In what is quite possibly the coolest video you will see today, Danny Carey (TOOL), Les Claypool (PRIMUS), Claudio Sanchez (COHEED AND CAMBRIA), Bill Kelliher (MASTODON), Stephen Brodsky (MUTOID MAN, CAVE IN) and Jordan Olds (a.k.a. Gwarsenio Hall) have teamed up to record a quarantine cover version of RUSH’s “Anthem” as part of “Two Minutes To Late Night”‘s cover series. The video, which was edited by Drew Kaufman, can be seen above.
This past January, Carey spoke about late RUSH drummer Neil Peart’s influence on his style after he accepted TOOL’s Grammy for “Best Metal Performance”. He said: “Neil was so defined and he was such a precise composer in the way he played that that was a big influence on what I wanted to do with the band — to be in a band that did compositions, and it wasn’t just jamming and stuff like that. So, luckily, I found the right bandmates to do that with.”
Peart died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The iconic RUSH drummer was 67 years old.
Shortly, after Peart’s death was made public, COHEED AND CAMBRIA drummer Josh Eppard said in a statement: “Neil was a force. He helped shape so many drummers, young and old, his passing will be felt forever. This is a devastating loss: Our sincere condolences to the Peart family and his RUSH family.”