Dumb and Dumbest Episode #316: It’s Called A Show For A Reason – How Often You Should Play Your Hometown

How often should your band play in your hometown? All the time? Barely?  Answers to these questions and more on Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #316! It’s Called A Show For A Reason – How Often You Should Play Your Hometown! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #315: Interview with Joshua Walker (@AMG_CEO)

One of the keys to success in music is envisioning and creating a work plan to guide future success. This is especially crucial to prepare for the next year ahead of you.  Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #315 is streaming now and it’s an Interview with Joshua Walker (@AMG_CEO)! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #314: Maybe Don’t Mock The Dead Hmm?

Tact. Everybody needs it. Not everybody has it, but to get ahead in the world, especially the music world you need to exercise some at times. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #314 is streaming now and it’s all about Maybe Don’t Mock The Dead Hmm? Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #313: Neil Peart, Rush, and Record Sales

The music world lost a giant on January 7th when Neil Peart of Rush lost his battle with cancer. On hte new podcast we examine the correlation between the death of a beloved musical icon and record sales and streaming plays. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #313 is streaming now and it’s all about Neil Peart, Rush, and Record Sales! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. The new challenge is about Mastering The Art of Pitching Your Band to Labels and Journalists! Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Tool Pays Tribute To Neil Pert of Rush in San Diego

As the news gripped the world the other night that Rush’s Neil Peart had died, Tool was kickiing off their new leg of the Fear Inoculum tour in San Diego. The band paid tribute to Peart and Rush, several times during the night: During Danny Carey’s drum solo, later performing a partial cover of ‘A Passage to Bangkok’ and their “walk out music at the end of the night, 2112. Watch fan filmed video! Continue reading

A Letter to Neil Peart

Dear Neil,

I’m writing this letter and Permanent Waves is playing in the background. You don’t know me and, with your passing on the 7th January 2020, I guess we will have to make our acquaintance in the next life. Continue reading

Geddy Lee Gives Another Update On The Future Of Rush

In a new interview with the Guardian, Geddy Lee affirmed that Rush is not coming back in any form in the future. Lee went on to say that he does miss playing in the band, now retired that performed their final performance on August 1, 2015, at the Forum in Los Angeles. Neil Peart is officially retired from music, although Geddy and Alex Lifeson both have indicated they may regroup at a later date to make music again. Continue reading

Alex Lifeson Says Rush Is “Basically Done.”

In December of 2015, Rush drummer Neil Peart suggested that he had retired from the band, which Geddy Lee said was untrue. Geddy admitted that their 2015 shows would “probably” be their last, but that “probably” left hope for the future in fans eyes. Now Alex Lifeson has confirmed that the band is done. Continue reading

Neil Peart Claims He Is Retired From Rush

 Neil Peart of Rush, Photo credit Matt Hayward

Neil Peart of Rush, Photo credit Matt Hayward

In an interview with Drumhead Magazine Neil Peart of Rush has intimated that he is retired from music. He has released an anecdote that suggests he has accepted that he is retired.

Lately Olivia has been introducing me to new friends at school as ‘My dad — He’s a retired drummer.’ True to say — funny to hear. And it does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to… take yourself out of the game.”

 

This news comes on the heels of Geddy’s Lee’s recent admission that the touring future of Rush was in doubt since the members couldn’t agree about future bookings. Both Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson have recurring health problems (tendonitis) that have put the future of the band, and the future career of one of the most iconic drummers ever in doubt.

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