Neil Peart’s R40 Tour Kit Made From 1,500-Year-Old Tree

Rush drum tech Lorne Wheaton has opened up about the drum kit Neil Peart will be toting on Rush’s forthcoming R40 Anniversary tour. During a recent interview with Drumline magazine, Wheaton explained that the shells are made from a tree trunk that is 1,500 years old. “This is 1,500-year-old Romanian oak, pulled out of a bog in Romania,” said Wheaton.More »

By on February 4, 2015

Rush drum tech Lorne Wheaton has opened up about the drum kit Neil Peart will be toting on Rush’s forthcoming R40 Anniversary tour. During a recent interview with Drumline magazine, Wheaton explained that the shells are made from a tree trunk that is 1,500 years old. “This is 1,500-year-old Romanian oak, pulled out of a bog in Romania,” said Wheaton. “About a 16-foot-long trunk. That’s what this drum set is built out of.” Wheaton stopped short of any details that could give away any surprises, but added, “We’re not gonna be using the full V-Drum kit in the back, and we’re not gonna be spinning. It’s gonna be full-tilt Rush songs, and there will probably be a whole lot of old stuff in it.” Copyright(c) 2015 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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