Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith, Styx‘s Todd Sucherman and ex-Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine are among the many drummers who will pay tribute to the late Rush icon Neil Peart during an upcoming livestream dubbed the Modern Drummer Festival 2020.
The online event, hosted by Modern Drummer magazine, will premiere this Saturday, September 12, via the streaming platform LiveXLive.com.
Other artists on the lineup include Foo Fighters‘ Taylor Hawkins, Vanilla Fudge‘s Carmine Appice, Santana‘s Cindy Blackman-Santana, ex-Billy Idol and Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy, Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band drummer Gregg Bissonette, John Fogerty touring drummer Kenny Aronoff, longtime Steely Dan touring drummer Keith Carlock, former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Korn‘s Ray Luzier and Anthrax‘s Charlie Benante.
A ticket to watch costs $12.99, and you can also purchase virtual meet-and-greets with a selection of the performers, including Smith, Seraphine, Appice, Sucherman and Blackman-Santana.
Peart, often regarded as one of the greatest drummers ever, died this past January at age 67. Proceeds raised by the event will benefit brain tumor research at Los Angeles’ Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Neil’s memory.
By Josh Johnson and Matt Friedlander
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