to go to the stream.

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In other news, the band will also be hitting the road with Allegaeon:

10/22 Las Vegas, NC – Count’s Vamp’d
10/23 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
10/24 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/25 Pomona, CA – Glass House
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Area 51
10/30 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10/31 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
11/01 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
11/03 Danville, IL – Vintage Villains
11/04 Chicago, IL – Double Door
11/05 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
11/06 Lakefield, OH – The Foundry
11/09 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
11/11 Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
11/13 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
11/14 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
11/15 Providence, RI – Providence Metal Fest

Act Of Defiance (Ex-Megadeth, Ex-Scar The Martyr Etc.) Premiere “Legion Of Lies” Music Video

Act Of Defiance, the new band featuring former Megadeth members, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, along with Henry Derek Bonnor (ex-Scar The Martyr, Thrown Into Exile) and Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) have premiered a new video for their new song “Legion Of Lies,” via YahooMusic. This song is from the band’s debut album, Birth And The Burial, which will be released on August 21.

Act Of Defiance (Ex-Megadeth, Ex-Scar The Martyr Etc.) Premiere New Song “Refrain And Re-Fracture”

Act Of Defiance, the new band featuring former Megadeth members, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, along with Henry Derek Bonnor (ex-Scar The Martyr, Thrown Into Exile) and Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) have premiered a new song titled “Refrain And Re-Fracture,” via Rock Hard. This song is from the band’s debut album, Birth And The Burial, which will be released on August 21.

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Act Of Defiance (Ex-Megadeth, Ex-Scar The Martyr Etc.) Premiere “Throwback” Music Video/Reveal New Album Details

Act Of Defiance, the new band featuring former Megadeth members, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, along with Henry Derek Bonnor (ex-Scar The Martyr, Thrown Into Exile) and Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) have premiered a new video for their new song “Throwback.” This song is from the band’s debut album, Birth And The Burial, which will be released on August 21.

Birth And The Burial Track Listing:

01. “Throwback”
02. “Legion Of Lies”
03. “Thy Lord Belial”
04. “Refrain And Re-Fracture”
05. “Dead Stare”
06. “Disastrophe (A New Reality)”
07. “Poison Dream”
08. “Obey The Fallen”
09. “Crimson Psalm”
10. “Birth And The Burial”

Act Of Defiance (Ex-Megadeth, Ex-Scar The Martyr Etc.) Sign To Metal Blade/Share New Song Snippet

The new band featuring former Megadeth members, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, along with Henry Derek Bonnor (ex-Scar The Martyr, Thrown Into Exile) and Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) officially has a name. The band is called Act Of Defiance and they will release their debut album, this summer, via Metal Blade. You can check out a preview of their track “Throwback” below:

Broderick issued the following statement about the group:

“I am so excited to finally be able to announce Act Of Defiance to the world. Shawn just finished tracking drums the first week of February and his performance and tones are simply incredible. I have started tracking rhythms and leads, as well as working with Henry to get final vocal takes while Matt will record bass at his studio. The final mix and mastering will also be handled by Zeuss.

I am also very honored to announce that we have signed with Metal Blade Records. There is not a better label to be on than one where the employees (and owner) still understand and listen to METAL! They have shown a loyalty, backing and drive for their artists that few other labels have. As for our music, I am really enjoying the ability to create what is a killer mix of thrash and modern metal.

It has a unique combination ranging from thrash to classical influences. I am very proud of what we have written and hope that you all dig it.”

Matt Bachand Joins New Broderick / Drover Band

Looks like the new band featuring former Megadeth members, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, is coming along nicely. The band previously announced that Henry Derek Bonnor (ex-Scar The Martyr, Thrown Into Exile) would be handling the vocal duties and now Drover has revealed that Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) has been added as the band’s bassist.

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Drover told BraveWords the following:

“I am leaving on Saturday for Hartford, CT, to begin drum tracks on the new record I am doing with Chris Broderick, Henry Derek and our new bass player, Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall). I have known Matt for 15 years now and he is a great musician, songwriter, singer and all around GREAT person. To say I’m jacked up about having Matt with us is an understatement!

All the songs have shaped up nicely and there is a lot of metal dynamics on these songs, overall. Some of them are flat out thrash-speed metal, others are up tempo, but I can assure you it is all 100% HEAVY METAL. Those who know me know I have always been an advocate for the more aggressive metal stuff, so if you’re expecting anything to the contrary on this record, you would be dead wrong.

Anyways, Matt Bachand will be in the studio with me, as he lives not too far from the studio, as does the Producer/Engineer who will be recording drum tracks with me. As I write this I cannot reveal WHO he is yet, nor the record company we are signing with, etc. That’s for the press release, which you will all see very soon. Believe me, this dude is a full on METAL PRODUCER/ENGINEER (I would never have anybody but that to do this kind of music).

That’s about all for the moment, ALOT more information is coming your way real soon.”